The Return of the Real Standings

As of this morning, here are the real standings. Pay no attention to the false standings. That is the way of senseless teeth-gnashing. 

Q OFF.   GP GiH W L WSO OTL PTS W% PRJ W%* PRJ* GB PS +/- PB to95
1 1 VAN 40 1.0 26 8 1 5 59 0.738 121 0.675 111 0 15 21 16-22-4
2 2 DET 41 0.0 25 10 1 5 57 0.695 114 0.634 104 -2 11 25 17-20-4
3 3 DAL 42 -1.0 20 13 4 5 53 0.631 103 0.571 94 -5 5 31 19-17-4
4 4 NAS 40 1.0 17 13 4 6 48 0.600 98 0.525 86 -5.5 4 32 22-16-4
5 9 STL 39 2.0 17 13 3 6 46 0.590 97 0.513 84 -5.5 4 32 23-16-4
6 10 PHX 40 1.0 17 13 2 8 46 0.575 94 0.475 78 -6.5 2 34 23-15-4
7 7 SJS 41 0.0 19 15 2 5 47 0.573 94 0.512 84 -7 1 35 22-15-4
8 5 COL 42 -1.0 18 15 3 6 48 0.571 94 0.500 82 -7.5 0 36 22-14-4
9 12 MIN 40 1.0 20 15 0 5 45 0.563 92 0.500 82 -7 1 35 23-15-4
10 11 LAK 40 1.0 18 17 4 1 45 0.563 92 0.550 90 -7 1 35 23-15-4
11 8 CHI 43 -2.0 19 18 3 3 47 0.547 90 0.512 84 -9 -3 39 22-13-4
12 6 ANA 44 -3.0 20 18 2 4 48 0.545 89 0.500 82 -9.5 -4 40 22-12-4
13 13 CBJ 41 0.0 17 18 3 3 43 0.524 86 0.488 80 -9 -3 39 24-13-4
14 14 CGY 42 -1.0 14 20 4 4 40 0.476 78 0.429 70 -11.5 -8 44 26-10-4
15 15 EDM 40 1.0 12 20 1 7 33 0.413 68 0.325 53 -13 -11 47 29-9-4

  • Sorted by winning percentage (W%).
  • Only regulation wins and OT wins are counted as wins (W).
  • Shoot-out wins (WSO) are tallied separately. Why? Because they don't count in the "total wins" tie-breaker, so we need to keep them out of the W column.
  • "OTL" = loss in OT or shoot-out (i.e. Bettman point). 
  • "OFF." = the official standings, as rendered by ESPN. 
  • "Q" = Quisp standings. 
  • "GiH" = games in hand, relative to the average for the conference. 
  • "PRJ" = projected final point total.
  • "W%*" and "PRJ*" (note the asterisks) show the team's win percentage an projected point total if you eliminate the "Bettman Point" and treat a loss as a loss.
  • "GB" = games back, i.e. baseball standings. 
  • "PB" = points blown. Points-blown refers to the number of potential points a team has failed to earn. Lower number is better, like golf. I find it's a useful way to correct for disparities in games-played. Think of points-blown as a kind of "hidden reason for optimism (or pessimism)" quantifier. 
  • "PS +/-" = points blown, relative to the 8th seed. In other words, how far above or below the post-season ("P.S.") cut-off a team is.
  • In the first two columns (Q rank and ESPN rank), green means 1-4 seed, yellow is 5-8, orange is 9-12, red is 13-15. 
  • For the columns starting with "team name" and ending with "PRJ", Green indicates a projected finish 100 points or above (certain to qualify for playoffs). Yellow is 94-99 projected points (probable for playoffs), orange is 86-93 (projected to fall short), red is below 85 (falling short of falling short). 
  • For the No Bettman Point columns (with asterisks), the thresholds have been shifted downward slightly, to reflect the fact that teams across the board earn between 2-14 fewer points.
  • For the last four columns, the colors translate to great, good, bad and screwed. 
  • "to 95" -- the record each team needs to get to the presumed playoff threshold of 95 points. 
  • Some observations: 

    • Five points separate 4th seed from 13th. The Kings are literally smack (dab) in the middle (2 points from the bottom, 3 from the top, with a game in hand). 
    • They've lost five in a row. That's not good. But look at the neighbors. Nobody can lose 5 in a row and expect not to be in danger. 
    • In other words, the Kings may have been sucking of late, but just before that, they rocked. So, you know, take the average. 
    SB Nation Featured Video
    X
    Log In Sign Up

    forgot?
    Log In Sign Up

    Forgot password?

    We'll email you a reset link.

    If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

    Forgot password?

    Try another email?

    Almost done,

    By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

    Join Jewels From The Crown

    You must be a member of Jewels From The Crown to participate.

    We have our own Community Guidelines at Jewels From The Crown. You should read them.

    Join Jewels From The Crown

    You must be a member of Jewels From The Crown to participate.

    We have our own Community Guidelines at Jewels From The Crown. You should read them.

    Spinner.vc97ec6e

    Authenticating

    Great!

    Choose an available username to complete sign up.

    In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

    tracking_pixel_9355_tracker