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Prediction Update: x = 12 - y - (z-5)/2

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Los Angeles Kings 2011-2012 Season Preview - Jewels From The Crown

Prediction:

I have no clue. So here you go: the Kings' conference seed will be determined by this equation:

x = 12 - y - (z-5)/2

x = conference seed, y = number of 20 goal scorers, z = number of shoot-out wins. Results are rounded to the nearest counting number.

As of today, the Kings have three players on pace to score 20: Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards and Simon Gagne. The Kings have one shoot-out win, which projects to 3.2 shoot-out wins. So:

x = 12 - 3 - (3 - 5)/2

x = 9 - (-2)/2

x = 9 + 1

x = 10

10th place. Sounds about right.