Kings lose game but not much pie

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Playoff pie, that is. The pie chart is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the Western Conference. The only teams represented are the ones whose odds aren’t 100% (clinched spot) or 0% (eliminated). That leaves eight teams in play. And four spots. When all four of those spots are taken, you will see…

Kings don’t play, get more pie anyway

DAL and COL are barely visible, but still represented by a thin slice of the pie knife (0.1% each). The pie chart is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the Western Conference. The only teams represented are the ones whose odds aren’t 100% (clinched spot) or 0% (eliminated). That leaves eight…

Kings win, enjoy more playoff pie

The pie chart is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the Western Conference. The only teams represented are the ones whose odds aren’t 100% (clinched spot) or 0% (eliminated). That leaves eight teams in play. And four spots. When all four of those spots are taken, you will see a nice neat…

Flames lose in shoot-out; more pie for everyone (else)

Notice how neatly the pie shows that MIN and VAN have all but clinched (taking up half the pie for themselves) while CGY, WPG and LAK are almost equally balanced in their fight for the other half of the pie. The pie chart is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the…

Er, no

What’s It Going To Take For The LA Kings To Make The Playoffs: By The Numbers, March 25, 2015 Edition | Frozen Royalty Despite a dominating performance in a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 24, giving them a strong 2-0 start to their five-game…

Extra helping of playoff pie for the Kings

The ridiculous pie chart is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the Western Conference. The only teams represented are the ones whose odds aren’t 100% (clinched spot) or 0% (eliminated). That leaves eight teams in play. And four spots. When all four of those spots are taken, you will see a…

It’s not Calgary, it’s Winnipeg

If Calgary keeps winning we may be fucked. Don’t know if we can pass the others. 4 points is a lot to make up this time of the season — Bobby Scribe (@kingsofhockey) March 24, 2015   Like Bobby, I was looking at the schedule. He might be right about Calgary. It’s going to be…

Here’s the Kings’ slightly bigger slice of playoff pie

The ridiculous pie chart is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the Western Conference. The only teams represented are the ones whose odds aren’t 100% (clinched spot) or 0% (eliminated). That leaves eight teams in play. And four spots. When all four of those spots are taken, you will see a…

Canucks shave a sliver off of everyone else’s playoff pie

The ridiculous pie chart is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the Western Conference. The only teams represented are the ones whose odds aren’t 100% (clinched spot) or 0% (eliminated). That leaves eight teams in play. And four spots. When all four of those spots are taken, you will see a…

Burrows vs. Toffoli — decision: Burrows

I watched the clip of the Toffoli hit on Burrows about fifty times. The first thing is that the Vancouver announcers are wrong: Toffoli is not going on a line change. He is back-checking to catch Burrows and put the body on him. I believe he’s going out of his way to do this because…

Watch the Kings’ slice of playoff pie shrink before your eyes

 The ridiculous pie chart is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the Western Conference. The only teams represented are the ones whose odds aren’t 100% (clinched spot) or 0% (eliminated). That leaves eight teams in play. And four spots. When all four of those spots are taken, you will see a…

Oh no: RIP Matthew Weust, aka CapGeek

I knew him not at all, except by his work, which was exceptional, and ground-breaking, an example of everything good about the internet, and appreciated by hordes of unofficial anonymous jr cap geeks like me. Capgeek’s Matthew Wuest Knew What Others Did Not from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea, Finally, like everyone else in the hockey…

Animated Thursday Playoff Pie

The ridiculous pie chart is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the Western Conference. The only teams represented are the ones whose odds aren’t 100% (clinched spot) or 0% (eliminated). That leaves eight teams in play. And four spots. When all four of those spots are taken, you will see a…

The Great Western Playoff Pie (3-17-15)

Every blog has its identity. Ours is pie. The ridiculous pie chart below has an actual purpose. It is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the Western Conference. The only teams represented are the ones whose odds aren’t 100% (clinched spot) or 0% (eliminated). That leaves eight teams in play.…

Tuesday’s slice of playoff pie

The littlest wedge (with a sliver of the Sharks logo showing) represents the Sharks, Jets and Wild combined. As before, left pie is odds in or out of the post-season, right pie is odds of facing which opponents. I recognize this is a marginally pointless exercise, but so what it’s a blog. For comparison, these…

Two things

5. The right to a “jury of your peers” is a fallacy. There isn’t going to be 12 Russian hockey players in the jury box to decide Slava Voynov’s fate. via Top 10 Things to Keep in Mind (And You May Not Realize) About Slava Voynov’s March 2 Trial | Surly & Scribe. It’s funny…

Points Blown Logjam

According to me, the Kings are now in the second wild card spot. Two points blown now separate four teams, CGY, WPG, LAK and MIN. This logjam is not so clear when you look at the official standings because WPG has played 2 or 3 more games than the other three teams (3 more than…