More frequent flyer miles for Ducks.

The Ducks will travel 1,158 more miles this year than last, according to an exhaustive spreadsheetcompiled by Dirk Hoag. On his blog, Mr. Hoag presents a table comparing the distances every NHL team will travel this season; the Ducks’ total of 49,068 miles ranks fifth in the league, behind Calgary, Dallas, Phoenix and Edmonton — which isn’t too surprising considering how far each of those teams plays from their nearest rival.

Another curiosity: despite the Olympic break in February, the league hasn’t scheduled any more back-to-back games this year than they did last year. But teams are traveling a little more — by an average of 438 miles, to be exact — so maybe they’re scrambling just to get all those games in.
This entry was posted in Anaheim Ducks/NHL by J.P. Hoornstra. Bookmark the permalink.

About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.