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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Kings/Ducks Gameday: Bizarro Rudy

Los Angeles Kings (8-8-1, 4th in Pacific) vs. Anaheim Ducks (8-8-3, 2nd in Pacific)

7:30 PST, FSN West

Kings Record in November: 2-1-1


I’d say I’m a fairly consistent guy; if I told you I was going to write about Lubomir Visnovsky, you’d know there’d be a joke about him being a baby in there somewhere, and if you heard I was going to write about Dustin Brown you would assume I was going to insult his intelligence within three sentences. (Dustin Brown looks like how I think Lenny from Of Mice and Men looks.) And if I told you I was going to write about Rob Blake, Sean Avery, and Chris Pronger, you would probably figure there would be a lot of cursing and libel thrown around. I’m not going to do that today, though. Today, I give props.


Props to Rob Blake:


For this hit on Corey Perry:



Now that’s the Rob Blake I’ve wanted to see for the past two seasons. (Kudos to the good researchers over at The Institute of Skate Tectonics for the video. You’re doing God’s work.) Those hits of his don’t get the headlines like Tootoo’s flying elbows or Darcy Tucker’s fists of fury (why is not okay to get your elbow up but it’s perfectly fine to throw your fists at the guy?), but I’d imagine a Rob Blake hip check hurts more than any of those. It’s like… have you ever run into the side of a table? You know how it hits that nerve that runs right down the center of your leg and it hurts like hell? Okay, now imagine that you’re going 20 MPH into that table… and the table is going 15 MPH towards you… and the table is 225 lbs.... and instead of a table, it’s an ass made of steel. Ouch. And, contrary to the insane ramblings of Brian Hayward, that hit wasn't directed at Corey Perry's legs. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???

The fact that this hit took out Corey Perry was icing on the cake. I despise Corey Perry. Say what you want about Chris Pronger or Brady May, but at least they'll stand and fight like men. They don't wait for an opponent to take off their helmet and then attack them, or try to talk shit to a rookie because he's happy he got a hat trick. My brother's currently working on his dissertation about this miserable human being so maybe I can get him to expound on this, but all I will say is that I'd rather see this hit than have a birthday.

Props to Sean Avery:

Were people expecting him to be sensitive about the whole thing?

For allegedly triggering a pre-game altercation with the Toronto Maple Leafs by making fun of Jason Blake’s leukemia. I was ready for Sean Avery to be dumped in a pit of acid after Georges Laraque claimed Sean Avery called him a “monkey” during a game (I still believe he said that), but I have to admit, making fun of someone’s leukemia is pretty… smart. Avery is a pest. His job is to get people off their game. I can’t imagine Jason Blake was too willing to play in a hockey game because he was too busy imagining ways he can kill Avery and make it look like an accident. And I mean, c’mon, people, it’s a highly treatable form of Leukemia, it’s not like Jason Blake is going to die or anything. I feel like a Larry David episode, where someone has cancer but I don’t think it’s that big a deal. Shit, I just compared myself to Larry David, that cant’ be good.

Also, does it make me a bad person for wondering what Avery said? Since he’s an idiot, he probably just said, “You have cancer!” like Blake didn’t know or something, but I like to think he got creative with it.

“I’m going to score faster than the rapid proliferation of your immature blood cells!”

“You’re going to need chemotherapy when I’m done with you… oh, wait.”

“Hey, Blake, at least now you have an excuse for looking like that!”


Props to Chris Pronger:

Umm...

“There are a hundred and ninety ways to be a bastard, and he knew every one of them.”

Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

I thought Chris Pronger only knew 189, but I guess I was wrong. When I saw Pronger beating poor Michal Handzus about the face, I was furious but also took comfort in knowing that Pronger was going to be suspended for the next game. He got an instigation penalty and that’s the rule, right? Wrong. The NHL makes exceptions in cases when the score is close and the player in question is someone who should be out there; Pronger, being the best defenseman on the Ducks, easily fits that bill. Now, I know it sounds crazy, but I personally think Pronger knew this rule and figured he wouldn’t get suspended. Pronger’s no idiot. He may be a rake, a vagabond, a fucknut, a rapscallion, an asshole, a thief, a son of a bitch, a moon face, a ninny, a fuckwad, a bastard, an idiot, a tomfool, a simpleton, a fuckhead, a son of a bitch, a moron, an ass, a fuck, a schmuck, a dweeb, a jackass, a fucker, and an all-round piece of shit, but he’s not an idiot. I will believe until the day I die that Pronger knew he could fight Handzus and get him kicked out without suffering any consequences whatsoever, since he would never shoot in a shoot out. It’s kind of genius, in the same way Lex Luthor or the guy who invented AIDS are geniuses.

