It Ain’t Just Scrivens
It was nice the East Coast Media named B.S. (funny, I didn’t realize until typing it just now, his initials are B.S.) 1st star of the week. Of course they did, the Kings played on the East Coast. He does that on the West Coast and he’s maybe awarded a creamsicle.
But lets be real folks. The Kings have been coasting like a USC football player in a Social Studies class. Relying heavily on Jonathan Quick to bail them out like a Guantanamo Bay detainee. Now that he’s nursing a boo-boo, the defensive side of the Kings (read: playoff Kings) has stepped up.
I mean, seriously, who the hell was wearing #44 these past few games? Not the defenseman that was traded from Buffalo last year. Not the same D-man who looked more like a tacking dummy than a defenseman over the first 17 games.
Robyn Regehr has played like a 3 million dollar defenseman.
Anze Kopitar has been a beast. Not even in his DREAMS has Kopitar ever been 18 for 22 in the circle. You couldn’t even do that on NHL 13 if you cheated.
Dustin Brown, who was hitting players with his purse the first 15 games, is once again flattening opponents like Roseanne on top of that skinny dude from “The Big Bang Theory”. Dan Girardi is still trying to find his lunch pail.
The Kings have been playing playoff hockey. Scrivens has been “fine” but he certainly hasn’t made any Jonathan Quick type saves. You know Quick is watching these games saying, “Where the fuck were THESE guys?”
THAT is what TEAM is all about. THAT is what makes winner. Look at the Lightning. They lose arguably the best player in the NHL, what do they do? Smoke their opponents like a Texas spice rubbed brisket.
Kopitar has 19 points. Anyone else notice Mike Richards has the quietest 18 points?
The Kings are 5-1-1 since Jeff Carter broke his foot.
Want proof its the coaching? Brad Richardson has 5 goals and 5 assists with Vancouver
Scary: Tyler Toffoli (22.2%) and Dwight King (21.4%) lead the Kings in shot percentage.
Tyler Toffoli has played 7 games. He has THREE game winning goals already. NONE of his goals have come on the power play. Imagine when he starts getting power play goals.
Matt Frattin is the NEW Jack Johnson. He’s -7. How the hell is that POSSIBLE considering his line mates are Colin Fraser (-2) or Jordan Nolan (-1) or Kyle Clifford (+2)
Jordan Nolan, in 17 games, has just ONE blocked shot. Even Jarret Stoll has NINE in 17 games.
More proof, it’s coaching. Quick, how many Western Conference teams have scored more goals than Phoenix this season. No cheating asshole!
Answer? ONE. The defending Stanley Cup Champions.
How the hell does PHOENIX score goals?
I’ll tell you how.
Dave fricken Tippet.
Can you imagine how many back-to-back championships the Kings would have with Tippet behind the bench?
Colorado, it’s nice to have you back on earth.
Tampa is 1st in the East with 28 points. The Kings have 29 points and are in 7th. Brutal.
Speaking of brutal: The Kings are 7-2-1 their last 10 games and have LOST ground because Chicago, Minnesota and Phoenix have gone 8-1-1
Can the West please stop playing the shitty East already? It’s time we played each other for a while!
Wow… Edmonton sucks, Winnipeg is in 9th, Vancouver is 11th, Calgary is 13th Toronto/Montreal/Ottawa are 8th/9th/10th respectively. Their combined record vs the West? 26-44-11 – Canadian teams suck.
Jack Johnson leads the Blue Jackets with a -7. Just sayin’
Who would have thought that Alex Galchenyuk would have more points than Nail Yakupov since being drafted.
For all the talk about how great Lombardi is in picking in the 2nd round… Christopher Gibson.
Derek Forbort, drafted 1st round 2011, #15 – 1 goal, 5 assists
Colin Miller, drafted round 5 2012, #151 – 1 goal, 5 assists
Bud Holloway only has ONE goal in 22 games playing for Skelleftea (Oscar Moller has 7)
Remember Scott Parse? Not even playing hockey anymore.
Brady Murray only played 4 NHL games, yet I own 3 of his jersey’s. How is this possible?