Weird Science

The History of 50-Goal Scorers After Age 26

Before you read this post, I want you to play the following thought experiment. We’ve all heard the various hypothetical/rumored long-term deals bandied about for Ilya Kovalchuk, everything from a (now considered shortish) seven years to an unimaginable 15 years. It’s generally assumed that any deal cap-friendly enough for the Kings (or Devils) would have…

Sunday’s Standings in Points Blown

In our new Western Sub-Conference, we have ten teams fighting for 5 playoff spots. SJS and CHI have been expelled for being too good, EDM and CBJ for being too bad and COL is out for the moment because they’re the first seed in the NW. In other words, we’re only going to deal with…

Tonight’s Games

Teams we want to lose in bold. Avs/Sabres Isles/Yotes Ducks/Preds Hawks/Wild (Hawks losing is also beneficial) Flames/Nucks (either one is fine; but no 3point games, please) Blues/Kings Wings/Sharks (Sharks losing is also beneficial)  

How Does Kopitar’s Season Compare to Last Year?

He’s on pace for 32 goals (tying his career best from two years ago) and 48 assists (exceeding his career best of 45, two years ago) for 80 points. Three points better than two years ago, fourteen points better than last year. Last year, after 43 games, he was at 11 goals, 22 assists, 33…

Wednesday’s Standings in Points Blown

The Good: Stars lose, Flames lose, Avs lose, Blues half-lose (OT). The Bad: Sharks win, three-point game. Colorado drops below the Kings for the first time in awhile. Five points separate the 3rd from 9th seed. With the Flames’ loss, Kings are now 2 points from 3rd, 3 points from 9th — 10 points from…

UPDATE: Kings Pre-Olympic Mini-Season — record so far? 2-0-0

Not bad. 18 games till the break. 6 against the East: BUF, TOR, BOS x2, NJD, NYR 12 against the West: SJS x2, DET x3, ANA x3, STL, CBJ, EDM, COL against teams ahead of the Kings league-wide: 5 against the 7 teams in the 3rd to 10th log-jam: (4) DET x3, COL back-to-back: (1) NJD, 1/31 after BOS 1/30 two days off: 5 one…