Whether it’s the ghost of Craig Ludwig’s shin-pads, or plain old teamwork (yawn — am I supposed to put “TEAMWORK” on the back of my replica jersey?), the goal is to stop you from doing what you want to do. It’s called defense.
The Key Three: May 15 – Los Angeles Kings News
Retribution is highly overrated. The best revenge for a team is to see opponents skate toward the penalty box, or the locker room.
…which they accomplished in 1972 and 1992, both during the regular season, obviously. The current Kings streak stands at 7. (The NHL record for consecutive playoff wins is 11.)
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?”
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.
Which ex-King will get a Stanley Cup ring first? Poll after jump:
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…
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.
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.
What’s most remarkable (and hilarious) about MacLean’s comparison is how halting and bumbling his delivery is, the pregnant pauses, caused (I imagine) by the sound of his producer in his earpiece screaming “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU SAYING SHUT UP ABORT ABORT!”