The Kings are sending Dustin Brown and Drew Doughty to the NHL All-Star Game in Montreal starting... well, I don't know, probably the night before because why would you want to stay in Montreal any longer than you had to? The game is on Sunday the 24th; they then play the Chicago Blackhawks in Los Angeles on Thursday, January 29th. The Kings then play the Montreal Canadiens, in Montreal,on Saturday.
What. The. Fuck.
In case you're curious, the distance between LA and Montreal is about 2,400 miles. That's a 6-hour flight. The Kings will finish their game against Chicago, probably fly the next day, sleep, and then play the next day. Oh, and the best part? The game in Montreal is at 11 o'clock, our time. Again: what the fuck. This is bullshit. I'm not positive but I am pretty sure Montreal is the farthest city with an NHL team the Kings could possibly travel to and they get 18 hours to do it. I'm guessing the Kings will lose that game.
The real question now is: what do the Kings do with Drew Doughty and Dustin Brown? I don't know, they're not pussies like me, but I don't think I could possibly travel to Montreal and back and then back to Montreal again in one week. The Kings might be better off leaving the two All-Stars in Montreal, just to make sure they're rested for the game against Montreal. What point is having them for the game in Chicago if they're jetlagged? At least this way the Kings would have 2 guys capable of playing against Montreal. Or maybe they bring Brown and Doughty back to LA with the hope of winning at least one game next week.
I don't know, I'm pretty pissed about this whole situation, but maybe I'm just overreacting. It's not like the Kings are going to take a game against Montreal or Chicago anyway, right? What would you guys do?