Los Angeles Kings
@ New York Islanders
Saturday, Feb 11, 2012, 10:00 AM PST
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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I spent like an hour trying to figure out if it's possible to write about Dwight King & Jordan Nolan's heritage in a light-hearted way that didn't make me sound like a racist. I failed.
Anyway, they're both giants (6'3", ~220 lbs.), both can score & fight, and both are going to be playing with Mike Richards. The lines are kind of weird (I give them 3 Murray's) but hey, why not. It's 10 AM, who gives a shit. Besides, they've been playing together in Manchester with Linden Vey, who plays a similar style to Richards. Maybe it'll work, I dunno.
I've been playing around with a theory in my head that the Kings don't really need a "goal scorer" as much as they need a) guys who can screen the goaltender, and b) guys who can get the puck to our current goal scorers in high traffic areas. King & Nolan are both big bodies for the front of the net so we'll see if they can open up some room for Mike Richards to work.
All in all, I'm pretty excited to watch these two to play. Only one of them will likely stick for any length of time but they'll be fun to watch, at least. I'm optimistic!
By the way, does anyone know how to clear Google history? I don't want someone to look at my computer and wonder why I googled if it's still ok to say "Quadroon."
Prediction: Kings win, 3-2. Goals by King & Loktionov. Jordan Nolan beats the shit out of someone.