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3-2-1 Point System (2nd Quarter)

Posted on: January 2, 2010 7:02 pm
 

For the story behind this, check my first "3-2-1 Point System" post at the link below:

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/
entry/18267405/18430655


In this update, I'll break down the team records to show their entire true record - Wins, Overtime Wins, Shootout Wins, Shootout Losses, Overtime Losses, Losses.  I will also include the tally points for both the current point system as well as my preferred point system, the 3-2-1 Point System.  

The following list shows the teams alphabetically listed in their divisions, with their extended records.

Western Conference
     Central Division
GP  W  OW  SW  SL  OL  L   Team
40   19   4      4     3     0   10   Chicago Blackhawks
42   11   2      2     8     1   18   Columbus Blue Jackets
40   15   2      3     3     3   14   Detroit Red Wings
41   17   3      4     1     2   14   Nashville Predators
40   12   2      3     3     3   17   St. Louis Blues

     Northwest Division
GP  W  OW  SW  SL  OL  L   Team
40   19   2      2     2     3   12   Calgary Flames
42   20   0      3     5     1   13   Colorado Avalanche
41   12   0      4     4     0   21   Edmonton Oilers
41   13   4      3     3     0   18   Minnesota Wild
41   21   1      2     1     0   16   Vancouver Canucks

     Pacific Division
GP  W  OW  SW  SL  OL  L   Team
40   12   2      2     4     3   17   Anaheim Mighty Ducks
40   14   2      2     7     4   11   Dallas Stars
41   16   2      5     3     0   15   Los Angeles Kings
42   18   3      4     3     1   13   Phoenix Coyotes
41   21   0      5     5     2    8    San Jose Sharks

Eastern Conference
     Atlantic Division
GP  W  OW  SW  SL  OL  L   Team
39   23   0      5     1     0   10   New Jersey Devils
43    9    5      2     5     3   19   New York Islanders
39   17   0      2     1     3   16   New York Rangers
40   15   1      3     2     1   18   Philadelphia Flyers
41   17   3      6     0     1   14   Pittsburgh Penguins

     Northeast Division
GP  W  OW  SW  SL  OL  L   Team
40   14   2      5     5     2   12   Boston Bruins
40   20   3      2     2     2   11   Buffalo Sabres
43   10   7      4     2     1   19   Montreal Canadiens
41   14   3      4     3     1   16   Ottawa Senators
41   13   0      1     2     7   18   Toronto Maple Leafs

     Southeast Division
GP  W  OW  SW  SL  OL  L   Team
40   13   2      3     2     3   17   Atlanta Thrashers
40    7    0      3     4     3   23   Carolina Hurricanes
41   10   1      1     5     2   18   Florida Panthers
40   12   2      5     6     4   15   Tampa Bay Lightning
40   19   2      3     2     4   10   Washington Capitals

As you probably noticed, I didn't include the tally points in those stats, but you will find those below.  Below, I will list the conference standings using the current point system.  Beside that tally will be the 3-2-1 tally and the position that the team would be in with those numbers.  I will also include a +/- number showing how many spots the team would change under the 3-2-1 Point System.

Western Conference
Current    3-2-1
Pos  Pts   Pos  Pts  Team
 01   59      02   78   San Jose Sharks (-1)
 02   57      01   80   Chicago Blackhawks (+1)
 03   52      05   71   Colorado Avalanche (-2)
 04   54      04   74   Phoenix Coyotes
 05   51      07   69   Nashville Predators (-2)
 06   51      06   69   Calgary Flames
 07   49      03   71   Vancouver Canucks (+4)
 08   49      08   67   Los Angeles Kings
 09   47      11   59   Dallas Stars (-2)
 10   46      09   60   Detroit Red Wings (+1)
 11   43      10   60   Minnesota Wild (+1)
 12   40      12   51   St. Louis Blues
 13   39      14   50   Anaheim Mighty Ducks (-1)
 14   39      13   51   Columbus Blue Jackets (+1)
 15   36      15   48   Edmonton Oilers

Eastern Conference
Current    3-2-1
Pos  Pts   Pos  Pts  Team
 01   57      01   80  New Jersey Devils
 02   54      02   75  Buffalo Sabres
 03   54      03   71  Washington Capitals
 04   53      04   72  Pittsburgh Penguins
 05   49      05   63  Boston Bruins
 06   46      06   62  Ottawa Senators
 07   45      07   61  Montreal Canadiens
 08   42      08   56  New York Rangers
 09   41      09   56  Philadelphia Flyers
 10   41      10   53  Atlanta Thrashers
 11   40      11   51  New York Islanders
 12   40      12   50  Tampa Bay Lightning
 13   39      13   48  Florida Panthers
 14   37      14   43  Toronto Maple Leafs
 15   27      15   31  Carolina Hurricane

Oddly, no changes in the Eastern Conference at the halfway mark in the season, but the Western Conference has some big changes with Vancouver (who has no Shooutout wins, but 21 Regulation wins and 1 Overtime win) moving up from 7th to 3rd in the conference standings.

I will re-examine this again at the 3rd quarter, and am always open for discussing the matter, so feel free to comment.

Comments

Since: Oct 5, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2010 6:06 pm
 

3-2-1 Point System (2nd Quarter)

Blown Bammer has the system that I have also advocated for years now. All games are worth three points and it penalizes teams for not holding onto leads in regulation as well as those teams that live off OT & SO losses to keep themselves in it (like my Lightning). Keep it simple.

3 pts - Regulation win
2 pts - OT or SO win
1 pt  - OT or SO loss
0 pt  - Regulation loss



Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2010 4:37 pm
 

3-2-1 Point System (2nd Quarter)

I almost agree with your system, but have been advocate for a similar one for since the inception of regular season overtime. My system takes into account the discrepancy in number of points awarded per game as each game would have three points awarded. A win in regulation is worth 3 points to the victor and zero to the loser. In the event of a tie at the end of regulation, 1 point is awarded to each team. The two teams then play for the "gimmick games" for the remaining point which would be awarded, either by overtime or by shootout victory. I would like to see how this scenario would affect the standings against your scenario and the status quo. Probably not a great deal of change, but it is consistent in the number of points available per game. How do we petition the league to take a serious look at these alternative points scenarios? Previously they said it would rewrite the record books, but this is happening under the current system anyway.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2010 1:48 pm
 

3-2-1 Point System (2nd Quarter)

Toats McGoats

Makes sence cuz the bloody 'looser' point is satasifying to many teams when you can only loose one more it you loose in teh overtime

the only thing i dont like is the 3 points....not too sure why just dislike it...dont know/have a proposal of what to do but just dont like it but totally agree with ya bra!



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2010 8:01 pm
 

I totally agree

I can make a comparison to fantasy leagues that use a roto or total point system as opposed to a head to head format.  The head to head format will keep more teams close and interested until the end of the season.  The head to head system is similar to the existing NHL standings in that it keeps the play-off race interesting till the very end.  This equates to $$$$$$ yadda yadda yadda.

But the bottom line is very simple.  Each NHL game should be equal in value with each other game.  Why should an overtime game be 50% more valuable than a regulation win?  No other major sport has a weighted point system.  Teams that are working hard during the regular season are kind of spinning their wheels.



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