We’re now into January, and the Caps are sitting in good shape. The team has 55 points, good for fifth in the league. The team is fourth in the Metro division. Yes, the Caps are the fifth best team in the NHL yet sit in only fourth in their division. The Metro division is the best division in hockey this season and the Caps are one of the reasons why. They are sitting among elite company.
Take a look at the top-5 NHL teams in the standings, as four of these teams come from the Metro.
The same is true for league-wide goal differential. four of the top six teams are in the Metro.
This all just goes to show that the concept of divisions for playoff seeding, as well as divisional playoffs, are a complete failure. Chances are this season, once again, an elite team from the Metro will be knocked out in the second round.
But I digress. Let’s dig into some Caps-specific numbers.
— Man-Games Lost NHL (@ManGamesLostNHL) January 7, 2017
All stats from Corsica unless otherwise cited or linked to
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