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Shootmaster_44 01-17-2013 10:02 PM

TSN Preview
 
TSN just had their season preview show and they expect a Kings/Pittsburgh Finals with the Pens winning. However, it was the consensus but a couple of the panelists expect the Kings to repeat. It is nice the Kings are getting respect from the media.

Rorschach 01-17-2013 10:19 PM

All we have to do now is get that lease deal done in Sacramento and re-sign Doty and Kopidor.

deeshamrock 01-17-2013 10:23 PM

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TSN just had their season preview show and they expect a Kings/Pittsburgh Finals with the Pens winning. However, it was the consensus but a couple of the panelists expect the Kings to repeat. It is nice the Kings are getting respect from the media.
It's nice somebody recognizes how good they are. Tonight the NHL Network did their Pacifc Division review and out of 5 of them, only Kevin Weeks said the kings would go back to the finals. Barry Melrose (whose voice alone irritates my bowels) said 'no way' the Kings get back, and repeated it thruout the show. So did the others. If they said one more time that the Kings can't score goals, were '29th'....arrghhh, that was Terry Murray's team, not Sutters. How about doing some actual analyzing? That after Carter and from Mar 1 on, the 2nd highest scoring team in the league after Pitts..over 3 goals a game.

Some dolt with the Toronto Star picked the Kings 7th in the Western Conference...

And as much as the Pens put up a lo0t of goals, they are weak defensively and Fluery needs to regain his composure. I can't see them getting past the Bruins or the Rangers.

Captain Mittens* 01-17-2013 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Rorschach (Post 57765633)
All we have to do now is get that lease deal done in Sacramento and re-sign Doty and Kopidor.

Brilliant!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9jZt7AFgxB...-brilliant.jpg

Rorschach 01-17-2013 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by The Dingo (Post 57766071)

:).


Us Kings fans are all about respect but now that we have a little, I'm now re-enjoying being an underdog again. Is there something wrong with me (us)? :)

Shootmaster_44 01-17-2013 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Rorschach (Post 57765633)
All we have to do now is get that lease deal done in Sacramento and re-sign Doty and Kopidor.

Yeah we definitely need a new corporate sponsor on the arena. I hate playing out of the Sleep Train Arena.

As for the Toronto Star, I have no problem being in 7th, it isn't like the Kings can't win a Cup from a low playoff spot. They proved last year all you have to do is make it in.

kingsfan28 01-17-2013 10:45 PM

Some still wont get off the Sharks bandwagon, still picking them first in the west and contenting for a title. I guess they missed how bad their pk was and the goalies haven't lived up to their expectation. As for a Kings/Pens final, it would be nice but unless Fleury can figure out his playoff game again, it wont be them, even with Crosby and Malkin.

If there ever was a year to repeat, this will be it and I cant wait for the title defense to begin.

Rorschach 01-17-2013 10:50 PM

Hmmm would make an interesting thread...who's a$$ do you want to beat down more in the playoffs this year?

Whiskeypete 01-17-2013 10:56 PM

i like the underdog role also, to me it's an advantage.

my picks that i gave my dad, for vegas

EAST - NYR and PIT (darkhorse - BOS)

NYR - best overall team and depth. scoring will likely improve this season. very good team D and the #2 goalie in the league.

PIT- close behind, but (and this is a big but) is Crosby. if he goes down can Malkin carry the team again? no Stall to fall back on down the middle if 87 is out. there D corp is not even close to NYR. i also can't forget the series against PHI last year. they were horrible and Fleury couldn't stop anything.

BOS - if either trips then BOS

comes down to a NYR and BOS series, with NYR advancing. PIT goes down after losing either 71 or 87 and their porous D we saw last year returns.


WEST - LA and STL (darkhorse - VAN)

LA - have a lot to prove. can they repeat? can they show doubters and the league they aren't a fluke. big ? marks are Kopi's and Willie's knee and Quick's back. will they come back fast and with no complications? i think they find a great balance of scoring finally, coupled with strong D and the #1 keeper make them deadly.

STL - to me they are LA in a different uniform. they play similar styles and the team build is similar, just a bit smaller. they had the best goalie tandem last season, but not in the playoffs where it counts. this combined with being over matched against LA's size made the difference.

VAN - they keep sniffing around, but can't win the big one (fine by me as i hate Vancrapper). dumping Roberta Lu will help their cause. beyond that i honestly don't know if they can win the big one. some teams just never can make it.

the west is won by LA or STL, which ever team is healthy. both teams play so physically that which ever team has their roster intact advances to the SC. the two teams are so close i can't call it.

SC is NYR - LA or STL

damacles1156 01-17-2013 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Rorschach (Post 57767147)
Hmmm would make an interesting thread...who's a$$ do you want to beat down more in the playoffs this year?

The Blues, for all the hype they got last year the Kings Hammered them.

It was a lopsided affair after game 1. I am also interested to see how Pietrangelo performs this year, now that the league knows the Blues Offense starts and ends with him.

Teams are not going to allow Pie ice to skate at all. Drew went through the same thing.

Also everyone knows Hitch's message gets stale after a bit, he has proven to have a shelf life.

Shootmaster_44 01-17-2013 11:03 PM

I want to see the Kings beat down either Pittsburgh or Washington. Anze Kopitar is a star, yet he doesn't get anywhere near the press that Crosby, Malkin or Ovechkin get. It would be nice for him to dominate them in the playoffs and prove to the doubters who truly is a star. I'd want Anze to have about 10 goals and like 5 assists in that series.

