Maybe 3-on-3 OT will help shake this outlook, but it’s often tough to think about NHL seasons through the lens of wins.
It’s probably not even about the “charity point,” as ties threw things off before the shootout was ever instituted.
Anyway, long story short, it’s likely fair to say that the hockey world thinks about standings through points, not wins.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Detroit Red Wings
Los Angeles Kings
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
St Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
Again, considering wins alone is an odd yet refreshing change of pace, isn’t it?
What are some of the best bets? (Winnipeg, Buffalo and Florida seem interesting at a quick glance.)