(Update: Because I'm swamped at work today, I'm adding stuff to make this the BoC Gameday for tonight. Seems appropriate, right?)
Los Angeles Kings (24-15-3) at San Jose Sharks (27-8-7), 7:30 PST.
doesn't have a lot to do with the Sharks/Oilers involves both the Kings and Sharks, which is perfect for the game tonight, mostly because I'm short on time. However, I do know that there are a bunch of current and former LA Kings that Rudy just absolutely hates: Rob Blake, Ryan Smyth...oh, and Jeremy Roenick.
(Or as I believe Rudy usually says when I bring up JR, "Fuck Jeremy Roenick.")
Good ol' JR, you know that Sharks fans absolutely love him and Kings fans pretty much hate him. That's why I think it's funnier than hell that JR is now going to be a regular video blogger on LAKings.com. Somehow, I think this happened more because of JR's friendship with Luc Robitaille than anything else.
Prepare to laugh at Rudy...and engage!
The King I'd Like On My Team: Drew Doughty, cause I've turned into a firm believer of the young whippersnapper and had him pegged for Team Canada while the "experts" looked at the trio of frowny faces from Calgary.
The Oiler I'd Like On My Team: Um...uh...how about Mark Messier circa 1989?
Prediction: Sharks 4, Kings 2. Rudy's head explodes as Rob Blake and Ryan Smyth appear on JR's video blog.
Prediction: Sharks 4, Oilers 1. Goals by non-Team Canada -- Joe Pavelski, Douglas Murray, Thomas Greiss, and Evgeni Nabokov. That's right, Nabby scores in the first period, then Greiss gives him a break in the the third by putting one in himself. Then all four guys skate over to the bench and flip off Marleau, Heatley, Thornton, and Boyle.