Around the Rink: The Beginning of the 2015-16 NHL Season by the Numbers

October 30th, 2015 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »

So much has gone exactly as everyone thought, and so much has gone not at all the way anyone thought. Sorry for the Dickensian start to this word salad, but the best word to describe the NHL season so far probably would be: ambiguous.

We thought Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens would be good again, and they have been. But 9-2 to start the season? We thought the Anaheim Ducks would be very good again this season, and, wow, have we been wrong on that so far. The Ducks fell to 1-7-2 with another loss Thursday night, in St. Louis.

We have a lot more numbers for you here, as we crunch some of the more interesting ones from the month that was October 2015 in the NHL. There is such a long way to go before we have playoff hockey, and odds are some of the more surprising ones here will even out by springtime. But who knows? One thing that can be said about the NHL so far:

It hasn't been predictable.

We'll kick things off with some nice numbers from down South:

31: The combined number of points so far between the Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn (17) and Tyler Seguin (14). The pair have picked up right where th ...

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