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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…

New King/Monarch Jonathan Parker is from San Diego, California

The “other guy” in the Brayden McNabb for Nick Deslauriers and Hudson Fasching trade is Jonathan Parker, who grew up here and played for the L.A. Selects. Jonathan Parker – The Hockey News After a 45-goal campaign that left him fifth in Western League tallies, the California native has catapulted onto the NHL’s radar by…

What happens when you sign a big contract, and then suck?

2007 – Lubomir Visnovsky signs five year extension. 2008 – Visnovsky traded to Edmonton. 2008 – Patrick O’Sullivan holds out, signs three year extension. 2009 – O’Sullivan traded to Edmonton. 2010 – Lombardi rests. 2011 – Jack Johnson signs seven year extension. 2012 – Johnson traded to Columbus. 2013 – Dustin Brown signs eight year…