Detroit Red Wings Have Easiest Travel Schedule in 2015-16
SB Nation's blog On the Forecheck has released their annual "Super Schedule" that analyzes NHL team's travel schedules for 2015-16. Their analysis shows the Red Wings travelling less than any of the other 29 clubs.
Detroit will travel a grand total of 33,487 miles over their 82 game regular season. Almost 200 miles less than the next easiest travel schedule in Pittsburgh (33,660 miles).
On the other end of the spectrum is the San Jose Sharks who will travel over 50,000 miles over the course of their 2015-16 campaign.
The Red Wings have 17 back-to-back games this season, tied for second most among the league. Columbus leads the way with 18. Edmonton have the least back-to-back sets with nine, though they travel the second most miles in the league.
It wasn't that long ago that the Red Wings were topping this list when they were one of two eastern time zone teams in the western conference. That move to the east a couple of years ago is all the more sweeter on Red Wings fans who don't have to endure as many 10 and 10:30 P.M. eastern time starts anymore.
You can check out On the Forecheck's full google spreadsheet with analysis on travel and team stats for every game this regular season right here.