I am happy for Mike Ribeiro. The NHL season is a long one. It was clearly getting to him, as evidenced by the unnecessary cheap shot elbow he threw on Michal Handzus at the end of the Kings v. Stars game Saturday, a match the Kings won 3-1 and all but ended Dallas’ hope for any post season futility. My compliments to the on ice officials, Mike Leggo and Dave Jackson who we have not forgotten and who once again magnified their rigid incompetence. Guys like Mike Ribeiro have earned the time off and now he will have more minutes to get to living life, smelling roses and acts of belligerent public intoxication. Good for you, Mike. Enjoy the offseason…win or lose against the suddenly Visnovsky-less Ducks, a fork has been embedded therein and you, that fraud of a coach, Marc Crawford, his lack of “puck luck”, and your team is cooked.

To the Kings! Four key games remain against the San Jose Sharks, Phoenix Coyotes and Anaheim Ducks squared. Home ice advantage is within our grasp. The last time we had that in a playoff series, I believe 99 wore the colors. A new time, a new generation of Kings’ fans, we are watching a rebuilt franchise with the character and integrity to shelf excuse and refuse to lose. Now, do your job! Support the team with your fanaticism. Will them to victory through your chants, screams, the thundering GO following a GO KINGS during games and violent disdain for opposing teams and their degenerated fan base. GO KINGS!