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Bettman Point vs No Bettman Point vs 3pt System - What would the standings look like?

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I have often seen debates that the league should go to a 'Three point system' (Regulation or OT win =3pts and loss = 0 pts, Shootout win=2pts and shootout loss=1pt.) or that they should go back to the 'Old System' with a Win being 2 points, a loss being zero, and a tie being 1 (no shootout).  

So, I wondered how the league would look this year if that were the case.  A breakdown of this is given after the jump.

Ok, here it is.  The points and ranking of teams is given in the four columns on the right.  ROW stands for Regulation or Overtime wins (not shootout wins).  There are some key movements.  In the East, there is really only one change of significance and that is that the Rangers who are solidly in a playoff spot, would be struggling without their 8 points in the shootout.  In the West, it’s LA who has benefited from 9 shootout wins.  Interestingly, there is no change in who makes the playoffs and who does not.  Of course in different years, things could be different, however, not hugely different.  No matter what scenario I considered, the Oilers did not make the playoffs.

I also realize that this is an imperfect measure as teams might play the games differently if they knew that the point system was different, but anyway it’s interesting to have a look. 

 

Rk

EASTERN

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

ROW

3Pt System

Rank

Old System

Rank

1

Philadelphia Flyers

75

45

20

10

100

42

142

1

97

1

2

Washington Capitals

76

44

22

10

98

40

138

2

94

2

3

Boston Bruins

75

42

23

10

94

40

134

3

92

3

4

Pittsburgh Penguins

76

45

23

8

98

36

134

4

89

4

5

Tampa Bay Lightning

75

40

24

11

91

34

125

5

85

5

6

Montreal Canadiens

76

40

29

7

87

37

124

6

84

6

7

New York Rangers

76

41

30

5

87

33

120

7

79

8

8

Buffalo Sabres

75

38

28

9

85

33

118

8

80

7

9

Carolina Hurricanes

75

35

30

10

80

31

111

9

76

9

10

Toronto Maple Leafs

76

34

32

10

78

30

108

10

74

10

11

Atlanta Thrashers

75

32

31

12

76

27

103

12

71

11

12

New Jersey Devils

75

34

36

5

73

31

104

11

70

12

13

New York Islanders

76

29

35

12

70

25

95

13

66

13

14

Florida Panthers

76

29

36

11

69

25

94

15

65

15

15

Ottawa Senators

76

29

37

10

68

27

95

14

66

14

 

 

 Rk

WESTERN

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

ROW

3Pt System

Rank

Old System

Rank

1

Vancouver Canucks

76

50

17

9

109

46

155

1

105

1

2

Detroit Red Wings

75

44

22

9

97

40

137

2

93

2

3

San Jose Sharks

76

44

23

9

97

39

136

3

92

3

4

Phoenix Coyotes

77

41

25

11

93

37

130

4

89

4

5

Los Angeles Kings

75

43

26

6

92

34

126

7

83

7

6

Nashville Predators

76

41

25

10

92

35

127

5

86

5

7

Anaheim Ducks

75

42

28

5

89

38

127

6

85

6

8

Chicago Blackhawks

74

40

26

8

88

35

123

8

83

8

9

Calgary Flames

77

38

28

11

87

29

116

10

78

10

10

Dallas Stars

74

38

26

10

86

33

119

9

81

9

11

Minnesota Wild

75

35

32

8

78

33

111

11

76

11

12

St. Louis Blues

75

34

32

9

77

30

107

12

73

12

13

Columbus Blue Jackets

75

33

31

11

77

29

106

13

73

13

14

Colorado Avalanche

74

28

38

8

64

23

87

14

59

14

15

Edmonton Oilers

75

23

41

11

57

21

78

15

55

15

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