Terry Murray's 2011-12 Kings: just how bad are they? [sortable chart fun]

I learned something about myself this morning. I channel my frustration into charts. This one shows the Kings' point totals and goal totals through the first 14 games of the last 16 seasons, going back to 1995. The other columns give you the team's final point total (F PTS), their point-percentage through 14 games (W% 14), their point-percentage over the remaining 68 games, not including the first 14 (W% 15-82), the difference between the 1-14 W% and the 15-82 W% (up/down), the final goals-for tally (Fin g), goals-per-game for the first 14 games (GPG 14), GPG over the remaining games (GPG 15-82), the difference between the two GPGs (up/down), and -- finally -- whether the team made the playoffs and which genius/idiot was behind the bench. 

I'll leave the conclusions to be hashed out in the comments. However, here are two things I noticed right off the bat:

  • Very few Kings teams improved on their goals-for or their winning percentage compared to the first 14 games. 
  • Aside from 2006, when the Kings scored one fewer goal after 14 games, en route to one of the franchise's worst seasons ever, the first 14 games of this season represent the lowest goals-for total going back 16 years. 
The table is fully sortable. Click on the headers. 

Year PTS Goals F PTS W% 14 W % 15-82 up/down Fin g GPG 14 GPG 15-82 up/down Playoffs? Coach
1995 16 49 66 0.571 0.368 -0.204 256 3.50 3.04 -0.46 no Robinson
1996 14 39 67 0.500 0.390 -0.110 214 2.79 2.57 -0.21 no Robinson
1997 14 46 87 0.500 0.537 0.037 227 3.29 2.66 -0.62 lost rnd 1 Robinson
1998 13 30 69 0.464 0.412 -0.053 189 2.14 2.34 0.20 no Robinson
1999 20 49 94 0.714 0.544 -0.170 245 3.50 2.88 -0.62 lost rnd 1 A. Murray
2000 14 51 92 0.500 0.574 0.074 252 3.64 2.96 -0.69 lost rnd 2 A. Murray
2001 9 34 95 0.321 0.632 0.311 214 2.43 2.65 0.22 lost rnd 1 A. Murray
2002 17 44 78 0.607 0.449 -0.159 203 3.14 2.34 -0.80 no A. Murray
2003 15 37 81 0.536 0.485 -0.050 205 2.64 2.47 -0.17 no A. Murray
2005 18 49 89 0.643 0.522 -0.121 249 3.50 2.94 -0.56 no A. Murray
2006 10 29 68 0.357 0.426 0.069 227 2.07 2.91 0.84 no M. Crawford
2007 14 44 71 0.500 0.419 -0.081 231 3.14 2.75 -0.39 no M. Crawford
2008 14 37 79 0.500 0.478 -0.022 207 2.64 2.50 -0.14 no T. Murray
2009 18 46 101 0.643 0.610 -0.033 241 3.29 2.87 -0.42 lost rnd 1 T. Murray
2010 22 40 98 0.786 0.559 -0.227 219 2.86 2.63 -0.22 lost rnd 1 T. Murray
2011 15 30   0.536       2.14     ?? T. Murray

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