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If Phoenix this, if the Kings that –

It’s very simple: If the Kings don’t win tomorrow, they are in 8th, no matter what anyone else does. If the Coyotes win tomorrow, they are in 3rd, no matter what anyone else does. If the Coyotes win and the Kings win, the Kings are in 7th. If the Coyotes lose and the Kings win,…

POKEGATE: there’s a rule against that

The headline of Lisa Dillman’s LA Times article is “Ryane Clowe sticks it to the Kings, but did he break any rules?” I don’t know if Lisa Dillman is responsible for her own headlines (since that was — at least in the old days — the responsibility of the editors) but if that’s a real…

Apparently, Ryane Clowe is some kind of evil genius

I refer of course to Ryane Clowe’s somewhat — er — controversial poke check from the bench during the Kings’ late third period power play in tonight’s game (which is actually still happening). The reason I don’t think he’s just a moron (he may be a moron, but as far as this action is concerned),…

We know who the 8 teams are in the West

The lucky 8 are: VAN (1st or 2nd) STL (1st or 2nd) NAS (4th or 5th) DET (4th, 5th or 6th) CHI (5th or 6th) LAK (3rd, 7th or 8th) PHX (3rd, 7th or 8th) SJS (3rd, 7th or 8th) Notes: St. Louis has clinched the tie-breaker against Vancouver. And they’re two points behind the…

THURSDAY Logjam Report (BONUS: why are the Avs still alive?)

For simplicity, names of log-jammers will include their point-totals. Tonight: LAK93/SJS92 DAL89/NAS CBJ/COL88 Tomorrow: PHX93/STL Bonus: How Does Colorado Make the Playoffs? Colorado wins both of its remaining games (CBJ and NAS) in regulation or OT, giving them 92 points. San Jose loses both of its remaining games in regulation, giving them 92 points. Dallas…

Monarchs recall Weal, Andreoff

OurSports Central – Monarchs Make Roster Moves The Manchester Monarchs […] added center Jordan Weal who was reassigned from the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and will add left wing Andy Andreoff this Wednesday after being reassigned from the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. […] Weal, 19, […] led the Pats…

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…