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Tuesday Logjam Report

Points-Blown Standings have their own page now, and have been updated. See the menu above. Last Night The Kings arrived at 93 points. 93 points is good enough to make the playoffs in 2/3 of sportsclubstats’ several million simulations of the last week of the season. 94 points (one more point out of their last…

4-1-12: The Good, The Bad, The Week Ahead

Sunday. No one in the Western logjam is playing today. As for yesterday: The Good: Stars lost. Flames half-lost. The Bad: Kings half-lost. Coyotes won. Sharks won. Tonight: Nothing. The Week Ahead: 2-Apr 3-Apr 4-Apr 5-Apr 6-Apr 7-Apr PHX 91 CBJ STL MIN LAK 91 EDM SJS SJS SJS 90 DAL LAK LAK DAL 89…

Why the Kings Need to Blow Out Edmonton

Usually, running up the score is considered bad sportsmanship. And just winning the game against Edmonton is going to be tough enough. But listen: there’s a not insignificant chance the whole season could come down to goal-differential. The Kings are one standings point and one ROW (regulation or OT win) ahead of the Sharks right…

3-31-2012: The Good, The Bad, The Points Blown

The Good: LAK won, CGY lost, DAL lost. The Bad: COL won. Today: LAK/MIN (Go Kings!), ANA/PHX (Go Ducks!), CGY/VAN (Go Canucks!), DAL/SJS (Go…hmm…see below*). *A Kings win and Sharks loss today would mean that the Sharks would have to sweep their remaining three games (Stars, Kings, Kings) to get to 94 points. So…go Stars,…

Kings’ time-warping powers certainly render them unstoppable

By now you’ve all read or heard about the magical clock at Staples Center. What shocks me is that no-one has identified the (in my opinion, quite obvious) culprit. Quick: “It’s no secret that I have mind control.” – Jewels From The Crown It had been suspected Jonathan Quick had supernatural powers after his inexplicable…

Kings’ glass: half-empty or half full?

Half-empty: Still last in the league in goals-for. Their 16 first period goals is last in the league by a mile. The second worst team has 24. Their 27 third period goals is third worst. Worst is 24. Just got shut-out by the worst team in the league. Simon Gagne appears to be out for…

Mulligan: Kings 2011-12 Season Preview

Well, it’s been a weird, long off-season. The Kings staggered through their 33 game exhibition schedule, finishing up with a mediocre record of 15-14-4. Drew Doughty is signed and looks to be in game shape just in time for the season to begin. New-comers Mike Richards and Simon Gagne found some pre-season chemistry with Anze…

Los Angeles Kings 2011-12 Season Preview

It’s that time. Game #1 is three days away (at 10am on a Friday, but I’ll take it). Now that Drew Doughty has signed, the roster is more or less set. The fanbase — if the internet contingent is any indicator — is somewhere between gleeful and giddy. Fans of other teams are reverse-trolling us…