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24champ
09-23-2008, 06:13 AM
Here's to another exciting hockey season and to anyone that stops the Red Wings.^5

24champ
09-25-2008, 09:54 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/da/fullj.d469471a1c79c6972dbace7fc54655d9/d469471a1c79c6972dbace7fc54655d9-getty-82454918dp019_los_angeles_k.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/e7/fullj.ef95399ffd9603835e2607ef083cdbfb/ef95399ffd9603835e2607ef083cdbfb-getty-82454918dp018_los_angeles_k.jpg

Teddy P! Kings beat the Crapalanche in SO.

Smiling Assassin27
09-25-2008, 03:32 PM
Here's to another exciting hockey season and to anyone that stops the Red Wings.^5

BOO! HISS! (To the Wings remark, not to the return of hockey!) :strong:

Smiling Assassin27
09-26-2008, 10:20 AM
Good read on Datsyuk. Dude really reminds me of Magic Johnson on skates.



http://redwingscorner.blogspot.com/2007 ... fancy.html

DETROIT -- Pavel Datsyuk doesn't like noise. He doesn't like yelling and he doesn't like hockey sticks smacked like beaver tails on the ice. Not while the game is on.

Johan Franzen found that out early. After a shift on Datsyuk's line, the Russian made sure to speak with Franzen on the Detroit Red Wings' bench. "Don't yell," said Datsyuk quietly. "'I know where you are."

Franzen smiled thinking about it. He is in his third season in the NHL, played in Sweden's elite league and in international competitions, but he hasn't had many linemates who claim to see everything on the ice and then back it up with their play.

"He's sick," said Franzen, using English slang as a compliment. "You think that he doesn't see you, but he knows exactly where you are. And he hates when you yell for the puck. Hates it. He wants the other team to forget about you and then he gets you the puck."

Pavel Datsyuk is an admitted pass-aholic. He would much rather pass than shoot, rather stick-handle than set up for a one-timer.

"I like passing," said Datsyuk. "When somebody scores in an open net after my pass is the best. If somebody says, 'Would you rather score or have somebody score off your pass?' … I'd say pass."

Datsyuk's shot needed work when he started in the NHL.
Now in his sixth season in the league, Datsyuk has improved greatly in that department. His teammates have teased him in the locker room about wicked high slap shots that he unleashes in practice and on occasion in games.
"When I played in Russia, I practiced more passing," said Datsyuk. "I passed a lot more than shoot. I didn't have a strong shot. I didn't have much sting on my slap shot. Now I do. My slap shot needed more work.
"We have bigger rinks (in Russia). Everybody tries to be closer to the net to shoot it. Here, every shot is danger. In Russia, you can have the best shot and it's still not dangerous. It's a different style over there."

Aside from being a bigger part of the Russian game, passing is also a natural inclination for Datsyuk. The forward spends significant time after practices working on skills like saucer passes and games of keep-away.

"People who don't play hockey probably don't even see 20 percent of the small things he does," said Franzen of Datsyuk. "He knows all the tricks. Hitting the other guy's stick so he can't get the puck. It looks so easy, but it's not. You don't want to play against him."

24champ
10-01-2008, 10:50 PM
BOO! HISS! (To the Wings remark, not to the return of hockey!) :strong:

I picked up Hossa...so if they are going to kick azz, I might was well reap the benefits in NHL Fantasy.

SJ Bronco
10-03-2008, 12:17 AM
the sharks to finish the job in '09!!!

SJ Bronco
10-03-2008, 12:17 AM
oh yeah....f the ducks!!!!

SJ Bronco
10-03-2008, 12:20 AM
who dis is?

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/image.php?u=3674&dateline=1221717961

SoCalBronco
10-04-2008, 03:34 PM
PIT 4 OTT 3 (OT)

Pens win the opener. Sid with an assist, Geno with a goal. The PP really struggled without Gonchar and Whitney, though.

Bronx33
10-05-2008, 05:39 PM
who dis is?

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/image.php?u=3674&dateline=1221717961



Danielle Lloyd

24champ
10-05-2008, 06:30 PM
Danielle Lloyd

She's mine...


**** off guys.:spit:

broncocalijohn
10-07-2008, 01:07 PM
oh yeah....f the ducks!!!!

F the Sharks! But at least you arent the Kings. Selanne is resigned and ready for a full season of pain for the rest of the NHL. Sure he is 38 so my only concern is tired legs come March. This team, I believe, will be better than 2007/08. Of course being bounced in the first round didnt help but Perry and Getzlaf having another year under their belts is going to help offensively much better than last year. My baseball is officially done so on to hockey!

Bronx33
10-07-2008, 03:14 PM
Thursday

24champ
10-07-2008, 11:30 PM
Kings finally re-sign Patrick O'sullivan at just below 3 million for 3 years.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=251955&lid=sublink01&lpos=headlines_main
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Patrick O'Sullivan (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/teams/players/bio/?id=2805) has signed a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings.
Sources say it is worth an average of $2.925 million per year but will pay him $4 million in the upcoming season.
Last season, O'Sullivan scored 22 goals and added 31 assists for 53 points.
He was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round (56th overall) in 2003.


http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20081007/sullivan_66145.jpg

Bronx33
10-09-2008, 01:04 PM
There is hockey on my TV set!

Bronx33
10-09-2008, 02:58 PM
Ok what did you guy think of the nhl.com threater?

Alanis Morissette ?

24champ
10-10-2008, 07:48 AM
Most impressive team last night has to be the Sharks...they just dominated the Anaheim Quacks.

24champ
10-10-2008, 07:54 AM
F the Sharks! But at least you arent the Kings. Selanne is resigned and ready for a full season of pain for the rest of the NHL.

Selanne got pwnt by the Kings captain Dustin Brown...Eff Selanne and the Queers er Quacks.Ha!

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/borinka99/brownselannegw2.gif

Smiling Assassin27
10-10-2008, 02:30 PM
Kings finally re-sign Patrick O'sullivan at just below 3 million for 3 years.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=251955&lid=sublink01&lpos=headlines_main


http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20081007/sullivan_66145.jpg

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:TzxvR_iWuScJ::www.lostlaowai.com/commentary/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/stanley-cup-hockey-playoffs.JPG

24champ
10-10-2008, 03:19 PM
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:TzxvR_iWuScJ::www.lostlaowai.com/commentary/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/stanley-cup-hockey-playoffs.JPG

;D

Hopefully in 2 years...

SoCalBronco
10-11-2008, 08:40 PM
NJ 2 PIT 1 OT

I'm actually not mad that we were ahead the whole game and allowed NJ to tie it with just a few mins left and then win it in OT. We had no business being in this game at all. Flower kept us alive the whole game. We were totally outplayed by NJ. I'll take the point.

24champ
10-11-2008, 09:14 PM
http://img.aftonbladet.se/sport/0610/25/anze.jpg

Sorry Socal...Malkin and Crosby won't be enough for Kopi.;D


SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (TICKER) —The Los Angeles Kings locked up All-Star center Anze Kopitar to a lucrative seven-year contract extension on Saturday.

Terms of the deal were not officially disclosed, but the Los Angeles Times reports that the contract is worth $46.7 million.

Kopitar, the 11th overall selection of the 2005 draft, has blossomed into one of the league’s brightest young players over the last two seasons. He led the Kings with 77 points last year - 32 goals and 45 assists - and earned his first All-Star Game appearance.

“Anze is a special player, but he has also shown a strong work ethic and the type of character we believe is necessary to help shape the core of our team,” Los Angeles general manager Dean Lombardi said. “Along with some of our other young core players, the commitment Kopitar has shown at a young age should continue to improve and elevate his teammates and the franchise.”

The 21-year-old Kopitar is the first Slovenian ever to play in the NHL and played two seasons for Sodertalje SK of the Swedish Elite League before joining the Kings for the 2006-07 season. In two seasons, he has 52 goals and 86 assists over 154 games. He has one year remaining on his current contract.

“This is really exciting and a little overwhelming, to be honest,” Kopitar said. “I am happy to be apart of this organization for the next eight years. I can focus now on hockey only, and on doing what I want to do, which is to bring the Stanley Cup to L.A. I am also excited to remain with a great group of players who have gotten the same commitment from our organization.”

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=ApV7awuTVS1K8q82lumPBxdG2bYF?slug=txking skopitar&prov=st&type=lgns

Bronx33
10-12-2008, 10:03 AM
Damn the sharks look like they could be tough this season.

24champ
10-13-2008, 09:57 AM
Damn the sharks look like they could be tough this season.

I think clearly the top two teams are the Wings and Sharks in the West. Sucks the Kings had to open the first two against the Sharks.

Anyway Kings claim D Kyle Quincey off waivers from the Red Wings according to a Red Wings blog.

Bronx33
10-13-2008, 02:32 PM
Man losing last night with 5 seconds left suuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked.

24champ
10-13-2008, 04:48 PM
RIP Cherepanov.

New York Ranger prospect Alexei Cherepanov collapsed on the bench during Omsk's Kontinental Hockey League game on Monday and died a short time later.

Omsk head coach Wayne Fleming said Cherepanov collapsed on the bench during the third period of the game and did not see anything that happened on the ice that may have contributed to it. He also said medical authorities tried to get Cherepanov's heart beating again after it had stopped.

"They tried to get his heart started again but they couldn't," he explained.

Sources in Russia tell TSN that the ambulance that is normally at all games had already departed and had to be called back.

It is not clear exactly how long it took for Cherepanov to be transported from the rink to the hospital but one source in the arena told TSN it was, "probably 15 or 20 minutes."

There are also questions as to whether defibrillators at the arena were in good working order, though no further details are available.

"We are extremely saddened by the tragic passing of Alexei," said New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather in a statement. "On behalf of the New York Rangers organization, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family. Alexei was an intelligent, energetic young man, with tremendous talent and an extremely bright future."

Cherepanov was drafted 17th overall by the Rangers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

"He was a great kid," Cherepanov's agent Jay Grossman told TSN. "He had a great smile and was an outstanding player with a great future on and off the ice. It's both shocking and devastating news for all of us. "

He had seven goals and 12 points in 14 games played this season in KHL, including the first goal in Monday's game. Cherepanov played 106 games during his career in the KHL/RSL (Russian Super League), all with Avangard Omsk and scored 40 goals with 29 assists over that span.

He set the RSL record for goals by a rookie with 18, beating the previous mark held by Pavel Bure (17 goals), during the 2006-07 season. His 29 points in his rookie campaign was more than Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk scored during their first initial RSL seasons.

Cherepanov also helped lead Russia to a Bronze Medal at the World Junior Championships in 2008, scoring three goals and adding three assists with a plus-three rating over his six games at the tournament.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=252547&lid=headline&lpos=secStory_main

Ray Finkle
10-13-2008, 06:02 PM
RIP Cherepanov.

New York Ranger prospect Alexei Cherepanov collapsed on the bench during Omsk's Kontinental Hockey League game on Monday and died a short time later.

Omsk head coach Wayne Fleming said Cherepanov collapsed on the bench during the third period of the game and did not see anything that happened on the ice that may have contributed to it. He also said medical authorities tried to get Cherepanov's heart beating again after it had stopped.

"They tried to get his heart started again but they couldn't," he explained.

Sources in Russia tell TSN that the ambulance that is normally at all games had already departed and had to be called back.

It is not clear exactly how long it took for Cherepanov to be transported from the rink to the hospital but one source in the arena told TSN it was, "probably 15 or 20 minutes."

There are also questions as to whether defibrillators at the arena were in good working order, though no further details are available.

"We are extremely saddened by the tragic passing of Alexei," said New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather in a statement. "On behalf of the New York Rangers organization, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family. Alexei was an intelligent, energetic young man, with tremendous talent and an extremely bright future."

Cherepanov was drafted 17th overall by the Rangers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

"He was a great kid," Cherepanov's agent Jay Grossman told TSN. "He had a great smile and was an outstanding player with a great future on and off the ice. It's both shocking and devastating news for all of us. "

He had seven goals and 12 points in 14 games played this season in KHL, including the first goal in Monday's game. Cherepanov played 106 games during his career in the KHL/RSL (Russian Super League), all with Avangard Omsk and scored 40 goals with 29 assists over that span.

He set the RSL record for goals by a rookie with 18, beating the previous mark held by Pavel Bure (17 goals), during the 2006-07 season. His 29 points in his rookie campaign was more than Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk scored during their first initial RSL seasons.

Cherepanov also helped lead Russia to a Bronze Medal at the World Junior Championships in 2008, scoring three goals and adding three assists with a plus-three rating over his six games at the tournament.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=252547&lid=headline&lpos=secStory_main

still shocked....he was counted on heavily for the Rangers next year.

24champ
10-13-2008, 06:21 PM
still shocked....he was counted on heavily for the Rangers next year.

I thought the Rangers got a steal when they drafted Cherry. I wanted the Kings to wheel and deal back up to the middle of the draft to get him. Socal agreed and wanted to see his Pens take him but more it's so sad to see a young kid like Cherry who had all the potential...now not going to be able to fulfill that potential. A big loss for the Rangers Organization.

Bronx33
10-14-2008, 03:31 PM
RIP Cherepanov i hate seeing a guy with his whole life ahead of him die like that.

alkemical
10-14-2008, 09:37 PM
Nice to see the flyers lose.

24champ
10-14-2008, 11:32 PM
Kings beat the Sucks 6-3.


http://www.patriciawaller.com/images/duck.jpg

Bronx33
10-15-2008, 05:10 PM
God we need a goalie..

SoCalBronco
10-17-2008, 12:10 AM
WSH 4 PIT 3

I am ****ing disgusted. We were ahead 3-0 in this game. Just like the NJ game, iti all went to hell in the third period.

alkemical
10-17-2008, 06:52 AM
WSH 4 PIT 3

I am ****ing disgusted. We were ahead 3-0 in this game. Just like the NJ game, iti all went to hell in the third period.

They started doing that damn chip/dump play - and didn't work on it. This team isn't defensive and big enough to play that way....

blah.

Satan i think might be bundled in a trade. He made some turnovers that are suck.

maher_tyler
10-17-2008, 04:03 PM
Anyone heard anything about Forsberg's status?? Is he going to play at all this year...i hear we're around 6m under the cap!!

24champ
10-17-2008, 04:46 PM
The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Matt Greene to a five-year contact extension that will carry into the 2013-14 season, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Friday...


Rich Hammond of ITK says, "Matt Greene's new contract, which starts next season, is for five years and $14.75 million. That's an average of $2.95 million per season."

Locked up
Dustin Brown check
Anze Kopitar check
Patrick O'sullivan check
Jarrett Stoll check
Matt Greene check

Hopefully Frolov and JMFJ is next. Although JMFJ will be done later, since he is injured at this point.

Dean Lombardi. :notworthy

Bronx33
10-17-2008, 04:53 PM
Ohhhh ya we won!

Bronx33
10-17-2008, 05:03 PM
Matt Bradley vs Paul Bissonnette

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzFRY7nkwbk

Bronx33
10-17-2008, 05:07 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/blogs/darren_dreger/?id=250762

The Chicago Blackhawks are once again an organization players want to play for and coaches and managers want to work for.

The most recent example finds Joel Quenneville hired as a pro scout.

The former Colorado Avalanche head coach will spend most of his time keeping tabs on college hockey, primarily the Univeristy of Denver and Colorado College, both close to Quenneville's home.

With Scotty Bowman hired by Chicago this summer to act as a Senior Advisor, Quenneville's addition brings another respected hockey mind into the Blackhawks organization, although some see his new part-time job as a nice insurance policy for Chicago in the event the team struggles and a coaching change is required.

If the Blackhawks lose four out of five games, will Denis Savard be looking over his shoulder?

Hawks general manager Dale Tallon scoffs at the suggestion.

"That's not it at all," Tallon told TSN.

"That's not why we brought him in. Joel is here to help me more than anything," Tallon added.

Tallon says Quenneville and Savard have talked and there are no issues or concerns.

Tallon is far more focused on the promise he sees in his team and the excitement that continues to build in Chicago.

The Blackhawks have sold roughly 14,000 season tickets, compared to approximately 3,500 last year.

On Tuesday, just under 19,000 fans paid to watch the Blackhawks and the Columbus Blue Jackets in an exhibition game. A number Tallon jokingly points out may have taken four games to hit in the preseason last year.

