Parity in the NHL Is Alive and Well

December 8th, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

When NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the NHL was going to adopt the salary cap, many NHL fans scoffed at the idea.

Fast-forward to today, and what you have is a league that is full of parity and, for the most part, has star players sprinkled throughout the conferences instead of with just a few teams that had the ability to outspend their counterparts.

Through Monday night’s results, the difference between 29th place overall and 10th place is a mere 10 points. To underline the parity even further, the difference between 26th and 11th is a mere six points—hardly insurmountable, especially when you consider there are still more than 50 games to play in the NHL season.

As has become the norm the past few NHL seasons, the difference between making the playoffs and hitting the golf course early is often as little as one point, which, in some cases, can be a bad result in a shootout.

A total of four teams are tied with 29 points apiece (St. Louis Blues, Minnesota Wild, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders), while three teams are tied with 30 points apiece (Ta ...

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