Does The Rest Of The Season Really Matter?
We’re playing San Jose in the first round, aren’t we?
With 18 games left to play and 9 points behind them… oh, wait… even if we DO catch them, the Kings would only have home ice advantage.
Minnesota could certainly catch us, but that would leave the Kings playing St Louis or Chicago
Dallas would have to be FIVE games better than the Kings down the stretch in order to have the Kings play the Ducks. That would be a colossal tank job, even for the Kings and NOT something you would want the Kings to do heading into the playoffs.
With 18 games to go and yet ANOTHER east coast trip on tap, the best the Kings could hope for is STAYING HEALTHY. None of this “Kopitar Breaks an Ankle” with 10 games to go in the season.
The positioning I’m having fun with is watching where Colorado falls. They could upset someone in the first round and I’m hoping it’s Chicago. I don’t want them finishing 2nd as they would wind up playing Dallas or Minnesota… or…. the Kings?
Hmmm. Maybe the Kings should finish 7th after all.