It's baaaack! While Dirk is no longer among us here at OTF, he was kind enough to compile the Super Schedule once again for the known hockey universe to enjoy. I've copied the basic table here, but if you'd like to sort and compare, be sure to visit Dirk's site, Hockey Gear HQ. Among the interesting nuggets of info...
- The move from Phoenix to Arizona has saved the Coyotes almost 3,000 miles over last year, but they're still the "winner" and will travel the most this season.
- Your Nashville Predators play 4 fewer back-to-backs than last season, but they'll be on the road for about 2,500 more miles.
- As you can expect, it's better to be in the East...9 of the top 10 teams in travel miles are in the Western Conference. Columbus and Detroit are surely enjoying the move, as each has cut their travel significantly since leaving us.
- Ryan Suter should've signed with the Flyers. Think of how much extra Family Time he could have without those extra 10,000 miles in the air. Not to mention time on the bus to and from the airport, etc. It's a real tragedy.
|Team||2014-15 Miles ▴||2014-15 B-to-B||2013-14 Miles||2013-14 B-to-B||2011-12 Miles||2011-12 B-to-B|
|San Jose Sharks||45,318||11||57,612||10||43,994||14|
|Los Angeles Kings||44,100||9||48,432||14||55,591||15|
|St. Louis Blues||38,965||14||39,328||13||38,781||17|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||37,221||12||43,102||12||43,717||10|
|New York Rangers||36,113||13||29,839||13||36,385||14|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||35,139||19||36,597||17||42,831||16|
|Detroit Red Wings||34,179||12||35,324||15||42,865||14|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||34,020||18||35,975||16||32,239||17|
|New Jersey Devils||33,597||18||33,151||22||28,597||15|
|New York Islanders||33,214||16||29,933||18||32,410||13|
|Source: Hockey Gear HQ