How Often and Does It Matter 2.0

Kings are 4-1. At 3-1, we determined that the Kings actually make the playoffs less frequently when they are at 3-1 or better after four games. But what about after being 4-1 after five games? Are the odds any better? (The list shows season/record/yes-no-playoffs?)

1970-71 4-1 no

1980-81 4-1 yes

1988-89 4-1 yes

1992-93 4-1 yes

Three out of four, or 75%. When they did not start this well, they only made the playoffs 54% of the time. So the odds are with us. (Incidentally — and I declare this a jinx-free comment — the Kings only reached 5-1 twice, in ’80 and ’92, and they’ve managed 6-1 never. The best start in franchise history is 10-1-1 in ’80. As of today, we can call it the third best start in franchise history.)


  6 comments for “How Often and Does It Matter 2.0

  1. kingscast
    October 12, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    I’ll take those odds!

  2. October 13, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    version 1.0 meant nothing. version 2.0 means a everything. no jinxes!

    by the way, since i don’t see an email address, i’ll say this here…

    i’ve been prepping my own nutty blog (having been sick for a week, i finally got around to it) and i’m using wordpress too. that being said, i don’t know if you are aware of this, but you can set your comments section so that visitors don’t have to register per se (just like rich’s site, jdm’s new site, and my new site). after careful consideration, i think it’s the best way to make it easy for a visitor to comment. in other words, they don’t have to go through the hassle of registering!

    if you care or have any interest, simply go to your admin panel, then to settings, then to discussion and…

    -uncheck the box “Users must be registered and logged in to comment!!!!”
    -check the box “Comment author must fill out name and e-mail”
    -uncheck the box “An administrator must always approve the comment”
    -check the box “Comment author must have a previously approved comment”
    -mess with the other settings as you wish.

    my brain is currently filled with all things wordpress, so I figured I’d share it with you…

  3. quisp
    October 13, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    good idea; I made the change. Never really thought about it before, but you make a good point. Good luck on ur blog! That’s great. Tell me when it’s up and running… (I’m going to go search for it now)

  4. October 13, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    very cool. hope it helps!

    blog’s up and running.

  5. October 13, 2009 at 8:44 PM


    Enjoy your writing. You are a stat maniac. JDM (Jacob) and I run Send me an email at when you have a minute. Jacob and I wanted to ask you something.

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