Home Again and Ready for a Ruckus – BJs @ Kings

I hope you all had a shitty Valentine’s Day. I mean that, in the nicest way possible.

I hope it was depressing and filled with regret. It would tickle me the appropriate pink if the rose you bought wasn’t red enough, the words in the sappy card rang false and that the chocolates you ate gave you both diarrhea. Maybe if you spent your Valentine’s Day bitter and pissing out of your rear end you’ll rethink going along with the charade next year. Maybe you’ll remember to treat those you love with the kind of adoration the rest of the year expected of you on a day Rite Aid’s around the world decided they needed a boost in sales.

If its worth the effort when you’re told it matters most, its worth the effort the rest of the fucking time.

A lesson the Kings could learn. Monday against the St. Louis Blues the Kings played like they did in the playoffs. Perhaps staring down Ken Hitchcock’s chin waddle swathing over the opposing bench fooled the team into thinking it was the playoffs again, back when every game was really damn important. But even on the days that the National sponsors aren’t singing your praises, the same tenacity and dedication to every moment is required. Even against boring, useless franchises like the Columbus Blue Jackets the game must be played like these guys are what stands between us and the Stanley Cup.

I’m excited the Kings are home again. It’s been too long. Three day interims between games at this point is longer than a half season lockout is after a summer. As I expect the Kings to play tomorrow, so shall I be in the stands. I’m ready for this crappy start to the season to succinctly be snuffed out like so many kittens beneath an drum of oil tumbling down a hill. Loud, rowdy and raucous. Let team and fan be a reciprocal echo.

Friday night games are rare. You ain’t working Saturday. You don’t have to pretend you care about Sunday church in the morning. Get there early. Stay late. Burn it all to the ground.

I’m feeling it. The engine is revving and the team I saw on Monday is waiting to be unleashed again. Cascading waves of aggression towards the net. Stubborn sticks in narrow lanes. Attack, defend, recovery, no recoil. Swift and decisive plays.

I’ve got nothing coherent to say. I’m a snarling fiend.

Tonight the leash comes off.



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25 replies

  1. 730 can’t come fast enough today

  2. I hope the rest of your life is as shitty as the Valentines you wish on us.

    Fuck you faggots!

  3. Bernier left the ice first. Looks like he’s getting the nod tonight. I don’t care who’s in net as long as they’re keeping pucks out.

  4. I was pissing out my rear end while reading this. Weird.

  5. Check your emails, you jerks.

    Also GO KINGS GO

    • Email regarding the Rings or something else? I read all the ring emails, but haven’t had the 2-3 hours it will take for me to sit and respond to all of them yet. There are ALOT to go through.

  6. They gotta ride the hot hand right now and keep Bernier in net. I hope to hell that he can bring us back to back wins. It increases his potential trade value, and puts a little more pressure on Quick to hurry up and get his game back.

  7. Good comment on treating those you care about as such year round. I am lucky to be able to attend tonight.. but no Surly tomorrow is not a day off.. it will be a work day as will Sun and Mon..no complaints.. just can’t go too crazy.
    Watched Monday’s game again..Martinez played 2 shifts..Backus got him..looked like right shoulder or head..hope not..with those plates in..even if on left side does not need more head trouble.. poor guy. Hope for speedy recovery.
    GO KINGS GO!!!
    WWTC!!!

  8. I hope you all had a shitty Valentine’s Day. I mean that, in the nicest way possible.

    … It was terrific.

    Even against boring, useless franchises like the Columbus Blue Jackets the game must be played like these guys are what stands between us and the Stanley Cup.

    … They don’t need to pretend. The opponent is almost irrelevant. The Kings are a solid team. They just need to play their game, and be smart. Focus on what they themselves do well. They’re dangerous; their opponents need to worry about THEM, not the other way around.

    • I’m worried about the BJs- I’m worried about the health and safety of anyone that plays against Dustin Brown! Anisimov better keep his head up in the neutral zone…

    • I agree. I wasn’t saying the Kings need to worry about their opponent, I’m saying the exact opposite, that regardless of the opponent the Kings need to play like whoever is looking at them is the difference between them and the history books.

      I noticed some extra juice in their game against the Coyotes and Blues, obviously remnants of last year’s playoffs. That’s bullcrap. Every opponent needs to be played with that same extra juice. Juice for all!

      Which, as it turns out, is also my motto for Valentine’s Day.

      • I wasn’t saying the Kings need to worry about their opponent, I’m saying the exact opposite

        … No, I know. I agree with it. The Kings are a better team right now than their record would indicate, but no one’s going to feel sorry for them or send their ailing defensemen “get well” cards.

        There was a line in Rocky II, I believe, where Apollo’s trainer is instructing Apollo not to let up on Rocky, saying “this man is dangerous!” Apollo responded by saying “I’M dangerous!” And, that’s what I think the Kings’ mindset should be.

        I noticed some extra juice in their game against the Coyotes and Blues

        … It’s amazing what having a lead in the hockey game will do to this team.

  9. I almost forgot to rhyme.

    Roses are red
    Jackets are Blue
    Wisniewski’s overpaid
    Boll wears a tutu

  10. Kings just tweeted that they will have more rings tonight. Should I buy more for you folks?

  11. Need some screaming in 315!!!
    GO KINGS GO!!!
    WWTC!!!

    • Man, was I tired. It was a long working week. I didn’t think I would make it through the whole game and I may or may not have let out a scream or three but I certainly was not my usual self. Surly was in good form though, as usual.

  12. KYLE CLIFFORD IS ONE TENACIOUS MOTHERFUCKER!!!

    I like it…..

    • Clifford was a mad-man tonight… Actually, he’s been a mad-man this season. I’m pretty jealous of that douche in the green shirt behind the bench. Really? You can afford ice seats but not a jersey?

      Game notes: Richards looked disappointed that his 400th point wasn’t very pretty. I’m a little surprised by that but it really doesn’t matter.

      The win was pretty satisfying but seeing Jack Johnson give Carter a ‘nudge’ after the final whistle made me think of how pissed I would be if I were JJ and how happy I was when we won the cup!

      This was Penner’s first good game of the year. Good job pancakes. Keep destroying people at the end of the 2nd period.

      I hope Bernier starts against the Blackhawks. While he didn’t have a ton of awesome saves, he made the hard ones look easy (that one from behind the net was awesome) and didn’t give any rebounds.

      I think Drewiske, Muzzin, and Ellerby have done alright- I mean, it’s not the same chemistry as with Mitchell, Greene, and Martinez but they have filled in… Okay-

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