Monthly Archives: July 2012

ICETHETICS: The Philangeles FlyKings – Concepts

The guy who came up with the design calls them the FlyKings, but I prefer the Phlings. Inspired by Ross Taylor’s series of brand-blended concepts, Ty Hill set out to merge a couple of 1967 expansion clubs. Is this what would happen if the Philadelphia Flyers and Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings mated? I…

Ellen Etchingham, theory_of_ice, MUST READ [CAM JANSSEN CONTENT]

If Janssen’s shit actually worked the way he described, the Devils would be playing him fifteen minutes a night on the top line so he could terrify opposing forwards into coughing the puck up for Kovalchuk. Instead, they don’t dress him for half the regular season and not even one playoff game, and when they do let him play, they give him only five of the very softest minutes against the easiest opposition. Cam Janssen plays the tenderest, juiciest minutes in the game and he still gets roundly crushed in more or less every available metric, including fights [...]. You know what that means? It means Cam Janssen can’t scare anyone out of anything. [...] The only people who are really intimidated are the Devils’ coaching staff, who are patently scared to have Janssen on the ice in any game or situation that actually matters.

Fat Broads You Regret Banging Win Stanley Cup

Meanwhile you, Cam Janssen, aren’t even allowed access to us — the Stanley-Cup Champion Los Angeles Fat Broads — because you didn’t dress for a single game the entire playoffs. Devils’ Cam Janssen calls LA Kings ‘the fat broads you just regret banging’; makes off-color gay joke | Puck Daddy – Yahoo! Sports Cam Janssen, the…

Bernier “expects” to be traded? [also: POLL]

Jonathan Bernier has the cup today in Quebec, and there have been a number of trade-related tweets as a result. Recap: Bernier tells us he asked to be traded near the deadline, #Kings refused. He expects 2be traded close to home near training camp#NHL July 12, 2012 10:29 AM via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite @L_A_theRiver L.A.…

“If we don’t move younger people in, we’re going backwards.”

In Detroit, people are wondering with 39-year-old Tomas Holmstrom will be returning for his sixteenth season. Report: Teams expressing interest in Tomas Holmstrom | ProHockeyTalk Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News caught up with Wings GM Ken Holland and asked about Holmstrom’s future with the club. Noting that Holland was “using much the same language…

Just like others before him, Ken Campbell will irritate

I like to imagine that Ken Campbell wrote a tweet that went something like this: “Lots of bandwagon celebrities at Kings games now. Will they stick around when the Kings don’t repeat?” But then he remembered he doesn’t get paid for tweets. So he expanded it into an article. Just like others before them, Kings…

Why I prefer to just say no to Doan

Going into next season with the roster intact (which, by the way, is some kind of miracle) is a silver lining inside a cloud no-one is talking about yet. The conventional wisdom is that a huge contributing factor to Stanley Cup hangover is the fact that the team has just played 100+ games compared to most teams’ 82, and have had only a few weeks to recover, compared to half a year. Players are banged up. Old players, exponentially so.