This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League.
- that the Vegas Golden Knights would lead their division with games in hand after Thanksgiving…
- the Detroit Red Wings would hold a playoff spot and the Montreal Canadien’s who won the division last year would not…
- at the quarter pole the best record in the NHL would belong to a healthy Tampa Bay Lightning would lead the NHL in points, wins, home wins, and goal differential…
- the Pittsburgh Penguins would have the fifth lowest goals per game in the NHL..
- the New York Islander’s would have the 2nd highest goals for per game and be barely 8th in the overall NHL standings after all their off season forward turnover.
- the Saint Louis Blues would have lost the third most man games to injury and still be the best team in the west after Thanksgiving
- after going to the second round in the spring the Edmonton Oilers would be back to their seemingly traditional position in the bottom five in the NHL.
- the goalie controversy in Boston wouldn’t be who was going to be backing up Tuukka Rask this year, but when he would be allowed to take the net again
- we would have two players over 1.5 goals per game (Steven Stamkos & Nikita Kucherov) who are not named Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin, or even McDavid.
- none of the last five Norris Trophy awardees (Brent Burns, Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson, Duncan Keith, P.K. Subban) would be in the top 3 in scoring among defensemen.
- that Mike Green who has only passed the 40 point mark once since the 2009-10 season would be among the top 10 defensemen in scoring.
- the NHL’s highest scoring rookie would be Brock Boeser of Vancouver Canucks and he’d have a line of 11-10-21 through 19 games with three game winning goals
- at the quarter point of the season 553 players would have scored at least one goal versus 774 total last year to do the same