Kings recap/Let the Playoff games begin

“The hardest thing in the world to understand were the Kings this season”

Joe Sports.

Even though we lose some and we win some, can we do that in the playoffs? Folks, they won’t make it past the first round, we just don’t have the depth. This is not a club built for playoff success. Lets just hope they don’t get humiliated in the first round.

Tulsa in 4. The Kings will win one.

The post-season schedule for the series between the RiverKings and Oilers is as follows: President’s Cup Opening Round Series between the the sixth-seeded RiverKings and the number-three seed Tulsa Oilers.

Tulsa vs. Mississippi

Game 1 – Thu., Mar. 31 – Mississippi at Tulsa, Tonight…7:05

Game 2 – Fri., Apr. 1 – Mississippi at Tulsa, 7:35

Game 3 – Sun., Apr. 3 – Tulsa at Mississippi, 5:05

*Game 4 – Tue., Apr. 5 – Tulsa at Mississippi, 7:05

*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 9 – Mississippi at Tulsa, 7:35

*-if needed

The first three…Sports 56, WHBQ-AM and CHL-TV.

Last night

Game One

Wichita Thunder 2 Missouri Mavericks 1

Wichita leads 1-0 in the best-of-5 Opening Round series

Next Game: Game Two – Friday, April 1 at Missouri (7:05 PM CST)

Tonight in the Opening Round:

Series:

Allen vs. Rio Grande Valley

Texas vs. Odessa

Bossier-Shreveport vs. Arizona

Tulsa vs. Mississippi

Rapid City vs. Dayton

Colorado vs. Quad City

Bloomington vs. Fort Wayne
Opening Round and the Conference Semi Finals will be best-of-5 series..

What happened in the final three…

Friday night

The Kings dropped a 3-1 decision to the Allen Americans last Friday at the DeSoto Civic Center.

Saturday night

The Kings were down by four goals vs the Americans in Allen, Texas on Saturday night. But, for some reason, they had some life in the third period. The RiverKings scored four goals in the third and ended the period in a 4-4 tie. The Kings won in the shootout. The final 5-4.

Sunday…

The Kings finished the season on a bad note. No surprise. They got whipped 8-1 to the Thunder in Wichita. (Ouch)

Joe Sports thoughts

Sorry folks there is no run for the Cup this year.

That’s the way I see it and I’m Joe Sports

Just a quick note on a former King Player: Marge…Good luck Margeson.

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Playoff Predictions

Ahhhhh, the playoffs, one of the best times of the year! It would be a lot better if the Kings had a chance, the Kings were in a slump all season.The question is, who is going to win the Cup this year?

This year has been full of ups and downs for many clubs and has been very unpredictable as a whole.Who are the serious contenders?

Momentum, it means so much in this league! Anyways, here I go with my predictions.

I know the final four already. So why analize each series in each round. It’s a waste of time. Lets cut to the chase and give you the final four. That way you can get some other things done in playoff time.

The Turner Conference was pretty close, it was very competitive this year.

The Turner Conference has a few teams which could go deep into the playoffs and contend for the cup. The first of these teams is the the Rapid City Rush. The Rush have a good all around team.

They have come together in the second half of the season and are looking to be in good shape to defend their championship this year.

The Eagles will go deep into the playoffs also. If they play at a high level, expect Colorado to battle the Rush in the conference final.The only thing I would question on this team is their heart.

Final- Rush over Colorado in 7 games.

Berry Conference

Only one team stands above the crowd. The Allen Americans.

The only other team that could really surprise in the Berry Conference , I think is the Oilers. Can they get the goaltending. That’s the big question. If they do get the goaltending, there is no reason they can’t get to the Conference final.They have the offensive talent.

THE REST OF THE CONFERENCE IS NOT THAT GOOD. I would have put the Bugs in the conference final, but they have not had the goaltending this year.

The odds on favorite to win the cup are the Rush. They play in a much tougher conference. But the road to the Cup will go through Allen. Rush vs the Americans. Americans in 7 this year though..

No matter who wins the cup a few key factors will need to come into play:

1) Goaltending – can the teams goalie play above the norm?

2) Injuries – the deeper a team goes into the playoffs the more injuries will impact them.

3) Referees – Will the CHL referees change the course of the playoffs like they have done to many games in the regular season.

That’s the way I see THE PLAYOFFS and I’m Joe Sports.

Enjoy the game tonight and have a great day.

I’m Joe Sports

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