I am not certain which was uglier – Joe Thornton’s mug or the officiating.

Let’s compare.

The morons in stripes called a phantom slashing penalty against Jarret Stoll (as a friend explained in a text, you can’t “slash upward”), a second non-existent tripping penalty against Alec Martinez in the third period, missed several muggings behind the goal including a trip against Oscar Moller, called a play in the third offsides (with the Kings controlling the play and the puck) that to everyone with eyes and a brain was not even close to crossing the blue line, put 4 seconds or so back on the clock with about 11 ticks left in the game and San Jose then scored to tie it with about 3 seconds left and, of all the what the f*** moments, allowed a shootout goal by Dan Boyle after he (a) lost the puck, (b) stopped and (c) skated back. Wow…

Ok, so we were going to compare that ugliness with this…

No contest. The mentally challenged zebras finish a distant second to that elongated mess.

How about Oscar Moller boys and girls? 5 shots on goal, a first step that may be the best on the team and playing with confidence. Now, if Dustin Penner can find his game, we can have a first line that is cocked, loaded and scoring goals.

O’Captain, my Captain. Where has that guy been for the past many weeks? I love Brownie but he aggravates me like no other LA Kings’ forward. When he plays a simple north – south game, hits often and gets himself open, he is as good as any power forward in the league. We saw that tonight. When he doesn’t, I grow gray hairs. Dustin Brown’s game is an aggressive and intense game. You can tell when it’s not there and he is going through the motions. Tonight, he wanted the puck and was looking to get it on net quickly. He is not a dangler. He shouldn’t pretend to be one.

I have no love for Patrick Marshmarleau.

I have intense man love for Jonathan Quick but he is getting beat too often glove side on long or bad angled shots. Those kinds of goals in the playoffs can suck the momentum right out of a match. He is going down too soon. Our goaltending coach…wait, who is that again…Bill Ranford, needs to work with Quick on his positioning. When you drop to your pads before the shooter fires, you give him too much space from your shoulder to the cross-bar. When you do it from bad angles, you become susceptible to your glove hanging too low or high to compensate for poor position. It has cost Quick far too many goals this season. It’s aggravating to watch. He suffered from the same problem last season and Ranford worked with him on it. Jonathan then went on a nice run. It’s time for a refresher.

Beating San Jose is fun. Did you have fun? I had fun. Why do so many San Jose Sharks fans of a male gender look like ugly women? They may rival only the Ducks and Red Wings for the ugliest fan base in the league. Put them together in a room and they could make a blind kid cry. GO KINGS!

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21 replies

  1. You forgot to mention what an annoying prick Ryan “Camel Toe” Clowe is and was.

  2. I am loving the hurdles we overcome ,no matter what the incompetent zebras or Mike the cheat Murphy throws at us from the war room in Toronto. This team is into it they believe! Special mention to our shootout heroes time & time again J-Quick(rubberband man) & J Stoll (terrific work ethic over & over). I still believe we are winning the division ,there will be a banner raised at staples next year.

    • I hate to comment but this seems about the worse stretch of officiating I can remember in years…and with 2 refs… In the past I seen soft calls to make up for mistakes but don’t even see that much this season.

      Objectively however it seemed that waning minutes call against SJ also seemed questionable as did 4 full seconds. I could have lived with 1.5 or 2.

  3. Funny that Brown has been the only King scoring lately, and yet everyone is dead set against him being on the top line. In the game against Anahiem he was the only King who scored. St.Louis was a wash because no one scored. Nashville he scored a goal and an assist. Last night he scored 2 and a 1/2 goals right when we needed someone to take over and do something.

    The guy is slowly becoming the hottest King out there, and he’s on the verge of being the leader of the team in goals scored, and yet most won’t even admit that he is a bonified 1rst line player. During November, and December Kopi and Brown were the hottest pairing in the league (without a legitimate left winger) and yet TM refuses to play them together since Penner got here.

    I’m happy for Moller, and I was happy for Williams, but I wish TM would stop screwing around and at least try that match up to see how it would work before the playoffs get here.

    • Also it’s totally retarded to say Simmers is better there since he only has 1/2 the goals Brown does.

    • Cominic, have to disagree with you on the first line statement.

      Brown game has moved to another level because he was moved from the top line.

