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11-11-2011, 10:28 PM
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April 2012 Predictions

Reading through the forum rants shows that 100 member have 100 different opinions. That's fine but at the end of the season all of them say "I told you so!" So why not write it here so that our children and their great-grandchildren will be able to see who got it right. Play as many of them as you want, from 0 to 10. The only rule is, no "if's". All assumptions/requirements are included with the questions, you can't add any of your own. An assumption for ALL questions (apart from #3) is that TM has not been replaced.

1. Kings - Number of points regular season; Kopitar&Richards have missed in total less than 25 games.
A) 110+
B) 103-109
C) 96-102
D) 89-95
E) 88-

2. Kings - Season success or "success"; Kopitar, Richards, Doughty, Johnson, Quick have missed less than 15 PO games (total between them) due to an injury.
A) Conference Finals or better
B) 2nd round exit
C) 1st round exit
D) Playoffs? LoL

3. Terry Murray April 2012
A) Has been replaced as Kings head coach
B) The youngster is still there.

4. Jack Johnson : +/-; regular season
A) -15 or worse
B) -1 to -14
C) 0 to +9
D) +10 to +16
E) +17 or better

5. Drew Doughty : number of points; regular season
A) 60+
B) 45-59
C) 35-44
D) 34-

6. Kopitar : number of points; regular season (65+ games played)
A) 100+
B) 90-99
C) 82-89
D) 75-81
E) 74-

7. Dustin Brown : number of goals; regular season (65+ games played)
A) 35+
B) 30-34
C) 25-29
D) 20-24
E) 19-

8. Dustin Penner : number of goals; regular season
A) 30+
B) 25-29
C) 20-24
D) 15-19
E) 14-

9. Kings : Goals For regular season, click for help.
A) 240+
B) 225-239
C) 210-224
D) 200-209
E) 199-

10. Kings : total ES (+SH) goal differential; regular season (last season 14th)
A) Top 6 teams in the league
B) 7th -12th best
C) 13th -18th best
D) 19th - 24th
E) 25th - 30th

Closing date: Before the game vs. Detroit. I'll check all the points (10 max of course) in May or April. Thanks for participation, everyone is welcome (= optimists, pessimists and realists )

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7. C
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6. C
7. C
8. E
9. D
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Every year during a semi-prolonged losing streak someone makes a thread like this ... and then come April / end of the season no one remembers to revisit the thread or cares about it anymore ... and the 100 members with 100 different opinions at the end of the season all still say "I told you so!" regardless of what the commit to now ....

JUST SO YOU KNOW

But carry on, as you were soldier

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I guarantee that I will go #1 between now and April of 2012.

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Every year during a semi-prolonged losing streak someone makes a thread like this ... and then come April / end of the season no one remembers to revisit the thread or cares about it anymore ... and the 100 members with 100 different opinions at the end of the season all still say "I told you so!" regardless of what the commit to now ....

JUST SO YOU KNOW

But carry on, as you were soldier
I promise you that I will revisit this thread and make full score sheet. Your wisdom WILL be rewarded so take a minute and show me the truth.

There is only one answer to each question that makes you one of the I-told-you-so guys at the end of the season, it's all carefully planned. I tried to cover most of the popular recent discussions as well.

Oh, and I will also pick my answers, I have no intentions to hide.

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11-18-2011, 02:39 PM
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Done.

1. C
2. B
3. B
4. C
5. C
6. B
7. D
8. E
9. C
10. B

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1. Kings - Number of points regular season; Kopitar&Richards have missed in total less than 25 games.
C) 96-102

2. Kings - Season success or "success"; Kopitar, Richards, Doughty, Johnson, Quick have missed less than 15 PO games (total between them) due to an injury.
B) 2nd round exit

3. Terry Murray April 2012
B) The youngster is still there.

4. Jack Johnson : +/-; regular season
C) 0 to +9

5. Drew Doughty : number of points; regular season
B) 45-59

6. Kopitar : number of points; regular season (65+ games played)
C) 82-89

7. Dustin Brown : number of goals; regular season (65+ games played)
D) 20-24

8. Dustin Penner : number of goals; regular season
D) 15-19

9. Kings : Goals For regular season, click for help.
B) 225-239

10. Kings : total ES (+SH) goal differential; regular season (last season 14th)
B) 7th -12th best

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11-18-2011, 03:12 PM
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[B]9. Kings : Goals For regular season, click for help.
B) 225-239
Props for optimism. That's the spirit. Just to put this in perspective. Kings would need to end the season with the goal output of Nashville Predators' first 18 games to end with 225 goals. Too much to expect?

