Updated “Games Behind” NHL Standings

Here is an updated look at how the divisional standings would shake out if the NHL were to adopt the Games Behind standings system (popular in the NBA and MLB):

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How to calculate games behind? Look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Games_behind

This method is good because it takes into consideration how many games played each team has (see Ottawa’s jump above Boston because they have two less games played). Also, it doesn’t reward teams for losing in overtime which in my opinion is ludicrous to do so.

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Updated “Games Behind” NHL Standings

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