      Brown’s style of game has never been suited for the a top line. Top line play requires hands and passing skills that Brown does not possess. Play on the top line clearly distracted him from the playing the type of game that earns him goals.

      Its plain to see how the play of both Brown’s play and the top line improved once Brown was moved a step closer to a grinding game.

      • Dominick…totally sorry about the misspelling…you get a free on me…

        • Well truthfully we’ll never know until they try it. I don’t see it as too far fetched. I’m fine with having Brown on the other lines, I just think it should of been tied sooner. A month from now when TM finally does try it and it works, just remember all of you are going to get a big fat I told you so. :)

  4. I’ll telkl you what I’m tired of – the Kings letting in late goals. It’s happening way too often – I thought that last year’s problem, and we had solved it. It ain’t solved, and the way the team was scrambling from the moment the puck was dropped in the third period I could just tell a heartbreaker was coming. And to see another bad angle goal…very disappointing.

    King’s might be scraping by to get their points, but if this is what they’re bringing to the playoffs, break out the Kleenex.

    • They played a great game for 59 minutes and 44 seconds. I take the other road. The team will step it up this season in the playoffs. We are a better team than last season. More depth at defense and so long as Murray and Kompon don’t go retard again on the 5 on 5 and PP, better offensively. Quick is better and he will be fresher come playoff time. The boys remember what it took in the playoffs and are better for it. Conference finals or bust. Fuck measured expectations.

  5. The stoll penalty was a fine call.

    I think it’s funny that people complain about brown’s hands and being on the first line and don’t complain about putting simmonds and his brick hands up there.

    • Simmonds is a nice spark plug to the first line for a few games when Kopi goes all zombie out there. Nothing more.

    • I’m one of those commentators. First Simmonds is used there as a temporary plug and does not dimish his production. Brown there diminishes both his and overall team production. IMO

  6. Well, I don’t care who plays where and with whom as long as we play well. If you ask me, we played one hell of a game last night. We took it to them for the first two periods, then they did well in the third. If you think you’re going to control SJ for the entire game, you’re asking a bit much.

    And you guys thought I was kidding when I said I thought/think Quick is near-sighted. You don’t have to be “fail the drivers exam” near-sighted, just enough where you don’t pick up the puck in time from longer distances, especially when it’s coming towards you at 80 plus mph. I’ve seen this happen many times as both a player and a coach. If you haven’t already, Kings, please check his eyes.

    I’m happy with Moller’s play as well. Very excited to see him get a chance.

    • I agree. That 3rd was tight, but it is after all San Jose, not Colombus.

      On the 2nd goal, all I can say is that it was Marleau not clutterbuck streaking down the wing and letting one rip. The guys got 33 goals 31 assists and 64 points. He has scored the exact same way on Luongo, Hiller, Thomas, and some other really good goalies in the NHL. Could Quick have stopped it? Maybe. Could Marleau have score on it? Definately.

      Lets not be too hard on Quick. If he wasn’t spectacular to start with, we would have easily been down by a coulple heading into the 3rd. Aside from that one play, I have a hard time finding any fault in any of his other play.

      In Quicks last 16 starts dating back to Febuary 1rst, he’s only gave up more than 3 twice. One to the Red Wings, and the other to St.Louis the other night. He deserves the benefit of the doubt here.

      • Dominick, no one is being hard on Quick. I’m dead serious, he has a pattern/tendency to let long shots get by him. All I’m saying is I’ve seen this before and some athletes don’t know they need glasses/contacts. It’s really only an observation, not a knock on Quick.

        • No worries, I wasn’t trying to single you out. Your point is probably very valid. I was just asking for some leniency for Quick. I did not take your comment as offensive in any way. Their have been others on other sites though, and maybe I was being defensive.

          I’m sorry.

          • No apologies needed brother Dominick. You obviously enjoy the Kings as much as I. Nothing but love from this Kings fan to another.

            Reading too many blogs will definitely take the fun out of being a fan…. with all the drama and such. I use to be a regular at Hammond’s but the chaos became to much for me….at least in the comment section. I still read Rich, daily.

            I’m glad Surly and Scribe take on this great challenge of covering our team, because it’s well done with knowledge, passion, wit, humor and most importantly for me, it’s low-key on rhetoric. I love this blog and it’s participants.


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