There's excitement in Chicago, but there's also expectation.

Ownership and the Blackhawks fan base see the promise, however staying patient and allowing this young team to grow under current management and the existing coaching staff may be Chicago's toughest challenge.

24champ
10-17-2008, 05:14 PM
I thought the Blackhawks ****ed up there. Q is the most overrated coach in the history of the NHL. I tried telling Avalanche fans for years and now they finally agree.

Anyway Blackhawks shot their wad a little too early with ridiculous signings in Havlat and Campbell while rebuilding. Tallon will be next...

Bronx33
10-17-2008, 08:21 PM
I thought the Blackhawks ****ed up there. Q is the most overrated coach in the history of the NHL. I tried telling Avalanche fans for years and now they finally agree.

Anyway Blackhawks shot their wad a little too early with ridiculous signings in Havlat and Campbell while rebuilding. Tallon will be next...


I wasn't real keen on Q coming here based on his work with the blues and that's what he acomplished turning us into the blues ohhhhhh and yet again rat f***** the goalies with that stupid musical goalie system he so loves. ( good riddence) hopefully tony can find our teams balls and toughness and re install them. :thumbsup:

SoCalBronco
10-17-2008, 09:44 PM
The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Matt Greene to a five-year contact extension that will carry into the 2013-14 season, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Friday...


Rich Hammond of ITK says, "Matt Greene's new contract, which starts next season, is for five years and $14.75 million. That's an average of $2.95 million per season."

Locked up
Dustin Brown check
Anze Kopitar check
Patrick O'sullivan check
Jarrett Stoll check
Matt Greene check

Hopefully Frolov and JMFJ is next. Although JMFJ will be done later, since he is injured at this point.

Dean Lombardi. :notworthy

Actually that's not true, 24. JMFJ is not injured. He's simply not playing right now to build up the dramatic effect when he returns. It's essentially a marketing ploy and a very smart one I might add.

I was driving to work on the 210 today and saw a big sign on the freeway that said "When will he return?" with a picture of JMFJ in the background. When he comes back from this "injury" for his first home game back, its going to cost 1500 bucks just to get a nosebleed seat in Staples. You'll probably see Beckham and others at that game in the luxury boxes.

theAPAOps5
10-17-2008, 09:55 PM
LA Kings Suck

24champ
10-17-2008, 11:59 PM
Actually that's not true, 24. JMFJ is not injured. He's simply not playing right now to build up the dramatic effect when he returns. It's essentially a marketing ploy and a very smart one I might add.

I was driving to work on the 210 today and saw a big sign on the freeway that said "When will he return?" with a picture of JMFJ in the background. When he comes back from this "injury" for his first home game back, its going to cost 1500 bucks just to get a nosebleed seat in Staples. You'll probably see Beckham and others at that game in the luxury boxes.

You know JFMJ is going to make Manny re-sign with the Dodgers.:wiggle:


Anyway Kings win again 4-3 in OT beating the Hurricanes, coming back from a 3-1 defecit.!Booya!


http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/81/fullj.e2ca7aec18fbad3c17a2a5853a3ca1d5/e2ca7aec18fbad3c17a2a5853a3ca1d5-getty-82627570sd006_carolina_hurr.jpg

Bronx33
10-18-2008, 05:06 PM
Brendan morrow is an idiot, first off the stars get a free PP off a trip that never happened and then morrow hits the puck in on the PP with his glove ( he has to know) since he was looking at it. And after the goal is disallowed gives the ref an earful and gets another penalty.

Bronx33
10-18-2008, 05:17 PM
Word is Scott Parker Waived by the avs.

SoCalBronco
10-18-2008, 07:40 PM
PIT 4 TOR 1

Sid and Geno with 4 points each.

SJ Bronco
10-18-2008, 11:30 PM
Flyers had us sweating with a 2 goal lead, but the fins were firing on all cylinders in the 3rd!

Bronx33
10-19-2008, 11:07 AM
Flyers had us sweating with a 2 goal lead, but the fins were firing on all cylinders in the 3rd!



God the flyers take alot of penalties each game.

SJ Bronco
10-19-2008, 03:33 PM
they sure do, but their PK is AWESOME! 1 Biscuit the entire game on PP... Including Killing a 2 Min 3-5 PP

Bronx33
10-20-2008, 05:44 PM
Got your game face on 24!

24champ
10-20-2008, 06:27 PM
Going to have to flip back and forth between games tonight.Go Kings!

Bronx33
10-20-2008, 06:30 PM
Going to have to flip back and forth between games tonight.Go Kings!


yep and i have been up since 4 am (but iam good)

SJ Bronco
10-20-2008, 11:08 PM
not sure I like the sig 24......really....

24champ
10-20-2008, 11:10 PM
yep and i have been up since 4 am (but iam good)

Crapalanche 4 Kings 3.

Good game, crappy outcome. Oh well...least one of my teams didn't get the snot kicked out of them.LOL

24champ
10-20-2008, 11:16 PM
not sure I like the sig 24......really....

I love it...I was going to put a Kings ice girl on my sig...maybe later.;D


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/24champbailey/Icegirl2.jpg

Bronx33
10-21-2008, 01:13 PM
Crapalanche 4 Kings 3.

Good game, crappy outcome. Oh well...least one of my teams didn't get the snot kicked out of them.LOL


I fell asleep but i guess that's a good thing since the bronco stunk it up but iam glad the avs beat the queens.

24champ
10-22-2008, 12:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_DQVu8Okxw

!Booya!

Doughty>Stamkos.

SJ Bronco
10-22-2008, 10:00 AM
I love it...I was going to put a Kings ice girl on my sig...maybe later.;D


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/24champbailey/Icegirl2.jpg

The Ice Girl i Approve of.:thumbsup:

The sharks need some ice girls.8')

bronco militia
10-22-2008, 10:55 AM
Swedish hockey fans delay match with dildo downpour

http://www.thelocal.se/articleImages/15138.jpg

http://www.thelocal.se/15138.html

24champ
10-22-2008, 07:11 PM
Some new third jerseys...

Los Angeles Kings
http://www.hockeywidgets.com/hockeyfan/users/KP14/kingsfront.pnghttp://www.hockeywidgets.com/hockeyfan/users/KP14/kingsthird.png


Ottawa Senators

http://www.hockeywidgets.com/hockeyfan/users/KP14/senatorsfront.pnghttp://www.hockeywidgets.com/hockeyfan/users/KP14/senatorsthird.png


Tampa Bay Lightning

http://www.hockeywidgets.com/hockeyfan/users/KP14/lightningfront.pnghttp://www.hockeywidgets.com/hockeyfan/users/KP14/lightningthird.png

http://www.jerseydatabase.com/blog.php?p=27

24champ
10-24-2008, 09:13 PM
Kings beat the Blues on the road, 4-0.

Youngsters Kyle Quincey, Dustin Brown, Patrick O'Sullivan all got goals. Stoll also chipped in with a goal.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20081025/capt.7ac4f59fe01346e78df5b09890114e92.kings_blues_ hockey_mojr106.jpg

also Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin dropped the puck at this game.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/b1/fullj.d04e1af7c13366a48c4a8e2865a81568/d04e1af7c13366a48c4a8e2865a81568-getty-83388796wc001_palin.jpg

broncocalijohn
10-25-2008, 02:24 AM
get ready for some hockey tomorrow! All 32 teams will be laced up and hitting the ice! Ducks starting to play better hockey the last 5 games (starting with the 4 to zilch win against the Sharks) and are 2 and 0 so far on the road trip. Montreal on Saturday and just played Ottawa on Friday.

Bronx33
10-25-2008, 10:58 AM
Palin is a nice little dish.

SoCalBronco
10-25-2008, 07:35 PM
NYR 3 PIT 2 SHOOTOUT

God forbid they can hold a ****ing lead in the third period for once. 8 friggin seconds and they can't hold ****. This is such bull****, we totally earned this game. I'm really ticked off.

24champ
10-25-2008, 09:33 PM
Kings lose 5-4 to the ****ing Preds. ****ing Labarbera ****ing sucks.

Bronx33
10-26-2008, 11:33 AM
Avs win in a SO! vs buffalo.

Bronx33
10-26-2008, 12:36 PM
Cherry absolutely rips avery ...

http://www.youtube.com/profile_video_blog?sid=6A18BB7E89189749&id=F5E14E4BD4C04BAB

Bronx33
10-26-2008, 12:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhLx_lHD4Ag

24champ
10-26-2008, 02:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhLx_lHD4Ag

Hockey fans have thrown just about everything now. Octopus, Dildos, and now stink bombs.:spit:

broncocalijohn
10-26-2008, 07:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhLx_lHD4Ag

Funny thing is that i dont think they ever showed the replay of the "non" goal. Over 3 minutes of stink bomb and nothing on the actual play for the reason of the stink bomb.

Bronx33
10-30-2008, 04:04 PM
Funny thing is that i dont think they ever showed the replay of the "non" goal. Over 3 minutes of stink bomb and nothing on the actual play for the reason of the stink bomb.


Bringing a stink bomb is pretty sad i would think since they brought it they were going to use it no matter what happened funny and sad all in one package. :P

broncocalijohn
10-30-2008, 04:19 PM
Bringing a stink bomb is pretty sad i would think since they brought it they were going to use it no matter what happened funny and sad all in one package. :P

Not as bad but as obnoxious is Red Wings fans bringing those Octopi into the arena last night. Then you have the idiots throwing it on the rink while play was going on in the corners. Why the Wings fans dont get padded down instead of wanded is beyond me.
Went to the game and amazing how many Red Wings fans there are but barely any at the Angels vs Tigers baseball games. Once again, Wings tie it up with barely anytime left. The difference between the Ducks and the Kings is that the Ducks still know how to finish the game. Last five games...5 and 0. I see 8 and 0 come Tuesday night CB24.

Bronx33
10-30-2008, 05:41 PM
FYI guys if you didn't already know james mirtle has moved to a new web addy http://www.fromtherink.com/

Bronx33
10-30-2008, 05:45 PM
Not as bad but as obnoxious is Red Wings fans bringing those Octopi into the arena last night. Then you have the idiots throwing it on the rink while play was going on in the corners. Why the Wings fans dont get padded down instead of wanded is beyond me.
Went to the game and amazing how many Red Wings fans there are but barely any at the Angels vs Tigers baseball games. Once again, Wings tie it up with barely anytime left. The difference between the Ducks and the Kings is that the Ducks still know how to finish the game. Last five games...5 and 0. I see 8 and 0 come Tuesday night CB24.


Ya it's kinda odd to drag in a very expensive dead sea critter and keep it with you only to waste it and not deep fry it but i guess it's tradition but i really don't agree with any unnessary game stoppages of any kind from fans i have seen dead octopie slow down an opposing teams pressure. If they need to throw it out do it during a tv break ( not during the game )

24champ
10-30-2008, 06:49 PM
Tuesday night CB24.

We beat you once, and we will beat you again.:P

broncocalijohn
10-31-2008, 05:09 AM
We beat you once, and we will beat you again.:P

Actually you guys played us pretty str8 up (i believe) last year. But you can change your moniker, but you cant run from a sound whipping from the Canucks.

Ray Finkle
10-31-2008, 06:19 AM
Hey look, Sid the kid injured his puzzy again.

TAKE THAT SOCAL!

broncocalijohn
11-04-2008, 11:14 PM
......... The difference between the Ducks and the Kings is that the Ducks still know how to finish the game. Last five games...5 and 0. I see 8 and 0 come Tuesday night CB24.

well, Pronger makes it a win in OT vs the Kings. I was off just a tad as the Ducks are now 7-0-1 in the last 8 games. Just wish we won in regular time as we gave the Kings a much blessed point. That is more than the Kings average.

24champ
11-04-2008, 11:39 PM
well, Pronger makes it a win in OT vs the Kings. I was off just a tad as the Ducks are now 7-0-1 in the last 8 games. Just wish we won in regular time as we gave the Kings a much blessed point. That is more than the Kings average.

Kings still have the edge in the season series. We got 3 points and you got 2 from our meetings. Your days are numbered in Anahiem, with the youth movement we have coming up. It's not gonna last...

so enjoy it for now.

broncocalijohn
11-05-2008, 02:33 PM
Kings still have the edge in the season series. We got 3 points and you got 2 from our meetings. Your days are numbered in Anahiem, with the youth movement we have coming up. It's not gonna last...

so enjoy it for now.

I think Drew Doughty is going to be a stud but isnt there a youth named Kopitar that has only one goal? You need more than those two to free them up. As for our youth movement, I think Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are pretty much set already to be stars (like they were first stars last week). Add young guys like Ryan Carter and our days are far from numbered. I hope you enjoy that 3 points to 2 points edge as it might be the only saving grace for a last place team......again.

phillybroncosnut
11-08-2008, 12:11 PM
Flyers acquired defenseman Matt Carle and the San Jose Sharks’ third round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Steve Eminger, Steve Downie and Tampa Bay’s fourth round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Don't know much about Carle but the front office loves his upside. I guess it's always good to get a promising young defenseman. The Flyers have had a good track record with trading for young promising defenseman (Braydon Coburn, Ryan Perant, and Randy Jones).

Bronx33
11-09-2008, 01:36 PM
Gritty 1-0 win vs nashville but damn budah just isn't consistant i will bet he plays like shyt his next start.

Bronx33
11-09-2008, 01:45 PM
Flyers acquired defenseman Matt Carle and the San Jose Sharks’ third round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Steve Eminger, Steve Downie and Tampa Bay’s fourth round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Don't know much about Carle but the front office loves his upside. I guess it's always good to get a promising young defenseman. The Flyers have had a good track record with trading for young promising defenseman (Braydon Coburn, Ryan Perant, and Randy Jones).



Watched him with the pioneers for 4 years he played with statsney winning the championship in 04 and 05 carle has huge potential.

24champ
11-09-2008, 02:42 PM
I think Drew Doughty is going to be a stud but isnt there a youth named Kopitar that has only one goal? You need more than those two to free them up. As for our youth movement, I think Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are pretty much set already to be stars (like they were first stars last week). Add young guys like Ryan Carter and our days are far from numbered. I hope you enjoy that 3 points to 2 points edge as it might be the only saving grace for a last place team......again.

You don't have a youth movement going on. You have one of the oldest teams in the NHL. Your goalie is ancient, Neids, Pronger, Gaymu Salami is almost 40, Hedican whom you recently picked up is almost 40, Brad May, Brendan Morrison. Calijohn you have DINOSAURS on your team man, pretty soon your team will sponsored by a company that makes Depends.:rofl:

Getzlaf and Perry as the only two young guys you have, is NOT a youth movement Calijohn. They alone aren't going to save your team from declining, face it your teams best days are behind.

Meanwhile the Kings on the other hand, have a full blown youth movement going on. They have quite a few forwards that are under 25. For example, we have Oscar Moller who already has 4 goals and 3 assists on the season, he is 19. Picked in the second round. Another guy named Patrick O'Sullivan who is 23, is a potential 30 goal scorer and top line guy. Then there is Dustin Brown, who is 24 and already the team captain, already has a 30 goal season under his belt to go a long with his hard hits. Simmonds, who made the jump to the Kings straight from the juniors, is only 20 and is playing on the energy line for the Kings now. Then there is Brian Boyle, who is 24 and will be a power center for the Kings. He is HUGE at 6 foot 7 at 250, he will be an immovable player when he is planted in front of the goalie. I don't even need to mention how Kopi plays.

In fact I won't even get started with who we have in the pipeline, that would be too long for me write about. Basically we have Purcell, Lewis, Cliche, Moulson, Meckler, Parse etc. The list goes on.

Now thats just the forwards Calijohn, let's talk about the youth movement we have going on Defense. It was looking bleak for a little bit there with only Jack MF Johnson as the only young stud. Then we drafted Thomas Hickey , who has drawn many comparisons to your own Rob Neidermayer.:thumbsup: Hickey is already bulking up and be ready to play in the NHL by next year at 20 years of age. Then in our most recent Draft our GM Dean Lombardi didn't stop there, oh no, he went ahead and drafted two more studs in the first round by selecting Doughty, and Teubert. Then there is Alec Martinez, Drew Bagnall, Harrold, Voinov,Piskula etc. Many NHL experts think our defense is going to be the most scary defense in the NHL in 2-3 years.

