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NHL 2016-17 Season Betting

The 2016-17 NHL season is the 100th season of operation (99th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). Thirty teams compete in 82-game regular season schedules prior to the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The regular season began on October 12, 2016, to April 9, 2017. The 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs began on April 12 and last until mid-June.

Salary cap

In December 2014, commissioner Gary Bettman told teams that he projected the salary cap to increase to at least $74.5 million for the 2016-17 season, citing the fluctuating value of the Canadian dollar. The cap was ultimately set at $73.1 million.

Rule changes

Rule changes approved by the NHL Board of Governors on June 24, 2015, include:

  • 3-on-3 overtime: Overtime during the regular season will now have three skaters per side, instead of the 4-on-4 overtime system that had been used since 1999–2000.[4] However, if there are carry-over penalties from the third period to overtime, a side is still guaranteed to have at least three skaters and the man-advantage will be adjusted accordingly (e.g. a 5-on-4 power play at the end of regulation will be converted to a 4-on-3 one at the start of overtime).[3] The Board of Governors implemented 3-on-3 overtime to help decrease shootouts.
  • Expanded video review with coach's challenge: Video review has been expanded to include a coach's challenge, similar to the system used by the NFL since 1999:
  • Like the NFL, each challenge will require the use of a team's timeout. If the challenge is successful, the timeout is restored.
  • Teams may only challenge the following situations:
  • Whether a goal called on the ice should have been disallowed because the attacking team was offside or interfered with the goaltender.
  • Whether a disallowed goal, called on grounds of goalkeeper interference, should instead be overturned because either:
  • The attacking player was actually pushed or fouled by a defender into the goalie.
  • The attacking player's position in the crease did not actually impair or impact the goalie's play.
  • Inside the final minute of regulation, and during overtime, all reviews that would otherwise be subject to the coach's challenge will instead be initiated by the NHL's Situation Room in Toronto.
  • All reviews that are subject to the coach's challenge will be conducted by the on-ice officials on an ice-level tablet monitor instead of the Situation Room.
  • All reviews involving whether the puck entered the net will still be initiated by the Situation Room.
  • New faceoff rule: During faceoffs not at center-ice, the player who is on the defensive side of the red line will now be required to put his stick down first.[3] For faceoffs at the center-ice dot, the visiting player will still be the first one to place down his stick. This rule change, giving the attacking team a slightly better advantage during most faceoffs (as opposed to giving this advantage to the home team all the time), is intended to help increase puck-possession time and potentially more goals.





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    2016-17 NHL SEASON
    League National Hockey League
    Sport Ice hockey
    Duration October 12, 2016 – April 9, 2017
    Number of games 82
    Number of teams 30
    REGULAR SEASON
    Presidents' Trophy TBD
    Presidents' Trophy TBD
    Season MVP TBD
    Season MVP TBD
    Top scorer TBD
    PLAYOFFS
    Eastern champions TBD
    Eastern champions TBD
    Western TBD
    champions
    Playoffs MVP TBD
    STANLEY CUP
    Champions TBD
    NHL SEASONS
    2014 - 15 2016 - 17

    Top 3 (Atlantic Division)

    POS TEAM GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD PTS
    1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
    2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
    3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108

    Columbus Blue Jackets


    Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)

    POS TEAM GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD PTS
    1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
    2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 -2 98
    3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95

    x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
    Source: National Hockey League


    Eastern Conference Wild Card

    POS DIV TEAM GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD PTS
    1 ME x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
    2 AT x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
    3 ME New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 -1 94
    4 AT Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
    5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 -17 88
    6 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 -21 87
    7 AT Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 -27 81
    8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 -36 78
    9 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 -36 78
    10 ME New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 1830 244 -61 70

    x – Clinched playoff spot.
    Updated to game(s) played on February 8, 2016. Source: National Hockey League


    Top 3 (Central Division)

    POS TEAM GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD PTS
    1 z – Chicago Blackhawks 82 50 23 9 46 244 213 +31 109
    2 x – Minnesota Wilds 82 49 25 8 46 266 208 +58 106
    3 x – St. Louis Blues 82 46 29 7 44 235 218 +17 99

    Source: National Hockey League
    x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.


    Top 3 (Pacific Division)

    POS TEAM GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD PTS
    1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 46 23 13 43 223 200 +23 105
    2 x – Edmonton Oilers 82 47 26 9 43 247 212 +35 103
    3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 29 7 44 221 201 +20 99

    Source: National Hockey League
    x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.


    Western Conference Wild Card

    POS DIV TEAM GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD PTS
    1 PA x – Calgary Flames 82 45 33 4 41 226 221 +5 94
    2 CE x – Nashville Predators 82 41 29 12 39 240 224 +16 94
    3 CE Winnipeg Jets 82 40 35 7 37 249 256 -7 87
    4 PA Los Angeles Kings 82 39 35 8 37 201 205 -4 86
    5 CE Dallas Stars 82 34 37 11 33 223 262 -39 79
    6 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 30 42 10 24 197 260 -61 69
    7 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 30 43 9 26 182 243 -61 69
    8 CE Colorado Avalanche 82 22 56 4 21 166 278 -112 48

    x – Clinched playoff spot.
    Source: National Hockey League