Kings IN THE PLAYOFFS! (Seeding Status Update Thread)
Here's what is known as of tonight (4/8):
If the Kings earn 2-3 points in their final game, they can finish no lower than 6th. No higher than 4th.
If the Kings earn 0-1 points in their final game, they can finish no higher than 7th due to the fact that Anaheim would have 2 more points in that case.
Nashville. Games remaining: 1. Maximum points: 101.
Phoenix. Games remaining: 1. Maximum points: 101.
Kings games remaining: 1. Maximum points: 100
Chicago. Games remaining: 1. Maximum Points: 99
Anaheim. Games remaining: 1. Maximum points: 99.
Last edited by TonySCV: 04-09-2011 at 12:35 AM.
Reason: updated after games on 4/8
What's even worse to think about, however, is that if you take the 12-3 opening stretch off the record, the Kings are essentially a .500 team.
That's why you can't do that, because they aren't a .500 team Every team in the west playoff hunt has one thing in common - a hell of a run at some point in the season. The Kings have had 3 significant runs during the season - and two significant drop-offs... so far, they are avoiding a 3rd, which is a great sign.
14 games over .500 is pretty much the magic # of games to be a playoff team. The Kings have been bumping up at 12 for the last two weeks. They've got to get to 14 games over .500 and stay there to be in the playoffs.
This graph: http://www.sportsclubstats.com/NHL/W...sAbove500.html paints a really interesting picture. There are patterns. A major run up, a major run down, a run up around day 60, some sputtering, and then another run up to day 80. Then, a huge run down followed by a huge run up... and now we're sputtering again (vs. a huge run down, which shouldn't be overlooked). The Kings could be poised for another short run up... at the perfect time.
Or they could crap the bed. I love this time of year!
"In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened." - Vin Scully being clairvoyant in 1988.
The Los Angeles Kings - 2012 Stanley Cup Champions
It's really all so simple ... you just have to divide the number by the sin, add the inverse of the multiple, and then multiple that by pie ... and hmmm Pie .... yummmmm .... I like Pie
That is sweet! I need a calculator with a "tan" button. Lord knows I need one and it would be just a button push away. Throw on some "abs" and a "mod" button while you're at it. I'll whip these guys around here into shape in no time. I definitely don't need a "sin" button, though.