I am not worried about the schedule. Injuries, rather. At the very least we will hang around the 8th spot until March.
In every road trip of more than two games there is at least one sprinkled in that we should win. And we have beaten teams far better than those who we "should" be beating. Got at least one point in many games against the "elite." I have bought into this team. I believe good things will happen. It's safe to say though, that if they collapse, I won't be disappointed. Coming into the year, nobody had good expectations. We should be happy.
In my opinion, this is the most critical game of December. You have to get two points against Columbus because you can't rely on doing that against the Detroits and San Joses. If we win, we take three of four to end our most cursed month; if we lose, we finish 2008 with the same bad taste in our mouth we started with. I predict Mason has a good game, and Columbus is not a terrible team. We could very easily lose this game 2-1. We would have last year. But this is not last year or last year's team, and I think we win this one to prove it. I'll be at Staples to see it, one way or another.
In my opinion this is the most critical post of the year. If you did not post this it would pretty much be meaningless to post ever again.
Seriously this is game 37. Are you going to freak out if the Kings lose tonight?
I have a feeling this game will be harder than our other meetings. I see the Blue Jackets looking to make a statement against us and trying to get a revenge win here. As long as we stay strong and play as we have these last three games we should prevail. 3-2 Kings. GO KINGS!
"It has not been a good day. I lost my glasses early this morning and I had to go buy a pair of 79 dollar reading glasses today. 79 bucks. You can literally get them at Costco, three-for-20." - Darryl Sutter's response to going up 2-0 in the series.
I think we can admit, honestly to ourselves, that Mason, from the same draft as Bernier, has far surpassed him at this point
I dunno. Bernier hasn't been given much of an opportunity yet. He proved that he could play at the NHL level, but he is being held back. Lombardi said himself that he believes goaltenders require 2 full years in the AHL... I think Bernier would be playing just fine if he were here. The Kings have several promising and talented young goaltenders... It is a good problem to have Let the kid develop.
Originally Posted by KINGSFANINTO
Would everyone here trade mason for Bernier straight up
Bernier for Mason straight up? Yes. In a heartbeat.
I agree with you Hans. This is the M.I.G.O.D. This is one of those defining moment games and there is the psychological component of going into the new year winning and playing well ESPECIALLY with something that resembles stability in net.
My powers of prediction are warming up for tonight's game.