Kings Kick the Dogs With Some Rookie Magic

On the one hand, I was nearly in tears for missing this game, in person and at the arena.

On the other, I did get to see it live, albeit while working away on the lap top…

On the one hand, watching Tyler Toffoli get his first goal reminded me of the pride I felt when I learned my kid brother had banged…er, well, let’s just say I was very proud. But not just because Tyler got his first goal but also due to the fact the kid could have had 4 by now. Can he get open or what?

On the other, Jonathan Quick played a great game, a performance worthy of his merit last season and one that I hope gets him over the hump and back to Conn Smythe status. THAT was the most important part of this victory to me.

On the one hand, I miss Mitchell and Greene oh so very much.

On the other, Jake Muzzin leads rookie defensemen in goals and Slava Voynov and Drew Doughty are everything I could ask for in talented, skilled and smart D men. Damn we are lucky to watch those two play every game night.

On the one hand, man did our powerplay suck at the beginning of the season!

On the other, wow, how about our fucking powerplay?! Quick passes, quick feet, pucks to high percentage scoring areas, someone pinch me. What are we in the last 15-20 chances? Like over 40 percent? That is a cue to you stat whores to get to work.

On the one hand, I had the same three stars as was announced after the game. Toffoli, Kopitar and Quick.

On the other, I just hope I can see tomorrow’s game without a damn lap top and work distracting me. Where the fuck are my priorities?

Surly: “Carter got an assist!”

Me: Happy for Surly…and happier Jeff got another goal.


Categories: L.A. Kings News


12 replies

  1. I’m happy Torres made that awesome check against the boards.

  2. I am not sure when it happened, but somewhere during the game I stopped holding my breath when it was time for Jonathan Quick to make a safe. Tyler Toffoli has innate offensive talent, but where he impresses me is on the back check and his defensive coverage. Either Mark Morris down in Manchester is doing a fantastic job coaching these kids, or Tyler Toffoli is a savant. Seeing how the VV, Dwight King, Jordan Nolan, and Jake Muzzin have turned out, I’m thinking Mark Morris had at least a little something to do with it. I never thought I would see days like these as a Kings fan, ever..

    • Don’t forget about Moulson and Purcell, Morris had a huge impact on developing those guys and were it not for Terry Murray’s “system” we would have seen more out of them in LA. Morris is a GREAT coach and a GREAT guy. But at least we have something big and shiny to show for all of Dean’s moves.

      • and by the way …. last night watching TB v Philly, the commentators were saying that earlier in the day, Guy Boucher said Teddy Purcell was the most skilled player on the team. I’m sorry? What? I mean, that’s a team with Stamkos, Lecavelier, St. Louis, etc.
        Then he scored a sick deflection goal. Absolutely incredible. If you haven’t seen it check out the highlights. Well, they showed slow-mo from a certain angle and it was one of the best deflections I’ve ever seen. So….. Lokti on the first line in NJ, Moulson on the first line with the ‘Icelanders’, and Purcell in TB.
        That said, I preferred Terry Murray’s interviews. They saved a lot of work time as I didn’t have to read them. But DS’s are far more entertaining………… and this is the entertainment business……………………………. right?

  3. Agreed. WM and MG are sorely missed, but at least we got JQ back last night. Most important factor in last nights game, and the remainder of the season. If we get the PK back to last years numbers……… :0
    All that said I hope Raffi Torres dies on the toilet. When we go up that many goals I’m always watching his cheap ass to do something cheap ass. GKG \X/

  4. I have to admit I was wrong (ouch) about Quick. I said yesterday that it was a terrible decision to start him over Bernier. He played great and deserves the accolades, now keep it up Quick. As for Toffoli he is making a very strong case to remain with club permanently. Now lets track down those Ducks and their $17 mill duo.

  5. On the other, wow, how about our fucking powerplay?!

    … As I’ve said more than once here, it’s like the tide. We’re in high tide now.

  6. Where are your priorities :)
    PP was sharp..feet moving. guys weaving..that was the best part of last night’s game… with exception of seeing Toffoli’s First Goal.
    Those were our Kings we know and love.
    Great Game!
    GO KINGS GO!!!

  7. AWESOME game for Quickie. Bernier is having a GREAT season so far (thank God!), but unless I’m missing something…Quick is the #1 goalie and deserves full support even when he plays shitty. Last year we got spoiled with his “super human” season and he’s probably been feeling the pressure of that FAT contract. One of the most satisfying things from last night was a double whammy – Tyler nettin his first goal and slimy Smith’s pussy reaction: slamming his stick on the ice for his own pathetic ineptitude. Pullin that overrated bastard after Kopi embarrassed him was the cherry on top. FUMIGATE THAT FILTHY LARVAE TONIGHT!!

  8. And another thing…that slime from Phoenix has been shut out THREE straight games!..hahahahahaha!


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