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This is the 2016-17 National Hockey League season. This is the league's 100th season of operation (99th of play)  Each team is scheduled to play 82 games.  The regular season is scheduled to rune from October 12, 2016 through April 9, 2017.  The Stanley Cup playoffs will begin on April 12th and run through mid-June.

Pre-seasonEdit

The pre-season schedule will consist of 106 games played over the course of 15 days. Pre-season games will be held at 13 different non-NHL arenas including  the T-Mobile Arena, the future home of the Las Vegas expansion team will have the Los Angeles Kings hosting games on October 7th and 8th. Kraft Hockeyville winners Lumby, BC and Marquette, Michigan will host games on October 2nd at Kal Tire Place and Lakeview Arena on October 8th respectively. Ten other facilities will host games durng the pre-season including Penn State will host a game at the Pegula Ice Arena and the Tate Rink at the United States Military Academy.

Membership changesEdit

  • None for 2016-17; however on June 22, 2016 the league awarded an expansion team to a group based in Las Vegas, Nevada that will begin play with the 2017-18 season.  On November 22nd the team announced it would be named the Vegas Golden Knights.

Arena changesEdit

Outdoor GamesEdit

All Star GameEdit

TeamsEdit

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Location of NHL teams 2015-16

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Division Team City Arena Capacity Joined NHL
Atlantic Boston Bruins Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden 17,565 1924
Buffalo Sabres Buffalo, New York Key Bank Center 18,690 1970
Detroit Red Wings Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena (2016-17); Little Caesars Arena (2017-18) 20,066 1926
Florida Panthers Sunrise, Florida BB&T Center 19,452 1993
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre 21,273 1917
Ottawa Senators Ottawa, Ontario Canadian Tire Centre 20,500 1992
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa, Florida Amalie Arena 19,500 1992
Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre 18,800 1917
Metropolitan Carolina Hurricanes Raleigh, North Carolina PNC Arena 18,639 1979
Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus, Ohio Nationwide Arena 18,136 2000
New Jersey Devils Newark, New Jersey Prudential Center 17,625 1974
New York Islanders Brooklyn, New York Barclays Center 16,234 1972
New York Rangers New York, New York Madison Square Garden 18,200 1926
Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wells Fargo Center 19,500 1967
Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania PPG Paints Arena 18,087 1967
Washington Capitals Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 18,277 1974

Western ConferenceEdit

Division Team City Arena Capacity Joined NHL
Central Chicago Blackhawks Chicago, Illinois United Center 19,717 1926
Colorado Avalanche Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center 18,007 1979
Dallas Stars Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center 18,500 1967
Minnesota Wild St. Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center 18,568 2000
Nashville Predators Nashville, Tennessee Bridgestone Arena 17,113 1998
St. Louis Blues St. Louis, Missouri Scottrade Center 19,022 1967
Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg, Manitoba MTS Center 18,750 2011
Pacific Anaheim Ducks Anaheim, California Honda Center 17,174 1993
Arizona Coyotes Glendale, Arizona Gila River Arena 18,000 1979
Calgary Flames Calgary, Alberta Scotiabank Saddledome 19,289 1972
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton, Alberta Rogers Place 18,641 2016
Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles, California Staples Center 18,118 1967
San Jose Sharks San Jose, California SAP Center at San Jose 17,496 1991
Vancouver Canucks Vancouver, British Columbia Rogers Arena 18,630 1970

StandingsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Metropolitan DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 118
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 111
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 108

Atlantic DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 103
Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 98
Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 95

Eastern Conference Wild CardEdit

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 102
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 95
New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 94
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 94
Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 88
Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 87
Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 81
Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 79
Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 78
New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 70

Western ConferenceEdit

Central Division DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Chicago Blackhawks 82 50 23 9 46 244 213 109
Minnesota Wild 82 49 25 8 46 266 208 106
St. Louis Blues 82 46 29 7 44 235 218 99

Pacific DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Anaheim Ducks 82 46 23 13 43 223 200 105
Edmonton Oilers 82 47 26 9 43 247 212 103
San Jose Sharks 82 46 29 7 44 221 201 99

Western Conference Wild CardEdit

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Calgary Flames 82 45 33 4 41 226 221 94
Nashville Predators 82 41 29 12 39 240 224 94
Winnipeg Jets 82 40 35 7 37 249 256 87
Los Angeles Kings 82 39 35 8 37 201 205 86
Dallas Stars 82 34 37 11 33 223 262 79
Arizona Coyotes 82 30 42 10 24 197 260 70
Vancouver Canucks 82 30 43 9 26 182 243 69
Colorado Avalanche 82 22 56 4 21 166 278 48

2017 Stanley Cup PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

The top three teams in each division qualify for the playoffs.  The next two best records in each conference also qualify as wildcard teams.  The wild card team with the fewer points plays the team with the best record in the conference regardless of division.  The other wild card team plays the other division winner.  The wild card team then stays in that division's playoffs. The division semifinal winners meet in the division finals.  The two division winners in each conference meet in the conference finals. The two conference winners meet in the Stanley Cup final.  All series are best-of-seven.

Eastern Conference QuarterfinalsEdit

Western Conference QuarterfinalsEdit

Eastern Conference SemifinalsEdit

Western Conference SemifinalsEdit

Eastern Conference FinalEdit

Western Conference FinalEdit

Stanley Cup FinalEdit

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