Month: December 2017

National Hockey League, 2010

In 2010 we see the National Hockey League hold its 125th season of premier hockey (since 1883), and 92nd season of formal league play (since 1917). The season started October 1, 2009 and ran until June 9, 2010. Conventionally, this season is named NHL 2009-10 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2009 and culminated in the Stanley Cup championship series in 2010.

Thirty teams competed in an 82 game season, with sixteen of the 30 teams (53%) competing in the playoffs. The Eastern Conference and Western Conference champions faced off against each other for the Stanley Cup Championship.

 

NHL Eastern Conference Championship 2010 (Spans 2010-16)
Team # of Championships EC (NHL) Championship Points
Boston Bruins
2 (2011, 13) 28
Pittsburgh Penguins
1 (2016) 14
Tampa Bay Lightning
1 (2015) 14
New York Rangers
1 (2014) 14
New Jersey Devils
1 (2012) 14
Philadelphia Flyers
1 (2010) 14 (+14)

– vs –

NHL Western Conference Championship 2010 (Spans 2010-16)
Team # of Championships WC (NHL) Championship Points
Chicago Blackhawks
3 (2010, 13, 15) 42 (+14)
Los Angeles Kings
2 (2012, 14) 28
San Jose Sharks
1 (2016) 14
Vancouver Canucks
1 (2011) 14

 


 

Championships spanning 2010-16 for Stanley Cup Championship
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Chicago Blackhawks
3 (2010, 13, 15) 87 (+29)
Los Angeles Kings
2 (2012, 2014) 58
Pittsburgh Penguins
1 (2016) 29
Boston Bruins
1 (2011) 29

The 117th Stanley Cup championship saw the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Philadelphia Flyers with the following results:

  1.    May 29 – Philadelphia Flyers 5 @ 6 Chicago Blackhawks
  2.    May 31 – Philadelphia Flyers 1 @ 2 Chicago Blackhawks
  3.    June 2 – Chicago Blackhawks 3 @ 4 Philadelphia Flyers (OT)
  4.    June 4 – Chicago Blackhawks 3 @ 5 Philadelphia Flyers
  5.    June 6 – Philadelphia Flyers 4 @ 7 Chicago Blackhawks
  6.    June 9 – Chicago Blackhawks 4 @ 3 Philadelphia Flyers (OT)

 

National Football League, 2010

2010 saw the National Football League hold its 120th season of premier football (since 1890), and 91st season of formalized league play (since 1922). The season started September 9, 2010 and ran until February 6, 2011. Conventionally, this season is named NFL 2010-2011 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2010 culminating in the championship in 2011.

Thirty-two teams competed in a 16 game season, with twelve of the 32 teams (37.5%) competing in the playoffs. The National Conference and American Conference champions faced against each other for the Super Bowl Championship.

 

NFL National Conference Championship 2010 (Spans 2010-16)
Team # of Championships NC Championship Points
Seattle Seahawks
2 (2013-14) 30
Atlanta Falcons
1 (2016) 15
Carolina Panthers
1 (2015) 15
San Francisco 49ers
1 (2012) 15
New York Giants
1 (2011) 15
Green Bay Packers
1 (2010) 15 (+15)

 

NFL American Conference Championship 2010 (Spans 2010-16)
Team # of Championships AC Championship Points
New England Patriots
3 (2011, 14, 16) 45
Denver Broncos 2 (2013, 15) 30
Baltimore Ravens
1 (2012) 15
Pittsburgh Steelers
1 (2010) 15 (+15)

 


 

Super Bowl Championships 2010 (Spans 2010-16)
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
New England Patriots 2 (2014, 16) 62
Denver Broncos
1 (2015) 31
Seattle Seahawks
1 (2013) 31
Baltimore Ravens
1 (2012) 31
New York Giants
1 (2011) 31
Green Bay Packers
1 (2010) 31 (+31)

 

The 45th Super Bowl saw the Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers with the following result:

1.   February 6, 2011 – Green Bay Packers 31 – 25 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Arlington, Texas

Meta-League, 2011 (Spans 2011-16)

One of the unique aspects of Major Sports Leagues is that we calculate a cross-league standings between cities and the four major sports. This is what I like to call the Meta-League Championship Series and is calculated each year starting with 2015. This post expands the previous one by including the 2011 year so it spans the years 2011-16.

Each annual season consists of Football, Hockey, Basketball, and then Baseball. This is based around when each season championship is played. The Super Bowl is the first championship played, followed by the Stanley Cup, NBA Finals, and then the World Series.


