Right Where We Want ‘Em!
How nice of the Kings.
They didn’t want to just sweep the Ducks and be TOO well rested for their series vs the Wild or Chicago so they let the Ducks back into it. How else do you explain Jonathan Quick going into Dan Cloutier/Roman Cechmanek mode? It isn’t because he owes a loan shark named “Lefty” is it?
The Kings are just like a woman, letting the Ducks put the tip in and then saying “Sorry, I have my period,” leaving the Ducks frustrated and with blue balls. The Ducks sweeping the Kings after being down 2-0 after the Kings came back 4-0 after being down 0-3 is a Hollywood script that would be thrown across every executives room. They’d line birdcages with it, wrap fish in it, let the dog do its business on it. This would be just too unrealistic a story.
Who to blame?
Jordan Nolan? He resembled an 80 year old driving a 1989 Mercury Merkur at 35 miles an hour in a 55 zone.
Jeff Schultz? I didn’t ever think I’d see anyone slower than Jason Allison or Michael Handzus, but there he was, often showing Kings fans what the maximum speed limit is on the 405.
Penalty Kill? Which is starting to resemble something John Van Boxmeer put together. Maybe John Steven is so distracted by all the head coaching vacancies that he forgot to put X’s (or is it O’s) on the chalkboard.
Alec Martinez? That was a bigger giveaway than Crazy Gideon’s Christmas sale. If this were the regular season, Marty would be sitting in the press box for the next 11 games.
Jonathan Quick? Who suddenly looks like the Quick from the first 3 games in San Jose instead of Jonathan Quick of the next 6. This is the effort he gives after he was PULLED last game? I say start Jones. Let Quick stew the entire off season.
Not putting a fucking body on Smelly-Pelly? Why is everyone acting like Doanld Sterling and trying to avoid contact with him (borderline racist?)
Mitchell and Regehr for getting hurt in the first place? “The Jinx” is now 0-3 his last 3 games.
Lombardi? For not getting a solid D-man at the deadline?
Voynov? Who’s goal scoring has disappeared like a Malaysian airliner (it’s been 2 months! How the fuck do you lose a PLANE?)
You know this isn’t Boudreau who simply looked at the man-on-man coverage the Sharks implemented against the Kings and copied it. Only he has the players talented enough to execute it. Every time the Kings have touched the puck there’s been a Duck KRAGL’d to them.
Gaborik looks like Luc in front of the net. Perfectly positioned unlike the rest of the team which seems to stay in way to tight.
At least the Kings scored a power play goal. They dominated in the face-off circle (58%)
For as much as we hate Jamie Kompon, the players will tell you that there was nobody better at the breakout than Jamie. Just ask Chicago.
Anyone else thing Gaborik will score 50 next season finally getting to play with a REAL center next season?
I don’t know about you but I would love to see Adam Oates calling the O next season.