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NHL Travel Miles: The 2016-2017 Super Schedule Released

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It's what you've been waiting for! The 2016-17 Super Schedule has arrived and it's gorgeous as usual.

As the tradition started (and continued) here at OnTheForecheck, former headmaster Dirk Hoag has again put together a complete list of team travel miles and back-to-backs across the NHL. Included is also a list of each teams totals from the previous year.

Team 2016-17 Miles 2016-17 B-to-B 2015-16 Miles 2015-16 B-to-B 2014-15 Miles 2014-15 B-to-B
Edmonton Oilers 49,272 10 49,401 9 45,597 11
San Jose Sharks 48,872 16 50,362 14 45,318 11
Calgary Flames 48,488 11 48,341 12 38,874 10
Arizona Coyotes 47,869 13 40,504 15 49,818 13
Vancouver Canucks 45,782 16 45,711 13 45,173 12
Los Angeles Kings 45,742 16 43,750 13 44,100 9
Colorado Avalanche 45,173 11 42,901 10 44,167 12
Dallas Stars 45,091 10 48,419 12 48,216 12
Anaheim Ducks 44,121 14 44,653 11 46,967 13
Washington Capitals 43,303 14 35,487 13 36,487 16
Tampa Bay Lightning 42,042 16 40,974 13 37,221 12
Florida Panthers 41,435 15 41,891 14 42,786 12
Boston Bruins 41,095 14 38,236 11 38,938 16
Minnesota Wild 39,175 14 40,976 15 41,178 13
Montreal Canadiens 39,050 15 39,947 16 37,135 16
Nashville Predators 39,027 13 36,971 12 42,096 11
St. Louis Blues 38,738 12 40,649 12 38,965 14
Detroit Red Wings 38,135 16 33,487 17 34,179 12
Carolina Hurricanes 37,804 16 41,558 16 40,800 16
New York Rangers 36,986 16 36,089 17 36,113 13
Chicago Blackhawks 35,746 14 39,332 13 40,074 15
Buffalo Sabres 35,130 19 34,201 15 37,022 19
Ottawa Senators 34,787 13 38,796 14 33,421 13
Winnipeg Jets 34,397 16 42,380 12 42,027 9
Philadelphia Flyers 33,455 18 34,811 15 31,272 14
Pittsburgh Penguins 33,388 15 33,660 17 32,444 17
Columbus Blue Jackets 33,239 19 37,602 18 35,139 19
Toronto Maple Leafs 32,973 18 33,880 16 34,020 18
New Jersey Devils 32,945 18 36,271 12 33,597 18
New York Islanders 32,425 16 35,015 15 33,214 16

It goes without saying that we here at OTF can't help but continue to thank Dirk for his continued efforts in providing this year after year. And much like last year, he's provided a Google Spreadsheet that's even more in-depth for each team -- including game-by-game breakdowns.

Here's a few noteworthy things that we can pull out of the Super Schedule just on initial observations:

  • San Jose and Edmonton, who were number one and two respectively last season in miles traveled, will continue to hold that same reign with the Oilers jumping ahead and taking the top spot and the Sharks falling to number two.
  • After cutting nearly 6,000 miles of travel off their schedule last season, Nashville adds a little over 2,000 this year -- with only one extra set of back-to-backs.
  • Speaking of back-to-backs, which team had the biggest change? New Jersey. The Devils had only 12 back-to-backs last season, but will have 18 in 2016-17.
  • Who has the most back-to-backs? Buffalo and long-time back-to-back champion Columbus share that distinction. Both have 19 this season, tops across the league.
  • New York, New Jersey and Toronto are bottom-three in miles traveled this season and separated by a combined mileage total of 548 miles. All have an increased number of back-to-backs, however, from last season.
  • Who changes the least from last season? Vancouver, where the Canucks will see a change of 71 miles. Who changes the most? Winnipeg! They go from traveling 42,380 miles last season to 34,397 this year -- a change of 7,983 miles.
Thanks again to Dirk for putting this together! You can still read his thoughts at his website.