Not convinced yet John? Lets talk about the Kings young Goalies. First of all there is a young man named Jonathan Bernier, who seemingly has played in just about every international or Junior level tournament there is and won there. He plays very well in big games and lives for it. Projected to be a starting netminder for the Kings and there aren't many flaws in his game...if any.

Jonathan Quick has the talent to develop into a star NHL goaltender according to many scouts, but I would say a solid netminder is more likely in his future.Then we have Linden Rowat, Danny Taylor, Martin Jones etc. The Kings have added a lot of depth in the Goalie pipeline, one of the things Dean Lombardi stresses is that he doesn't rush development. He should know because he developed Kiprussoff, Nabakov, and Toskala when he was with the Sharks organization.


So that about sums it up, your team is on the decline, as is the Dallas Stars. The Sharks have a few good years left, and the Coyotes are on the rise as well. But it is clear the Kings have the best quantity and quality of youth on the team in the NHL. Ducks are just a collection of Dinosaurs at this point.


http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20081109/capt.19489230479d41408c592a80867d9776.blues_kings_ hockey_las105.jpg

SoCalBronco
11-11-2008, 07:45 PM
PIT 7 DET 6 (OT)

Jordan Mother****ing Staal. What a night for him.

alkemical
11-11-2008, 09:02 PM
No ****.... #11 has a big night on 11/11

24champ
11-12-2008, 12:04 AM
Kings win 3 straight by beating the Stars 3-2.!Booya!

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20081112/capt.c3585dc64833467fb4d5fea46b1aa0d0.stars_kings_ hockey_las108.jpg

24champ
11-13-2008, 09:39 PM
Kings win their 4th straight game, beating the Stars again 3-2. :wave:


http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20081114/capt.646a5e21693d4ccc8d8c52026233c202.correction_k ings_stars_hockey_dna101.jpg

SoCalBronco
11-13-2008, 09:48 PM
PIT 5 PHI 4

Sid with 2 goals.

alkemical
11-14-2008, 08:21 AM
Socal,

Do you think Crosby's really playing up to the hype? I don't think so. In my honest opinion i think he needs to learn to slow down sometimes and pick his spots. His speed is an asset and does help at really setting things up at times - but in other ways i feel like..his impatience holds him back at times.

I'm really happy with Staal though...and Malkin...

Don't get me wrong on Crosby - i still think he's a great player - but the hype they had built for him i don't think he can live up to.

24champ
11-14-2008, 09:06 AM
Drew Doughty for Calder campaign continues.;D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKx9-azAqo8


http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/LAS111111201_1024x768.jpg

Dude is only 18 yrs old and is logging in 27 minutes in the last game against the stars with a plus 1.

A JMFJ/Doughty pairing for the next decade will rule the world and prevent the Malkins and Crosbys from getting a Cup.:)

24champ
11-14-2008, 01:40 PM
:strong:


http://www.thehockeynews.com/imgs/dynamique/photos/original/article_17305_2.jpg


1. Colten Teubert, D – Regina Pats (WHL): Expect Teubert to make a serious run at a spot on L.A.’s blueline next year. He’s already rock-solid physically, but has taken this year in junior to up his game in other categories. His 18 points in 21 games is just three off his season total from last year and his plus/minus is up 24 points to plus-16. Drafted 13th overall by Los Angeles in 2008.

http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/19819-.html

24champ
11-14-2008, 01:58 PM
I think Drew Doughty is going to be a stud but isnt there a youth named Kopitar that has only one goal? You need more than those two to free them up. As for our youth movement, I think Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are pretty much set already to be stars (like they were first stars last week). Add young guys like Ryan Carter and our days are far from numbered. I hope you enjoy that 3 points to 2 points edge as it might be the only saving grace for a last place team......again.

Calijohn...so your demise begins...


"Brian Burke is out as general manager of the Anaheim Ducks and senior vice president of hockey operations Bob Murray is in.

Sources tell TSN Burke will remain in a senior advisory capacity with the Ducks for now but that the final word on any hockey operations decisions in Anaheim will be made by Murray. Sources say Burke will, in this advisory capacity, have the ability to freely negotiate future employment opportunities as a GM in the NHL.

That would pave the way for Burke to be hired as president and GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the days, weeks or months ahead, if the Leafs and Burke so desire. And there is strong reason to believe that is precisely what will happen."

24champ
11-14-2008, 02:55 PM
Barry Melrose just got canned.

per TSN.

Bronx33
11-16-2008, 10:36 AM
Barry Melrose just got canned.

per TSN.


Living up to his hairs legacy was a big comb to fill.

24champ
11-20-2008, 11:34 PM
Kings beat the Capitals. 5-2. !Booya!

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20081121/capt.8737349a162843be84cce0b9fda3b1eb.correction_c apitals_kings_hockey_las105.jpg

Doughty scored his third goal of the season and Sully scored his 4th goal.

Doughty for Calder is gaining steam every game.8')

alkemical
11-21-2008, 07:17 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=buccigross_john&id=3710601

• If the Penguins get Sergei Gonchar and Ryan Whitney back at 100 percent, they will have the deepest defensive corps in the NHL. Kris Letang's game has taken leaps since last season. Alex Goligoski has a high IQ on the power play. I think the Penguins will trade one of them because they are such similar players. Pittsburgh will be in a position to get a good player they want/can afford come trade deadline time because they have so many quality defensemen. (Six are Americans.) Another Penguins observation has been Matt Cooke's excellent play with Jordan Staal of late.

24champ
11-21-2008, 11:56 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=buccigross_john&id=3710601


• Right now, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is my Calder Trophy favorite.

!Booya!



Also...

2. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings - 161 points

The Kings are flush with talented young blueliners, but Doughty is the ace. His skating and puck-moving ability is obvious, but he's also a team-leading plus-6 to go along with his pair of goals and six points.

If I were a betting man, however, I'd wager on Doughty winning the Calder for three reasons:

1. He represents this amazing moment in the NHL where teenage players have been able to step in and make a difference for their teams.

2. As good as Brassard is, it's still going to be a challenge to keep up the offensive pace he's established, even playing up with Rick Nash. At this point last season, Patrick Kane had 22 points in his Calder-winning campaign. Doughty, meanwhile, hasn't even scratched the surface of his offensive potential this season; plus, his criteria for the trophy aren't strictly numbers-based.

3. If you believe in these types of things, then a defenseman is "due" for the Calder. And there's a very good chance Doughty could be at the top of a very, very good rookie class for blueliners.



http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Brassard-Doughty-lead-Calder-race-uh-who-vote;_ylt=Ako0.0cswsjEGDRN2BfUU6J7vLYF?urn=nhl,123 679

Bronx33
11-23-2008, 11:38 AM
SOL vs colorado
Svatos Hejduk punch in both attempts and budaj blanks both kings shooters.


And Zeiler made the list. Tue Dec 9, 2008

24champ
11-23-2008, 02:03 PM
SOL vs colorado
Svatos Hejduk punch in both attempts and budaj blanks both kings shooters.


And Zeiler made the list. Tue Dec 9, 2008
crapalanche got lucky. Soon enough Kings are going to learn how to finish off teams....

Bronx33
11-23-2008, 02:54 PM
crapalanche got lucky. Soon enough Kings are going to learn how to finish off teams....


easy dude it was a very evenly played game and blanking two shooters is not lucky.

24champ
11-30-2008, 02:22 AM
easy dude it was a very evenly played game and blanking two shooters is not lucky.

I meant the game should have been over in the third period, Kings had a lot of chances in that period...we will get y'all this saturday.:wave:

Also Kings win tonight, beating the Blackhawks 5-2.


Here is 20 yr old Simmonds making a blackhawk his b*tch.:)

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/01/fullj.a4d53876e8fbccae79e77e75a02bb693/a4d53876e8fbccae79e77e75a02bb693-getty-82760687sd009_chicago_black.jpg

SoCalBronco
11-30-2008, 02:24 PM
Sid with a hat trick and an assist last night. He's really been going hog wild the last four games or so.

Smiling Assassin27
12-02-2008, 04:53 PM
Sean Avery: "I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don't know what that's about. Enjoy the game tonight."

SUSPENDED

chadta
12-02-2008, 08:01 PM
Steve Avery:

SUSPENDED


is steve avery related to that fonoco guy that the jets signed ?

24champ
12-03-2008, 01:08 AM
Steve Avery:

SUSPENDED

League gets more pussified. Thanks Bettman, I was looking forward to the Flames and Stars game and to see Avery's coconut roll on the ice from a nasty hit from Dion Phaneuf. Way to **** up the ratings Bettman.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2304/2103486701_f6874a7313.jpg

Smiling Assassin27
12-03-2008, 02:12 PM
is steve avery related to that fonoco guy that the jets signed ?

no, he's the one pitcher from the old braves' staff of maddux, glavine, smoltz and he, who flamed out...my bad, it's changed now. being a wings guy, i only knew him as 'puppy'...

chadta
12-03-2008, 03:43 PM
League gets more pussified. Thanks Bettman, I was looking forward to the Flames and Stars game and to see Avery's coconut roll on the ice from a nasty hit from Dion Phaneuf. Way to **** up the ratings Bettman.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2304/2103486701_f6874a7313.jpg

agree 100000%

stuff like this gets interest in the game, and he goes and does this ? what niext pink uniforms for everybody

chadta
12-03-2008, 03:46 PM
no, he's the one pitcher from the old braves' staff of maddux, glavine, smoltz and he,

oh yeah i remember them, the jays beat em in the series ;D

that was back when baseball mattered to me

24champ
12-03-2008, 04:33 PM
agree 100000%

stuff like this gets interest in the game, and he goes and does this ? what niext pink uniforms for everybody

"Hey!" "Hanrahan!" "I heard your wifes a lesbien" "She told me so" "I know,I know"



Anything that generates interest in the NHL...Bettman can't allow it.

broncocalijohn
12-03-2008, 05:09 PM
ALF,
what happened to that lead on the Coyotes last night? The "almost win" increases but the points trickle. COyotes on your ass in the standings so not a very good finish. BTW: We are ahead of you now in the season matchup.

Jens1893
12-05-2008, 09:27 AM
bettman suspends avery for SIX games? just so i get this right ... beating the crap out of each on the ice is acceptable, a flippant comment warrants a six game suspension?

Bronx33
12-05-2008, 03:57 PM
bettman suspends avery for SIX games? just so i get this right ... beating the crap out of each on the ice is acceptable, a flippant comment warrants a six game suspension?


It was a classless comment that has no place in the NHL or any other prfessional sport for that matter it just show ya what level avery is and this is high school.

24champ
12-05-2008, 04:08 PM
ALF,
what happened to that lead on the Coyotes last night? The "almost win" increases but the points trickle. COyotes on your ass in the standings so not a very good finish. BTW: We are ahead of you now in the season matchup.

We've only played 24 games and doing better than most people thought. Like I was telling Bronx earlier, Kings are young and just need to find a way to finish games. Once they do that, the wins will come. This is a transition year, the first year of actual Dean Lombardi players on the team and every year from this point forward the Kings will get stronger. The Kings entered Monday's game against Toronto with a 7-0 record this season when leading after two periods. Now we blew it against the Yotes and Leafs. Not very good, but as noted before we need to learn how to finish games. We do well in the first 2 periods, its playing 60 minutes of hockey Kings have trouble with. I love the direction the Kings are going in, and Terry Murray as our Coach is a great hire.

On the other hand, Quacks lost their GM and their players are dinosaurs. It's all downhill for that franchise.

24champ
12-05-2008, 04:14 PM
It was a classless comment that has no place in the NHL or any other prfessional sport for that matter it just show ya what level avery is and this is high school.

Let them settle it on the ice.


Those are nice shades Avery....for a girl.Hilarious!


http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20081204/capt.29a441d3e97f4a238ff72080fa5b5111.stars_avery_ suspended_hockey_nyff101.jpg?x=400&y=266&q=85&sig=0_Tq1RSNDoNXWNscHsEZXQ--

Bronx33
12-05-2008, 05:09 PM
Let them settle it on the ice.


Those are nice shades Avery....for a girl.Hilarious!


http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20081204/capt.29a441d3e97f4a238ff72080fa5b5111.stars_avery_ suspended_hockey_nyff101.jpg?x=400&y=266&q=85&sig=0_Tq1RSNDoNXWNscHsEZXQ--


Avery paints his finger nail black ( what the **** is that?)

alkemical
12-08-2008, 08:22 AM
Avery paints his finger nail black ( what the **** is that?)

all of them, or just one of them?

Bronx33
12-09-2008, 06:35 PM
It was a typo ( smartass)

alkemical
12-09-2008, 10:20 PM
no, actually i was being serious... i wanted to know,..... ala sammy davis jr.

24champ
12-09-2008, 10:38 PM
That was....brutal.

I hope that was Labarbera's last game as a King. He has officially reached Cloutier status.

broncocalijohn
12-10-2008, 11:00 AM
On the other hand, Quacks lost their GM and their players are dinosaurs. It's all downhill for that franchise.

LOL! Do you think the same players stay on the same team for years on end? We have guys down in Iowa that are ready to come up when the "dinosaurs" turn to fossil fuel. You have this idea that all your young players will still be on the Kings as much as our players will all be here in three years. You know your team very well but you have no idea what young players the Ducks have currently and in the wings.
You might be fearing us and the fact that you wont be able to sign all your young studs.

24champ
12-10-2008, 11:33 AM
LOL! Do you think the same players stay on the same team for years on end? We have guys down in Iowa that are ready to come up when the "dinosaurs" turn to fossil fuel. You have this idea that all your young players will still be on the Kings as much as our players will all be here in three years. You know your team very well but you have no idea what young players the Ducks have currently and in the wings.
You might be fearing us and the fact that you wont be able to sign all your young studs.

You have no clue John and that post proves it.

Your team is OLD and full of dinosaurs. Plus your GM wanted out, his excuse was to be closer to family but I think the fact the Quacks are going downhill is another factor as well. I know my team well, better than yours.

Speaking of which, I wonder when Bobby Ryan is going to live up to his potential? Talk about a freaking bust..but hey I am not complaining, that pick eventually led us to get JMFJ. Thanks! Ryan also highlights something you quacks do not have in your pipeline, top-flight prospects.

You may have some young guys, but the thing the Kings are building with QUALITY and QUANTITY. It's not comparable to the Anaheim Dinosaurs pipeline, just isn't. When your older players retire, the guys in your pipeline are not going to fill the gap. That's the reality of it and you know it. Otherwise you would be rattling off the top young guys you got like I did previously.

Lastly I am going to address your question of whether the young guns will stick around for the Kings. We already completed a lot of the contract extensions. Namely with Kopitar, Brown, Greene, Sullivan, Stoll...Lombardi has a plan and I am not worried about not being able to sign all Kings prospects. Kings have plenty of cap space...PLENTY.

Besides the Anaheim Dinosaurs aren't going to beat the Sharks or Wings. It will be a first round exit and the flight downhill rapidly begins.

broncocalijohn
12-10-2008, 05:05 PM
I guess when you suck for sooo many years, you can stockpile young "potential" studs. I will take the fact that we are in the playoffs consistently and have a Stanley Cup trophy with it. Let us see if all those years of sucking eggs will get u one also. By the way, look up free agency, it is a new thing here in the NHL. Dont think the WIngs can take us in a series so easily. We have done well against them with only a Paul Kariya led team.
What are you spewing about Bobby Ryan? No way he is being sent down to Iowa after what he has done since being called up. You are so anti-Duck that you dont see that we are still in great shape. Here are the stats and tell me where 8 points in 10 games is considered a BUST.
SKATERS:GP G A +/- Pts R. Getzlaf (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8470612&service=page) 271222734C. Perry (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8470621&service=page) 28720427T. Selanne (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8457981&service=page) 281411-625C. Pronger (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8459424&service=page) 28612118C. Kunitz (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8470543&service=page) 28512317S. Niedermayer (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8458517&service=page) 28311-214R. Niedermayer (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8459427&service=page) 2663-19B. Ryan (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8471676&service=page) 103578R. Carter (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8473646&service=page) 173477S. Pahlsson (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8465192&service=page) 2825-77

GOALIES:W L OT Sv% GAA J. Hiller (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8473972&service=page) 631.9332.09J. Giguere (http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8462044&service=page) 972.9112.95

Do you notice some of those leaders as dinosaurs or young elite players?

broncocalijohn
12-10-2008, 05:13 PM
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Seems those dinosaurs have some young or under 30 players right by them. Maybe it is the fact that Teemu, Pronger and Neidenmeyer or so dominant that you believe we need those exact players to be replace in a year or two. Free agency and farm system. No way we sit back and just have Francois hold the defense. BTW: Let me know where your sources are for our GM leaving because he thinks the Ducks will be tanking soon? He has worked around this cap nicely the last couple of years and the owners dont hold him back on players. If Burke is a good GM, he had everything to prove it again without any reins holding him back.

