LOKTIONOV IN, PONIKAROVSKY SCRATCHED, STURM TO I.R.

Wow. Just wow.

The day after Terry Murray tells us that he is going to try Ponikarovsky on the first line in search of the mystical click, he changes his mind and scratches Poni. Just when I thought this insanity with the line changes reached new heights, I got this fresh dose of crazy. Meanwhile, Kevin Westgarth, who brings nothing and is consistently the achilles heel of our fourth line, remains in the game…because he cannot skate, has no offense, no defense but, hell, he may get into a scrap or two. It’s part of Murray’s new “if you can’t beat them, have them beaten” mantra that replaced “win and you’re in.”

But hey, I am happy for Loktionov. He shouldn’t get too comfortable on that first line though. Remember, Terry wants instantaneous chemistry. If Lokti, Kopitar and Brown do not achieve that by the third shift and look like they have been playing with each other for three consecutive seasons, then the first line is a failure and Lokti is moving on down or being sent back to Manchester. Our coach is looking for the boom and the click, none of this slow simmer crap.

Guess what? No, not chicken butt. Sturm went to I.R. I know, I know, you’re shocked. Me too. Actually, I am not. I predicted it (pretty sure Surly owes me a beer). Two major knee surgeries in three years. Yeah. You could have set your watch to this one. I hear Dean is searching hard for that next often injured winger to go on I.R. May get him before the deadline.

Good times.

I will be at the game tonight. I will not be cheering because I have completely lost my voice. I will substitute the voice for various articulate gestures.

Let’s get a win tonight. For the love of God, anything for a victory.

GO KINGS!



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17 replies

  1. Terry’s got till game time to change his mind again right? Westgarth might get a shot at being the spark on the first line. :D Do we know for sure if Simmonds and Smyth can go tonight?

  2. Hey schmuck. You beat me to it. Oh well, mine has more cursing, so there!

  3. Great article as always. As for tonight, while I love the Kings, I am a bit annoyed with TM, and the “system” to the point where I am kind of hoping they lose so DL will be forced to do something. That being said, I still want them to figure it out and dig themselves out of this. It’s hard being on the fence. What’s worse is I have Ilya Bryzgalov on my fantasy team. Do I play him, because the Kings are on a losing streak, or do I sit him like I have in the past whenever any of my goalies play the Kings? I can’t decide! Help!!

  4. I spend 5 minutes indoors, and look what it gets me? I’m going back outside.

  5. Lol is right. Personally, I can say I was joking. Of course I am not going to play Ilya Bryzgalov against the Kings tonight. Does this make me a geek? No. Fantasy hockey takes 2 seconds to play. It isn’t a video game, its purely a time waster while I am in between study breaks. As for the Kings, I am done with all of the analysis by the fans as to what is going on.

    It’s Terry Murray, it’s Dean Lombardi, it’s Tim Lieweekly, Dustin Brown isn’t a true captain, Drew Doughty is fat, or something else no one has imagined yet. I think Surly and Scribe are pretty spot on with their, “The system isn’t working” approach, yet I hear this the least. It’s pretty obvious to me that playing along the perimeter all the time doesn’t work. And shooting on the wings, are you kidding? If I see Dustin Brown take another shot from the far right, before the hash marks, I am going to vomit. All I know is something needs to happen quick before the whole fan base falls apart, again. But it’s very safe to say I will continue supporting this team, regardless.

  6. Putz? What is this, the 50’s?

  7. I think it is more written, because you never hear anyone call someone a putz

  8. I live in Riverside, and they are a hidden group here. And the ones I did hang out with (years ago before they moved away) were not of the “putz” using type…but I can see your point. I’ll see what I can do to bring that back out here.

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