Following the game last night, I was so pissed off I grabbed my old lady and pounded her like a slab of veal (lucky for her, right?)
This morning I was still angrier than Howard Beale (see if you oldies get THAT reference!). I’m not like players who can just forget it. I beat the crap out of my lawn with a pick ax and planted sod. What, joy! Then my 7 year old puked all over the place at a Japanese Ramen Noodle restaurant. No dogs around to lick it up either.
I guess I should be happier. The Kings won 8 straight. Yeah, against teams like Calgary (twice) and Winnipeg and Edmonton. I guess I should be happy we don’t have Mike Gillis as our GM. Or Garth Snow. Or Sam McMaster. Or Mike Milbury. Or Mike Milbury. Or Mike Milbury
But I’m greedy.
I want more.
I’m of the new generation mindset of, “what the fuck have you done for me lately and if you don’t I’m on to the next thing, even if I can’t pronounce it.” The Rolling Stones would have never made it in this generation.
I am a little worried. I’m worried about Minnesota, I’m worried about Willie Mitchell’s knee tendons lasting through the rest of the regular season let alone the playoffs. I’m worried about being bounced in the 1st round and not knowing what to do for the entire month of May. I’m giving up jobs because playoff time is just around the corner and I want to enjoy every playoff moment before something stupid happens with the Kings and they’re forced to sell off all of their assets and we’re stuck watching Justin Auger as our #1 winger.
Budweiser Black what? They were out of Bass Ale and suggested this crap. I took one sip, nearly did a spit take and asked for a Stella.
Kind of happy El Capitano is getting a bench rest – he was hurt going into the Olympics (and didn’t tell nobody) and he was hurt coming back. A few games off and it will be the rest he needs heading into the post season. Or he’ll just be like Matt Greene and eat popcorn in the press box for 9 straight games.
14 games left – 7 at home, 7 on the road: Only FIVE of those games are against teams currently in the playoffs. I think this means we should actually win… or will it be a false sense of security?
The Kings have climbed all the way to 25th on the PP!
But have dropped to 11th on the PK.
The Kings have taken 291 minor penalties this year. San Jose has only taken 203.
Only Buffalo (41) has scored LESS 2nd period goals than the Kings (42) – Anaheim leads with 89. However, only the Blues (44) are better at not allowing goals in the 2nd period than the Kings (48) – The Kings have allowed only 47 3rd period goals, tied for 2nd best with Boston.
The Kings are 2nd in the league with 2133 hits. Only Toronto has more. Chicago and San Jose are at the bottom of the pack, so what does that tell you?
Montreal leads the league with 1261 blocked shots. The Kings would not fare well under John Tortorella as they’re 2nd to last with only 752.
Here’s one stat the Kings DO lead in!!!! MISSED SHOTS!!!! 981 of them! So when you hear someone yell “shoot the puck” please add “on net!”
You want a dead last stat? Carolina leads this category with 667. The Kings? DEAD LAST with 272 TAKEAWAYS!!!! That’s more than HALF of Carolina’s!
#1 – Kings are 1st in the league with a 53% face-off win percentage. Jarret Stoll is worth every penny.