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Bob Miller’s Nightmare 2.0: When Worlds Collide

Today’s signing of — and confusion regarding the disambiguation of — Johan Fransson, reminded me of my old abandoned sequel to Bob Miller’s (original) nightmare. The sequel was spawned by the Lehtonen/Vishnevkiy trade, but I never had the energy to finish it. Now, I don’t care. Franzen/Fransson has pushed me over the edge. Here it…

Iain MacIntyre pronounces Kings dead

I don’t know Iain MacIntyre, never heard of him, though for all I know I’ve read him and just never looked at the by-line until I had to, to see who wrote this remarkable column on the Kings/Canucks series. So if he’s some kind of national treasure, I preemptively grovel in mortification. (In the sense…

Bob Miller’s Nightmare

Ladies and Gentlemen, your Los Angeles Kings: Daniel Sedin – Mats Sundin – Henrik Sedin Eric Staal – Jarret Stoll – Jared Boll Milan Michalek* – Kyle Beach – Juraj Mikus** David Krejci – Mike Ricci – Mark Recchi Vitaly Vishnevski – Lubomir Visnovsky Juraj Mikus** – Zbynek Michalek* Jeff Woywitka – Andy Wozniewski John-Michael…

Purcell is not making Kopitar Suck

If you are reading this you have already read the other Kings blogs and you have seen the irate comments venting all over Ted Purcell. Ted Purcell is lost. Ted Purcell falls down. Ted Purcell is not NHL calibre. Ted Purcell shouldn’t be on the first line. Ted Purcell has naked pictures of Terry Murray.…

From The Frontal Cortex: Should You Go For It On Fourth Down?

Consider some research done by David Romer, an economist at UC Berkeley, who published a 2001 paper entitled “Do Firms Maximize? Evidence From Professional Football”. The question Romer was trying to answer is familiar to every NFL fan: what to do on 4th down? Is it better to bring on the kicking team for a…

Quisp vs. Troll

I’m digging into the archives in search of time-capsule material from the Dawn of Lombardi or whatever we’re calling it. Here’s the first one I came upon. It’s from the old “Inside the Kings” site, comments section, December 3, 2008. The post was titled “World Juniors Roster,” and announced that Thomas Hickey and Colten Teubert…

10-17-2008: Quisp vs. Cristobal

From the “Inside the Kings” comments section, October 17, 2008, the day Kyle Quincey played his first game as a King, and his fourteenth career game. Commenter “Cristobal” is upset that I appear not to have a problem with Chris Chelios. cristobal said: Quisp – Chelios is ok and Blake isn’t? I don’t think so. Quisp…

9-6-2008: “Inside the Kings” comments section

Sydor25 said: Running an NHL franchise in a major market at $40 million? Disgraceful. Does anybody believe that Lubomir wasn’t a salary dump? [...] anthony said: He wants to save more room under the cap, in order to blow it (or waste it) on players like Handzus, Blake, McCauley, Cloutier, Nagy etc, etc. etc. Sorry, couldn’t…