Los Angeles Kings (5-6, 3rd in Pacific) vs. Edmonton Oilers (4-6, 5th in Northwest)
7 PST, FSN West and CBC
Chris: Hey, Raffi, what is there to do around here?
Raffi Torres: Have you seen our mall? It’s the largest in the
Chris: Yeah, that was cool, where do you think I’ve been for the last week? But I need something else to do. Any nighlife?
Raffi: Night… life?
Chris: Umm, yeah, you know, dancing, women, something like that.
Raffi: We have the Festival of Trees coming pretty soon!
Chris: I’ve made a huge mistake.
I don’t like Chris Pronger, but I can’t really blame him for (allegedly) having an affair; what else was he going to do?
This is just me spouting off from my awesome California perspective (you wouldn’t believe how warm it’s been recently, it’s like having a fireplace going all the time), but
The Edmonton Oilers are doing their best impression of their city this season, in that they suck. Their fans like to pretend that they’re a tough, gritty team, but they really just don’t have that much talent outside of Ales Hemsky. (I really like Hemsky, though.) They overpaid in the off-season for a defenseman who can’t play defense (he’s hurt now) and a forward whose best skill is his ability to grow a playoff beard. (Seriously, it looked like seal fur.) It's almost like Penner's goals last year were the result of his linemates... nah, no way Kevin Lowe fucks up like that, right? Their one goaltender is the biggest whiner in the NHL and their other goaltender is such a tragic figure that Oedipus thinks, “Wow, that guy has a rough life.” Finally, their coach… well, their coach was the last guy in the NHL to not wear a helmet, so I refuse to say anything bad about him.
So yeah, that’s
Prediction: Kings win. Maybe not the game, but they live in L.A., so they still win.