Alternative Western Conference Standings

Western Conference 3 Point Standings — 

as of  Monday morning April 14, 2014

The actual NHL standings are posted on the left and the alternative standings on the right.  The alternative standings are based on the NHL allotting 3 points in every NHL game.  Three (3) points would be awarded for a win in regulation time instead of 2 points.

With the season winding down to an end I will update these standings daily.

The standings will now be in a  3 – 2 – 1 – 0  format.

Keep in mind that these standings are skewed because if NHL teams were actually playing in this format the results would/should be much different.

Alternative Standings First tiebreaker:

Regulation wins

Alternative Standings Second tiebreaker:*

ROW (regulation plus overtime wins)

* currently used as the first tiebreaker.

FINAL Alternative Western Conference Standings


St. Louis would get 1st place because on more regulation wins

Comments Welcomed 



  1. This is good to see… the variable of course is these standing are created with the game stratagy of play ‘not to loose’. Please supply the end of season final standing for us to explore. Thank you

    • Mitch Kasprick says

      Thanks, I update these standings every Monday morning and will update them daily down the stretch.

      • I have always been a proponent of the 3 pts per game system as described here for all of the reasons given ad nauseum by many NHL fans. To add to the ad nauseum, I will summarize here: 1) winning in OT or SO should not be worth the same point value as winning in 60 grueling minutes of regulation hockey. 2) the last several mins of regulation would really become exciting wit three points on the line – maybe see an empty net in toward the end of a tie game? 3) knowing that your rivals in the standings may gain three points on any given night, then the fight for the extra point in OT becomes hugely important. It seems that teams now are content to get the one point for losing in OT/SO, knowing they cannot fall too far behind their rivals in the standings (who now can only gain a maximum of two points with a win).

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