24champ
12-10-2008, 07:15 PM
I guess when you suck for sooo many years, you can stockpile young "potential" studs.

That's true. There is no denying the Kings have a horrible record in Hockey, the fact is there is one way to be a consistent contender and that is through the draft. It is the way the Red Wings and Devils stay very competitive year after year. Dean Lombardi is trying to emulate that formula Lamoriello and Holland use for building this organization.

That being said, the Kings in its ENTIRE existence have NEVER built through the draft. We also never properly utilized the pipeline, see: Jamie Storr etc. This is why I firmly believe that we are on the right track, many hockey experts and fans would agree as well. It's also why we are considered one of the deepest and quality pipelines in the NHL.

Right now is not the time in the rebuilding process for the Kings to make big free agent splashes. Once the draft picks have been developed then Lombardi will add a free agent or two to bolster the team.


Now, let me educate you on your own team, the Anaheim Dinosaurs.

Here is your roster in it's correct format. In Bold are players over thirty-

20 Carter, Ryan C 6-2 203 8/3/83
53 Festerling, Brett D 6-1 208 3/3/86
15 Getzlaf, Ryan C 6-4 221 5/10/85
35 Giguere, G 6-1 201 5/16/77
3 Hedican, Bret D 6-2 210 8/10/70
1 Hiller, Jonas G 6-2 196 2/12/82
40 Huskins, Kent D 6-2 209 5/4/79
14 Kunitz, Chris LW 6-0 195 9/26/79
22 Marchant, Todd C 5-10 180 8/12/73
24 May, Brad LW 6-1 218 11/29/71
6 McIver, Nathan D 6-2 205 1/6/85
32 Moen, Travis LW 6-2 215 4/6/82
5 Montador, Steve D 6-0 211 12/21/79
7 Morrison, Brendan C 5-10 187 8/15/75
44 Niedermayer, Rob C 6-2 200 12/28/74
27 Niedermayer, Scott D 6-1 198 8/31/73
26 Pahlsson, Samuel C 6-0 205 12/17/77
16 Parros, George RW 6-5 229 12/29/79
10 Perry, Corey RW 6-3 209 5/16/85
25 Pronger, Chris D 6-6 213 10/10/74
54 Ryan, Bobby RW 6-2 218 3/17/87
8 Selanne, Teemu RW 6-0 204 7/3/70
17 Sutherby, Brian C 6-3 205 3/1/82

By next year more players will be highlighted in bold, the window is closing for your team rapidly. Some of Dinosaurs on that roster eat up major minutes, see: Pronger, Gaymu Salami. I have a hard time seeing your so called youth players filling in for them with zero problems.

Now on to your notion that you have young players that are capable of filling in for Gaymu Salami, Prongher, Neids etc. is wrong and misguided. Take off your orange blinders and see the reality that you have just depth players waiting in Iowa. There is nobody there that lights up the ice. The only good players you have are Gaytzlaf and Carter...and that is about it. You do NOT have blue chip prospects waiting in the wings, that is the main difference between our clubs. Once you exit from the playoffs quickly that will be the end of an era for the Dinosaurs.

In fact, I see a lot of comparisons between the Dinosaurs and the Stars and it won't be long before they are both in the bottom of the division. Other teams in the division like Kings and the Coyotes are going to be ascending in the next year or so. Coyotes have a lot of youth, speed and skill players. The Sharks I see holding the Division banner for a few more years.

24champ
12-10-2008, 07:26 PM
Seems those dinosaurs have some young or under 30 players right by them. Maybe it is the fact that Teemu, Pronger and Neidenmeyer or so dominant that you believe we need those exact players to be replace in a year or two. Free agency and farm system. No way we sit back and just have Francois hold the defense.


http://www.filmcritic.com/misc/mepics.nsf/view/teachers2/$File/teachers2.jpg

What are you, people? On dope?

broncocalijohn
12-11-2008, 05:10 PM
It is good to know that you still cant acknowledge that free agency exist in the NHL where we got players like Pronger, Selanne and Niedenmeyer. Free agency gives you the short cut where youth lacks experience to get you to the playoffs and beyond. When time comes, we will be hunting and gathering to keep the flow going. Highlighting Paulsson is correct but he is 30 right now. Not exactly close to a dinosaur. Others like Hedican are probably one year and done like we have had in the past. Fillers that do a good job for their line.
BTW: Did you happen to see the first goal last night by no other than Bobby Ryan? He is getting time on the PP too. Right now, he is far from a bust and one of the hotter players on the team. If there name has RYAN in it, they are sticking around. As for the young studs, you forgot Perry. Kunitz is up there also. I like this season but cant wait to see how wrong you will be in a few seasons. Maybe a hick up of one season but nothing like you guys produced after the Montreal Finals season. Kinda Clippers-isque for SoCal :)

24champ
12-11-2008, 05:57 PM
It is good to know that you still cant acknowledge that free agency exist in the NHL where we got players like Pronger, Selanne and Niedenmeyer. Free agency gives you the short cut where youth lacks experience to get you to the playoffs and beyond.

Once again, you show your lack of knowledge about your team. If you followed the Dinosaurs before their cup run, you would know that Pronger was not acquired via FA. You traded for Pronger by giving away Lupul, Smid, two first round picks, a 2008 second round pick.

This is the point I was making before, you guys lack top flight prospects in the system for this reason, trading away lots of long term assets for the short-term. With Neids and Pronger eating up lots of minutes on your team, when they retire it will leave big holes on your defense. "Giggy" will get older and won't be worth that albatross of a contract he has.

Going through the draft is where you build a sustained winner like the Wings, Devils, Sharks, Nordiques/Avalanche etc. Besides, the Kings have more cap space and assets than the Ducks have. So a player like Gaborik will probably sign with the Kings this offseason as it has been rumored.

You can believe that your team isn't going stumble down soon, but the fact remains that the Kings and Coyotes have been loading up on talent. It's due to happen in the next year or so...we have already surpassed the Stars. The Ducks are next and in a couple years the Sharks.

Did you happen to see the first goal last night by no other than Bobby Ryan? He is getting time on the PP too. Right now, he is far from a bust and one of the hotter players on the team. If there name has RYAN in it, they are sticking around. As for the young studs, you forgot Perry. Kunitz is up there also. I like this season but cant wait to see how wrong you will be in a few seasons. Maybe a hick up of one season but nothing like you guys produced after the Montreal Finals season. Kinda Clippers-isque for SoCal

Jury is still out on Ryan, he isn't anything great yet either. The Kings made a better selection about nine spots back in the same draft.:welcome:

The one thing I am definitely looking forward to, is seeing even more empty seats in the Ponda when their team takes a dump. Who knows, maybe then Ducks will try and change the name to the Los Angeles Ducks of Anaheim to get more fans from LA.:spit:

chadta
12-12-2008, 07:04 AM
if i may be so bold as to chime in, i dont really care one way or another about either team, so hear it is.

brian burke has shown that he hates draft picks, hell trade them for anything, and honestly john, im gonna have to agree with alf, i think your time is running out, free agents are great but less and less of them actually make it to free agency, as they get traded for just before the deadline or resigned by there current team. and your running out of picks to trade.

now onto the laughing stock of the kings, come on dood, the penguins are young and good, your just young, there is a difference.

:thanku:

anybody catch the young flyers team spot the hurricanes a 5-1 into the third and manage to pull off a win, not a real win i mean it was in the shootout, but just coming back to tie was an accomplishment.

24champ
12-13-2008, 09:48 PM
now onto the laughing stock of the kings, come on dood, the penguins are young and good, your just young, there is a difference.


What the **** does the penguins have to do with this conversation? Penguins have Malkin and Crosby. There isn't anyone on the Kings with that kind of talent, the closest is Kopitar who I project to be the next Joe Thornton. However the Kings have more younger players on the roster right now and a deeper pipeline than the Penguins. As a result, the Kings will have a deeper team and depth. Plus our Blueline, headlined by Doughty will be one of the best in the NHL soon.

Even your hero Bill Clement agrees...




Kings Aiming for a Rise to Royalty
By Bill Clement
NBCSports.com contributor
updated 3:58 p.m. MT, Wed., Dec. 10, 2008

Last season the Kings tied the Lightning for fewest points (71) in the NHL. Consider that rock bottom for them because they’ve gone to a full-blown youth movement that makes them the best positioned team in the NHL to within three years or so complete the great leap from poor house to powerhouse.

By the 2010-11 season the Kings should have the caliber of talent where they could not only contend for the Western Conference championship but also for the Stanley Cup.

So while it’s surprising that two weeks into December they are flirting with a .500 record, it’s not about this season for the Kings. They likely won’t make the playoffs but the future promises to be extremely bright.


Two months after last season ended, the Kings made a coaching change, hiring Terry Murray to replace Marc Crawford. Murray has been behind the bench with young teams before in Washington, Philadelphia and Florida. Although he was last a head coach with the Panthers in 2001, he’s a constant student of the game. He was an assistant coach with the Flyers last season and played a vital part in their run to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Murray is the right man for the Kings because of his philosophical approach to coaching, which is preaching to your team the need for a deep dedication to defense. The quickest way to get competitive with any team is to improve defensively. Murray should be credited for his ability to get all his players on the same page and united towards achieving one objective – keeping the puck out of their net. The Kings are the most improved defensive team in the NHL because they have bought into Murray’s system.

Last season the Kings ranked 28th in the league in goals against average (3.21). Under Murray they have moved up to 12th, which clearly shows the coach is getting his message across. And what shows that even more is they have gone from last season’s average of allowing 32 shots per game (28th in the NHL) to being tied for first in that category (25.6).

A preseason look at the Kings’ defensemen didn’t knock anyone’s socks off. They are young, old or average but there have been two big surprises with this group. The first is the immediate emergence of Drew Doughty, who was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in June’s draft. He’s shown tremendous poise for a 19-year-old while performing excellently at both ends of the ice. On offense he’s very assertive in a confident way. He’s been anything but overwhelmed playing at the NHL level. He’s playing like he belongs and there’s nothing not to like about him. Doughty’s been so impressive that he leads the team in time on ice per game (23.27).

The second surprise from the rearguards is how well Kyle Quincey has played since the Kings claimed him off waivers from the Red Wings on Oct. 13. Quincey couldn’t get many minutes in Detroit given the logjam of blueline talent the Stanley Cup champions possess but he’s been a real nice addition to the Kings. He has jet-propelled skating ability, moves the puck and competes hard.

And actually a third surprise that ties into the overall improvement defensively by the Kings is that they have achieved it without one of their promising young blueliners in Jack Johnson, who underwent surgery Oct. 14 to repair a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder. He’s not expected back until late January.

So while the present is an upgrade over the recent past, the real excitement for this franchise lies ahead and it’s not that far away. In June’s draft the Kings had six picks in the first three rounds. Besides Doughty they also got a first-rounder in Colten Teubert, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound defenseman whose highly touted for his punishing play and his toughness.

Among the other high draftees of last summer who figure prominently in the team’s future plans are defenseman Vyacheslav Voinov (2nd round), defenseman Andrew Campbell (3rd round), center Robbie Czarnik (3rd round) and left wing Geordie Wudrick (3rd round).

By drafting Doughty, Teubert, Voinov and Campbell, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi has built a good portion of the infrastructure of Los Angeles’ future blueline. The Kings will have good quality depth in this unit very soon.


It will be interesting to see how the team’s goaltending picture evolves over the next couple of seasons. Gone is Dan Cloutier, who did not play nearly as well as expected and was hurt a lot during his two seasons in Los Angeles. Erik Ersberg and Jason LaBarbera are sharing the load at present but three talented prospects Jonathan Bernier, Jon Quick and Jeff Zatkoff are on the horizon.

The Kings struggle to score as they rank 23rd in goals per game (2.56). In the short-term Murray is stressing to his team to shoot more. But come the 2009 draft it would not be surprising for Lombardi to focus on adding scoring centers and wingers.

Besides having so much promising young talent in the pipeline, another huge factor in the expected transformation of the Kings into one of the league’s elite teams is they have the most salary cap flexibility of any team in the NHL. This season they have about $13 million in cap space. And beyond the 2010-11 season, they’ll have only three players under contract: center Anze Kopitar, who is an absolute blue-chipper, winger Dustin Brown, who is their captain and a young, tough defenseman, Matt Greene.


So with cap flexibility and no financial burden of long-term contracts, Lombardi has put the Kings in great position to fill any needs they might have in what will be a belt tightening stretch by NHL clubs as they weather the storm economically. With the economy in bad shape not only will a lot of teams not be willing to re-sign some of their players who are coming up for free agency in the next couple of years but there’s also likely to be less competition for the services of these free agents as clubs closely watch their bottom lines. That means not only will Los Angeles (providing ownership gives the green light) be able to get help on the open market, it might well get that help at discount prices.

For Los Angeles this season will have its growing pains for sure. But with the youthful blueprint put in place by Lombardi, Kings fans have something to look forward to and it could well be something real good real soon.



http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/28164543/

Now you can all shut the **** up.;D

24champ
12-13-2008, 09:51 PM
Also Kings win their second straight game, beating the Wild 3-1 and pushing themselves over .500


http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/ab/fullj.fd4222cca3620bbb674d2597d1bb55ff/fd4222cca3620bbb674d2597d1bb55ff-getty-83370178nm017_st_louis_blue.jpg

chadta
12-14-2008, 06:56 AM
congratulations on achieving mediocrity :thumbsup:

phillybroncosnut
12-14-2008, 08:14 AM
Sorry NHL fans but...... it's time for the league to say fu.ck the fans. I think it's time to take the all star voting away from the fans.
Every season there are guys who get snubbed in every sport. This year is a complete embarassment in the NHL. Montreal is desroying everyone in all star voting unless your name is Malkin or Crosby. Montreal doesn't have 1 guy in the top 30 in points, goals, and only 1 in assists (Markov). Yet, Tanguay, Koivu, and Kovalev are right behind both Crosby and Malkin? All three Habs forwards have 400,000 more votes then Ovechkin!!!
There are teams out there who have players who are way more deserving. Flyers have Carter, Gagne and Richards who are all in the top 13 in points and goals in the NHL not just Eastern conference. Look at Kessell in Boston, nowhere to be found. hell, the guying leading the entire NHL in goals (Vanek) just barely cracks the top 10 in voting. He's 500,000 votes behind the 3 headed monster in Montreal.
One more thing.... Carey Price is leading the voting by almost 100,000 votes. He is 11th in GAA, and save percentage.

NHL, please taking the priveledge of voting away from these bafoons!!!

24champ
12-14-2008, 10:38 AM
congratulations on achieving mediocrity :thumbsup:

We haven't achieved anything or reached our goal yet. As it stands now, we are 1 point back of the playoff spot. :thumbsup:

24champ
12-15-2008, 11:43 PM
Words cannot describe my contempt for Labarbera right now. Ersberg holds the fort till the third period when he got injured. Game was 2-1 Kings over the Sharks until Labs comes in and blows it. Go to OT nothing happens, SO comes...and the Sharks go gloveside on Labs on the first try. Then the second time the Sharks were up, they do the SAME ****ING move as before, went gloveside. Labs is now Cloutier.

I don't know the extent of Ersbergs injury, but I assume Bernier is probably about to be sent on a flight to LA.

Though we went toe to toe with the best team in the NHL.
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/1f/fullj.bcd741c19dfee01e25a65fe0c7c07c14/bcd741c19dfee01e25a65fe0c7c07c14-getty-83371338cp003_san_jose_shar.jpg

broncocalijohn
12-16-2008, 12:42 AM
Not a bad game for the Kings against the best team out there but once again, you dont finish them off. You arent battling the Sharks, you are battling almost everyone else to get that playoff spot. One point earned but another one taken away in the 3rd. Sharks are just sick. Wonder if Bruins fans watch the box score of the Sharks just to purposely feel sick.

