(1) It’s rude to toot your own horn, but (2) This is a small self-run blog and (3) great ideas are rare, so
“When I got sent down, I thought about the KHL because, you know, I’m mad and sad,” Voynov said Friday afternoon [...]. “My friends told me not to think about it, just wait and trust yourself and Lombardi.”
Marty McSorley hopes Kings reverse his curse – USATODAY.com McSorley still hears about the stick and the penalty when he appears with Kings alumni. He blames the media for keeping the story alive, yet most Kings fans acknowledge they don’t need the help — there’s even a blog named after McSorley’s stick.
“Disappointment” is an odd choice of words. I’m sure Marty McSorley is disappointed that, essentially, everyone blames him for losing the 1993 finals. Of course, no one blames him really, or at least not 100%. We all know the laundry list of blame: the Kings could have killed the penalty, they could have scored in…
As you have probably heard, Simon Gagne, who has been out with a concussion since December, has been cleared to play. It’s tempting — as fans — to imagine just chucking him in there and dreaming our dreams of glory. Plus, it’s a nice dream because if Gagne were to play at least one game…
LAT (Helene Elliott) – Watching Kings’ Run Has Been Great for Gretzky [...] “It’s been unreal what they’ve done and what they’ve accomplished so far,” Wayne Gretzky said Wednesday. “It’s been unreal for the organization and it’s been great for hockey in California and L.A. We live in L.A., so we’re seeing it first-hand how…
“Was I using an illegal stick? Yes, I was [...]. They came from the factory that way. I used the same stick in the next game and tied Game 4 with what might have been the same stick.”
Why? Are you an idiot?
If Tippett’s intentions are pure, his statements would carry more weight if he corrected some of his players’ habits first. In Mike Smith, the Coyotes have 6 feet, 4 inches, of grown man that is often liable to tumble over in a stiff breeze.
This was rich coming from the coach of the team that carried on like ruffians in losing Game 2 of the best-of-seven series. Kings forward Dustin Brown was fortunate he wasn’t crippled when he was driven into the boards from behind by Coyotes centre Martin Hanzal, who was suspended for Game 3. Coyotes captain Shane Doan was tossed from the same game when he hit Trevor Lewis from behind.
It occurs to me that Tippett was the one who said the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa was a clean hockey check.