Prediction: Chris Pronger leaves the game in tears when Sean Avery brings up the death of his grandmother. Rob Blake hip checks two pucks in and the Kings win, 2-0. Oh, and either Dustin Brown or Jack Johnson bring down the hand of God on one of the Ducks' skill players.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was really looking forward to a pay-back game, mainly so I could see the Ducks beat the crap out of more Kings players, but I know that will not happen. The game will not go that route unless someone takes a shot at the other team, and watching the Kings TURTLE last game, I doubt they will initiate anything. Why would the Ducks initiate after they handled them last game and avoided suspension.

I do think the Kings win tonight though (they always go back and forth in these matchups) but it will most likely fail to live up to the expectations.

doctorgonzzzo said...

I predict Perros and Thorton fight in the first period. Perros then looks like he standing on the ice in his socks, slips this way and that, and takes two in the face on his way down. Lastly, is that Lindros? Jesus Christ, thats one buff Ombudsman (I still have no idea what the fuck that means).

Megalodon said...

When did Cheechoo throw a flying elbow? Do you mean Hartnell ON Cheechoo?

Hey, that video is using Tom Waits music! Awesome!

spade-in-victorhell said...

rudy rudy..the jealosuy continues....just remember that pronger's name is on the cup and so are the ducks...

one of your idiots will try to pay back pronger tonite...only to get a face full of fist...

o and perry's name is one the cup before "down syndrome" kopitar

i predict perry will take some extra whacks at the puck after the whistle...and run the goaltender...woot woot

Megalodon said...

Woot woot indeed.

spade-in-victorhell said...

and rudy why do u hate perry? hes our version of avery and u liked him...

we will ll lost tonite...ducks and kings signed some deal that states the season series has to be even and no team can win 2 ducks-kings games in a row...so we lose 3-1

o and woot woot

spade-in-victorhell said...

earl wheres the cartoon!!! dont jinx us today!!

RudyKelly said...

Whoops, sorry. I always get Cheechoo confused because their names are similar and they both look Inuit.

I'm confused; what does Pronger's name on the Cup have anything to do with him being a douche bag? It's like someone saying, "Hey, your shoes are untied," and someone else replying, "Oh yeah, well you're gay!" It doesn't correlate. And no, I hated Avery because he took cheap shots all the time.

I fully expect a Kings player will legally hit someone like Andy MacDonald, and then Brad May will cross-check Lubo in the face and claim that it was payback. Those Ducks, they're incorrigible.

doctorgonzzzo said...

Another reason Corey Perry is a Piece-o-feces is he is the non goaltender version of Dwayne Roloson. Constantly complains about not getting calls, and then when he gets one cries like Nancy Kerrigan (whyyyy?)

spade-in-victorhell said...

It's like someone saying, "Hey, your shoes are untied," and someone else replying, "Oh yeah, well you're gay!"

well depends...could apply if say the untied shoes guy was wearing a pink dress or wearing a king or sharks jersey

then u have no choice but to blurt out "your gay" and it would apply

Bryce said...

Why don't you sit the next couple of plays out, Spade.

spade-in-victorhell said...

will do...i only work mon-thurs....so i wont grace with my presence till monday...cue the angels singing

RudyKelly said...

Everyone's allowed to post on BoC... well, not people who don't have arms, unless there's some sort of technique I'm unfamiliar with.

SHAKAKA said...

very nice post. p.s. all u ducks fans and ducks are gay. parros is a wimp, pronger is a baby, 2 girls 1 cup in the stanley cup and all the ducks ate it. oh and also look for thornton to crap in his glove and face wash pronger tonight. i'll be waiting outside the ponda for u pronger! that is all.

Megalodon said...

I like where this conversation is going.

MetroGnome said...

Everyone's allowed to post on BoC... well, not people who don't have arms, unless there's some sort of technique I'm unfamiliar with.

its possiblleto type withh yur feet youy knowe.

Itlan said...
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Itlan said...

Chris Pronger leaves the game in tears when Sean Avery brings up the death of his grandmother.
Avery will have to wait until Feb 7 to make Pronger cry, unless there is a secret hockey player-only chat line...

RudyKelly said...

I like to think that Sean Avery travels around heckling players.

Earl Sleek said...

earl wheres the cartoon!!! dont jinx us today!!

I'm on vacation, assholes!!!

Woot, I guess.