Good thing Scrivens didn’t get that third consecutive shut-out

Because Terry Murray would have had to bench him. Memory lane:

Quisp @ Jewels from the Crown (10/25/11): You (a) are an idiot? (b) are pathologically rigid? (c) like to tempt fate? (d) are arrogant? (e) are just f***ing with us? (f) are Scrooge? (g) are Yoda? (h) are tired of everyone over-reacting to your sage stewardship?

Oh, that’s just so stupid.

Monday practice update; Bernier starts ” LA Kings Insider
Jonathan Bernier, not shutout-streak Jonthan Quick, will start in goal when the Kings host New Jersey tomorrow night. Terry Murray said he made that decision before Saturday’s game and told Bernier, and Murray cited the tough recent schedule and the fact that the Kings have three conference games after tomorrow.

Another good idea: pull the pitcher who’s throwing a no-hitter going into the ninth inning because that was your plan before you knew he was going to do that.

I don’t care what carefully worked-out plans you have to toss out, it’s foolhardy to end a historic shut-out streak with a coaching decision. It’s a good thing athletes aren’t superstitious or anything. My rule would be: if a goalie takes it upon himself to stop everything for 188 minutes, you keep him in at least until he lets one in.


  3 comments for “Good thing Scrivens didn’t get that third consecutive shut-out

  1. CB14
    November 20, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    This brings back some fond memories from the Terry Murray days. Can’t say I miss them, or him, very much. Although it was fun in retrospect to see all those idiots who supported him be proven wrong when they canned his ass.

    • November 21, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      I loved a lot about Terry Murray, especially when the kids were younger. I do think he’s a great teaching coach, and I also think his name should have been on the cup as a scout, since that’s what he was doing for the Kings at the time of the cup win. But he had certain blind spots — as I suppose we all do — and those blind spots drove me crazy.

  2. m_and_m
    November 22, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Good to see you back, Quisp, I’ve missed you.

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