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Does taking more penalty minutes mean less points in the standings?

Everyone knows taking penalties is almost always a bad thing, but how do penalty minute totals correlate to overall team point totals since the 2004-05 work stoppage?

This week at Puck Prospectus, I examined whether teams that have taken the most penalties since the lockout also have lower overall point totals.

Here is an excerpt:

Surprise, surprise Detroit is once again at the top of another rankings list since the lockout. The job Ken Holland and company have done in Motown is truly amazing. No surprise again, that Buffalo, San Jose and New Jersey are also sitting at the top of both rankings list. That said, we once again see a mix up of the rankings as we move further on down each list. What stands out most may be the Anaheim Ducks—a traditionally undisciplined team—sitting fifth in total points since the lockout, but with the most penalty minutes in the entire NHL over that same period. In fact, the next closest team is more than 300 penalty minutes behind the Ducks.

Read the entire article here.

Guests on Saturday's 14th anniversary edition of The IC Hockey Show:

930am: @mikemcintyrewpg
1030am: @odognine2

Get your three-piece suit pressed or put on your party dress, it's an IC anniversary celebration, Saturday, starting at 9:00am CT!🎈🎈🥳🥳

It's always a party on Saturday, but tomorrow is an even more special one as IC is celebrating the 14th anniversary of our debut on Winnipeg airwaves (February 4, 2009)!

Join @ICDrew, @ICDave & @ICEzzyG for the celebratory hullabaloo Saturday at 900am CT:

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