Terry Murray for being an inflexible and stubborn old man.

Dustin Penner for being a coward.

Jamie Kompon for walking through life still searching for a clue.

Michael Handzus for having the game pass him by.

Drew Doughty for being young and dumb. You pick a fight with Nichol and taking yourself off the ice…Nichol. Jesus.

Jonathan Quick for letting in 12 goals in 2 games even if the great majority of them were almost impossible to stop.

The veterans on this team for failing the team for a second consecutive season in the playoffs.

Ryan Smyth for having too much mileage.

Anze Kopitar for setting the Kings’ iron man record only to become injured at the worst possible time of the season.

Did I mention Terry Murray? I think I did. That one could be an article by itself. It could be three.

Under pressure, winners focus and losers fold. The LA Kings folded. They find themselves down 3-1 and face nearly insurmountable odds of coming back. There is nothing good or positive that came from this loss. Just a stern reminder that after many seasons of failure, the team still cannot put it together to win at the most critical time of the season even after having victory within their grasp.

I will love this team tomorrow. Tonight, I look at what we did and failed to do and it hurts.

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10 replies

  1. You could write a book on that…

  2. This one upset me more than game 3…

  3. There’s a few things I’d like to say, but now’s not the time. No, there is one thing I’m going to say, Richardson’s line you guys fricking rock.

    Quick has given up 12 goals in the last two games and I can’t remember one that was soft….

    We are still in this, dammit.

  4. I think I was most upset with people leaving Staples saying “see you next season”….way to support the team…..NOT!!! No freaking respect for the Kings…yes they are shall we say “choking” but come on don’t give up on them yet. GO KINGS GO….always for me!

  5. Yeah does hurt…

  6. Did you catch Murray using the Kopitar excuse during his press conference? Talk about gutless.

  7. We were outplayed ..again
    They are faster..we were unable to slow them down by forchecking. We lost confidence and got scrambley again.
    I always try to think how the players must feel..and how utterly disappointed they must feel in themselves.
    It hurts BIGTIME
    GO KINGS GO!!!

  8. Murray confuses me…. he’s got players sitting on the bench who he’s pointed out are well worth their weight in at least bronze (definitely not gold, but something at least), and yet he’s got Penner cemented to the ice who is, at this point, not even worth his weight in salt. He wouldn’t even have to worry about shuffling wingers around. Bench Penner, give Moller another shot, just for one game. Who’s it gonna hurt?
    it’s not the whole reason for this series totally sucking, but it’s worth a try just to get something else going, cos what’s on the ice right now obviously isn’t working.

    bright side, so far as player success goes, cos I’ve gotta say it…. KYLE F CLIFFORD is kicking sharktail. First time in the playoffs, first year pro, 3 points in four games, 2 of them were goals. Donuts, JMFJ, and Richardson are the only other players who have 2 goals under their belt so far this series; none of them are rookies. Just sayin…..

  9. According to Murray, Moller lacks grit. He’s got speed and skill but that’s not important as grit.


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