Round 2, Vote 5 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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12-07-2012, 06:08 AM
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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.
Winning percentage of top team NHA, PCHA, WCHL/WHL
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:
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.
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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