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Originally Posted by BM67 View Post
Ottawa's strength was their defense with 65 GA in 20 games, while the 2nd best was 81. Vancouver kept on scoring against them as they had down the stretch against the PCHA. This doesn't fit with your claim of why scoring jumped in the PCHA.

The 1914 game was just to show that not many games were cancelled. Some where played as regular season games, as in 1914, and some were played as exhibitions, but most were played. Wiki is using Coleman as their source, and he didn't get it 100% correct.

Competitive balance?

Winning percentage of top team NHA, PCHA, WCHL/WHL

YearNHA/NHLPCHAWCHL/WHL
1909-10.917--
1910-11.812--
1911-12.556.600-
1912-13.800.667-
1913-14.650.625-
1914-15.700.765-
1915-16.688.722-
1916-17.750.667-
1917-18.591.611-
1918-19.667.600-
1919-20.792.545-
1920-21.625.542-
1921-22.625.521.604
1922-23.604.583.650
1923-24.667.467.617
1924-25.650-.607
1925-26.722-.633

In 10 of 15 seasons the NHA leader had the highest W%.
1914-15 NHA was a six team league vs a three team PCHA, the NHA was competitive to the end, Ottawa and the Wanderers were tied at the top:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1914%E2%80%9315_NHA_season

regardless of the rationalizing, the integrity of the PCHA schedules/seasons remains questionable. Games were cancelled. Unlike baseball where weather causes postponements that are not re-scheduled.

Vancouver averaged 8.66GF/G against Ottawa, not 12GF/G. Still an indication that Ottawa and Benedict were not that strong or good- benefiting from a WWI weakened league and injuries - Newsy Lalonde missed two thirds of the season.

http://www.hockey-reference.com/play...lalonne01.html

With Lalonde in 1915-16 the Canadiens finished first.

Competitive, in the six head to head seasons NHA/PCHA your chart shows a 3-3 split.Extending it to the NHL produces the difference. Fact remains the west never won the SC in the east, while the east won SCs out west.

1914-15 Vancouver Millionaires were a one season team, built for a SC run on home turf. They pulled it off. The rest of the league was rather iffy that season.

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