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Kings Gameday: None More Boned, Pt. I

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Calgary Flames
@ Los Angeles Kings

Saturday, Nov 21, 2009, 1:00 PM PST
Staples Center

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If I had a band, I'd name it Matchsticks and Gasoline; well, either that or Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie

The Kings need secondary scoring. Hell, the Kings need scoring in general the last few games. The Kings were forced to move Alexander Frolov up to their top line due to the loss of Ryan Smyth, further reducing their ability to threaten with multiple lines. Clearly their needs to be something done, a bold step needs to be made by our fearless leader Terry Murray, a-

"I need to play him [Ivanans] more."

WHAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT???????????

*Chokes on bagel, performs Heimlich Maneuver with edge of coffee table, then eats bagel piece coughed up

Oh Goddammit.

Of course, I'm not being entirely fair. The full context of the quote is that the Kings have a lot of games coming up and Murray can't play his top 2 lines 20 minutes a night and he Brad Richardson and Teddy Purcell need to play more and Murray's most likely going to give Ivanans 7 minutes a night instead of 4 and then rotate Richardson, Harrold and Purcell on that third line... but damn, that's an ugly quote. That's the hockey equivalent of Reverend Wright.

The Kings play the Calgary Flames, which is awesome because it means I get to see Jay Bouwmeester and Craig Conroy. I love Bouwmeester because he's probably one of the smartest players in hockey and it'll be fascinating to watch him in contrast to one of the dumbest, Dion Phaneuf. I like to think that Phaneuf and Jack Johnson will start slashing and jawing at each other and then Bouwmeester and Doughty will just kind of look at each other and shake their heads in bewilderment.

Prediction: Kings win, 4-3. Goals by Ivanans (x4). Murray tells me to suck it.