Calgary @ Kings – These Assholes Again?

This goofy season presents us the first set of back to back home games against one team. This week we get to look at the Flames and all the Calgary based, hat wearin’ weirdos that come with them before having to suffer the Phoenix Coyotes next Monday and Tuesday.

Looks like we won’t be seeing Toffoli tonight, which is fine. Maybe tomorrow, since we have the back to back and Sutter said the reason for the recall was “We play a lot of games in a short period of time.” Also the Kings whooped some ass in Saturday and the only player from that who should be sitting right now is Ellerby. Why Drewiske doesn’t get the nod boggles my mind – and I’m one of the fewer than most who kind of likes Ellerby.

Luckily, Richards appears to be hunky dory, which is the only crucial story from today that matters.

Quick will start, which likely means Bernier tomorrow. Quick got some swagger back last game, so he needs to keep that going so I agree with the decision.

We are 8-2-0 in our last 10 games. We are due for an overtime game. Or maybe we wasted our allotment of OT last season. I don’t know, I’m grasping for something interesting to say. More wins is the only thing that interests me these days. There really haven’t been that many compelling story lines to follow about the Kings. We sucked, now we don’t suck, I hope we continue not to suck. That about sums it up for the season.

The Flames have a goon named Tim Jackman,
When he gets hit it is saccharine
The schmuck almost hurt Richie
And it made Clifford bitchy
But Tim’s bullshit won’t be helping his team get the win.

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6 replies

  1. Yeah, I think Toffoli’s call up at this point is more about the “threat” of benching to some of the guys who aren’t showing up offensively. Sutter definitely could use him also for the back to back if somebody looks out of gas. On the other hand, if he gets out there, probably a 50/50 chance that his skills translate right away to the NHL, in which case he lights up some poor goalie (please god let it be Mike Smith) and pushes Williams off the top line, giving Kopi and Brown a true sniper to feed. Wicked shot, nose for the soft areas, criticism that his skating will hold him back. Us Kings fans have seen that story before…

    • I understand the competition factor for some of these guys, but the way the Kings are playing I would think it is better to Keep Toffoli in Manchester continuing his development as a top line player. I don’t think you move Williams at all because that top line causes so many problems for other teams. No one hustles more than Williams and he recovers so many loose pucks for Kopi and Brownie.

      But with Toffoli here I sure am excited to see him in the big show no matter where Sutter puts him. From everthing you hear and seeing the Manch highlights, I think the Kings have something very special.


      • Yeah, I get you, but I think Brown and Kopi do a damn good job already retrieving and protecting pucks, those guys are probably two of the best forecheckers in the league right now, as a defenseman, you just don’t want to see one of the behind you when you head into the corner. I think they benefit more by having a guy who can get open and pop one in before they run out of time and space.

        On the other hand, King is kind of invisible so far this year, and Stoll isn’t the greatest forechecker, so having a guy like Williams who hustles and gets to pucks in the offensive zone could do a lot to prop up Stoll, who is still crucial on face-offs but otherwise is looking a half step older and slower this year. I’m not saying this is a move you make right now, you let the kid get his feet wet first, but if he looks like he’s going to step right in and start scoring, at that point you gotta put him with Kopi and Brown…

        Definitely agree on the excitement factor. I have the feeling the kid will be something special, if not now, within a year or two.

  2. The month of March is sort of like the movie “Groundhog Day” for the Kings….didn’t we just play Calgary??? I think I remember them? Followed by next weeks version…just do a Find & Replace and use Coyotes.for Calgary. :o)

  3. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    We sucked, now we don’t. Lets win.

  4. hat wearing weirdo…Hmmm.


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