No, this article is not analysis or prediction or even satirical or clever in any way. It is a pathetic plea from a weary Kings fan.
There could be no worse time for this to happen. In the words of the great Randy Marsh, “what matters now is figuring out who’s to blame”:
The Shootout is a time honored tradition, instituted in the NHL back in 2005. It is unquestionably the most revered way for determining the winner of a professional hockey game. It is as sacred as Don Cherry’s wardrobe stylist is chic.
Throughout the course of this young season, the Los Angeles Kings have been many things: 1st in the NHL, 1st in the Western Conference, and 1st in the Pacific Division. At the moment, they are none of those things. Kings fans, who to their credit have been very patient for a long time (42 years, … Continue reading
Since I don’t think the NHL will allow Bissonnette to actually captain one of the All-Star teams, I’m sure they would at least let him captain a Beer Pong team.
If proudly proclaiming this fact isn’t bold enough, read more for another one…
Watching Cole’s head after Doughty gets rid of the puck and just before impact, you’ll notice that he put his head down, bracing for impact. Meanwhile, Doughty never saw it coming.
At the 3:19 mark of the 3rd period on Oct. 20th, 2010, Loktionov put his first NHL goal on the board (Doughty’s first came 2:25 into the 3rd period…creepy).
The final part to the four-part series as our story finally has a conclusion.
I’m going to go put on my snowboarding gear while you read my list of Kings Winter Classic scenarios that I would love to see happen. Hopefully the NHL will approve one of these by the time Sidney Crosby plays in his 15th outdoor game.