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Poll results: PHT readers on Kings’ playoff hopes, Stamkos’ quest for 60 and more

May 5, 2012, 11:31 PM EDT

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With the luxury/horror* of a rare night off from the 2012 playoffs on Saturday, it seems like it might be a good time to share some poll results from the last few months. Consider this a clearing house of sorts where we give ourselves “report cards” with the advantage of hindsight.

Will Steven Stamkos score 60 regular season goals? (post)

On March 28, we asked PHT readers if Tampa Bay Lightning sniper Steven Stamkos would reach the 60-goal mark. A stunning majority (76 percent, or 233 voters) said “Yes” and they were correct.

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make the playoffs? (post)

On the heels of Brian Burke firing Ron Wilson in favor of Randy Carlyle, we decided to poll PHT readers about Carlyle’s chances of turning things around. Sure, it wasn’t that hard to make the call at that (March 2) point, but kudos to PHT readers who said “No.” That would be 82 percent, or 228 voters who were correct.

Will Jeff Carter propel the Kings into the playoffs? (post)

Dean Lombardi made a series of last-ditch efforts with his Los Angeles Kings in a tooth-and-nail struggle to make the playoffs (which might be easy to forget right now). One of those moves was to trade Jack Johnson for Jeff Carter. While Carter wasn’t the driving force of a whole lot of the success, it’s still solid that a small majority (53 percent or 176 to 156) were right.

Which team will win the Southeast Division? (post)

OK, they can’t all be gold records. Back on Feb. 19, PHT took a look at how sad the Southeast was and asked voters to name a winner. The Capitals and Jets tied with 35 percent of the votes (The Jets technically won 199-198) while the eventual division winners Florida only received 98 votes (17 percent). So, like just about everyone, PHT readers were wrong about the Panthers.

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There are more polls floating around, but that’s a neat little survey of some of the more intriguing ones. PHT readers went three for four, which would make you all superhuman MLB players or John Grahame, if you abide by John Tortorella’s harsh 25 percent rule.

* – Depending upon how many social bridges you’ve burned watching playoff hockey.

  1. blomfeld - May 6, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Blomfeld’s score on PHT writers’ ability to “accurately” report on our LA Kings:

    - 9.8 … Dadoun
    - 7.7 … Brough
    - 6.4 … Halford
    - 4.7 … Yerdon
    - 2.6 … O’Brien

    just kidding friends, as you guys are all excellent and very entertaining ! … and your storyline pictures always give us a smile :) … thank you, thank you very much …

    • johnguelff - May 6, 2012 at 12:48 AM

      i dont care for the kings one way or another..BUT i always see your name and go “i wonder what off the wall video he is gonna have when i scroll down???” i never watch them ,but just the names seems so pointless i LOVE IT best commentor ever

    • oside760 - May 6, 2012 at 12:50 AM

      i dont understand what the elvis presley videos are for either, but you seem like a pretty die hard kings fan. and thats all that matters to me

      • blomfeld - May 6, 2012 at 1:16 AM

        “may these posters known as “johnguelff” and “oside760″ soon find themselves to be adrift upon a lake of expensive wine, whilst being pursued by schools of highly attractive women” …

  2. biffnasty - May 6, 2012 at 3:19 AM

    Where is this river of wine and beautiful women? New jersey? Thought so

  3. bcjim - May 6, 2012 at 6:32 AM

    Biff…only if you are into hobo wine and chicks with mustaches.

  4. balewsquare - May 6, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Mark me down for horror. Everyone knows that if they want to socialize with me, they can come and watch the game. :)

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