Cliffy Said Knock You Out, Kings Gonna Knock You Out…

Surly missed this game…

Hold on, he’s reading this and I want that to sink in.

Surly

Missed

This

Game

Boy, he’s pissed off right now.

Because he missed this game.

Holy shit, what a game!

Three fights in the first period, Kyle Clifford’s knock out uppercut of Roman Polak (who is, in his own right, one tough nut), three absurd goals against Bernier none of which were his fault, falling down 4-1, anger, frustration, Bernier out, Quick in, no Blues fans in sight to cheap shot, my buddy Phil trying to distract me with some chick’s rack who sat in front of us, Stewart running his mouth at the Kings bench, Voynov, Richards, Carter, Muzzin, Kooopiiitaaarrr, holy shit I lost my shit on that goal, Halak given the baby seal treatment, Ellllliiiiiooooottt, 6, count it, 6 goals, 11 in the last two games, 11 goals in 11 games by Jeff all your women belong to me you can have them because you are a Hockey God and please don’t stop doing what you are doing Carter, “crazy, huh?” Jake is quoted, crazy kid, fucking crazy, this game was not good for the heart but it was so great for the soul…

Hey Stewart, go fuck yourself.

Hey Polak, how’s your head cookie? Clifford said knock you out, OH, he’s going to knock you out.

Hey Cole, never change, especially against us.

Hey Backes, I’m a big fan. Wish you were a King. Go fuck yourself.

Scribe’s Three Stars:

3. Anze Kopitar

2. Justin Williams

1. Jake Muzzin

Go Kings Go!!

Go Kings Go!!

Do you hear yourself screaming it?

Go Kings Go!!

Can you hear the crowd?

Go Kings Go!!

Hey DanieYELL, what’s up?

Go Kings Go!!

Cheer up Jacob, you’re still the loudest fuck in the arena.

GO KINGS!



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  1. I saw the replay of that fight several times. That uppercut caught Polak in the upper chest. That was quite a punch.

    • If you look closely, you can see Polak’s face was buried in his own sweater. Clifford got him on the button through his jersey.

      You don’t hit the deck like that from a body shot. Polak did a fuckin snow angel.

      • Oh he was out…you could see his arms jerk upward for a split second.

      • No way, I just went back and watched the video again. Clifford didn’t hit him in the head, he hit him in the heart underneath Polak’s left arm. By Polak’s reaction, I am guessing Clifford stopped his heart briefly.

        http://www.hockeyfights.com/fights/116521

        Switch the resolution to 720p. There was no chin harmed in the making of this knockout.

  2. Fucking awesome!!!!!

  3. Replay finally starting on fox. Gonna be tired for work tomorrow but I got to see this shit again!

  4. You all need to know that there has been an ongoing argument between Scribe and I, and if Scribe had his way that Clifford fight would have never happened. Because Scribe think Clifford is too reckless and will get concussed if he continues to fight, so he thinks Clifford shouldn’t be fighting. Don’t let him twist it otherwise, because when he is wrong he will attempt to rewrite history, as he will do now, claiming that he just thinks Clifford should be smart about who he fights and that I advocate That Clifford must fight as often as possible. His hyperbole is merely his lawyerly bullshit. This man who loved Clifford kicking the shit out of Polak can’t admit to himself he wishes it never had Chance to occur. You may never be able to trust another word he says again.

    God am I pissed I missed this game.

    • Because Scribe think Clifford is too reckless and will get concussed if he continues to fight, so he thinks Clifford shouldn’t be fighting.

      … Scribe’s right, but it’s not like Clifford can just turn that on and off like a light switch. It’s going to take a long time to undo those instincts.

      I’d be happy if Clifford never fought again, actually. His fighting style, like (Adam Deadmarsh’s) is all offense, and way too reckless – if Kyle continues to fight, he’s going to bite off more than he can chew one night. He will get hit, and he will get hit hard.

      It’s all entertaining to see him get off a good shot like he did last night, but that really didn’t mean anything in the context of the game. So, why bother with it? Clifford’s at his best when he’s hustling, working, scoring, making plays.

