Bruce Boudreau sucks.
That’s why I believe the Kings will beat the Ducks.
The guy wins his ass off in the regular season. With Manchester, with Washington, with Anaheim. But in the post season he turns into Gene Mauch. Oh, wait. He won championships with the Hershey Bears and Mississippi Sea Wolves. I forgot.
They have goaltending issues and if the Kings light up whichever goaltender starts tomorrow, it could be a very quick series.
I’m still worried about “The Jinx” but hey, I’m always going to be concerned about “The Jinx” – He was solid in game 7 against the Sharts.
I’ll be shocked if Mitchell plays this series.
Keys to winning? BLOCKING SHOTS. The Kings have to do a much better job of blocking lanes. Doughty did it often vs the Sharks and look what happened?
Stay out of the fucking BOX!
The Kings have taken FORTY FOUR minor penalties. Montreal has taken FOURTEEN! Anaheim isn’t much better.
remember when Alain Vigneault took the Canucks to the SC Finals and was then promptly fired 2 years later in favor of John Tortorella? Vig has taken the Rangers to the 2nd round and Torts got the pink slip.
I don’t understand these Stanley Cup winning retreads. Hell, that Marc Crawford guy won a cup with Colorado, couldn’t do shit in 7 years in Vancouver, was even worse with the Kings, and was dreadful in Dallas. In 5 years with the Rangers, Torts only got them to the 3rd round ONCE. Mike Keenan won with a talented Rangers team. What the hell did he do for the Blues? Nothing. The Canucks? Didn’t even make the playoffs. Boston? Fired after a year. Florida? Missed the playoffs twice and was fired in his 3rd. Calgary? Lost twice in the first round. But he did just win the KHL. Whoopee!
Firing Todd McLellan would be a mistake. Joe Thornton is very simply a choke artist. Bring in a #1 with heart and San Jose has a chance. Is McLellan a great coach? No. If San Jose were smart, they’d offer Willie Mitchell way too much money to come play there.
I understand the obsession with Barry Trotz, but a quick check of the stats shows his defense really isn’t that good, and what exactly did he WIN in 15 years with Nashville? FIVE 1st round exits and TWO 2nd round exits. That’s not an impressive resume.
Who sucks worse? Sidney Crosby or Rick Nash. Rick Nash? What is it 3 goals in 33 playoff and Olympic games? That’s dog shit for what he makes. He’s making Mike Richards look good.
They would have to lose to the junior quacks tonight… again. The #1 seed is now down 3 games to 1. What the hell, are they taking a page out of the Kings first round?