Screw, Stop Giving the Kings Crap, at Least We Aren’t as Bad as the Leafs

March 8th, 2008 | Posted by admin in LA Kings

I am sick of They are constantly giving the Kings a hard time, whether it be calling them lowly, lousy or whatever other super creative jargon they can think of. I have one thing to say to you oh Mighty “Canada’s Leader in Sport’s” …. at least the Kings aren’t as bad as the pathetic Maple Leafs.

Everyone can make fun of the Kings as much as they want, but the Kings are in a rebuilding phase, and have been since Lombardi took over and made Crawford the new head coach. The Kings have a hell of a stockpile of young forwards, a great goalie, a couple of potentially dominant defenseman, and still there is no respect. Everyone says that if we don’t draft a defenseman this year, the Kings are screwed forever. All I say to those people are …. at least the Kings aren’t as bad as the Maple Leafs.

If you recall, just a couple of years ago, the Penguins were in a similar rebuilding phase, with many of the same pieces as the Kings. Now look where the Penguins are, sitting in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. Yes, the Kings are rebuilding, and yes they do have a history of not winning … but at least the Kings aren’t as bad as the Maple Leafs.

All right all of you hockey fans. When was the last time the Maple Leafs won a Stanley Cup? That’s right, in 1966-67, when there were only 6 teams in the NHL. Probably isn’t too difficult to win with a 1 in 6 shot, eh? The Kings came into the league the next year, and since 1967, neither the Kings nor the Maple Leafs have won a Stanley Cup. In fact if I recall correctly (by the way, I know I recall correctly) . . . have the Maple Leaf’s even made it to the Stanley Cup finals since 1967? Nope, that’s because the LA Kings beat the Maple Leafs in the 1992-93 playoffs to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Now fast forward to 2007-2008. The Kings are sitting in dead last place, mired in a rebuilding year, but also on the verge of making a splash next year as their players mature and learn to win, and play as a team. Now look at the Maple Leafs, an aging team, who have now missed the playoffs for the 3rd year in a row, not in a rebuilding phase until next year (maybe) … and people say the Kings are lowly …. but the Kings aren’t as pathetic as the Maple Leafs.

The Maple Leafs will act like they are trying, win a couple of games here an there, feign like the actually have heart, before they succumb to the fact that they are an overrated franchise with fans that are better than the team itself. So, in conclusion,, go pick on the Maple Leafs instead of the Kings …. because at least the Kings aren’t as bad as the Maple Leafs.

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7 comments on “Screw, Stop Giving the Kings Crap, at Least We Aren’t as Bad as the Leafs

  1. Apryl DeLancey on said:

    They might just be jealous that our weather in Los Angeles is so much nicer!

  2. Tom Stanley on said:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Tom Stanley

  3. Wicked on said:

    Ah Apryl … you’re just saying that because it is 21 degree in Toronto, and a slightly chilly 71 degrees in Los Angeles at 10 am in the middle of Winter

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  5. Laker on said:

    Agreed. TSN and even somewhat CBC are brutally biased towards the Leafs.

    The Leafs aren’t even in the playoff race and most of the segments are dedicated to them. Montreal is in 1st. Ottawa is currently in a slump but a solid team. Out west Calgary is playing great, Canucks are in a race for the playoffs.

    PS The best game I saw in person this year was Dallas at LA on November 10th. I was in LA on bussiness and scored great seats to watch LA come back from a 5-1 deficit with 8 minutes remaining in the 3rd to win it in overtime. Great!

  6. warren on said:

    Just a couple of points:

    1) Actually the Kings are worse than the Leafs currently, in fact they are worse than everybody in the league, and TSN and CBC are not in “the futures market”.

    2) TSN are in the hockey broadcasting business and if you added up all the Kings fans who watch Canadian broadcasting you “might” fill a phonebooth.

    3) If you are holding your breath waiting for Crawford to lead you to the promised land be prepared for a loooooooong wait, as a Vancouver resident I can assure you no one was shedding tears when “Crow” left town.

    4) There is no Crosby in this, or next year’s draft, and even with Crosby the Penguins haven’t won anything yet.

  7. Wicked on said:

    I’m not saying the Kings are good, but at least Kings fans aren’t delusional enough to think they are good. In a couple of years, the Kings will be good, and the Leafs will just be starting to rebuild.

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