First of all, Bobby and I are busy scouring through your emails, trying to decide who will get the replica rings. Bate your breath for a little while longer. I know, I know, the wait is excruciating. So is choosing.

Now, onto the game tonight that I won’t be watching because I had the brilliant idea to take my woman to Ojai for her birthday before consulting the Kings’ schedule. I suppose once a year she gets to be more important than the Kings. Once.

Have you noticed there is a new non-face of LA Kings Insider? Jon Rosen. Sounds familiar, perhaps I’ll start reading. It is likely that I will promptly stop. He is not blessed with the gift of brevity.

He does however tell us, with his super insider powers, that Dustin Penner will probably dress tonight for the first time since he lethargically panted and heaved his way around the ice in Colorado. He is set to skate with Richards and Carter, bumping Clifford to… Somewhere, because its not like he’s our leading scorer or anything.

Maybe he’ll play with Kopi and Brown and Williams will get a somewhat deserved bump down to the Stoll line. Doesn’t matter I suppose, whole lot of ‘bleh’ on this team offensively outside of Clifford and Carter so far. Hopefully soon one of those fancy Dreeeeeeeeew rushes up the ice will lead to something other than a turnover at the goal line.

I sound pessimistic. I’m not, just annoyed that I have the flu.

I’ve got a feeling we see another offensive eruption tonight. One of those games fans love and coaches hate. 6-4 Kings was my official prediction.

Did you know that Scribe doesn’t like my limericks? I have an extra special one today, all the way from childhood, when times were simpler and hockey was meaner.

Fuck fuck fuck the Ducks,
Screw that Getzlaf too
Got no time for dirty slime
Boudreau was born inna zoo

Are you making the trip to the land of Disney characters and Orange County housewives? It’s nice to be around cartoons sometimes, and Disney characters can also be fun.

If you are, make me proud and moon a Duck fan, assuming they still make those.