The Flyers Will Travel Less Than Any Other Team This Year

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With the release of next season’s NHL schedule, fans immediately jumped to see when big rivalry games were happening or if they could plan a trip around a road game, but Dirk Hoag at Hockey Gear HQ started mapping. He charted which teams will be traveling the most and least this year (top and bottom three are up top there), and the league is bookended by the Coyotes’ league-leading 49,818 travel miles and the Flyers’ league-least 31,272. Playing geographically closer to other professional teams in the Northeast is a benefit here, and the Flyers’ 3,657 fewer miles from last season could just about take you from Philadelphia to Madrid.

It’s not uncommon for Philly (and really most eastern) teams to have more lax travel schedules. The Phillies’ numbers seem middle of the pack due to Interleague play, while the Sixers spent last season as the least-travelled team in the NBA. On the other side of it, the Eagles just barely missed the NFL’s top-travel teams for this upcoming season.

h/t Yahoo Sports

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11 Comments

  • One and Done June 23, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Interesting perspective.

    Thanks Jim.

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  • Grim June 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    This is some dumb fucking shit. Did you shit there and map quest the fuck out of the schedule? No, you did not. Fucking hack. Fuck off

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  • johnmatrix June 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    this stuff is all cyclical. in 5 years maybe they will be the most traveled team.

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    • realist June 23, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      No, this isn’t cyclical. How does that make any sense. Philly is so close to Pitt, DC, NY and Jersey.

      We are talking about at least 6 rivals in our conference that you could drive to in less than (give or take) 5 and a half hours: bruins, pens, rags, islanders, devils, caps. Name any other city that could do that.

      Obviously we play teams within our division and conference the most, so Philly being centrally located would mean that most our sports teams won’t travel much (marginally).

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      • Na, bro June 23, 2014 at 3:38 pm

        Pretty sure Boston is more than a 5 1/2 hour drive there champ

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        • CBGA Ball Washer June 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm

          Google maps is your friend. Philadelphia to Boston is 5 hours 5 minutes. Wells Fargo Center to TD Garden is 5 hours 4 minutes.

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        • Oh the Humanity June 23, 2014 at 4:32 pm

          It depends how slow the brothers have to drive in order to not get pulled over in Boston.

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  • Jen Daniels' Big Grandma Arms June 23, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Hard hitting journalism right there, Jim. What a useless piece of nonsensical information that amounts to nothing.

    #FireJim

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  • Jim Adair June 23, 2014 at 3:33 pm

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  • actual smart person June 23, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    you clowns would be slobbering all over kyle’s knob if he wrote this article. bunch of phonies.

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  • Have Gun, Won't Travel June 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

    The Flyers have the 4th or fifth hardest schedule in terms of back-to-back games and in terms of the number of times the opposing team will be at home waiting as the “fresher” team.

    Distance travelled doesn’t really mean dick in these cases.

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