Arizona Coyotes: Segment 4 Update

UPDATE:

The Arizona Coyotes 4th 10 game segment –

Eleven every ten

My theory is that if you can garner a minimum of eleven points in every ten game segment (on average) and win those two extra games you should be in the playoffs or be in the hunt on the last weekend of the season.   Your team would have ninety-two points.  [Read more…]

Arizona Coyotes: Segment 2 Update

UPDATE:

The Arizona Coyotes 2nd 10 game segment –

Eleven every ten

My theory is that if you can garner a minimum of eleven points in every ten game segment (on average) and win those two extra games you should be in the playoffs or be in the hunt on the last weekend of the season.   [Read more…]

Arizona Coyotes: Playoff Formula

It’s simple Arizona Coyotes!  Win every 10 game segment and you’re in! –

During a long NHL season, it doesn’t matter if it’s game number fifteen or game number seventy-two, they are all worth two points.  Now in saying that, all two points aren’t created equal. [Read more…]

Alternative Western Conference Standings

Western Conference 3 Point Standings — 

as of  Monday April 14, 2014 — 

The actual NHL standings are posted on the left and the alternative standings on the right.  The alternative standings are based on the NHL allotting 3 points in every NHL game.  Three (3) points would be awarded for a win in regulation time instead of 2 points.

I will start by doing weekly updates every Monday before the Olympic Break and then after the Olympics we will update more often if there is an appetite or interest in these standings.

The standings will now be in a  3 – 2 – 1 – 0  format.

Keep in mind that these standings are skewed because if NHL teams were actually playing in this format the results would/should be much different.

Alternative Standings First tiebreaker:

Regulation wins

Alternative Standings Second tiebreaker:*

ROW (regulation plus overtime wins)

* currently used as the first tiebreaker.

FINAL Alternative Western Conference Standings

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Comments Welcomed 

Are These The Dave Tippett Phoenix Coyotes?

Can These Phoenix Coyotes Be The “Dave Tippett” Coyotes? —

Dave Tippett is an extremely intelligent hockey man and a very good head coach.  AND I know he doesn’t need me questioning his hockey team because what I’m about to ask has probably run through his thoughts about a thousand times this season.  Can this team be a Dave Tippett style hockey team?  [Read more…]

Time For All NHL Games To Be Worth 3 Points!!!

A Regulation Time Win Needs To Be Worth 3 Points !!!

He’s at it AGAIN !!!  It’s round three of my quest for fans to lobby the NHL to make all NHL hockey games worth three points.  For those of you that haven’t read my previous articles about the three point regulation time win, you can catch up here.

Feb.4, 2013:  Is It Time For The 3 Point Win In Regulation Time?

May 16, 2013:  3 Point Win: All NHL Games Worth 3 Points?

I have no problem with overtime because it is actually settled by playing hockey albeit four on four. I am not a fan of the shootout but I will concede that it is a part of the regular season and fans enjoy it. (Can you imagine the World Series of Poker playing  Texas Hold-em with wildcards?)  I would be more willing to accept the shootout if ALL NHL games were worth 3 points not just the OT and SO games.

The NHL already concedes that the regulation win and the overtime win carry more weight in the standings than the shootout win based on it being one of the criteria in their standings tie-breaker.

Three point wins would reward teams for good play within the regulation sixty minutes without having to rely on the gimmickry of the four on four or the shootout.  It will also be an avenue to help make up ground in the standings later in the season during the playoff push.  If a team could rattle off three or four regulation time wins in a row, they might be able to gain some ground in the standings.

Like any new rule change there will always be pros and cons but I believe the pros will more than outweigh the cons.  I can deal with the criticism and reluctance of trying something new but I hate the argument about skewing historical records.        

The historical points records are a joke.  The NHL has had schedules with 50, 74, 78, 80 and 82 games …. AND …. Factor in the NHL has had two seasons shortened by labour disputes and one cancelled completely in less than 50 years.  So, there really hasn’t been very much continuity has there?

I’m not going to harp on the pros and cons of the 3 point game but I will continue to provide NHL Standings based on the 3 point game.

I will start by doing weekly updates every Monday before the Olympic Break and then after the Olympics we will update more often if there is an appetite or interest in these standings.

The standings will now be a  3 – 2 – 1 -0  format. 

Comments Welcome:

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The Phoenix Coyotes Next Five Games

Phoenix Coyotes Have Four Home Games Left In October —

I know the experts will say the Phoenix Coyotes can’t nail a playoff spot down in the month of October but they can sure make it easier for themselves. [Read more…]

Mikkel Boedker Inks New Deal

 

Coyotes Ink Boedker To A New Two Year Contract —  

Last season Mikkel Boedker player in the National Hockey League for the Phoenix Coyotes.  In 48 games Boedker scoring line was: Goals: 7  Assists: 19  Points: 26  PIM: 12 Plus/Minus: even. [Read more…]

Explaining NHL Schedule, Divisions And Playoffs

2013-14 NHL Schedule

New Conference And Division Names …. breaking down the new format [Read more…]

Phoenix Coyotes 2013-14 Schedule

Phoenix Coyotes  2013-14 Schedule ….

I have constructed what I think is a much better, viewer friendly, version of this years Phoenix Coyotes schedule.  If there is anything you would like to see added to the schedule, let me know and I will see if  it’s doable.  BUT, I have no control over the Coyotes post-season schedule.  That is up to them.  Enjoy the season. [Read more…]