The LA Kings Crisis of Confidence Borders on an Epidemic

Dean Lombardi said 2-3 seasons ago when the Detroit Red Wings struggle, they go 4 and 4 in 8 games not 0 and whatever the hell we were at that time…

He spoke of this in the context of how elite teams battle through slumps versus those that have not earned the label.

He spoke of it in terms of leadership, experience and the ability to will yourself to victory and overcome adversity.

By those standards, our Stanley Cup does not runneth over.

Last night we played one of the alleged elites of the NHL. They toyed with us. We were an 18 year old fan-girl backstage, at a Justin Bieber concert. Fucked…and sore.

The leadership is a white washed tomb. There is no spirit to our teen and it smells of incompetence. If this was American Idol, we would be the screaming, fat fuck who is indignant at the unanimous rejections.

O’ Captain, Fuck Captain, what the fuck Captain?

We were supposed to be past this type of decline.

Is there discontent among the casts with character? Is the island wet? Do fingers point and who is left, right and middle? Has Sutter’s beer gone too bitter to face?

So much to ponder with the playoffs yonder.

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7 replies

  1. I may just have to rerun my posts from three years ago or whenever that was. I still think it might have been better to keep Bernier and deal Quick last summer for a truly elite LW. And haven’t Brown and Kopitar disappeared for big chunks of most of the seasons they’ve played?

    • I don’t think Kopitar has disappeared this year. I also think Brown has been absent for basically the entire year. He’s scored a few goals, had a good game or three, but otherwise he has been ineffective in most every facet of the game.

      • Brown has one point on the road this season?
        Isn’t that right?
        What the fuck is that?
        Why does he still have the “C”?

  2. That’s why the locker room is so fucked!
    He would show more leadership giving up the captainship than keeping it like a bitch!!

  3. If we didn’t have Kopitar, Carter and Richards, we’d be looking up at the likes of Edmonton and Buffalo!!

  4. There is a large dichotomy on this team. I am unsure as to what caused the split, but half of this team is together and the other half isn’t. Make of that what you will. I can speculate all day long. Shit load of variables.

    Bottom line, there isn’t a 5 man unit on the ice at any time. A few here. A couple there. One guy most of the time.

    Fatigue is bullshit. These boys have been through this shit year in and year out. Some months are tougher than others, but this isn’t a schedule thing. It’s a mindset thing. They aren’t playing like winners. They are playing like scared little bitches, looking for a call and accepting bullshit play. Going to the boards and playing dirty grimy greasy games gets old. I understand that. What I don’t understand is what changed.

    There is a lackadaisical attitude out there on the ice. It’s a half-assed approach to an apathetic mindset.

    You won’t win shit like that.

  5. The confidence no doubt can sure use a boost. Maybe put some coca in that smelling salt.


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