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03-12-2012, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
Fair enough. But as you said in the other post, Kings do have 3 games against SJS, so technically they can control their own fate with those games. Honestly with the way PHO/SJS are slumping, I think that the Kings will make playoffs. Go Kings. Still feel as though the Kings are rejuvenated after the Carter trade.
I actually just thought of another factor -- SJS and PHO play each other twice more in the remaining stretch, so it's an ironclad guarantee that at least two standings points will be lost in those games (and up to four), potentially distributed in many ways. But it comes down to the "worst case scenario" that one of those two teams will have no more than 103 points in the end. That doesn't change the "magic number" calculation at the current moment, but it does at least guarantee that at least one point will be knocked off it once those teams play each other.

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