Somewhat on topic but last night I was reminded why I cannot stand Barry Meltose (TBL bias aside). Dude kept comparing this Kings to his 93 Kings. Bull****. Not withstanding the Great One saying they aren't alike, I don't get why Meltose keeps trying to rewrite his history. Well, I get it, just such transparent crap.
There are so few good hockey announcers/analysts.
Well..Kings win game 1. Still a lot of hockey to be played, but for now, it appears as if Slo will be wrong again
... maybe Melrose is trying to imply that he laid the building blocks way back in '92/'93 for LA to make it back to the Finals this year (?) ... ... way to go, Barry!
Kings take Game 2 in another O/T win and head back home with a 2-0 series lead ... and you're absolutely right, in keeping with my losing streak, I predicted the Devils would be up 2-0 at this point, ... but there's method to my madness, Red, and the cup is always 'half-full' ... if the Devils lose the Stanley Cup, Zach Parise is more likely to leave New Jersey & possibly wind up with the Wings ... if the Devils win the Cup, Parise (as Captain) feels obligated to stay with the organization, so even if the Devils lose & I'm wrong on my prediction, we still get Parise, , it's still a 'win' either way ...
and yeah, I agree with you guys on the hockey announcers, most the time I turn down the volume & try to find a radio broadcast of the games to listen to instead of the TV guys ... especially Melrose ... I'd have to look, but off the top of my head, I don't think Gretzky's (not Melrose's) '92/'93 LA Kings and this current LA Kings are that similiar, and I say this because Warren Rychel played on those early '90s LA teams (he's a local Windsor boy who's Dad owned the Pro Shop in Tecumseh Arena & I used to talk with all the time) so I followed them a little bit ... I don't think Gretzky's (not Melrose's) Kings were as 'blue-collar' or 'grind-linesh' as these current Kings are, and they had Rychel/McSorely who gooned it up more then these current Kings do ... maybe Melrose is trying to imply that he laid the building blocks way back in '92/'93 for LA to make it back to the Finals this year (?) ... ... way to go, Barry!
I don't think he'll end up in Detroit. Btw, who is your money on for the new captain? I'm thinking Datsyuk...so much so that I have already promoted him on my outdated NHL game (NHL 2K7). I sent Lidstrom to my "retired Wings" team...aka, the Grand Rapids Stars....featuring names like Domink Hasek, Osgood, Chelios, and anyone else who has retired from the Wings who are on that game.