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01-03-2012, 01:35 PM
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Mazokngstc
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Not-quite-midyear, Kings out of playoffs.

At the 40-game point, projecting the results from the conference thus far over the entire season, the Kings end in ninth place with 92 points for the 2011-12 season, exactly in the "black hole" that the last five years were supposed to prevent.

I'm not bringing this up to specifically rag on Lombardi & crew, but to make the point that this team isn't significantly better off than the pre-rebuild group. In order to make the playoffs, the Kings only need to improve marginally, but that long February road trip is a crapshoot at best (last year notwithstanding), so it's iffy that the team makes it in without significant improvements.

Nothing we don't know already, but management needs to find a guy who can actually hit an open net off of a rebound, sooner rather than later. It's going to take time to integrate a top end guy, and the season is slipping away quickly.

The #'s for those who are interested:

GP PTS PGP PROJ
1 CHI 39 52 1.333 109.3333333
2 VAN 40 51 1.275 104.55
3 SJ 35 44 1.257 103.0857143
4 DET 38 49 1.289 105.7368421
5 STL 38 47 1.237 101.4210526
6 MIN 40 48 1.200 98.4
7 NSH 39 46 1.179 96.71794872
8 DAL 37 43 1.162 95.2972973

9 LA 40 45 1.125 92.25
10 COL 41 45 1.098 90
11 PHO 39 42 1.077 88.30769231
12 CAL 40 41 1.025 84.05
13 EDM 38 35 0.921 75.52631579
14 ANA 37 26 0.703 57.62162162
15 CBUS 38 25 0.658 53.94736842

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