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6. B
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Props for optimism. That's the spirit. Just to put this in perspective. Kings would need to end the season with the goal output of Nashville Predators' first 18 games to end with 225 goals. Too much to expect?
Possibly....but I really think this team's capable of way more goal output than they currently have. 225's prolly too much...it'll depend on when they're able to turn it on. 5 in last night's game was a good start....lol...if I'm right I get to type "I told you so" in all caps.

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I hope you do.

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2. A (B is more realistic though)
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The Kings are going to win the Stanley Cup this year! PSP, Herby and I will join hands and skip through the parade together in Downtown LA. It is going to be magical!

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The Kings are going to win the Stanley Cup this year! PSP, Herby and I will join hands and skip through the parade together in Downtown LA. It is going to be magical!
You're making Jack Johnson cry.

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Reading through the forum rants shows that 100 member have 100 different opinions. That's fine but at the end of the season all of them say "I told you so!" So why not write it here so that our children and their great-grandchildren will be able to see who got it right. Play as many of them as you want, from 0 to 10. The only rule is, no "if's". All assumptions/requirements are included with the questions, you can't add any of your own. An assumption for ALL questions (apart from #3) is that TM has not been replaced.

1. Kings - Number of points regular season; Kopitar&Richards have missed in total less than 25 games.
A) 110+
B) 103-109 It' be the bottom end of this spectrum
C) 96-102
D) 89-95
E) 88-

2. Kings - Season success or "success"; Kopitar, Richards, Doughty, Johnson, Quick have missed less than 15 PO games (total between them) due to an injury.
A) Conference Finals or better Conference Finals and out in 5 or 6
B) 2nd round exit
C) 1st round exit
D) Playoffs? LoL

3. Terry Murray April 2012
A) Has been replaced as Kings head coach
B) The youngster is still there.

4. Jack Johnson : +/-; regular season
A) -15 or worse
B) -1 to -14
C) 0 to +9
D) +10 to +16
E) +17 or better

5. Drew Doughty : number of points; regular season
A) 60+
B) 45-59
C) 35-44
D) 34-

6. Kopitar : number of points; regular season (65+ games played)
A) 100+
B) 90-99
C) 82-89
D) 75-81
E) 74-

7. Dustin Brown : number of goals; regular season (65+ games played)
A) 35+
B) 30-34
C) 25-29
D) 20-24
E) 19-

8. Dustin Penner : number of goals; regular season
A) 30+
B) 25-29
C) 20-24
D) 15-19
E) 14-

9. Kings : Goals For regular season, click for help.
A) 240+
B) 225-239
C) 210-224
D) 200-209
E) 199-

10. Kings : total ES (+SH) goal differential; regular season (last season 14th)
A) Top 6 teams in the league
B) 7th -12th best
C) 13th -18th best
D) 19th - 24th
E) 25th - 30th

Closing date: Before the game vs. Detroit. I'll check all the points (10 max of course) in May or April. Thanks for participation, everyone is welcome (= optimists, pessimists and realists )
Answers bolded.

I predict we'll hit a groove in another 15 games or so. After that we'll rise up the ranks. Not sure if we win the division or not, but we'll be close if we don't. In the playoffs Quick will be good enough to get us through a few rounds and then we'll hit a roadblock in the third round (I predict against Chicago). Still, a very good season overall.

That is of course assuming Kopitar/Richards don't miss more than 20+ games individually.

If we do fail to make it past round one though, I say Murray is gone.

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I will still return to results in April, however the official winner has already been decided. Since only question number 3 didn't have the TM requirement, all other questions are scored with zero points. We had only one correct answer to question number 3, the only one who didn't take it seriously and decided to be an ******* (no disrespect meant )

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The Kings are going to win the Stanley Cup this year! PSP, Herby and I will join hands and skip through the parade together in Downtown LA. It is going to be magical!
Is there a lesson to be learned for all the pessimists on board? Of course, here it is:

Always believe that the LEAST possible event is going to happen, and you will be correct most of the times.

Warning though - this rule applies only to pathological pessimists. Kind of like that George Costanza rule: "Do opposite of what my instincts tell me, because my instincts are always wrong."

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