Football

+31 CPs to New York for 2011 Super Bowl Championship


Hockey

+29 CPs to Boston for 2011 Stanley Cup Championship


Basketball

+29 CPs to Dallas for 2011 NBA Finals Championship


Baseball

+29 CPs to St. Louis for 2011 World Series Championship


 

 

Major-Leagues.com Meta-League Total Championships span to 2011-16
City Sport Team # Champ. Adj. CPs MLCPs TCs
Boston Football N.E. Patriots (NFL) 2 (2014,16) 62 120 4
Baseball Bos. Red Sox (MLB) 1 (2013) 29
Hockey Bos. Bruins (NHL) 1 (2011) 29 29
Chicago Baseball Chi. Cubs (MLB) 1 (2016) 29 87 3
Hockey Chi. Blackhawks (NHL) 2 (2013, 15) 58
Los Angeles Hockey L.A. Kings (NHL) 2 (2012, 14) 58 58 2
Miami Baseketball Mia. Heat (NBA) 2 (2012, 13) 58 58 2
San Francisco Baseball S.F. Giants (MLB) 2 (2012,14) 58 58 2
Denver Football Den. Broncos (NFL) 1 (2015) 31 31 1
Seattle Football Sea. Seakhawks (NFL) 1 (2013) 31 31 1
Baltimore Football Bal. Ravens (NFL) 1 (2012) 31 31 1
New York Football N.Y. Giants (NFL) 1 (2011) 31 31 31 1
Cleveland Basketball Cle. Cavaliers (NBA) 1 (2016) 29 29 1
Oakland Basketball G.S. Warriors (NBA) 1 (2015) 29 29 1
San Antonio Basketball S.A. Spurs (NBA) 1 (2014) 29 29 1
Dallas Basketball Dal. Mavericks (NBA) 1 (2011) 29 29 29 1
Kansas City Baseball K.C. Royrals (MLB) 1 (2015) 29 29 1
St. Louis Baseball S.L. Cardinals (MLB) 1 (2011) 29 29 29 1

 

The MLCP system is inspired by the Donovan Index, but differs from it by how the score is calculated. The MLCP is simply the number of teams competing in a single season minus one, since a team cannot logically defeat itself. While the Donovan Index creates an averaging system by dividing the number of points by the number of seasons played, we think this has the effect of diluting the impact of the championship since only one team can win a championship each given year.

 

Major League Baseball, 2011

In 2011 we see Major League Baseball (consisting of the National League and American League) hold the 154th season of premier baseball (since 1857), and 107th season of formalized league play (since 1903). The season started March 31, 2011 and ran until October 28, 2011.

Thirty teams competed in a 168 game season, with ten of the 30 teams (33%) competing in the playoffs. The National League and American League champions faced against each other for the World Series Championship.

 

Championships spanning 2011-16 for National League (MLB)
Team # of Championships NL Championship Points
San Francisco Giants
2 (2012, 14) 28
St. Louis Cardinals
2 (2011, 13) 28 (+14)
Chicago Cubs
1 (2016) 14
New Your Mets
1 (2015) 14

 

 

Championships spanning 2011-16 for American League (MLB)
Team # of Championships AL Championship Points
Kansas City Royals 2 (2014, 15) 28
Cleveland Indians
1 (2016) 14
Boston Red Sox
1 (2013) 14
Detroit Tigers
1 (2012) 14
Texas Rangers
1 (2011) 14 (+14)

 


 

Championships spanning 2011-16 for Major League Baseball
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
San Francisco Giants (NL)
2 (2012, 14) 58
Chicago Cubs (NL)
1 (2016) 29
Kansas City Royals (AL) 1 (2015) 29
Boston Red Sox (AL)
1 (2013) 29
St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
1 (2012) 29 (+29)

 

The 107th World Series saw the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Texas Rangers with the following results:

  1.   October 19 – Texas Rangers 2 @ 3 St. Louis Cardinals
  2.   October 20 – Texas Rangers 2 @ 1 St. Louis Cardinals
  3.   October 22 – St. Louis Cardinals 16 @ 7 Texas Rangers
  4.   October 23 – St. Louis Cardinals 0 @ 4 Texas Rangers
  5.   October 24 – St. Louis Cardinals 2 @ 4 Texas Rangers
  6.   October 27 – Texas Rangers 9 @ 10 St. Louis Cardinals (11 innings)
  7.   October 28 – Texas Rangers 2 @ 6 St. Louis Cardinals