      • Wrong. Clifford is a reckless fighter. I wouldnt dispute that. But if that’s a problem then you teach and train him to defend himself better in a fight.

        There’s a saying that applies amusing and perfectly with Cifford. You can take the dog out of the fight, but you can’t take the fight out of the dog.

        Clifford doesn’t HAVE to fight, but it does need to be a part of his game because his identity as a hockey player is one with a real edge to him, and unless fighting is taken out of the game completely, playing the way he plays will require him to get in a tilt. If Clifford wasn’t allowed to fight, you’d neuter his game. Again, this is about options, and it needs to be up to Cifford when he fights. You said it would take a long time to undo those instincts, but why would you want to undo them? It’s all part of the package of what makes him the player he is. It’s not like he fights for the reason that Wstgarth or other players fight, because they need to in order to serve a purpose, Clifford fights because it comes with the territory of being a nasty player with an edge, and dare I say, I believe Clifford LIKES to fight.

        Does he leave himself at risk to get hurt? Sure he does, but just getting out on the ice poses a risk of concussion and injury. Clifford needs to be trained to defend himself better, not encouraged to change his game.

        And if Deadmarsh wasn’t the kind of player who would drop the gloves, he wouldn’t have been the same player, this isn’t a jar of jelly beans and if you take out one color, all the other colors will sit there just fine. You start to mess with one aspect of a guys game and you are most likely going to change the other aspects of his game as well.

        • You start to mess with one aspect of a guys game and you are most likely going to change the other aspects of his game as well.

          … I’d rather take that risk than run the risk of him not remembering where he lives by the age of 31 or 32. It depends on the person involved, anyway. Clifford has real ability. He has real talent. I don’t really believe that his talent and ability would diminish if he stopped fighting. I do believe he has the mental strength to play hard and with an edge without stepping over the line.

          If you prefer the approach of Clifford going to boxing school or wherever to learn how to fight better, I’m not going to argue with it. I just don’t see the need for it. King and Nolan can fight. Those guys are fringe players. Clifford is not.

          • Clifford is by no means a fringe player. But neither is Mike Richards, and everyone loves that he fights. King and Nolan will do the majority of the fighting, but that doesn’t mean Clifford shouldn’t fight when appropriate.

            I suppose he could figure out how to play with an edge without ever having to fight, but I don’t see it. There is a big difference between playing hard and heavy and playing with a nasty edge. Dustin Brown plays hard and heavy, but doesn’t have the nasty edge that Clifford does. I don’t want Clifford to ever lose that nasty edge. The boy has skills and adding in the edge is what makes him a more unique and special player.

          • Clifford is by no means a fringe player. But neither is Mike Richards, and everyone loves that he fights.

            … Is that what that’s called? Looks more to me like “holding on for dear life and praying my grasp doesn’t fail me”.

            I don’t want Clifford to ever lose that nasty edge.

            … I think that nasty edge has cost him as a player more than it has worked in his favor. Buuuuuut, that’s a whole ‘nother story, right there.

      • “but that really didn’t mean anything in the context of the game”

        Right you are but in the long view it this fight may be important on a larger context. Since the playoffs this has become something more then a rivalry, the two teams (especially the Blues) seem to be developing an outright hatred for each other. Notice how ugly the Blues became in the last 90 seconds?

        On an aside: I believe we are seeing a return to spontaneous “safety valve” type fights which took place before the “Broad Street Bully” trend (and upon which the curtain is now setting).

        • Right you are but in the long view it this fight may be important on a larger context. Since the playoffs this has become something more then a rivalry, the two teams (especially the Blues) seem to be developing an outright hatred for each other.

          … I think it’s more of a case of the Blues hating the Kings, and I don’t think they really hate them so much as their coaches probably keep reminding them that the Kings were the ones who swept them last year and stirring the pot.

