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Biggest story of the week
Not a lot of big headlines this week, so I figured we’d look at one of the biggest stories through the first two months of this season: the Western Conference is better than the Eastern Conference. Head-to-head matchups are heavily lopsided in the West’s favor, and the amount of points teams have compared to the East's top teams is striking. There’s always been a lot of talk over the last few years that the Western Conference is a tougher, more physical brand of hockey. It’s not something that is easy to measure, but there is no question that there is a difference between the two conferences.
One possible explanation for the lopsidedness could be that Western teams are used to heavy travel. Eastern teams only go out to the West Coast a few times of year, while West teams travel through time zones like it’s no big deal.
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