The Noon Number: 101
101 – Over the last 5 years, California based NHL teams have amassed a 615-363-129 record. That is a 101 point pace over 82 games.
Including this season, the three California teams have made the playoffs in 13 out of 15 possible appearances over the last 5 years.
To put all of that into perspective, let’s compare that to the trainwreck that has been Canadian based teams.
Over that span, Canadian teams have gone 1128-995-298. That is an 87 point pace over 82 games. If the current standings hold, Canadian teams will have only managed to lock down 12 playoff spots out of a possible 33 over the last 5 seasons.