          In the end, what matters is who wins the game. Or, if it’s their destiny, the playoff series. No one’s gonna give a shit if the Kings held their own in the physical struggles or fights if they end up losing the game or the series. If the Blues want to get ugly, it’s not like the Kings don’t have guys like Nolan or King to fight people. Pick and choose the battles, and let the league handle the discipline on the rest. The Kings are the defending World Champions. Everyone wants a piece of them. It’s up to the Kings to act like Champions and pick and choose where they’re and where they’re not going to get involved.

          • Picking their spots for getting involved is one of the things I think the Kings did best throughout the playoffs and have done well for a while. It’s a big part of what frustrates Vancouver and particularly St Louis and Phoenix.

  5. Oh, Surly! Shame on you for missing this game. Watching the replay will not help, because you already know what is going to happen. You miss 1 game, and it had to be this one? I thought I had bad lluck.

  6. Wow. Just wow. Still smiling like a mental patient this morning. Muzzin!!! How awesome. 6 GWGs for Carter, 2nd in goals in the league. That’s a stat the Kings haven’t rules in a looooong time. VV has got to be one of the quickest skaters in the league, see the space he opened up on that breakaway? Just awesome. The kids played really well last night. The depth we have defensively has been on display for the last 11 games. We waived Hickey for Fucksake. It don’t matter though cause we got defense lined up for years to come. Heard he was 1st star last night with two goals also. If we lost last night that probably would have pissed me old pretty well. You know what? Fuck Hickey right? He was workin for a roster spot with the rest of them. Remember the comeback Kings? They came back!!! Going to the game tomorrow. GKG \X/.

  7. I think Clifford needs to be careful when he fights. His fearless style can leave him vulnerable to injury.

    What I thought was respectful was after his opponent went down, he composed himself and skated toward the penalty box. Very businesslike.

  8. That 3rd period was a thing of BEAUTY, baby. I LOVE how Muzzin’s confidence has really ignited. His second goal was SICK with that angle, and Willy’s playin his ass off. I cannot remember the last time I saw a tough NHL guy go down from a punch to the sternum. That was EPIC ;-) …especially since Cliffy took a shot himself right when he landed that wicked uppercut. He’s our main enforcer and my take is you gotta set him loose – he’s proved he’s no dummy goon and can pick his spots. Dallas & Calgary next…LET’S KEEP IT ROLLIN, BOYS!!!

    • I kinda feel like Nolan is our main enforcer now. He sure seems to win a lot of fights. If he hasn’t landed enough punches when his opponent falls, it looks like he drags em back up for a few more. All of our guys are classier than the goons they fight. I expect nothing less than that. No cheap ass shit.

      • Good point re Nolan. An argument can definitely be made for either him or Cliffy being our main enforcers at this stage of the season. Nolan looks like such a soft spoken, low key guy but he doesn’t take any shit from anyone – I love that. Not bad for a SEVENTH round draft pick ;-)

  9. Had a Good time did Ya :-0
    GO KINGS GO!!!
    WWTC!!!

    • P.S. I agree being concerned with the concussion issue. Cliffy too valuable to end up with shortened career. However, He does seem to be better prepared and able to defend himself this year.

  10. Clifford can throw down, but what about when he faces a real enforcer? Can the Kings afford not to have this guy in the lineup?

    • What do you mean “when he faces”? He’s faced numerous ‘real enforcers’ and walked away fine. Now, Clifford shouldn’t be fighting those 6’6″ behemoths that serve no purpose in the game other than the fight. Ryan Reeves cleaned Clifford’s clock once an since then I think Kyle knows That’s not his role and I think he has learned he is not the team’s enforcer. He is an emotional fighter, going to throw down with guys who have it coming or talking lots of shit, not the enforcers who do the whole ‘well I guess we need to have a fight because coach put us out here and we sure as hell can’t skate’ thing. I like fighting in the game, but those fights/players are silly.

      If we have to have those kinds of fights, Nolan can answer those bells.

  11. I disagree with Kopitar as #3 star. I felt he was in position to chip that puck in because he may be playing hurt and was slow (struggling) to get up ice.

    Maybe its my imagination but in the two games since that check at the side of the net he just hasn’t had the same strength along the boards or speed up ice.

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