Over the past 5 games, Jonathan Quick has become the Hoover vacuum we’ve all come to know and love.
He’ll need a shutout tonight. A whitewash. A goose egg. The number of black friends Donald Sterling has.
When Chicago lost Duncan Keith to suspension last season, they beat the Kings. When Chicago lost Brent Seabrook for 3 games this season, they won all three games and are now yawning their way to the conference finals.
There’s just something about the mindset of not having your best defense.
The Kings won’t have Mitchell or Regehr for the series. That “Dave” Schultz guy is being fed to hungry lions.
Darryl Sutter will have him paired against the Ducks 3rd and 4th lines, or you and me will be screaming at the TV. I’m sure you’ll agree that Greene and Schultz should be picking up no more than 10 minutes of duck slop.
The Kings HAVE to stay out of the penalty box. Still too many per game. 21 per game! Lucky the Ducks are averaging 26 per game, because they’re dumber.
Shockingly the Kings are tied with Chicago for 2nd with 3.62 goals per game. The Jennings trophy winners are surprisingly giving up the 2nd most shots per game at 35.4
So Lombardi trades Jonathan Bernier for Marian Gaborik and a 3rd round pick. Like Charlie Sheen says. “Winning”
Reinforcements coming – The Black Aces are here!
Fraser, who may or may not see any action this series… likely not
Campbell, who looked pretty solid in the few games played here, why the fuck haven’t the Kings signed this guy yet?
McNabb, who has NHL experience and has been getting rave reviews
Bodnarchuk – who is probably the most under appreciated of the bunch
Vey – Oy!
So why all the D-men? Because Doughty is one shoulder crunch against the boards of missing the rest of the season. Because Martinez is one shoulder crunch against the boards of missing the rest of the season. Because Greene is about as fragile as Ryan Smyth at a press conference.