Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sunday: Points-blown and other stats

  • Last season, with 21 games left, the Kings were in 10th place, with a record of 27-22-12. Anaheim was 13th (26-25-10). Detroit was 1st (41-18-3).
  • Chicago leads the conference in regulation wins, with 15. The Kings and Ducks are second, with 14 each.
  • A glaring difference between Chicago and Anaheim, on one hand, and the Kings, on the other, is that Chicago and Anaheim have lost 2 and 3 games (respectively) in regulation, while the Kings have lost 10. And:
  • Chicago and Anaheim have played 11 and 10 OT/SO games (respectively), while the Kings have played 3.
  • The Kings have played more games that have ended in a regulation win or loss (24) than anyone else in the West. The average is 19.
  • Points-earned in OT/SO: Chicago, 19; Anaheim, 16; Kings, 4.

Kings’ prospect Michael Schumacher has 3 point night

19 year-old LW Michael Schumacher (6’5″, 210 lbs) has 19 goals and 30 assists this year in Sioux St. Marie. He’s got another year of juniors eligibility. Schumacher scores twice as Greyhounds down Rangers – Times Colonist Michael Schumacher scored twice and set up one more as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defeated the visiting…

I still think my California Winter Classic idea is the best

Yes, palm trees are iconic California. But so is this: How About a Winter Classic Here?

Palm trees and ice? « LA Kings Insider

While the images of a palm tree-silhouetted sunset amidst Chavez Ravine’s rolling hills would make Dodger Stadium seem like an ideal home for a Southern California-hosted outdoor game, the iconic Los Angeles Coliseum, which hosted an announced 115,300 fans for a Dodgers-Red Sox exhibition in 2008, could be another serious option.

Bernier for Iginla? No, but what about this…

Kings old crown

Kings Trade Rumor of the Day: Bernier for Iginla? – Jewels From The Crown

What do you think? Are you interested in Iginla, or would you rather trade for a defenseman? What do you think Lombardi would or should offer if he becomes available?

Trading Jonathan Bernier doesn’t seem like an especially good idea for the Kings, and I’m not sure if trading Iginla for Bernier makes sense for the Flames. For the sake of argument though, what about:

I agree with P. Daddy: that’s really f***ing stupid

Five things we might end up hating about new NHL realignment | Puck Daddy – Yahoo! Sports How do you like the idea that the Vancouver Canucks, located closer to Alaska than to Illinois, could win a Central Division title? The wild card format – a necessity due to the imbalanced conferences in the new…

Score-Adjusted Fenwick says, post-Carter Kings are really good

Los Angeles Kings: Masters of puck possession – Broad Street Hockey

… Score-Adjusted Fenwick turned out to be a better predictor than Fenwick Tied or Fenwick Close, especially early in the season. I released this stat last year and looked at how it did for predicting based on small sample sizes — and it sparkled in that role, very quickly flagging the Kings as the best team in the league after the Jeff Carter trade.

And while I’ve seen people talking about the 2013 Kings as a sleeper team, I haven’t seen many people emphasize just how good they appear to be.

Nice move

It has been suggested that every time I mention Andrei Loktionov’s play in New Jersey, it’s some kind of vindictive “I told you so.” It’s not. I did tell you so, but it’s not. I post about the players I enjoy watching, and I can’t just switch off my interest in a player because he suddenly isn’t…