When Martin Hanzel boarded Dustin Brown in tonight’s game, with Brown lying face down and motionless on the ice, my 8 year old son had a question:

“Why are they cheering?”

Kings Take Game One, 4-2 (post-game bullets)

I keep thinking about W. P. Kinsella’s short-story, “The Last Pennant Before Armageddon.” The Cubs are on a historic hot streak,  about to win the World Series, and their manager is having a recurring nightmare that the Cubs win it all and then the world blows up. He believes it’s a premonition. And he has to decide whether he should throw the series to save the world, or win it all and let the world explode.

Bob and Jim Problem, part 2

And if no-one will take my previous suggestion, then AT THE VERY LEAST the Kings should record their own audio of Bob and Jim calling the finals and release it as a “radio” broadcast/podcast/download/CD later. They could raise a lot of money for charity, selling “Bob and Jim call the Finals” CDs. And then we…

My Solution to the Bob and Jim Problem

Bob Miller has frequently voiced his fear that the Kings will win their first cup only after he retires. Presumably, if he retired he would still have a television, so his real issue is not whether he gets to see it or not, but whether he gets to call the game.

Premature Post: Who Gets His Name on the Cup?

In order for a player to get his name on the cup, the player must either (1) have played 41 games or more for the team in the regular season (and still be property of the team at the end of the season), or (2) have played at least one game in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Your 1993 Los Angeles Kings

Here is the line-up for the last (and only other) Kings team to play in the conference finals. It’s fun to stare at. How many of the Kings current players were out of diapers in 1993?