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“LA Kings suck!” sees uptick in search results

I wonder why. LA Kings suck! – MCSORLEY’S STICK Welcome to LA Kings Suck! You are here either because you Googled “LA Kings suck” and it led you to this page, or because you were on another MCSORLEY’S STICK page and wondered why in **** anyone would have a page dedicated to the possibility that…

Trades that Mattered

6/24/2006 — Lombardi trades Pavol Demitra for Patrick O’Sullivan and the Wild’s 1st round pick, which Lombardi uses to select Trevor Lewis. 9/30/2006 — Lombardi trades two of my favorite Kings, Eric Belanger and Tim Gleason, to Carolina for the rights to Jack Johnson. 1/29/2007 — Lombardi trades Craig Conroy to Calgary for Jamie Lundmark…

Gaborik’s good, but he’s not that good

Mostly well-deserved praise for Marian Gaborik, with just one small problem. Kings Start the Stranglehold | INSIDE HOCKEY [T]he Ducks won everything but the final score.So what happened? Well once again, Marian Gaborik happened. That is, he burst in with under half a minute gone in the game and roofed one behind Jonas Hiller […].The…

Who Has Been Better Than the Kings This Post-Season?

Nobody. No, that’s not true, really. But I couldn’t resist, given the headline of my last post. Justin Williams was hilarious last night when he said, about digging themselves an 0-3 hole, “let’s make a point never to do that again.” That’s from memory, so that might not be an exact quote. I think a…

You know who has been worse than the Kings this post-season?

Nobody. Every other of the eight series has been interesting and exciting. Even Tampa Bay, who are playing golf now, played several close games against a much better team. The Kings/Sharks series, though, has been virtually unwatchable. Two historic blow-outs, the likes of which (consecutive playoff games allowing 5 or more unanswered goals) I’m starting…

The more things change…

Here’s Dean Lombardi ruminating on the last time the Kings crapped out in a playoff series against San Jose, three years ago, almost to the day. LA Kings Insider, 4/27/2011: Lombardi on Success and Disappointments LOMBARDI: “In a backhanded way — and I said this during the season — I don’t like the fact that…

Honest question: when’s the last time that happened?

The Kings gave up five unanswered goals in game one. Then they gave up seven unanswered goals in game two. I was going to ask when was the last time this happened to the Kings in the playoffs? But then I couldn’t think of it ever happening in the regular season either. But then I…