KINGS GO MASOCHIST IN 7-4 LOSS TO FLYERS
If the Kings were a 16 year old teenager tonight, they would be cutting themselves and investing in goth makeup. I don’t know what the hell our boys thought they were doing out there but if it was hockey, then the entire defense needs to get off the football and stop acting like monkeys.
Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson were shades of bad I have not seen in quite some time. Jack put on a clinic on how not to defend against a 2 on 1 and how to make the wrong play every time with a puck on his stick.
I am happy Ryan Smyth got two goals, but that barely makes up for his turnovers. Justin Williams, who typically punishes the opposing team when they turn the puck over, was in a giving mood.
Davis Drewiske had his worst game as a King…and that was after he just finished having his worst game the night before. I haven’t seen defensive coverage and decisions like that since Randy Jones.
Jonathan Bernier showed why he is a rookie. He also didn’t make a single big save. It is now imminently the end of 2010 and I can now say each of you who thought Bernier would be taking Quick’s job by this time can endure Surly and I pointing and laughing in your direction…with love of course.
So, did we win a faceoff tonight? I am serious. I would like to know.
Marco Sturm looked slow and out of sync. The first line was a mess.
Wayne Simmonds had a good game.
Carcillo is a grade A weenie. He avoided Westgarth all game, didn’t want to go, did everything but cry and then after Kevin received a 10 minute misconduct and Clifford followed (more on this weirdness, below) Carcillo went after Simmonds…by yapping at him. I know Daniel Carcillo has tried to turn a new leaf and become a smarter player. I didn’t know he turned in his stones as part of the new him.
I will refrain saying anything negative about Leighton. He and Flyers’ fan probably know how awful he looked tonight. It makes losing that much more aggravating.
There is a reason Stephane Auger has the reputation in the league as someone who tries to take over games with his calls and frequently makes bizarre calls that only he can understand. Let me share with you one hilarious post by a member of hockey’s future (hf) boards about Auger and tonight’s game. It sums it up quite nicely and with the funny edge we like around here:
Eff the loss, I’m more pissed about the officiating.
Worst display of Bettman hockey I have ever seen live. I still can’t ****ing believe it and feel I’m owed a refund for tonight since the refs decided to be the game instead of the players.
I’ve never ****ing seen two misconducts handed out without a minor penalty and for basically nothing. Unbelievable. Then you have Williams and some Flyer crossing sticks after the misconducts and it’s nothing, even though it was more or on par with what the tough guys did.
Then Carcillo gets 2 minutes at the 20 minute mark while he did much more than Clifford or Westgarth. Why not a misconduct too? Oh, because the game was over so it doesn’t matter.
****ing ********. I’ve never been so pissed at the NHL. That was clown shoes. The second there was some emotion in the 2nd period, the refs called anything they possibly could to take the emotion out of the game. Yeah…the paying crowd wants to watch ****ing special teams for 20 straight minutes.
A total embarrassment. Those refs should be suspended. You can’t just pass out misconducts because you are afraid someone may get into a fight. What a ****ing disgrace. This game is turning into the ****ing NBA and Bettman would like nothing more than for that to happen. lhfbhlbfejbsgj;klhbk;nb
As for the game, Flyers put shots right under the crossbar, Kings shoot into Leighton’s leg pad. Flyers didn’t play awesome, but they buried their chances high while the Kings continue to shoot for a rebound or deflection.
When I take tomorrow off for a Flyers game the night before, I expect to see some action. If I want the SEL, I’ll ****ing pay for an internet feed and get off on some Frolunda action. Let’s just get rid of the first 5 rows around the ice, expand it, and then marvel at 5 consecutive passes in a row. “Oh Hans, what magnificent passing by the yellow squad. They are so polite!”
Am I drunk? Sure. Will I stand by this post tomorrow? Bet your ass. Why? Because I’m right.
Who asks questions and then answers them themselves? Drunk, correct *******s like myself.
I just got an email from Stephane Auger. He is calling a slashing penalty on me because I reminded him of his incompetence. He is giving Surly a 10 minute misconduct for cutting his hair.
Shall we end it on that note? Sure…if your team falls apart and kick its own ass in two games, we might as well have a sense of humor about it. I hope Terry Murray kicks the team in the rear end tomorrow in practice. The lesson can start with how to play defense. Davis, you’re first.