24champ
12-16-2008, 01:02 AM
Not a bad game for the Kings against the best team out there but once again, you dont finish them off.

Ya I know, been saying it for a few weeks now. Good to know your coming along.:rofl:

phillybroncosnut
12-16-2008, 08:16 PM
Hey!!!! Where all the Avs fans??

Bronx33
12-16-2008, 08:22 PM
Iam usually the only one here.

24champ
12-16-2008, 08:48 PM
Hey!!!! Where all the Avs fans??

They are on the PUT list, Physically Unable to Type after pulling a Sakic with their snowblowers. ;D

24champ
12-16-2008, 09:17 PM
Team USA
There's been a staff addition of late.

"Because I've shifted to the Eastern Conference, we've added another GM as a scout, [Los Angeles Kings GM] Dean Lombardi," Team USA GM Brian Burke told ESPN.com on Monday.

The Olympic management committee also includes Nashville Predators GM David Poile, Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell, Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero.

They've been hard at work.

"We've been rating players since the regular season began, we have our own rating system," said Burke, GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs. "I don't know exactly how many reports we've filed, we're in the hundreds.

"Each guy on the committee has had to do a ghost roster, looking ahead and saying this might be how the team could look like. We've also put together a priority watch list. Every night we see an American player, we file a report. We'll have a pretty comprehensive database by the end of the season, which will help us put our orientation camp together."

Team USA's orientation camp is slated to be held in late August and Burke hopes to have "30 or fewer players" attend.

The management group has already had two full staff meetings. They'll meet again in February, then again at the March GM meetings in Naples, Fla., and again at the June NHL draft in Montreal.

"If you look what we're going to have, there's a good chance we're going to have a real young team," Burke said. "The World Hockey Championships in Halifax [last spring] marked a turning of the page for USA Hockey with respect that it's the first team that we put into international competition without one of those great warriors on it -- those guys that have carried the flag so well for so long."

Burke was referring to the great core of American players who have long been at the forefront of the team, players such as Mike Modano, Keith Tkachuk, Chris Chelios, Doug Weight, etc.

"And we're not saying that this team wouldn't have one of those warriors on it," Burke said. "Tkachuk had a great start and Modano is playing better. We haven't ruled out anybody, but it's clear, looking at the names, that it's going to be a younger team. There's going to be significant turnover."

Zach Parise, Dustin Brown, Phil Kessel, Patrick Kane -- the American team won't have a shortage of young talent.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=3771774&name=lebrun_pierre

Bronx33
12-17-2008, 02:46 PM
They are on the PUT list, Physically Unable to Type after pulling a Sakic with their snowblowers. ;D


TA t si r is notTT funy....

24champ
12-17-2008, 08:49 PM
TA t si r is notTT funy....

You mean they wouldn't like it if I posted that over on HF?:spit:

24champ
12-18-2008, 12:13 PM
ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lolbarbera is driving me ape****. Thats TWO ****ing games in a row now that he blew a lead. This Kings team must be deflated ,they can play with the best like the Sharks and the Rags. However lolbarbera is in the way...

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/tebbabingo/score2.jpg

broncocalijohn
12-18-2008, 05:18 PM
That shot was screened ALF. Dude moves out of the way just in time. We softened them up for you though. At least you got a point on them. We lost at least a point. Horrible turnover and Pronger getting his skates left 5 feet behind him gave up the leading goal with a few minutes to play. If it went to shotout, you would have probably lost. Dude has stopped 22 of 25 shots in the extra overtime frame.

24champ
12-18-2008, 05:58 PM
That shot was screened ALF. Dude moves out of the way just in time.

Doughty did what every defenseman does, clear the trash. In this case it was Drury. The fault lies with LaCloutier, because in this case, the play was developing very clearly. He should have known how the play was going to develop, and he would have been more positionally sound.

Besides the point, it should have never went to OT. He allowed 1 goal on 3 shots in the first period. 2 goals on 8 shots...you think that is a good goalie?:rofl:

We had that game, it should have never went to OT but LaCloutier had other plans. If Ersberg was healthy, we could be looking at 4 points instead of 2 that we got.:nono:

Ray Finkle
12-18-2008, 09:11 PM
ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lolbarbera is driving me ape****. Thats TWO ****ing games in a row now that he blew a lead. This Kings team must be deflated ,they can play with the best like the Sharks and the Rags. However lolbarbera is in the way...

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/tebbabingo/score2.jpg

As a Ranger fan, he was never good....

Also as a Ranger fan, I am glad Sundin went to the Canucks....

24champ
12-18-2008, 09:18 PM
As a Ranger fan, he was never good....

Also as a Ranger fan, I am glad Sundin went to the Canucks....

Ironic that your backup Vally was drafted by the Kings...stood on his head and LaCloutier drafted by the Rangers wasn't good...to put it nicely.

As said before, Sharks and Rangers are two really good teams that are very likely to be in the playoffs. It just pisses me off to see the hard effort of our young team go wasted because LaCloutier can't make decent saves.

By the way Ray Finkle, your guy Zherdev looks like a steal. From what I heard when he was with the Blue Jackets, was that he was a total head case. He looks like he got his **** together with the Rangers.

Ray Finkle
12-18-2008, 09:23 PM
Ironic that your backup Vally was drafted by the Kings...stood on his head and LaCloutier drafted by the Rangers wasn't good...to put it nicely.

As said before, Sharks and Rangers are two really good teams that are very likely to be in the playoffs. It just pisses me off to see the hard effort of our young team go wasted because LaCloutier can't make decent saves.

By the way Ray Finkle, your guy Zherdev looks like a steal. From what I heard when he was with the Blue Jackets, was that he was a total head case. He looks like he got his **** together with the Rangers.

NY + Brighten Beach (sp?) = Russian Haven.....

To clear space for Sundin, they would have had to trade Rosie (which I don't mind) and Dubinsky (to get someone to take Rosie).....I would have been pissed.

The Rangers need to drop Kalinin and let Potter play....boy Kalinin blows.

broncocalijohn
12-21-2008, 10:06 PM
Poor AlF, same scenario once his team hits 3rd period. I left my house with 10 minutes to play knowing that the Wings would get win. Sure enough, I was correct. Check out the Register on some quote by one of the Kings. Seems he thinks that this never happens to his team (which Alf clearly has stated it has been happening all year with the Kings giving up 3rd period leads).
With Selanne out for possibly a big time on a laceration to the thigh, Bobby Ryan is playing up on the first line with Getzlaf and Perry. So much for the Ducks thinking he is a stiff.

Bronx33
12-28-2008, 12:19 PM
2 in ROW ON THE MIGHTY REDWINGS...

bronco militia
12-28-2008, 03:37 PM
good game last night...Budaj saved our avs


Great shootout!

Hercules Rockefeller
12-28-2008, 09:23 PM
Broncos are done, but at least the Caps are 2nd in the East and they're finally getting healthy from the **** ton of injuries they've had all season.

Bronx33
12-28-2008, 09:38 PM
ok full time hockey!

Ray Finkle
12-28-2008, 09:59 PM
ok full time hockey!

yep....let's look at my sports year...

Team I coach 0-12
Cubs....
Broncos.....
Rangers- just waiting for the poo to start hitting the fan.

Bronx33
12-31-2008, 02:38 PM
Just enjoy ( all ) the NHL games ray not just the rangers/

Smiling Assassin27
12-31-2008, 02:54 PM
2 in ROW ON THE MIGHTY REDWINGS...

Enjoy, Bronx...It looks like the Red Machine is sleepwalking through the regular season.

Bronx33
12-31-2008, 02:59 PM
Enjoy, Bronx...It looks like the Red Machine is sleepwalking through the regular season.



I will ;D but the game was closer than it appeared i by no means thought we dominated but wolskis SO goal was pretty sweet you have to admit. ;D

24champ
12-31-2008, 03:06 PM
Kings get rid of Labs.

Traded to Canucks for a 7th round pick.

Hip Hip Hooray!

Bronx33
01-01-2009, 01:24 PM
I totally forgot about this signing Matts sundin goes to the canucks.

chadta
01-03-2009, 10:27 PM
Kings get rid of Labs.

Traded to Canucks for a 7th round pick.

Hip Hip Hooray!

i thought labs was the next roy ?

24champ
01-04-2009, 12:24 AM
i thought labs was the next roy ?

Ah... no, he was more like the next Cloutier.

Anyway Kings beat the Flyers in the SO with a young goalie that is surprising me, I always knew Quick was solid but never thought he was THIS good. 4 goals allowed in 5 games.

"Jonathan Quick made 31 saves for the Kings. Quick has a 0.79 goals-against average in five starts since giving up five goals at Detroit on Dec. 20, and has stopped all but four of 132 shots during that stretch, which included two shutouts." !Booya!

It makes the game so much more enjoyable to watch when you have a solid goalie in net. Kings also come from behind in this one...



http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20090104/capt.5030123e4f6f4ce9a170e5debe59108c.flyers_kings _hockey_las108.jpg

chadta
01-04-2009, 04:11 PM
lets not forget that the flyers are playing with 3 of there top 6 forwards out, that being briere, lupul, gagne, also missing replacement callups giroux and nodl, and dont forget asham and gratton. we have so many guys out that we had sbisa and kukkonen playing forward, and basically ran 2 lines all night, after playing the night before in anaheim with only 2 lines. 2 guys jones and powe were on the bench only to fill a jersey as they are not game ready.

so yeah congrats on getting 2 points, the one point we got puts us in first place in our division.

With a couple days off and a trip home. 2-2-1 on our 5 game holiday road trip, ill take it, now if we could just get soem guys back from injury wed be set.

broncocalijohn
01-07-2009, 01:47 AM
Alf, how you like Bobby Ryan's first goal tonight? Dude is far from the bust you labeled him. Jumped from 4th line to 1st line and PP time with Selanne out. 3 to 1 (1 empty netter) and leaves the Kings in last place. You guys better do something next season or this "youth movement" will be getting old. Old like you labeled the Stars who are even ahead of you guys. Went to the game and not even sold out. Shows how the economy is effecting two teams playing each other only 30 miles apart.

24champ
01-07-2009, 02:21 AM
Alf, how you like Bobby Ryan's first goal tonight? Dude is far from the bust you labeled him. Jumped from 4th line to 1st line and PP time with Selanne out. 3 to 1 (1 empty netter) and leaves the Kings in last place. You guys better do something next season or this "youth movement" will be getting old. Old like you labeled the Stars who are even ahead of you guys. Went to the game and not even sold out. Shows how the economy is effecting two teams playing each other only 30 miles apart.

First of all, your Dinosaurs got lucky tonight. If it wasn't for some BS calls, you wouldn't get two goals tonight. I got a chuckle out of a couple things tonight besides the dumbass referees...One was how Duck fans were whining about Pronger's disallowed goal...obviously they don't know the rules of the NHL. Secondly I loved how Gayward was talking about the Ducks youth as if they were on the same level of the Kings. Fester****ling or whatever his name is ****ing sucked tonight. Like I said about Bobby Ryan, he gets most of his goals on the PP. I'll take Kopitar and JMFJ in that draft over Bobby Ryan.


I bet the Stars won't be in the playoffs and Brett Hull has already screwed up everything there. I'm not worried about the Stars at all. I am more interested in the Sharks, and the Coyotes. They will be our primary teams we have to beat to get into the playoffs now and in the future. If you would check the standings, you would know the West is bunched up right now. We are 2 points out of the 8th seed currently! Hardly out of contention as you make it out to be.



As for your excuse the Ducks are sucking in attendance, the Kings have had a sell-out the other night. I expect they will have a sell-out on Thursday night at Staples.

You guys better do something next season or this "youth movement" will be getting old.

It's not instant. The Red Wings in the nineties weren't an overnight success. They stuck with the plan and now are obviously the best franchise in the NHL the past 10 years. Also we are 12 points better than last year at this point. The youth movement is working. We are sticking to the plan, it will reap benefits.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/24champbailey/Kings-1.jpg

broncocalijohn
01-07-2009, 03:29 AM
It isnt instant but your team has been playing that tune for awhile now. As for Ryan, he just got on the PP when Teemu went down so no, he had half of his goals str8 up 5 on 5 (including assists). +11 in 23 games isnt too bad either. Stop crying about penalties not being called. 4 refs out there and not seeing Grabbing in the corner in the 3rd period. That is also the same period that had the hand goal. Most that saw it knew what happened. You werent there so dont act like we didnt know better. Yes, you had a sell out vs the Flyers. You dont think that had anything to do with the team you were playing, no? We had a record crowd of 400 over capacity for a record the night before. Even the Kings fans didnt come down in droves to support their team. Regardless of your jealousy going on here, fact remains we are clearly ahead of you heads up, talent and standings. The trifecta!

24champ
01-07-2009, 04:36 AM
It isn't instant but your team has been playing that tune for awhile now.

For awhile? Hardly...this is the first time in it's franchise history that the Kings are building through the draft.

HF does organizational rankings and the Kings are ranked in the top 5 the past 3 years. Since Dean Lombardi took over. We were ranked #1, #5, and now #2. John do you know what the Red Wings record looked like in the 80s and early 90s? Do you know what got them to the top and made them sustain their dominance in the NHL? Building through the friggin draft. It doesn't happen overnight. You have to be patient, and the signs are there we will be really good soon.

Most Kings prospects are too busy right now winning gold, silver, and bronze medals at the World Juniors for Canada, Sweden, and Russia. Do you know who captained the Canada team and Sweden team in the tourney and Championship game? That's right LA King prospects.

Even the Kings fans didnt come down in droves to support their team.

They show up. I saw bunch of King fans in their third jerseys on the tube, not as many as their used to be and plus the Honda Center sucks balls.

chadta
01-07-2009, 07:12 AM
please continue, its funny listening to people from the hockey hotbed of southern california talk about who supports there hockey team better. :rofl:

i dunno how the kings are doing, dont really care, they dont get revenue sharing so none of the money that i pay for tickets goes to them, that being said the ducks are pathetic, 15,000 people to the celebration for winning the stanley cup, you should have lost your franchise right there.

24champ
01-07-2009, 12:28 PM
15,000 people to the celebration for winning the stanley cup, you should have lost your franchise right there.

I thought it was par for the course when Duck fans got free wieners at that BBQ instead of a Parade.:rofl:

chadta
01-07-2009, 02:51 PM
I thought it was par for the course when Duck fans got free wieners at that BBQ instead of a Parade.:rofl:

they were named after a disney movie, what did you expect ?

broncocalijohn
01-07-2009, 03:03 PM
I thought it was par for the course when Duck fans got free wieners at that BBQ instead of a Parade.:rofl:

You keep bringing this up but dont you think any fast food restuarant would love the exposure of being in front of thousands? I cant say wait until the Kings get a Cup to see what happens next; A riot, free food, gangbangers now acting like they are big Kings fans, etc. I am not sure how old I will be to come back and blast you away on that. What matters is the product on the ice and to say the Pond sucks shows just how trivial you are towards anything Orange County. The Honda Center (Pond) is soooo much better than Staples Center. Unless, of course, you like 3 rows of luxury boxes separating the real fans from the action. 3 starters from the Ducks must tell you people either vote for who deserves to be there or the Ducks fans are into hockey more than you think. Chadta does have something and that is the SoCal mentality of hockey is low compared to Phily, NY, Canada and Detroit. YOU might know hockey, but it is a sport that is below boxing, martial arts fighting and such.

chadta
01-07-2009, 03:15 PM
You keep bringing this up but dont you think any fast food restuarant would love the exposure of being in front of thousands? I cant say wait until the Kings get a Cup to see what happens next;

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

i jsut about fell out of my chair, even the leafs will win a cup before the kings, but but wait, i know they are sticking to the youth movement, the kings are the chiefs of the nhl, theyre in year 15 of a 3 year rebuilding plan.

24champ
01-07-2009, 10:47 PM
You keep bringing this up but dont you think any fast food restuarant would love the exposure of being in front of thousands?

