- 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.
Look, I’m sure it’s buried in the CBA somewhere. I’m sure everyone else is right and I’m wrong. But, as I said in an earlier post, I just don’t get why Justin Schultz isn’t an unrestricted free agent as of June 1, today.
The CBA clearly indicates that clubs retain the rights of unsigned collegiate (or college-bound) draft picks, for four years after the year of their selection — ending either (1) August 15th four years after the year of selection, if the player graduates from said college, or (2) June 1 four years after the year of selection, if the player does not graduate.