Cougars' 500th win

Cougars' 500th win

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February 1st, 2012, 7:05 pm #1

Of course nobody working for the franchise will mention how many games it took for the Prince George Cougars to reach 500 wins. They just mentioned the team reached the mark with the victory in Victoria last night.
But I did dig up some numbers using www.hockeydb.com.
It took them a total of 1,273 games (since their first season in P.G. in 1994-95) to reach win No. 500, and had they not had such a lengthy string of mediocrity for nearly 10 years now, it's a total they would've reached far sooner.
For five of their better seasons, from 1997 to 2002, they picked up 185 wins in 360 games. OK, still not awesome, but at least they won slightly over half of their total games in that period, including two 43-win seasons. It was a marked improvement from their first few regular seasons from 1994 to 1997 when, let's be honest, hockey fans in this city were still just happy to see the Western Hockey League have a home in PG.
In regular-season action since the 2002-03 season began, which spans about 9 1/2 years, they've won 256 of 697 games (37% of their games). Funny, isn't 2002-03 right around when Dallas and Brandy started filling larger roles with the organization? I know this isn't news, but still, I like looking at the specific numbers.
I like the youth movement now and I agree their scouting has improved, but can we expect change for the better on a consistent season-by-season basis once the 2012-13 season starts? You can write this season off because, based on the team they have at the moment the most they can expect is a brief playoff appearance as the Western Conference's eighth seed, getting swept in the first round by the top ranked team.


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February 1st, 2012, 8:54 pm #2

Took roughly the same number of years to do the same thing. These stats do not include playoffs. But you got me curious to know how other teams have done.. take from this what you will.

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Season 	GP 	W 	L 	T 
1994-95	72	23	43	6
1995-96	72	30	39	3
1996-97	72	46	21	5
1997-98	72	53	14	5
1998-99	72	23	36	13
1999-00	72	16	49	7
2000-01	72	37	27	5
2001-02	72	36	25	5
2002-03	72	19	40	8
2003-04	72	34	29	6
2004-05	72	35	27	5
2005-06	72	32	32	0
2006-07	72	17	52	0
2007-08	72	11	58	0
2008-09	72	19	48	0
2009-10	72	44	25	0
2010-11	72	50	19	0
Totals	1224	525	584	68
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February 1st, 2012, 8:59 pm #3

Of course nobody working for the franchise will mention how many games it took for the Prince George Cougars to reach 500 wins. They just mentioned the team reached the mark with the victory in Victoria last night.
But I did dig up some numbers using www.hockeydb.com.
It took them a total of 1,273 games (since their first season in P.G. in 1994-95) to reach win No. 500, and had they not had such a lengthy string of mediocrity for nearly 10 years now, it's a total they would've reached far sooner.
For five of their better seasons, from 1997 to 2002, they picked up 185 wins in 360 games. OK, still not awesome, but at least they won slightly over half of their total games in that period, including two 43-win seasons. It was a marked improvement from their first few regular seasons from 1994 to 1997 when, let's be honest, hockey fans in this city were still just happy to see the Western Hockey League have a home in PG.
In regular-season action since the 2002-03 season began, which spans about 9 1/2 years, they've won 256 of 697 games (37% of their games). Funny, isn't 2002-03 right around when Dallas and Brandy started filling larger roles with the organization? I know this isn't news, but still, I like looking at the specific numbers.
I like the youth movement now and I agree their scouting has improved, but can we expect change for the better on a consistent season-by-season basis once the 2012-13 season starts? You can write this season off because, based on the team they have at the moment the most they can expect is a brief playoff appearance as the Western Conference's eighth seed, getting swept in the first round by the top ranked team.

Roughly two years less... (again not including playoffs)

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Season 	GP 	W 	L 	T 
1996-97	72	28	37	7
1997-98	72	37	32	3
1998-99	72	48	11	13
1999-00	72	36	30	5
2000-01	72	35	28	7
2001-02	72	38	25	5
2002-03	72	39	27	5
2003-04	72	34	28	8
2004-05	72	26	37	7
2005-06	72	34	33	0
2006-07	72	40	26	0
2007-08	72	27	41	0
2008-09	72	33	33	0
2009-10	72	32	33	0
2010-11	72	29	37	0
Totals	1080	516	458	60
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February 1st, 2012, 9:04 pm #4

Of course nobody working for the franchise will mention how many games it took for the Prince George Cougars to reach 500 wins. They just mentioned the team reached the mark with the victory in Victoria last night.
But I did dig up some numbers using www.hockeydb.com.
It took them a total of 1,273 games (since their first season in P.G. in 1994-95) to reach win No. 500, and had they not had such a lengthy string of mediocrity for nearly 10 years now, it's a total they would've reached far sooner.
For five of their better seasons, from 1997 to 2002, they picked up 185 wins in 360 games. OK, still not awesome, but at least they won slightly over half of their total games in that period, including two 43-win seasons. It was a marked improvement from their first few regular seasons from 1994 to 1997 when, let's be honest, hockey fans in this city were still just happy to see the Western Hockey League have a home in PG.
In regular-season action since the 2002-03 season began, which spans about 9 1/2 years, they've won 256 of 697 games (37% of their games). Funny, isn't 2002-03 right around when Dallas and Brandy started filling larger roles with the organization? I know this isn't news, but still, I like looking at the specific numbers.
I like the youth movement now and I agree their scouting has improved, but can we expect change for the better on a consistent season-by-season basis once the 2012-13 season starts? You can write this season off because, based on the team they have at the moment the most they can expect is a brief playoff appearance as the Western Conference's eighth seed, getting swept in the first round by the top ranked team.

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Season 	GP 	W 	L 	T 
1994-95	72	14	55	3
1995-96	72	17	53	2
1996-97	72	28	39	5
1997-98	72	43	24	5
1998-99	72	34	32	6
1999-00	72	43	20	4
2000-01	72	31	33	4
2001-02	72	34	27	9
2002-03	72	26	41	3
2003-04	72	30	34	7
2004-05	72	26	41	3
2005-06	72	35	31	0
2006-07	72	33	31	0
2007-08	72	20	48	0
2008-09	72	25	44	0
2009-10	72	12	56	0
2010-11	72	33	35	0
Totals 	1224	484	644	51
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