As it stated in After taking their bye week last week, the Capitals dropped back-to-back road games to the Red Wings and the Rangers.
This might explain why on Tuesday, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly discussed new changes to bye weeks that the NHL hopes to implement next season.
NHL teams first started taking their bye weeks on January 1st.
Here’s how the first 19 teams performed in their first games back from their bye weeks.
Nearly all NHL teams have succumbed to this developing trend, which has been nicknamed by media as the “bye-week curse.” 16 of 20 NHL franchises (including the Caps) have lost their first post-bye game, posting a meek 4-12-4 record.
as declared in A similar idea proposes splitting the bye weeks into smaller groups of teams, and then having those teams play one another in their return.
Most observers feel the league will have to revisit the bye weeks during the offseason.
After Sunday’s games, NHL teams have gone 4-12-4 in their first game back from the bye.
The bye weeks have not only been bad in the short-term games-won metric, but a growing number of coaches say they’re actually bad for player health, which is why they were instituted in the first place.
On paper, the NHL’s newly installed bye weeks would seem to be a good thing for its players, some of whom will follow 82-game regular seasons with two months of Stanley Cup playoff games.
as declared in The Toronto St. Patricks existed between 1919 and 1927.
The season isn’t even over yet and he’s already officially been up and down 13 times in 2016-17.
Sportsnet’s Steve Dangle breaks down some of the key trades that helped teams lift the cup.
You can watch the highlights from that game by clicking the video at the top of the page.
Kevin Shattenkirk is at the top of the list, while Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog are fourth and fifth respectively.
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