Thursday, August 4, 2011
One-A-Day: Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings
It was another decent season by the Kings. Jonathan Quick looked good. The trade for Dustin Penner was okay (not something we would do but it could still pan out, you never know). And there was pretty decent scoring.
Things looked good going into the playoffs.
Until Ryan O'Byrne decided that Anze Kopitar was the enemy and tackled him into the end boards and broke his ankle.
At least that's what we saw.
That and the hopes and dreams of the Kings and their fans rushing down the drain faster than a wedding ring in the movies.
The playoff games were amazing though. Almost every single one went into overtime and had us on the edge of our seats. Until Joe Thornton and his stupid face ruined it for us.
We thought that everything was going well for the Kings until Dean Lombardi took some of Dale Tallon's crazy pillz and traded Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds and half of their gym equipment for Mike Richards.
That was a trade to be reckoned with. We hope, along with Kings fans, that this is the trade that works our for them...
General Manager - Dean Lombardi
Coach - Terry Murray
Team Captain - the charitable Dustin Brown
Player(s) everyone should love - Rob Scuderi, he's the rock on the blueline
Player we don’t love - Kevin Westgarth only because of the hair
Who they got - Mike Richards, Simon Gagne & Colin Fraser
Who they lost - Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn, Michal Handzus, Ryan Smyth & Alexei Ponikarovsky
Located at - Staples Center
Hotness level - 7
Three reasons why: 2 pts. for Drew Doughty's smile, 3 pts. for Alex Martinez's whole face and 2 pts. for the Davis Drewiske scowl.
Our reason is mathematically accurate.