I am certain the last thing on all franchises, except for the Ducks, after winning the Stanley Cup is to promote Weinershnitzel.:rofl:


I cant say wait until the Kings get a Cup to see what happens next; A riot, free food, gangbangers now acting like they are big Kings fans, etc.

Well for King fans, it will be a great day, some fans have waited many many years. Some waited 40 plus years...and there will be a Parade downtown LA through Figueroa st. and probably hold the event at LA Live.

The Honda Center (Pond) is soooo much better than Staples Center. Unless, of course, you like 3 rows of luxury boxes separating the real fans from the action.

Snort.

Honda Center is becoming a dump, and I wouldn't be surprised if they take care of it the same way as Rat Stadium aka Angel Stadium, remember that expose the OC Register did on that shiathole? Also John and I have been to Honda Center many many times, since when did TECATE become PREMIUM BEER?:rofl:

Staples Center is run better by AEG, they built "LA Live" next door to Staples and they are building a huge Ritz Carlton Hotel, already have ESPN Zone, Yardhouse, Flemings Steakhouse, Lucky Strike and Lounge, Conga Room, Club Nokia, Nokia Theatre and many more things to come. It blows the Honda Center away, which has a gas station and a McDonalds across the street...kind of sums up Anaheim in general. BORING.

24champ
01-07-2009, 10:54 PM
YOU might know hockey, but it is a sport that is below boxing, martial arts fighting and such.

It's not below boxing...that's crap. It's already taking over the NBA in attendance. Jesus Christ John, do you follow hockey or do you just attend Duck games?

24champ
01-07-2009, 10:55 PM
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

i jsut about fell out of my chair, even the leafs will win a cup before the kings, but but wait, i know they are sticking to the youth movement, the kings are the chiefs of the nhl, theyre in year 15 of a 3 year rebuilding plan.

The Leafs? :rofl:

They are way behind the Kings and it's clear as day you don't understand the direction the Kings are in.

chadta
01-08-2009, 08:11 AM
dood, pittsburgh has a youth movement, philly has a youth movement, the key part to a youth movement is the players have to be good and worth keeping, the kings are just on a cheap movement, soon as the rookie contracts run out, the players bolt, just as they are starting to get good.

chiefs of the nhl

24champ
01-09-2009, 12:13 AM
dood, pittsburgh has a youth movement

No you are wrong.

No offense to Penguin fans, but they don't have a youth movement. They have Malkin, Crosby, Staal, and Flower. Four pieces all teams in the NHL would kill for. However, their cupboard is bare, and it should be Shero's priority to get that rectified.

philly has a youth movement

They have quality but not quantity in the pipeline doesn't mean a Youth movement either. VanRiemsdyk, Giroux, Sbisa, Parent are quality guys to have for sure but you need more guys.


Here is who does have a "Youth Movement"...the Kings, Coyotes, Blackhawks, Blues, Blue Jackets and Bruins. All have quality and quantity.


the key part to a youth movement is the players have to be good and worth keeping

The key part is to have quanitity which is a given, and quality. Your teams you listed have one and not the other.


the kings are just on a cheap movement, soon as the rookie contracts run out, the players bolt

:spit: Bolt to who? Nobody has more cap space than the Kings. 13 Million under the cap currently and next year it drops even more. In 2011 season, Our payroll is expected to be 16 million. Kings are sitting pretty right now, when the cap shrinks because of the economy...teams will have to release players to compensate for the giant contracts they handed out to players like Drury, Gomez, Briere...it's going to bite those teams in the rear end soon.

Oh yeah and Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, Stoll, Greene, all recently signed extensions. Kopitar signed a 7 year deal.



I enjoy the banter and talking hockey, but sometimes I wonder if you are Eklund. Saying stuff like Leafs will win a Cup before the Kings when the Leafs have been stuck in neutral for a good while and then not even knowing what consitutes a youth movement. Just because you have two or three young guys on the squad doesn't constitute a youth movement.

Eklund is Chadta (e5)

24champ
01-09-2009, 12:40 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20090109/capt.6b62a5e70d8b4250a5e7bbae1cab08b5.ducks_kings_ hockey_las106.jpg

Kings beat Ducks. Giggy got pulled. Great night.

broncocalijohn
01-09-2009, 02:48 AM
I am certain the last thing on all franchises, except for the Ducks, after winning the Stanley Cup is to promote Weinershnitzel.:rofl: .

This will be in decades but I am sure it will be Tijuana hotdogs with the bacon wrapped up around the dog. Have your “parade” down Figaroura (whatever) with all those diehard King/ Dodger fans. I will guarantee some fast food restaurant will have their roach coach there. It will help out to get those local residents to come by and cheer on their beloved Kings.

Well for King fans, it will be a great day, some fans have waited many many years. Some waited 40 plus years...and there will be a Parade downtown LA through Figueroa st. and probably hold the event at LA Live.

Those people will be dead but of course the new blood like you who will invest in a decade or more will fill up the ones who died off.

Honda Center is a dump, and I wouldn't be surprised if they take care of it the same way as Rat Stadium aka Angel Stadium, remember that expose the OC Register did on that shiathole? Also John and I have been to Honda Center many many times, since when did TECATE become PREMIUM BEER?:rofl:

Please show me this link besides your hatred for everything OC. Built only in 1993, it has still state of the art for arenas. At least not 3 decks of luxury boxes to keep the rich from the poor. Who cares what they consider Premium. I have been to many places where they call domestic beer imports. I have also been to Staples and seen the prices on beer. If you enjoy a high price beer, then your Staples Center is the place to go.


Staples Center is run better by AEG, they built "LA Live" next door to Staples and they are building a huge Ritz Carlton Hotel, already have ESPN Zone, Yardhouse, Flemings Steakhouse, Lucky Strike and Lounge, Conga Room, Club Nokia, Nokia Theatre and many more things to come. It blows the Honda Center away, which has a gas station and a McDonalds across the street...kind of sums up Anaheim in general. BORING.

Another fine example of ALF unknowledge of Orange County and Anaheim in this instance. Anaheim, where millions come throughout the year, is considered boring. HOB, boring; Disneyland, boring; Convention Center (NAMM in town this week), boring; Angels Stadium, boring; Tons of concert venues, boring; Honda Center (Ducks) where in event is going on at least 3 times a week, boring. But let us get to the Honda Center. All those places mentioned by LA LIVE is already in ANAHEIM or the equivalent of said properties! Add a whole entertainment center on the other side of the Honda Center in Orange (1/4 to 1/3 miles away). Right across the street is JT Schmidts and Hooters. McDonalds and a gas station? Oh, you meant a mile away almost on the other side of Angels stadium! In fact, that whole area will be booming with entertainment once the economy picks back up for the housing market. Maybe you need to stroll down here once in a while. I see you are in town yet missed out on your Kings on Tuesday night.


It's not below boxing...that's crap. It's already taking over the NBA in attendance. Jesus Christ John, do you follow hockey or do you just attend Duck games?

I am talking about LA and OC, not the nation! Follow along on the post.

broncocalijohn
01-09-2009, 02:59 AM
The Leafs? :rofl:

They are way behind the Kings and it's clear as day you don't understand the direction the Kings are in.

Of course the Leafs! DIdnt you hear that the Ducks sent Brad May over to the Leafs. The missing piece to their run at Lord Stanley.

alkemical
01-09-2009, 06:42 AM
No you are wrong.

No offense to Penguin fans, but they don't have a youth movement. They have Malkin, Crosby, Staal, and Flower. Four pieces all teams in the NHL would kill for. However, their cupboard is bare, and it should be Shero's priority to get that rectified.



They have quality but not quantity in the pipeline doesn't mean a Youth movement either. VanRiemsdyk, Giroux, Sbisa, Parent are quality guys to have for sure but you need more guys.


Here is who does have a "Youth Movement"...the Kings, Coyotes, Blackhawks, Blues, Blue Jackets and Bruins. All have quality and quantity.




The key part is to have quanitity which is a given, and quality. Your teams you listed have one and not the other.




:spit: Bolt to who? Nobody has more cap space than the Kings. 13 Million under the cap currently and next year it drops even more. In 2011 season, Our payroll is expected to be 16 million. Kings are sitting pretty right now, when the cap shrinks because of the economy...teams will have to release players to compensate for the giant contracts they handed out to players like Drury, Gomez, Briere...it's going to bite those teams in the rear end soon.

Oh yeah and Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, Stoll, Greene, all recently signed extensions. Kopitar signed a 7 year deal.



I enjoy the banter and talking hockey, but sometimes I wonder if you are Eklund. Saying stuff like Leafs will win a Cup before the Kings when the Leafs have been stuck in neutral for a good while and then not even knowing what consitutes a youth movement. Just because you have two or three young guys on the squad doesn't constitute a youth movement.




That's kind of silly. I'd throw in Letang, Gologoski as two great examples on D. They have some raw talent on the wings that are in the pipeline. But this team is still building from almost being sold a few years ago. that's what most people keep forgetting.

The pens are heavy in young D talent in the system now, and have several forwards that show good promise. Just there is a core of 6 guys that were part of the overhaul. the team started building in the draft with D and a G. (Whitney and Orpik were both 1st round picks).

Hercules Rockefeller
01-09-2009, 09:14 AM
That's kind of silly. I'd throw in Letang, Gologoski as two great examples on D. They have some raw talent on the wings that are in the pipeline. But this team is still building from almost being sold a few years ago. that's what most people keep forgetting.


You better hope they have talent in the pipeline. Around $36M committed to 6 players next year, 3 of which are centers and none are wingers, you'll need to find secondary scoring from somewhere.

So how long do you expect the team to take to be built? Did 5 Top 5 picks in 5 years not do it for you when 4 of those picks were all Top 2? Other teams started their rebuild later, with fewer high picks, and seem to be doing well for themselves.

alkemical
01-09-2009, 09:19 AM
You better hope they have talent in the pipeline. Around $36M committed to 6 players next year, 3 of which are centers and none are wingers, you'll need to find secondary scoring from somewhere.

So how long do you expect the team to take to be built? Did 5 Top 5 picks in 5 years not do it for you when 4 of those picks were all Top 2? Other teams started their rebuild later, with fewer high picks, and seem to be doing well for themselves.

Let me know if they go from being sold, to the STC in 2 years.

Hercules Rockefeller
01-09-2009, 09:33 AM
Let me know if they go from being sold, to the STC in 2 years.

That's great, they were almost sold. Still doesn't change the fact that they picked in the Top 5 for 5 straight years and the Top 2 for four straight. Doesn't change that they've got 1/3 of the team next year taking up $36M of their cap room. But I never realized that throwing out that they were almost sold is a panacea to their cap problem or their lack or organizational depth passed their top handful of players.

chadta
01-09-2009, 10:19 AM
That's great, they were almost sold. Still doesn't change the fact that they picked in the Top 5 for 5 straight years and the Top 2 for four straight. Doesn't change that they've got 1/3 of the team next year taking up $36M of their cap room. But I never realized that throwing out that they were almost sold is a panacea to their cap problem or their lack or organizational depth passed their top handful of players.

yeah what the heck does being sold have to do with the cap hell they are in ?

the pens have turned into the tampa bay lighting, they have 7 players signed next year taking up 40 million dollars that leaves 16 million to sign 15 other skaters, so yeah sure you have a good top 7, but no secondary scoring.

that being said, the team is still young, and a little better then the "youthmovement" la chiefs, opps i mean kings

i think this year the pens are tanking to try and land taveres, i mean it wouldnt be the first time the pens tanked for a good draft pick, they are after all the reason we have a draft lottery.

alkemical
01-09-2009, 10:47 AM
That's great, they were almost sold. Still doesn't change the fact that they picked in the Top 5 for 5 straight years and the Top 2 for four straight. Doesn't change that they've got 1/3 of the team next year taking up $36M of their cap room. But I never realized that throwing out that they were almost sold is a panacea to their cap problem or their lack or organizational depth passed their top handful of players.

They don't have a cap problem. Shero's done a good job of that. Next year Gonchar's $5/mil isn't on the books.

Sooo... they have a core of very good players, and they are going to use developed talent and role players to build the team. Not bad for the next 5 years to have a team built where the core is 25 and under - and (as with all young talent) - should progress each year to their mid - to late 20's.

I know, that's just a stupid way to build a team.

alkemical
01-09-2009, 10:48 AM
yeah what the heck does being sold have to do with the cap hell they are in ?

the pens have turned into the tampa bay lighting, they have 7 players signed next year taking up 40 million dollars that leaves 16 million to sign 15 other skaters, so yeah sure you have a good top 7, but no secondary scoring.

that being said, the team is still young, and a little better then the "youthmovement" la chiefs, opps i mean kings

i think this year the pens are tanking to try and land taveres, i mean it wouldnt be the first time the pens tanked for a good draft pick, they are after all the reason we have a draft lottery.

You've once again set the bar lower and lower for how smart you are.

chadta
01-09-2009, 01:00 PM
They don't have a cap problem. Shero's done a good job of that. Next year Gonchar's $5/mil isn't on the books.

Sooo... they have a core of very good players, and they are going to use developed talent and role players to build the team. Not bad for the next 5 years to have a team built where the core is 25 and under - and (as with all young talent) - should progress each year to their mid - to late 20's.

I know, that's just a stupid way to build a team.

actually gonchar is still on the books for 2 more years, but hey dont let facts get in the way of your arguement. altho id be happy if he left, your team has sure sucked ass without him, moreso then when cindy was out.

contracts expiring before 09/10
Satan 3.5
Boucher 2.5
Sykora 2.5
Fedotenko 2.25
Gill 2.075
Zigomanis 0.65
TOTAL 13.475

contracts extended for 09/10
Malkin 8.70
Staal 4.0
Talbot 1.050
Kennedy ???
TOTAL 13.75

so next year when they lose 5 more players and still occupy the same cap spot you dont see a problem ? the cap is staying still at best and going lower at worst.


You've once again set the bar lower and lower for how smart you are.

says the guy who dosnt remember when the penguins tanked the last 2 weeks in the 83-84 year to draft mario ? or was that before you were a pens fan ?

alkemical
01-09-2009, 01:52 PM
actually gonchar is still on the books for 2 more years, but hey dont let facts get in the way of your arguement. altho id be happy if he left, your team has sure sucked ass without him, moreso then when cindy was out.

contracts expiring before 09/10
Satan 3.5
Boucher 2.5
Sykora 2.5
Fedotenko 2.25
Gill 2.075
Zigomanis 0.65
TOTAL 13.475

contracts extended for 09/10
Malkin 8.70
Staal 4.0
Talbot 1.050
Kennedy ???
TOTAL 13.75

so next year when they lose 5 more players and still occupy the same cap spot you dont see a problem ? the cap is staying still at best and going lower at worst.




says the guy who dosnt remember when the penguins tanked the last 2 weeks in the 83-84 year to draft mario ? or was that before you were a pens fan ?

83-84... i was 4.

Gill, Fedetanko and Satan won't probably be there...

Lets see - gonchar signed a 5 year deal in 2k5 - by my estimation, gonchar's last year is next year douchebag. Ya, that's right...you are wrong again.

You are a ****ing tool, you know that.

chadta
01-09-2009, 03:43 PM
83-84... i was 4.

Gill, Fedetanko and Satan won't probably be there...

Lets see - gonchar signed a 5 year deal in 2k5 - by my estimation, gonchar's last year is next year douchebag. Ya, that's right...you are wrong again.

my point exactly, you lose more players, but still take up the same cap space.

and yes this is 08-09 and he will still be here for 09-10, thats 2 years assclown, you said and i quote


Next year Gonchar's $5/mil isn't on the books.

next year he certainly is on the books, or are you going to argue with yourself about that since you cant seem to pick a story and stick to it.

24champ
01-10-2009, 02:06 AM
This will be in decades but I am sure it will be Tijuana hotdogs with the bacon wrapped up around the dog. Have your “parade” down Figaroura (whatever) with all those diehard King/ Dodger fans. I will guarantee some fast food restaurant will have their roach coach there. It will help out to get those local residents to come by and cheer on their beloved Kings.


Key word here is PARADE...not a lame BBQ hosted by Weinershcnitzel where fans stand around with their thumbs up their ass. You just won the ****ing cup, gotta party and live a little! The Fast Food stuff is game promotion stuff, not for celebrating a cup. Everyone that follows the NHL laughed at your sad Organization about a what a boring BBQ you threw.