I'd also like to see the Kings run through all the Canadian teams. I live in Oil Country and would love to see the Kings kick the Oilers in the playoffs. It would be fantastic to be at Rexall in person to see that. Flames fans aren't as smug as Oilers fans, but it would be nice to run through them too. Its also always nice to kick the Canucks.

Whiskeypete 01-17-2013 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by damacles1156 (Post 57767567)
The Blues, for all the hype they got last year the Kings Hammered them.

It was a lopsided affair after game 1. I am also interested to see how Pietrangelo performs this year, now that the league knows the Blues Offense starts and ends with him.

Teams are not going to allow Pie ice to skate at all. Drew went through the same thing.

Also everyone knows Hitch's message gets stale after a bit, he has proven to have a shelf life.

STL went into melt down mode mentally. LA's size and forecheck brought that out. LA took advantage. STL's tenders that also carried them went to crap at an opportune time for us. LA has more depth imo at F and D. that depth imo is also more talented when you compare on paper and more importantly on the ice. LA steamrolled them, but the Blues have a damn good team imo

SCARFACE909 01-17-2013 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by damacles1156 (Post 57767567)
The Blues, for all the hype they got last year the Kings Hammered them.

It was a lopsided affair after game 1. I am also interested to see how Pietrangelo performs this year, now that the league knows the Blues Offense starts and ends with him.

Teams are not going to allow Pie ice to skate at all. Drew went through the same thing.

Also everyone knows Hitch's message gets stale after a bit, he has proven to have a shelf life.

We'll find out if they're the Oilers who learned from the Islanders in the playoffs, or the Flyers who learned nothing from being swept by Detroit in '97.

cyclones22 01-18-2013 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by damacles1156 (Post 57767567)
The Blues, for all the hype they got last year the Kings Hammered them.

It was a lopsided affair after game 1. I am also interested to see how Pietrangelo performs this year, now that the league knows the Blues Offense starts and ends with him.

Teams are not going to allow Pie ice to skate at all. Drew went through the same thing.

Also everyone knows Hitch's message gets stale after a bit, he has proven to have a shelf life.

The Blues got a clown suit put on them by the Kings. You'll hear some Blues fans spin on it. I think one of them on the main board pointed out the Blues outshot the Kings in 3 games or something. Never once felt threatened by those guys. Injuries, whatever. They couldn't even win a single game. Not mentally tough enough.

Herby 01-18-2013 01:44 AM

I hate the Blues. I went to game 2 of the series last year and never have I seen such whining and excuses from a fanbase. Was so great when the Kings just beat the crap out of them that night.

Rorschach 01-18-2013 01:47 AM

I want to beat down San Jose. We owe them one and I would love to sweep them and hopefully send them off to rebuild mode, hehe.

Ron* 01-18-2013 01:47 AM

Milbury giving L.A. the love while doofus anchor excludes Kings as a "heavyweight" in the Western Conference.

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2...e-in-the-west/

Rorschach 01-18-2013 01:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Herby (Post 57773761)
I hate the Blues. I went to game 2 of the series last year and never have I seen such whining and excuses from a fanbase. Was so great when the Kings just beat the crap out of them that night.

Man they had a new excuse every game.

Martyros 01-18-2013 02:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Rorschach (Post 57765633)
All we have to do now is get that lease deal done in Sacramento and re-sign Doty and Kopidor.

one does not simply....re-sign Kopidor.

Martyros 01-18-2013 02:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Rorschach (Post 57767147)
Hmmm would make an interesting thread...who's a$$ do you want to beat down more in the playoffs this year?

The Coyotes/Canucks. again.I just feel so good after.

Inner Turbulence 01-18-2013 04:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Rorschach (Post 57773855)
I want to beat down San Jose. We owe them one and I would love to sweep them and hopefully send them off to rebuild mode, hehe.

I'm with you on that one. Would be nice to get them back for the 2011 playoff debacle. Would also help the Kings stake a stronger claim as "top dog" in the Pacific Division in the eyes of the "experts" as well as the division rivals.

Rorschach 01-18-2013 04:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Martyros (Post 57774659)
one does not simply....re-sign Kopidor.

http://www.memebucket.com/mb/2012/10...Not-Simply.jpg

KingsFan7824 01-18-2013 10:02 AM

I'm not expecting a repeat. I will not turn it down should it happen though.

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Originally Posted by Rorschach (Post 57767147)
Hmmm would make an interesting thread...who's a$$ do you want to beat down more in the playoffs this year?

Phoenix - beating Smith again would be glorious
Vancouver - because why the hell not
St.Louis - it was fun the first time, and game 3 in 1998 will always stick in my craw
San Jose - they're still probably considered the big brother
Anaheim - get a real rivalry started
Edmonton - it seems Oiler fans really dislike Lombardi, so that would be entertaining
Minnesota - just because I'm sick of the hype

Kings4thecup 01-18-2013 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Rorschach (Post 57773855)
I want to beat down San Jose. We owe them one and I would love to sweep them and hopefully send them off to rebuild mode, hehe.

I would also love to beat down San Jose, but as long as it's not the first round. Up here in NoCal I would get stuck listening to Drew Remenda every game, ughh, worst homer ever. He still think Ryan Clowe did nothing wrong knocking the puck off Stoll's stick from the bench.

The best way to push them into full rebuild mode would be to sweep them in the regular season, though, and have them miss the playoffs by about 10 points.

Axl Rhoadz 01-18-2013 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Shootmaster_44 (Post 57764709)
TSN just had their season preview show and they expect a Kings/Pittsburgh Finals with the Pens winning. However, it was the consensus but a couple of the panelists expect the Kings to repeat. It is nice the Kings are getting respect from the media.

Can you post a link for this?


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