The “Smartest” NHL Teams

Continuing our series on win efficiency (which is also part of our class on predictive sports analytics) we now turn to the NHL.  We offer the NHL rankings largely without comment.  At the top we have the Red Wings, Sharks and Canucks.  At the bottom it’s Edmonton, Florida and Columbus.  Okay, maybe one comment.  Based on all of our NHL analyses over the last year, I think we can say that the best place to be a hockey fan is Detroit.

Rank

Team

1

Detroit

2

San Jose

3

Vancouver

4

Ottawa

5

Boston

6

Nashville

7

New Jersey

8

Anaheim

9

Pittsburgh

10

Minnesota

11

Chicago

12

Dallas

13

Montreal

14

St. Louis

15

Buffalo

16

Arizona

17

Washington

18

Colorado

19

Philadelphia

20

NY Islanders

21

Tampa Bay

22

Calgary

23

Los Angeles

24

Carolina

25

Winnipeg

26

Toronto

27

NY Rangers

28

Edmonton

29

Florida

30

Columbus