At least not 3 decks of luxury boxes to keep the rich from the poor. Who cares what they consider Premium. I have been to many places where they call domestic beer imports. I have also been to Staples and seen the prices on beer. If you enjoy a high price beer, then your Staples Center is the place to go.


Tecate freaking sucks John, it tastes like someone peed in the can. If I want quality beer, then I won't care about the price so much. Usually if you go with a bunch of friends, everyone buys a round so it doesn't matter to me. If you know the right folks, just like Broncos games. You can get a decent seat for a decent price. I used to sit next to the Donald Sutherland and his family at the Kings games at Staples in the lower bowl for cheap. 50 bucks.



In fact, that whole area will be booming with entertainment once the economy picks back up for the housing market. Maybe you need to stroll down here once in a while. I see you are in town yet missed out on your Kings on Tuesday night.


Believe it when I see it. Pond is getting old and needs to be maintained better than it is currently. I had other plans on tuesday Night and last night. Though I have seen them play the Coyotes and Blue Jackets and before the games I would go to LA Live to the YardHouse for beer and food. Great stuff.


I am talking about LA and OC, not the nation! Follow along on the post.

If that was the case, you would have mentioned the Lakers, Dodgers etc. You layed out broad terms and was hard to follow your post.

chadta
01-10-2009, 05:13 AM
Key word here is PARADE...not a lame BBQ hosted by Weinershcnitzel where fans stand around with their thumbs up their ass. You just won the ****ing cup, gotta party and live a little! The Fast Food stuff is game promotion stuff, not for celebrating a cup. Everyone that follows the NHL laughed at your sad Organization about a what a boring BBQ you threw.



hes got ya there john, we did laugh at you for your pathetic attempt at a celebration, i think a few people up here in canada actually committed suicide because of the way the stanley cup was being shamed.

phillybroncosnut
01-10-2009, 11:57 AM
Can't be any worse then the Devils "parade" around the meadowlands. Talk about a laugher. I think they might have had 1,100 people there and that includes the entire Devils orginization.

Say what you want about Philly fans, but, at least we know how to have a parade. They may be few and far between but we know how to party.

broncocalijohn
01-10-2009, 11:17 PM
hes got ya there john, we did laugh at you for your pathetic attempt at a celebration, i think a few people up here in canada actually committed suicide because of the way the stanley cup was being shamed.

Hard to compare with the Kings since they dont havent smelled the Cup since they played with illegal sticks in the mid 90s. But, once they do (if it happens in our lifetime), we can compare. The Cup wasnt shamed as the players knew what to do with it and treated it just the same as any other player that gets to host the cup. ALF is full of hot air with no where to blow it. If any of you have been to the Honda Center (Pond), you would know what I am talking about. He thinks the surrounding area is so important for his sport teams (let me know when you are ever staying in the Ritz Carlton) yet never mentions how the Dodgers had thousands of Mexican Americans and Mexican imigrants kicked out of Chavez Ravine to build Dodger Stadium in a prime view area. Since it is up on a hill, nothing is surrounding it like the Ritz, Mortons steak house, etc. I would rather have a party at the Honda Center that offered free food (what a crime!) than be at home in LA and watching another team, once again, show off the Cup in a town that doesnt say "Los Angeles". Worse for ALF is it happened just 30 miles away with an expansion team that was once owned by Disney. It boils his blood and every anti Duck/Orange County post makes me smile.:thanku:

alkemical
01-11-2009, 11:04 AM
my point exactly, you lose more players, but still take up the same cap space.

and yes this is 08-09 and he will still be here for 09-10, thats 2 years assclown, you said and i quote




next year he certainly is on the books, or are you going to argue with yourself about that since you cant seem to pick a story and stick to it.


You said he was here two years, so are you going to continue to be a douche?

chadta
01-11-2009, 12:08 PM
You said he was here two years, so are you going to continue to be a douche?

yes this year 1

next year 1

now get out your crayons 1+1 = hold onto your hats 2

chadta
01-11-2009, 12:11 PM
Hard to compare with the Kings since they dont havent smelled the Cup since they played with illegal sticks in the mid 90s. But, once they do (if it happens in our lifetime), we can compare.


:rofl: :rofl:

the chiefs will win a superbowl before the kings win a cup,

The only reason the kings were on the ice back in the 90s was cuz the refs gave it to them, while a toronto montreal cup would have been huge in canada it woulda done nothing in the us and the league couldnt let that happen.

broncocalijohn
01-11-2009, 03:25 PM
:rofl: :rofl:

the chiefs will win a superbowl before the kings win a cup,



A great poll question but who will be around long enough to make sure those wrong would pay up on their debt?

24champ
01-11-2009, 10:14 PM
The Cup wasnt shamed as the players knew what to do with it and treated it just the same as any other player that gets to host the cup.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/24champbailey/SCJ07_07c.jpg

Yes it was shamed, Duck players were having a gay orgy around the cup...:rofl:

24champ
01-11-2009, 10:15 PM
:rofl: :rofl:

the chiefs will win a superbowl before the kings win a cup,

The only reason the kings were on the ice back in the 90s was cuz the refs gave it to them, while a toronto montreal cup would have been huge in canada it woulda done nothing in the us and the league couldnt let that happen.

You sound like a whiney Charger fan Eklund.:rofl:

24champ
01-19-2009, 01:09 AM
Congrats to the AVs on the blowout win and Smyth, Hejduk scoring their 300th goals...

24champ
01-19-2009, 01:14 AM
Jonathan Bernier has been called up to the Kings...hopefully he plays against the Avalanche this week. Bring it on Bronx!

chadta
01-19-2009, 08:50 AM
Jonathan Bernier has been called up to the Kings...hopefully he plays against the Avalanche this week. Bring it on Bronx!

woooooohoooooooo, the next roy is back :notworthy :notworthy

24champ
01-19-2009, 10:49 PM
woooooohoooooooo, the next roy is back :notworthy :notworthy

He should get the start against the Avalanche. Kings play the Wild tomm. night and then travel to play the Avalanche the next night. The general rule of thumb in hockey is that you never start a goalie two straight nights on the road.


:egbgb: :strong:

http://www.goalie-academy.com/images/texty/treneri/bernier3-large.jpg

24champ
01-20-2009, 11:05 PM
Kings beat the Wild 5-2.

The Kings became only the second team this season to score more than four goals against the Wild in a game. The other was Colorado, in a 6-5 victory on Dec. 1.
Kings goals came from Calder, Kopitar (on the power play...yes, really), Brown, Armstrong and O'Sullivan (into an empty net). Drew Doughty had two assists and Jonathan Quick had 25 saves.


http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20090121/capt.19bf601a333c4e5bb4472e524a5316da.kings_wild_h ockey_mnto105.jpg






Next up....The Avalanche tomm night.

Bronx33
01-21-2009, 04:35 PM
I whooped the shyt out of the kings on my ps3 lastnight i really think kopitar started crying and labarbra got pulled and went and shot himself in the lockeroom ( it wasn't pretty)

24champ
01-21-2009, 11:04 PM
I whooped the shyt out of the kings on my ps3 lastnight i really think kopitar started crying and labarbra got pulled and went and shot himself in the lockeroom ( it wasn't pretty)

Av fans went home crying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stuff it Bronx.Ha!


But yeah I ran into some notable Colorado Sport figures. Group of us ran into Sakic and he said his back is coming along and another Kings fan told him that he would hate to see his career end with an injury. We all shook his hands and left. Classy guy, 3rd time I have met him.

Also ran into Jeff Francis of the Rockies, it looked like he was with family and just hello and said he would look good in a Dodgers uni someday.Ha!


One thing though, I was surprised by the small crowd. hmm.

chadta
01-23-2009, 03:18 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/allstar2009/news/story?id=3855534

this is just stupid, bettman has got to go

MONTREAL -- The NHL will force erstwhile All-Stars Pavel Datsyuk and Nicklas Lidstrom to miss the Detroit Red Wings' first game after the All-Star break for failing to attend this weekend's festivities.

alkemical
01-23-2009, 04:02 PM
i agree.

Bronx33
01-23-2009, 05:06 PM
Av fans went home crying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stuff it Bronx.Ha!


But yeah I ran into some notable Colorado Sport figures. Group of us ran into Sakic and he said his back is coming along and another Kings fan told him that he would hate to see his career end with an injury. We all shook his hands and left. Classy guy, 3rd time I have met him.

Also ran into Jeff Francis of the Rockies, it looked like he was with family and just hello and said he would look good in a Dodgers uni someday.Ha!


One thing though, I was surprised by the small crowd. hmm.


Be nice and you should have told joe a snowblower joke :clown:

24champ
01-24-2009, 12:54 AM
Be nice and you should have told joe a snowblower joke :clown:

I'm sure Joe gets ribbed about that plenty of times, doesn't need me to pile on.

24champ
01-25-2009, 02:45 PM
http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nhl_experts__20/ept_sports_nhl_experts-26793075-1232858170.jpg?ym7AYsADG14AFhQI


That was fun to watch AO in the skills competition, using Geno was hilarious.



Also Chara has a mean slap shot...breaking the record at 105 mph for fastest shot. Wow.

Hercules Rockefeller
01-25-2009, 02:52 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_11547221

Thank God for Terry Frei, I never would have heard of this Ovenchikin guy if it wasn't for his column. Apparently there's an "Eastern Conference" in the NHL too. Who would have thought that?

The feud with Malkin wasn't recent, people finally decided to talk about it.

Yes, the Caps and Wizards have separate owners, however, Leonsis has the right of first refusal on both the Wizards and the Verizon Center when Polin decides to sell. They don't go out of their way to screw over the other.

The Caps were always a hot ticket when they are winning, just like the Denver teams are, and just like Denver, DC is still a football town. It's not a surprise they're selling out again.

and if you're asking why his popularity is only now soaring among the casual fan, ask Bettman while you're in Montreal. He's the one who decided to hitch the league's future to one player, who while great, is still an immature, whiny little b**** while ignoring Ovechkin, Phaneuf, Shrek errrr Malkin, Kopitar, Vanek, Kovalchuk, etc.

Frei would be much better off as that guy off the street who gets an occasional column, that's about the depth of knowledge he can display on any given subject. But then again, given ESPN's hockey reporting, it doesn't surprise me that this guy has an occasional column over there too.

Beantown Bronco
01-27-2009, 02:33 PM
Leaving work for the Bruins/Caps game in a little bit. I had no idea when I bought these tix that this would be such a big game.

This should be interesting. Me and 7 of my buddies in the upper deck after 2 hours of "prep". Nothing bad can happen there.

Hercules Rockefeller
01-28-2009, 07:06 AM
That was such a great game last night. Sucks the way it ended though, because it didn't do the game justice.

alkemical
01-28-2009, 07:20 AM
I think malkin and ovechkin get along fine off the ice. I don't think there's a real "feud".

24champ
01-30-2009, 01:25 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/5b/fullj.c06a74ae00ffaf2cdcc43c21bc3726d0/c06a74ae00ffaf2cdcc43c21bc3726d0-getty-83387905nm011_chicago_black.jpg


Kings win their 3rd straight game against the Blackhawks...getting 7 of 8 points possible in their last 4 games.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-01-2009, 12:10 PM
Decent day for the Caps so far. Ovechkin with 3 through 2 putting him 4 clear of Carter and Green now tied for the lead in defenseman scoring despite missing 13 games already this season.

Edit: Forgot to add that that gives Ovy 199 goals for his career now.

alkemical
02-02-2009, 08:48 AM
Ovie is the baddest MF'er on the planet.

24champ
02-03-2009, 08:34 PM
Kings beat the Senators 1-0. Handzus gets the GW goal, Simmonds gets the assist.


http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20090204/capt.bb87fc6ff9c0414796292dc60d18526a.kings_senato rs_hockey_ottk108.jpg

24champ
02-05-2009, 08:03 PM
Kings road awesomeness continues. Defeating the Capitols 5-4.The Kings are now 4-1 in their last five road games and 22-21-7, are over .500 in February for the first time since 2006.!Booya!

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20090206/capt.6eaacb584d6c4e4c8ed97d08e21718c1.kings_capita ls_hockey_vzn104.jpg


Ovie is a very special player, Congrats on being one of four NHL players to reach 200 career goals in four seasons, joining Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy and Mario Lemieux. Joining some seriously elite company there.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-05-2009, 08:07 PM
22-21-7, are over .500 in February for the first time since 2006.!Booya!

How is 22-28 over .500?

Not happy with the way the Caps played tonight, utter crap.

24champ
02-05-2009, 08:33 PM
How is 22-28 over .500?


I guess OT losses don't count in the percentage column, just what I heard on the radio.

Ray Finkle
02-07-2009, 05:37 AM
I can't believe Avery is going to be back on the Rangers.....

24champ
02-07-2009, 12:54 PM
I can't believe Avery is going to be back on the Rangers.....

There is a wesbite site called "Sens Chirp", which many Senator Fans on Hockey Future say is quite reliable. I haven't read or heard about the site before, so I can't say.

What Senschirp is reporting is that the Kings are definitely in talks with the Senators about Jason Spezza.

All the leverage is on the Kings side...why? We have lots of cap space.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-07-2009, 02:42 PM
The Sens are almost $4M under, if they trade Spezza it's because they're going into a full-blown rebuild. The Kings don't have as much leverage as you think, they have what the Sens would want, prospect depth. Kings better hope they make the playoffs too, since their 1st would be going back and it is currently in the lottery (8th overall, but they do have games in hand on those above them). He's a 25-year old career PPG player. He's not a salary dump.

24champ
02-07-2009, 02:58 PM
The Sens are almost $4M under, if they trade Spezza it's because they're going into a full-blown rebuild. The Kings don't have as much leverage as you think, they have what the Sens would want, prospect depth. Kings better hope they make the playoffs too, since their 1st would be going back and it is currently in the lottery (8th overall, but they do have games in hand on those above them). He's a 25-year old career PPG player. He's not a salary dump.

Keep in mind the Kings also have to extend Jack Johnson, Frolov, and in a couple years Doughty. I think it's a risky proposition to trade for Spezza while a nice player to have, would jumble up the current plan we have in place for the organization.

The more I read about Spezza, they more I want him going to LA. I just hate the players that are involved in the deal going to Ottawa. Jonathan Bernier is being mentioned, I would hope we hang on to him so we can see what he is made out of.

Bronx33
02-07-2009, 03:29 PM
Ohhh i forgot hedjuk undressed turco!

http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site36/2009/0205/20090205__20090206_C04_SP06HKNAVS~p1.JPG

Bronx33
02-07-2009, 03:58 PM
So where does this idiot end up? word is maybe back to the rangers.

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/5098/seanaveryart2to2.jpg

http://www.nypost.com/seven/02062009/sports/rangers/rangers_trying_to_bring_forward_back_153777.htm

The Rangers have conducted thorough internal discussions regarding the feasibility of bringing Sean Avery back to Broadway and appear to be on the verge of allowing Dallas to send Hockey's Public Enemy No. 1 to Hartford in what would be the first step of the process, The Post has learned.

24champ
02-07-2009, 07:37 PM
Kings win their 3rd straight game on the road. Beating the Devils 3-1. A Playoff spot is well within reach.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/72/fullj.263229ce5a1b44c7bd726613bb8cbb80/263229ce5a1b44c7bd726613bb8cbb80-getty-83501956jm009_los_angeles_k.jpg

Ray Finkle
02-07-2009, 07:59 PM
There is a wesbite site called "Sens Chirp", which many Senator Fans on Hockey Future say is quite reliable. I haven't read or heard about the site before, so I can't say.

What Senschirp is reporting is that the Kings are definitely in talks with the Senators about Jason Spezza.

All the leverage is on the Kings side...why? We have lots of cap space.

have a buddy that has ties to the Rangers....unless someone like Philly claims him, he will be playing for the Rangers by March.

SoCalBronco
02-07-2009, 10:01 PM
have a buddy that has ties to the Rangers .

I heard on Spector's that Tom Renney is a huge hit at gay bathhouses in NY. :)

It was also an (e5) on Eklund's site.

Has your friend heard anything about that?

