Coach Murray is gone and the internetz is abuzz with the Darryl Sutter rumors as the next coach. Sutter is a hard ass, I’m not thrilled, but not totally bummed by him as our coach either. I just wish Lombardi would take time on deciding the next King’s Coach. I would like him to work it out, meet our needs, put together a want list, etc. We have Stevens as the interim and he will do fine until they decide. In the mean time, it’s business as usual. Let’s get ready to rumble!
This is the first of our two meetings this season. I enjoy playing Boston. We usually have a good fight:
Loved Cliffy last year. I would like to see some of that spark tonight.
Do you love Tim Thomas? Don’t lie. You know you do. I do too, and so do the ice girls. Remember last year when they were cleaning out his net and we thought he was mad until everyone realized he was flirting!!! This cracked me up:
I’m looking forward to the game tonight. I am pretty sure the guys are off kilter and I hope the veterans who have been through this before can help them. So win or lose, I will not pass any judgement tonight. I wonder if Stevens will try to prove himself . Like get all pissed off and show that he is NO Terry Murray. Maybe he wants a chance at the coaching job? Watch tonight and see how he acts. If he is calm, he is then good to stay as asst. coach. If he shows himself all over and throws his hands around and yells, well, you will then be looking at a man who wants to step up. Lombardi has let it be known he is not interested but I think if he saw something he liked tonight he could change his mind. Sutter may not accept the job. Then what? Lombardi needs to keep all his options open. Because if he screws this up, this is his last season as well with the Kings organization.
I’m not sure on the lineup tonight. I suppose we can go with the usual:
Kings Line Up:
#25 Penner – # 11 Kopitar – # 14 Williams
# 12 Gagne - #28 Stoll – # 23 Brown
# 13 Clifford – # 48 Loktionov – # 47 (as in AK) Hunter
# 15 Richardson – # 24 Fraser – # 19 Westgarth
# 8 Doughty – # 7 Scuderi
# 33 Mitchell–# 26 Voynov
# 22 Greene – # 3 Johnson
# 32 Quick
# 45 Bernier
#17 Milan Lucic – #46 David Krejci – #18 Nathan Horton
#63 Brad Marchand – #37 Patrice Bergeron – #19 Tyler Seguin
#67 Benoit Pouliot – #23 Chris Kelly – #49 Rich Peverley
#38 Jordan Caron- ??? – #22 Shawn Thornton
#47 Steven Kampfer – #55 Johnny Boychuk
#44 Dennis Seidenberg – #14 Joe Corvo
#21 Andrew Ference – #54 Adam McQuaid
#30 Tim Thomas
#40 Tuukka Rask
Go! Kings! G0!