Monthly Archives: April 2013

I have two comments on game one

Prime Ticket: SPLIT SCREEN?? YOU SUCK.  Jonathan Quick: don’t do that. Bonus third comment: didn’t Quick do that once last post-season? In one of those four losses? I choose not to be heartbroken about this. Maybe the Ducks will lose…  

Kings round 1, game 1: this year vs. last year

On April 11, 2012, the Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 in Vancouver, in game one of the first round series which the Kings won 4-1. This was the roster: Brown, Carter, Clifford, Doughty, Greene, King, Kopitar, Lewis, Martinez, Mitchell, Nolan, Penner, Richards, Scuderi, Stoll, Voynov, Williams, Quick, Bernier (Loktionov, Westgarth, Richardson, Drewiske — scratched).…

You know what? These match-ups are awesome!

Aside from the fact that I always enjoy the Philadelphia Flyers in the playoffs and would have preferred them to Ottawa, this is easily the best set of first round series that I can remember. Here are my predictions, infused with a ridiculous amount of wishful thinking. What do you want, it’s a blog. Round One:…

Pre-post-season thoughts

  • The Kings finished ahead of San Jose in the standings for the first time since 2003…
  • …the end of the season in which Dean Lombardi was fired as Sharks GM.
  • The Kings were second in the conference in regulation wins, with 24, one win behind Chicago.

Zen moments with Drew Doughty

Yes, the outcome’s going to happen no matter what. “We don’t need to worry about the outcome. The outcome’s going to happen no matter what after that.” via April 26 practice quotes: Drew Doughty « LA Kings Insider.  

Leiweke to the leafs

Deadline.com: Leiweke Heads North

Leiweke, whose abrupt and unceremonious exit from AEG last month was billed as “by mutual agreement,” will take over one of Canadian sports’ more high-profile jobs. MLSE not only runs the Toronto Maple Leafs [...] — it operates [...] Air Canada Centre, [...] the Toronto Marlies and three TV networks. The company, four-fifths owned by northern giant Rogers Communications and Bell Canada, also has a hand in an LA Live-like mixed-use complex that surrounds the arena.

The new president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment won’t assume his gig until late June [...].

Teams locking up seeds

CHI has locked up 1st. ANA has locked up 2nd. VAN has locked up 3rd. LAK will be 4th (83% likelihood), 5th (13%) or 6th (4%). STL is very likely (87%) to be 5th or 6th. SJS is very likely (78%) to be 5th or 6th. MIN is very likely (72%) to be 7th or…