24champ
02-08-2009, 02:53 AM
Fear the Jack!:strong:




http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bigjoeltd/JMFJsm.gif



http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/0a/fullj.be429a1abf371b443375a1b0844aeb80/be429a1abf371b443375a1b0844aeb80-getty-83501956jm012_los_angeles_k.jpg

Bronx33
02-08-2009, 06:19 PM
budaj beatin like drum as usual iam so tired of inconsistant goaltending i say go after manny legace and ship budaj down to the minors where he belongs.

Ray Finkle
02-08-2009, 08:16 PM
I heard on Spector's that Tom Renney is a huge hit at gay bathhouses in NY. :)

It was also an (e5) on Eklund's site.

Has your friend heard anything about that?

It's true Renney and Cidney are BFF.....

You walked right into that one....;D :rofl:

24champ
02-09-2009, 04:03 PM
LA Kings Doughty- "We're better than a lot of teams in the playoff race."

http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nhl_experts__22/ept_sports_nhl_experts-91426891-1234213040.jpg?ymwyixADJ9eesOrR




Watching him play defense for the Los Angeles Kings, the first thing you notice about Drew Doughty is that you don't notice him.

Logically, a 19-year-old rookie taken second overall in last summer's draft should be more conspicuous, especially when he's leading his team in ice time (23:40 per game). But Doughty was billed as the draft pick most likely to step right into the NHL without much of a culture shock, and he's met that expectation. He looks like a savvy veteran player his team has depended on for years during big situations.

Like when the Kings called on him and defensive partner Sean O'Donnell to hold the fort during a frantic finale in Washington recently. Doughty deftly guarded the offensive players, at one point wrestling with Alexander Ovechkin in the corner just long enough to avert a scoring chance from the NHL's leading sniper.

"We just got tangled up, and we both kind of fell. It was just fortunate that he fell after me because he would have had a one-timer," said Doughty.

But as confident as he is, sometimes that rookie enthusiasm shines through. Like when the Kings added a critical insurance goal late in the game against the Capitals and Doughty raised his arms and jumped in the air on the Kings bench, like a contestant on a game show.

That rookie zeal also shines through when he talks about the Kings being an unexpected guest in the Western Conference playoff race, and how he believes his team is better than some of the other contenders.

Doughty admitted that he didn't have delusions of grandeur when he joined the Kings as a first-year player out of camp.

"When I came here to the Kings, I really didn't know what to expect," he said, admitting that the team struggled early.

"We're a very good team that just underachieved in the first half of the season. We're better than a lot of teams that are in the playoff race right now."

They have been since Jan. 1, going 8-5-1 overall and 3-1 on a long road trip that ends on Long Island Tuesday night. Powered by two good offensive lines, solid goaltending from Jon Quick and a growing confidence from its young core, the Kings are three points out of the eighth seed.

For Doughty, the maturation process has yielded some surprises. Like, for example, how similar life on the road can be between junior hockey and the NHL.

"There really are a lot of similarities," he said. "[Although] maybe we go to dinner at a lot better places, where back in junior we'd be going to a crappy, less-expensive kind of place."

Doughty said playing in the NHL is harder than a rookie imagines it's going to be, "but at the same time it's easier."

"There's tape-to-tape passes every time, and everyone's so smart. So it's easier that way," he said.

Having the right support around him has helped, too. For every strong young player on the Kings, there are teammates like veteran players and leaders like captain Dustin Brown -- Doughty's roommate -- that are providing guidance in many situations.

For Doughty, one of the primary mentors has been defenseman Sean O'Donnell, acquired from the Anaheim Ducks last year. On CBCSports.com, former Kings coach Marc Crawford said O'Donnell is the "perfect foil" for the rookie, and compared the mentor/student philosophy to those Detroit Red Wings teams that used Steve Yzerman to tutor young players:

This is the job of the veteran player, the one who has been through the hockey playoff wars. He has credibility because he has been there, and it is always this type of example that is the most impressionable for rookies. If they come into the league and are told by the coach to practice in a certain way, the rookie will most likely listen, but only to a certain extent. Rookies are always looking for acceptance and this can only truly come from the veteran players.

Players can fool the media, they can fool the fans, they can fool the coaches, but inside the sanctity of the dressing room, they can never fool their teammates. The word is accountability, and winning teams have it in abundance. And for a young player, it is the most necessary intangible they must learn.

So far, Doughty appears to have the intangibles, the resiliency and the confidence to become a stellar NHL player. What he doesn't have are the flashy numbers or press notes that would earn him a well-deserved Calder Trophy, even if he should be a finalist this season.

Is he keeping tabs on the rest of his draft class?

"You know what? Not really. I'm really good buddies with Luke Schenn [of the Toronto Maple Leafs], and we talk quite a bit. Besides that, I'll check how Stamkos is doing once in a while, but it's not really a battle or anything," he said.

"We'd all like to be the best rookie out of that draft class, just you can say it; but you don't really worry about it."

Does he not worry about it because he feels Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason already has the thing sewn up?

"No, not really," he said. "My main focus to helping the LA Kings."

Spoken like a veteran rookie.

24champ
02-10-2009, 08:55 PM
Kings beat the Islanders! Thanks to JMFJ sealing the deal in the SO.

Kings have win their fourth straight on the road and have won 7 of their last 8 games. Awooohooooo!!!!!!!

:~ohyah!:


http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20090211/capt.c2125d4612ac48779eb7a649361933b7.kings_island ers_hockey_uni104.jpg

Hercules Rockefeller
02-14-2009, 09:48 PM
Ho hum, another game another goal for Mike Green giving him his NHL record 8 straight games with a goal as a defenseman. Only had 1 point tonight, another multi-point game and he would have been all alone with a record 9 straight multi-point games for a defenseman. Guess he'll just have to settle with being tied with the likes of Orr and Coffey for that record.

Green's 1st in goals, 1st in points, and 2nd in +/- despite missing 13 games this season.

Oh and Michael Neuwirth saved 34 of 35 for the win in his first NHL start.

24champ
02-14-2009, 10:03 PM
Kings lose in a freaking shoot-out to the freaking Oilers. I freaking hate the Canada teams, I am glad they have never won a freaking Cup since 93. I hope they never win the cup again. Freaking bastards.

Rant aside, JMFJ totally kicked the crap out of Gagner.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWWLVsWa364

Hercules Rockefeller
02-15-2009, 05:28 PM
Green's streak ends at 8, but Ovechkin had a hatty to put him at 41 for the season. Goes ahead of Sid now by 2, but still 7 back of Malkin through 57 team games each.

Bronx33
02-15-2009, 05:58 PM
Wooooop woooooop!!! 7 pts out fun game to watch though.

Bronx33
02-15-2009, 06:00 PM
Green's streak ends at 8, but Ovechkin had a hatty to put him at 41 for the season. Goes ahead of Sid now by 2, but still 7 back of Malkin through 57 team games each.




I got to watch most of that game i really like watching ovechkin and semin.

24champ
02-15-2009, 08:27 PM
Not surprised this went down, I told Socal there will be a major shakedown if things don't improve for the Pens. Shero might be next IMO.

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PITTSBURGH At least now we know the answer to the seemingly eternal question this season: What will it take to get Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Michel Therrien fired for his team's uninspired, borderline embarrassing fall from grace this season?

The answer: Five third-period goals from the moribund Toronto Maple Leafs in a 6-2 loss last night, in a game where the long-awaited return of defenseman Sergei Gonchar was expected to boost the team's spirits.

Therrien was fired tonight, replaced on an interim basis by Dan Bylsma, the 38-year-old head coach of AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He'll be behind the bench when the Penguins hit the ice at 2 p.m. EST at the New York Islanders on Monday.

From the Penguins' official release:

"We believe we need a change in direction and, with 25 games remaining in the regular season, our goal remains to finish strong and qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs," [Penguins GM Ray] Shero said. "Dan Bylsma is one of the bright young coaches in the game and has done an exceptional job as the head coach in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season.

"We also would like to thank Michel Therrien for his significant contributions to the Penguins organization."

And Michel Therrien thanks you for the remaining two years and change of his contract extension, Ray ...

Therrien finishes his Penguins head coaching stint with a record of 135-105-32, which included a first-round exit and last season's Eastern Conference championship. There were games this season in which it appeared the Penguins were fighting for his job; conversely, there were nights this season when Therrien appeared powerless to turn the team's fortunes around, and that a change was necessary.

I've never been a Therrien cheerleader. He received more credit than he deserved when the Penguins thrived during Sidney Crosby's injury absence last season. (Malkin and Ty Conklin were the team's true heroes.) His abrasive style was hit-or-miss. His line construction was odd; some of his in-game managment was questionable; and his performance in the finals last season was, at times, desperate.

But Therrien is still a scapegoat for Shero's mismanagement of the roster last summer, and the firing of a coach that was just signed to a three-year contract is indicative of that mismanagement. The Penguins may or may not turn their season around with a new face behind the bench; but at some point the heat needs to fall on Shero for the poorly constructed roster that's now cost Therrien his job.

So the Penguins' 2008-09 season, version 2.0, begins tomorrow afternoon with the team five points out of a playoff spot and with 25 games remaining. Sixteen of those games are against teams currently in playoff seeds.

Is this now Dan Bylsma's team? Shero's quote would seem to indicate it. But all that could indicate is that there won't be some big-name coaching savior walking through that locker room door. Which means, ultimately, is that it's on the players to find a way back to the postseason.

Because Shero decided tonight that the head coach he committed the organization to last summer wasn't the man to get them there.

Much more on this on Monday ...

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alkemical
02-16-2009, 09:01 AM
I called that weeks ago, and anyone that's a pens fan saw this coming. Personally - I think shero's done a good job as GM. He's locked up young core talent. He doesn't panic and make rash moves IMO. I like that.

Therrian isn't a bad coach at all. I think he should have been given the rest of the year before firing.

I also knew this year, the Pens would struggle. Losing lots of role players, and a bit of a hangover from losing the cup. I didn't expect much from them this year.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-16-2009, 10:05 AM
You are so full of it ames.

Shero has acquired exactly 1 winger for Sid or Geno, and we all know where Hossa is playing this season.

"Shero has done well, our young core is locked up, but I never expected much this season from a team that went to the Finals last year?" Whatever dude.

alkemical
02-16-2009, 10:49 AM
You are so full of it ames.

Shero has acquired exactly 1 winger for Sid or Geno, and we all know where Hossa is playing this season.

"Shero has done well, our young core is locked up, but I never expected much this season from a team that went to the Finals last year?" Whatever dude.

Nah man i've been saying it since about 1/4 into the season. Sorry you don't believe me, but i have been - infact this is what i wrote on another board:

amesj523 - Feb 9, 2009 6:52 pm (#2855 of 2865) Delete MessageReply
it's called the american dream..because you have to be asleep to believe it. ~Carlin

Some truth to what Junkie brought up:

The pens are a little interesting: They have lots of "star" talent, lots of blue line depth, but little in the Winger department. Ryan Malone cashed in, and there's no way he's worth that much. They had to let him walk. Hossa punked the pens. Without hossa, they wouldn't have been in the SCF's though. I still to this day agree with that trade. (The players that were involved in the trade were/are replaceable IMO).

You can't pay Gary Roberts who is 40+ a ton of jack, and guys like ruutu can always be replaced too.

They had lots of chemistry last year, and this year - with injuries to Gonchar, Whitney - while they had good young talent (golikoski, letang) - they aren't gonchar & whitney (yet).

Fluery's had an off year as well.

Lots of things just didn't fall in the pens favor this year. I think the pens sorta "sulked" at times this year. It also showed when they'd allow many teams to go up 2-3 goals, and then do the "comeback".

IMO, as much as i think Therrian's done with the Pens, i don't see him with the team for long. It would not surprise me to see Shero fire Therrian at the end of the season...if they don't make the playoffs...i'd put it at a 85% rate that therrian's fired.

Shero seems to be slow and steady, but he won't hesitate to answer to his bosses (see hossa trade).

Crosby, IMO - needs support. I don't think playing malkin on his line is the answer. I think Staal needs to play on his line IMO.


Yeah, so whatever - i've called the pens season all year pretty much correct.


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alkemical
02-16-2009, 02:03 PM
That's what i thought.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-16-2009, 02:42 PM
That's what you thought? Sorry man, didn't know I needed to stay by my computer today just waiting for your response. Next time, I'll make sure to continually hit refresh on my browser and not go do anything else until you post again.

I call out Shero and you go and point out that you called Therrien wasn't long for the Pens. Newsflah- everyone who follows hockey knew that Therrien wasn't going to be there much longer, not just Pens fans. You didn't exactly call your shot, everyone knew it was coming. But let me know what the Powerball numbers are for Wednesday night Nostradamus.

Guess what? Someone will win the Stanley Cup at the end of the year, just a hunch that I have. We'll see in June whether or not that's true. I'll bring this post back up at that time to prove to everyone I was pretty much right on with how the NHL season would end.

I like how you have it both ways, Shero has done fine and let those guys walk because that was the right thing to do, but then the Pens don't have any chemistry. Apparently Shero hasn't found a way to replace them. That's real quality work by the GM. Sometimes you don't let guys walk because of the intangibles that they bring the team, including the chemistry that's altered when you screw up the lockerroom composition. But I guess we won't put that one on Shero. The Hossa trade was worth it because that 1st that could have been used on a winger and Esposito are replaceable parts. And if you come back with Espo sucks, guess we'll chalk that one up on the Pens' scouting department, and not Shero.

You can come up with any excuse you want for this season, Fleury, Gonchar, Whitney, they "sulked", etc., the fact remains that any team that was in the Finals last season with Crosby and Malkin should not be in 10th place in the East and 5 points out of playoff spot in the middle of February. Spin that any way you want to justify your excuses for why they aren't in the playoffs and how it's not Shero's fault. Anyone else who isn't a Pens fan sees a poorly constructed team. I'm sure if they make a run, you'll have called that one on some other board at some other point too. You defended Shero in this thread with Staal's new deal, and yet you acknowledge there are no wingers. A 3rd line center taking up $4M per year starting next year? Last time I checked, a GM is the guy who is supposed to acquire those wingers.

But hey, you called it that Therrien was on the verge of getting tossed, you're the man Ames.

alkemical
02-16-2009, 08:32 PM
That's what you thought? Sorry man, didn't know I needed to stay by my computer today just waiting for your response. Next time, I'll make sure to continually hit refresh on my browser and not go do anything else until you post again.

I call out Shero and you go and point out that you called Therrien wasn't long for the Pens. Newsflah- everyone who follows hockey knew that Therrien wasn't going to be there much longer, not just Pens fans. You didn't exactly call your shot, everyone knew it was coming. But let me know what the Powerball numbers are for Wednesday night Nostradamus.

Guess what? Someone will win the Stanley Cup at the end of the year, just a hunch that I have. We'll see in June whether or not that's true. I'll bring this post back up at that time to prove to everyone I was pretty much right on with how the NHL season would end.

I like how you have it both ways, Shero has done fine and let those guys walk because that was the right thing to do, but then the Pens don't have any chemistry. Apparently Shero hasn't found a way to replace them. That's real quality work by the GM. Sometimes you don't let guys walk because of the intangibles that they bring the team, including the chemistry that's altered when you screw up the lockerroom composition. But I guess we won't put that one on Shero. The Hossa trade was worth it because that 1st that could have been used on a winger and Esposito are replaceable parts. And if you come back with Espo sucks, guess we'll chalk that one up on the Pens' scouting department, and not Shero.

You can come up with any excuse you want for this season, Fleury, Gonchar, Whitney, they "sulked", etc., the fact remains that any team that was in the Finals last season with Crosby and Malkin should not be in 10th place in the East and 5 points out of playoff spot in the middle of February. Spin that any way you want to justify your excuses for why they aren't in the playoffs and how it's not Shero's fault. Anyone else who isn't a Pens fan sees a poorly constructed team. I'm sure if they make a run, you'll have called that one on some other board at some other point too. You defended Shero in this thread with Staal's new deal, and yet you acknowledge there are no wingers. A 3rd line center taking up $4M per year starting next year? Last time I checked, a GM is the guy who is supposed to acquire those wingers.

But hey, you called it that Therrien was on the verge of getting tossed, you're the man Ames.



Hossa punked the pens, and malone's not worth $5/mil. Esposito and a draft pick were/are unproven.

Everything i said is correct and i stand, don't bitch because i was right. I was suck it up and deal with it.