THE ROOT TO THE PLAYOFFS: Apr. 6th – Apr. 11th

The LA Kings have 3 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.

Some of the rooting interests may shift during this final week as standings chance and potential playoff match ups shift. We’ll also be keeping track of how many teams can finish above the Kings in the standings. For now we’ll call them

…PASSING NUMBERS

Any Kings win reduces every Passing Number (or PN) by 2.
A regulation loss by any team reduces their PN by 2.

Any Kings OT/SO loss reduces every PN by 1.
An OT/SO loss by any team reduces their PN by 1.

Any Kings loss or win by another team does not change the Passing Numbers.

Once a teams Passing Number reaches zero, they cannot finish higher than the Kings at the end of the season.

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Vancouver
Games remaining: 2
Passing number: 9

Winnipeg
Games remaining: 3
Passing number: 8

Calgary
Games remaining: 3
Passing number: 7

San Jose – CANNOT PASS

Dallas – CANNOT PASS

Colorado – CANNOT PASS

Arizona – CANNOT PASS

Edmonton – CANNOT PASS

TUESDAY, April 7th

Winnipeg at St. Louis

Why? WHY must I keep rooting for the Blues???

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Root: BLUES

Arizona at Calgary

The season is almost over and I desperately want the Arizona Coyotes to win a game.

I don’t want to start any blasphemous rumors but I think the Hockey Gods have a sick sense of humor and when The Flames die I expect to find them laughing.

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Root: COYOTES

WEDNESDAY, April 8th

NO GAMES OF CONSEQUENCE

 

THURSDAY, April 9th

Winnipeg at Colorado

It really does pain me to root so hard against the Jets. They’re fun and their fans deserve a little happiness…  but if it comes down to them or the Kings…  this one is black and white.
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Root: AVALANCHE

Arizona at Vancouver

This is insanity. I’m more likely to see a Coyote talk than I am to see them beat the Flames AND the Canucks in back to back games.

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Root: COYOTES

FRIDAY, April 10th

NO GAMES OF CONSEQUENCE

 

 

SATURDAY, April 11th

Edmonton at Vancouver

The Edmonton Oilers are so bad they can’t even finish in last place right.

Root: OILERS

Calgary at Winnipeg

This could be the single most important game of the season. Or it could mean nothing.

That’s the kind of season this has been.

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Root : TBD

Of all the members of Team TRH Jesse Cohen probably comes closest to actually hating the Kings. Whether obsessing over the 1998 sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Blues, wishing he had witnessed the fight between Dmitri Khristich and Barry Potomski or cursing their attempts to fool the fans by dressing Randy Robitaille for 18 games, Jesse harbors a deep-seeded resentment towards the Kings.You can follow Jesse Cohen on Twitter @KingsMenPodcast.
  • JJsWaffles

    Not to be hyperbolic, but this week is the worst.