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Let’s consider the Sharks for a minute

The Sharks won tonight (by now it’s last night), and the headlines are something like “Sharks pull to within three points of playoff spot.” This, despite the fact that they’re sportsclubstats.com odds are still under 5%. What accounts for this? And are Kings fans supposed to be worried? I’m going to say no. And then I’m…

Kings win; Wild, Canucks, Flames all lose — time for 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…

Monday, Kings lose; Tuesday, Jets lose — it’s pie equilibrium!

The Kings lost 10% of their pie yesterday. Tonight, without doing anything, they got it back. 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.…

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…