Nervous or Confident?
Kind of like when you “do it” for the first time with a new partner and when she takes off her bra you’re not sure if they’re round and plump, or if they fall to her knees, or if they go east/west, or if they look like missiles or pencil erasers…
Kind of like when you’re bidding on eBay
Kind of like when you speed up when you see a squirrel crossing the road.
Down the middle, the Kings should crush the Rangers like you do when you see an innocent little spider… because you CAN!
But the Rangers have Daniel Carcillo. Will he play? Will he disrupt? Will he do something douche-baggery?
The Kings are used to west coast travel. The Rangers are not used to west coast travel. They left at 11 this morning. That means they were up at 8. That also means that after the game, which ended around 11:30, they didn’t get to sleep until 2-3 in the morning after winding down. Then they got 5 hours of sleep before boarding a plane? I just did that trip and I’ve already been to a chiropractor and still need my massage therapist because I’m a pussy. Then again, I’m a 51 year old fat guy and they’re 20-30 year old in shape athletes… but still… the MIND is what goes. The lack of sleep. The jet lag.
Of the 18 penalties the Kings have taken, 11 have been from the defense.
Who needs to step up?
Jeff Carter – 1 goal and 1 assist
Drew Doughty – 1 goal (if you’re gonna win the Conn Smythe, put up some more points Drew)
Anze Kopitar – 2 assists only
Tyler Toffoli – GOOSE EGG
When the Kings eliminated San Jose 5-1 in Game 7 Brown, Doughty, Kopitar, Pearson and Toffoli had goals
When the Kings eliminated the Ducks 6-2 in Game 7 Carter, Gaborik, Kopitar, Richards, Pearson and Williams had goals
When the Kings eliminated Chicago 5-4 in Game 7 Carter, Gaborik, Toffoli, Williams and thank you Alec Martinez had goals
Sensing a PATTERN here?
An AVERAGE of 5 goals?
Carter and Toffoli and Gaborik and Kopitar?
No wonder nobody thinks the Kings aren’t going to lose tomorrow.
But there’s always the (**cough, paid off, cough**) refs.
There’s always the penalties, you know, the one where Willie Mitchell looks like Patrick Starr from Spongebob when faced with a simple question?
There’s always 5 on 3, which makes my balls shrink up into my cavity.
There’s always a 5 minute major, which will make me cry just like when Sean O’Donnell against the Blues…. oh, shit… I’m crying again.
WE LIFT THE CUP TONIGHT!
I know. It’s like Being Matthew McConaughey or Jared Leto. You KNOW you’re going to win. But a confident Matt Barry is about as scary as…
Poor Bobby Ryan. He gets traded to Anaheim, is left off of the Olympic roster, doesn’t get to play with Alfredsson and now Spezza wants to leave.
I’ll be celebrating with steak, lobster and champagne at Flemings. I’ll be the drunken idiot wearing the Trevor Lewis jersey and crying. Come join the fun. I’ll be stupid drunk enough to buy you and your friends expensive drinks.