THE ROOT TO THE PLAYOFFS: Feb. 27th – Mar. 1st
The LA Kings have 22 games left in their 2014-15 season and they will not make the playoffs without significant help from the rest of the league. Knowing which team to root for in any given matchup can be complicated so we’ve put together this handy guide for you.
Rooting Guidelines for games not involving the Kings:
RULE 1 – Always root for an Eastern Conference Team over a Western Conference Team.
RULE 2 – Almost always root for a Central Division Team over a Pacific Division Team.
RULE 3 – Always root for the higher ranked team when two Central Division Teams are playing each other.
FRIDAY, February 27th
Calgary at New York
It would do wonders for my sanity if the Islanders could help put out the Flames.
Colorado at Dallas
Both teams have 63 points in 61 games. Both of them should be in full tanking mode which of course means this game will go to OT.
Root: NO OT
SATURDAY, February 28th
Ottawa at San Jose
The Sharks chances of making the playoffs currently sit at 23.92% according to nerds on the internet.
Minnesota at Colorado
Both of these teams use singular nouns for their name. That bothers me. Also… Avalanches happen in the Wild? Or something? I don’t care… Go Avs, I guess.
SUNDAY, March 1st
St. Louis at Vancouver
There are only two times when it’s appropriate to root for the Blues.
1. When it benefits your favorite hockey team.
2. When they’re played by Bleeding Gums Murphy
Anaheim at Dallas
One of these days…….