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Los Angeles Kings Gameday: Detroit Cock City

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A city so great, the industry they are most known for all but left them entirely

The answer to the shootout?
The answer to the shootout?
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Los Angeles Kings
@ Detroit Red Wings

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013, 9:30 AM PST
Joe Louis Arena

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Do the one thing worthwhile in Detroit and go to a hockey game. Los Angeles Kings tickets.

Darryl Sutter is reportedly really changing the lines up, a la Terry Murray. Simon Gagne is on the top line with Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, while Jeff Carter moves to center, and Mike Richards is centering the "third" line with Dwight King and Jordan Nolan. The fourth line is anyone's guess but it's shaking up to be a Brad Richardson - Jarret Stoll - Trevor Lewis combo. Dustin Penner is primed to sit yet again. Is that a better option than having Kyle Clifford on the second line? I'd argue it, but 0 is hard to argue against 5. Everything else I am entirely on board with. Keaton "Replacing Loktionov Sorta" Ellerby is possibly paired with Drew Doughty. Ellerby has had one game with over 17 minutes of ice time (22:16). So much for easing him in. However, having Slava Voynov and Alec Martinez broken up to be paired with more of the "defensive" defensemen I agree with. Jake Muzzin may finally be parking it on the bench. Thank you god. Now I can just yell that Ellerby sucks instead.

The Kings outchanced Nashville last game. They still lost 3-0. Maybe it translates to actual production this time. No prediction today, because, hey, remember those standings I guessed? Something like: 1. Kings 2. Stars 3. Coyotes 4. Sharks 5. Ducks


Pacific Standings

GP W L OTL PT
Anaheim 1 1 0 0 2
Dallas 1 1 0 0 2
Phoenix 1 0 1 0 0
Los Angeles 1 0 1 0 0
San Jose 0 0 0 0 0

According to SB Nation, I'ma not doing so hot, but there's 47 games left!

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Over at Winging it in Motown, they ask other their opposing team's bloggers to "answer some questions". While this is very Soviet Russia of them, it turns out they have set their standards so low they even asked me a few. I'd suggest reading it, because self-promotion is one thing I do shamelessly well. I decided to take the opportunity to learn more about the Red Wings also. My idiotic answers are righttttttt here.Efp3z2x_medium

In what is probably the most Battle of California-esque answer, the Red Wing loving JJ, answers the most pressing question regarding Detroit:

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Todd Bertuzzi and Jordin Tootoo? How big of assholes do you guys want to be? That's not even how Jordan is spelled!

You forgot Leapin' Nik Kronwall! My answer is that Ken Holland has gotten so bored with hockey and how easy it is to win cups that, much like a guy who turns to autoerotic asphyxiation so he can feel stuff in his junk again, Holland has decided that he wants to win a cup with as many people on the roster as possible who will make fans say "There is nobody whose name I want on the Stanley Cup less than that fuckbrain's" That doesn't always work out the way you want it to, but as David Carradine would attest, neither does chokesturbating.

JJ is okay.