Some things I like about this matchup: Kings open on the road. Easy travel. More than that, I’m afraid to say. I am superstitious. But if I weren’t, I might have said I’m more afraid of Nashville.
People from Anaheim are not allowed to make fun of the Valley. I’m sure you’re aware that Anaheim is technically a part of the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. You’re a suburb. You’re the Valley but farther away. I’m not sure, but I think you might be the Valley, to the Valley.
Remember how the Kings used to blow those big leads going into the third? Those days are over. OVER! Remember when the Kings would score a goal only to give one up ten seconds later? Or give up a goal and then give up another one right away, just to make their hole a little deeper? NO MORE! Remember when the Kings would freak out at home like kindergarteners at the school play? Distant, fondly-recalled memories of our youth!
Lombardi told Richards, “You can follow Bobby Clarke in Philadelphia, as everybody had you doing, or you can be Bobby Clarke in L.A. and be the first to establish something.”
…doesn’t mean someone isn’t out to get you.
“You have to give [the coaches] credit for putting us at ease and not feel embarrassed,” Brodeur said. “It’s not like somebody is talking about you.”
Shut up! First, we had to listen to Ken Hitchcock say the Kings are the true #1 seed in the West, now this:
It’s hard to say this, but the most impressive team so far has been the Kings. I’ve said from the beginning of the playoffs, they are as well-rounded a team as there is right now.
In lieu of the usual post-game bullets, here is a selection of tweets from the game.
If Pietrangelo plays, he’s not vulnerable, because he doesn’t have and never did have a concussion. We know this because if he did have a concussion and the Blues skirted the protocol to allow him to play when he could be permanently disabled by a second injury — then it would be the Blues (not the Kings) who have no moral compass.
As I’m writing this, I’m watching the live #LAKings Twitter feed scroll by on the right margin of this site, and with each passing tweet the over-blown outrageous blood-lust of Blues fans is pissing me off more and more. “Let’s take out Brown. **** it.” “All the good the league did by suspending Torres is undone by not suspending King.” “Immediately disqualify cheap shot artist King.” Etc.