I mean it never gets old I guess. Looking for a “deal”. Evaluating wine taste based on if you paid 4.99 or 5.99 for the bottle. Going to restaurants based on who has the best happy hour prices and ordering a bunch of appetizers right at 5:59 pm. Going on a hockey bbs to find the cheapest way to take your kids on a weekend trip:
“Got a cabin in Sugarloaf for February as Wifey has been wanting to go snowboarding with the kids. Anyone know some ways to save some dough for lift tickets and/or equipment rental or any other tips or advice to do it on the cheap?”
I guess the world needs ditch diggers and all, but for crying out loud does everything have to be “on the cheap”?
Fucking IDIOTS!! Now Lisa Dillman blocks me too? What the fuck is the matter with people? You know why she blocked me? Because I pointed out that ONLY NOW does 99 come back to the NHL when they paid him the extra 7 million he demanded from Phoenix.
Lets remember, 99 made 75 million dollars in his tenure as Phoenix’s coach. During that tenure, they DID NOT MAKE THE PLAYOFFS ONCE. He was a bumbling idiot as a coach, getting two minute minors for submitting the wrong line up on multiple occasions and then runs book through Tocchet in the locker room.
WAYNES COACHING RECORD? 143-161-24. 4 seasons, ZERO PLAYOFFS.
Wayne STEALING 70 Million from that franchise (most of the league’s coaches were in the 1 mill per year zone at that time) is one of the PRIMARY REASONS they lost 360 million, had to file for bankruptcy and had to have the NHL take the franchise over. The other PRIMARY reason? A scouting staff led by Wayne’s brother KEITH GRETZKY and the WORST FUCKING COACH IN THE NHL keeping them out of the playoffs.
To be fair, Wayne only made something like 40 or 50 million as coach. The rest was RETURN on his INVESTMENT as part owner. You tell me how the fuck you make all that money on a company that goes BANKRUPT. He learned well from Mr Mcnall, I guess.
Not one reporter in LA will even ask a question about it. And worse than that, they BLOCK you on twitter if you bring it up! Morons. Go report Dean Dumbardi lying to you or Bruce Boudreau saying we are sending Andersen to the AHL to get more work when they have a back to back coming up and he goes down and SITS THE BENCH. Dimwits. John Feinstein is rolling over in his grave.
I have long contended that among King fans, those who think they are the smartest are actually the stupidest. Those who think they can write a game story (Carla Muller) have the grammar skills of a 2nd grader. Those who claim to be “insiders” (Rich Hammond) are actually pencil neck jock sniffers who the GM purposely lies to in order to sway a trade. Those who claim to be watching their weight are over 300lbs and those who claim to have been fans “forever” picked up the game when their Dad got all excited about Gretzky.
So now, awash in a 5 game winless slump, Kingfans are at their best. The know-it-alls are in one of two camps a) burying their sorrow in beer and nachos or b) screaming at the team for lack of effort – and longing for the good old days.
Because, of course, it can’t be that their favorite heroes suck, or that St Louis is pretty good, NO NO NO. That is fingers-in-your-ears blahblahblahblahblahblah “I’m not listening” talk. It must be that they are lazy jerks not nearly as hard working as their cubicle-working fan base. (Well, those that do have jobs).
Representative samples, first from “hockey girl” the matronly self-described exercise fiend:
Laura C @hockey2024 14h
Seriously @LAKings it’s time to get your act together. Find some killer instinct or even a basic compete level. Take less penalties. Geez!!
Now that, my friends, is the answer. “find the killer instinct” “take less penalties” WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU GUYS!
Later, from the voice of internet post game king talk from his cell phone with Tonga’s battery dying:
hipcheck @hipchecked 14h
In the old days at least you would see a few fights in a blow out, in the new NHL I guess you just sit back and take it
LOL, so that’s it! Lose 5 in a row but at least get in some fights! What a bunch of jerks! If it was me, I’d be out there fighting people god dammit!
It’s a beautiful meltdown. Even if it’s only 5 games. It’s the same reaction, year in and year out, too. Know-it-all HOMER fan sees his team slump and attacks them for lack of effort. Longs for the good old days when guys really cared about the game and the fans.
Keep in mind, King faithful, that your boys in black have now a whole 19 regulation wins in their 42 starts. That means they are still a little over .500 by all accounts and that’s good. For you.
May God’s Mercy be on you and may he treat you as well in heaven as he did on earth. May his everlasting love and grace be upon you and yours as you struggle through this. Get well soon Paul it is with heavy heart that I express my condolences because and forsooth I am first a human and yes dammit I drove to the crash site and I CRIED and cried. God thank you for placing Paul among us and then ripping his life from us you are kind and benevolent it’s so clear that there is a bearded man in the sky just killing guys on motorcycles and fast red cars one by one just for the fuck of it and that, Dearest Father in heaven is why we genuflect and eat little slices of bread and talk in old fashioned language and chant and shit … if some Arab did it we’d all be running and ducking for cover and calling 911. Am I right or what?
Heaven just gained another angel. And let me tell you something. I read a tweet today from a motherfucker who says that Paul used to come into a theater he worked with and go play dungeons and dragons and shit with this guys boss. Well if you think that makes you any closer to the tragedy than me well you are wrong kind sir *I* am deeply deeply saddened. Way more deeply saddened than you cause once I ran into Paul at a drugstore and he was sort of checking out the fountain pens and I saw him POCKET ONE so I told him “bro, not cool” and he kind of jumped and said “we all have a little wynona in us” and I said “you are telling me” and he said something about Wynona having a little Paul in her and we laughed and laughed. So I think this is hurting me a little more than you me and TYRESE are gonna write a fucking poem TOP THAT!
LOOK AT THAT PAUL HAD A FUCKING CHEETAH FOR A PET. How badass is that?
Is this guy kidding? This is your captain? How many times does he have to be called for this particular brand of pussy penalty before the league does something about it?
You see, hockey is NOT about trying to trick the official. Sure, you might lobby on your issue here and there with the officials. It is a tough game and you need to take every advantage you can. But it’s HOCKEY, not soccer. And that is supposed to be what distinguishes this sport from others. Hockey is tough, honest, true. Right? Isn’t that what everyone says? Hockey is not soft, it doesn’t fall down on contact. Hockey doesn’t lie or cheat or hide things. It’s a mans game – simple, to the point. Straight not crooked.
But this guy does it over and over. He hits someone from behind then runs and hides. He gets barely touched and he falls down. He whips his head back.
It’s simpler than that. He’s a CHEATER. A pussy.
It’s sad cause this guy is good at the game. He’s strong. He can take a hit and he can give one. But instead of doing it like Mark Messier, he does it like one of these sea salt lotion salespersons in the mall. Sneaky, lying. Tries to get something for nothing. He’s the 800 number calling at dinnertime announcing you won a contest and all they need is your credit card and you can cancel at any time. He’s the free weekend in Palm Springs you just gotta go to the 45 minute speech. For you King guys to relate, he’s the nacho salesperson who goes really light on the cheese sauce or the Mcdonalds worker who fills up your 84 ounce cola with ice so you don’t get your calories.
DUSTIN BROWN SHOULD BE BANNED FROM HOCKEY FOR LIFE.