Before I get to the Kings impressive win, I have to bring up something…
When I looked at the score it was Ducks 3, Dallas 0. When I saw the 4-3 Dallas final score in regulation, I could only smile at the thought of Bruce Boudreau’s head wanting to explode like that dude from “Scanners.”
The Ducks will eventually get it together and start scoring in droves, but for right now, its like having an In-N-Out Double Cheeseburger and not having to worry about your cholesterol count!
The Kings playing their 4th game in 6 nights played a very solid bend-but-don’t break game. Jonathan Quick and the DEFENSE was the reason the Kings won this game tonight.
That and they stayed out of the fucking penalty box… although I credit the officials for sticking their whistles into their pockets. Any other ref tag-team would have called 150 infractions.
Andy Androff still sucks in the face-off circle.
Okay, so can the Kings actually win a 1:00 game? I recall the Kings scoring 3 goals in the final 1:30 against the same Nashville Predators only to lose in OT.
I’m expecting a boring game Saturday. I’ll be there with the Kings. Come say hello.
More on Kopitar.
He’s asking for 10 mil. The Kings aren’t going to pay it.
Kopi bought himself and his family TWO 5 million dollar (each) houses in Manhattan Beach. Apparently he doesn’t care. The Kings can’t afford his cap hit. Much as the Kane/Toews deals will handicap the Hawks payroll for years to come (its hurting the Penguins, too) Lombardi doesn’t want to have another Rob Blake situation on his hand.
What does this mean?
1) if they don’t re-sign Lucic, the Kings are looking at next years’ first line of Gaborik/Carter/Toffoli.
2) who can actually AFFORD to pay Kopi? Buffalo? The Flyers? What will the Kings get in return for a RENTAL? Other GM’s aren’t as stupid as Lombardi and won’t give up Jones/Miller/#1 for a rental. So what if the Kings get a #1 plus a prospect and a player.
3) Will the season ticket holders revolt? You bet. The Kings have been “announcing” sellouts, but you and I both know that’s bullshit. There have been several games already with lots of empty seats in the 300’s.
Maybe the Kings will sign UFA Stamkos.