There are a few different metrics we could use to define "worst in the league" for this year.
The most obvious is point percentage, which just looks at the standings:
1. Colorado (.303)
2. Arizona (.424)
3. New Jersey (.451)
4. Vancouver (.458)
T5. Detroit (.472)
T5. Dallas (.472)
Another way we could define worst is to look at goal differential:
1. Colorado (-95)
2. Arizona (-61)
3. Vancouver (-48)
4. New Jersey (-46)
5. Detroit (-42)
Goal differential basically keeps the same teams on the list, with a minor swap. We could also look at goals for to see which teams are generating offence, but that once again mostly keeps the same teams together which is boring.
Another option is to look at the salaries of each team and compare that to their current points. This essentially becomes an efficiency measure; how good is each team at spending their salary. This is measured as "Salary per Point". However, it's based on current point percentage projected out to 82 games.
1. Colorado ($1,448,385)
2. Arizona ($1,082,273)
3. Detroit ($1,013,450)
4. Vancouver ($955,975)
5. Dallas ($902,987)
Once again, that Colorado team is bad by every metric seen here. The main difference with this last measure is that New Jersey isn't on the list.
Really, all of these teams are terrible.
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