Takes and trash talk from both ALL sides of the NHL's most obscure PATHETIC* rivalry

* Thanks, Kevin Lowe!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Kings Gameday: Vengeance

LA Kings (wrathful) vs. Ottawa Senators (37-24-7, 5th in East)

7:30 EST, FSN West

The Kings and the Senators last played in 2005. The game was chippy. Chris Neil got a 5-minute boarding penalty at the expense of Dustin Brown, and then Sean Avery ran into Dominic Hasek and fought Brian McGratton. Later in the game, Jeff Cowan fought Chris Kelly and won (I swear to God), although Chris Kelly is not much of a fighter. Even though Kelly dropped the gloves first and is the same size as Cowan, the Senators thought Cowan should have fought someone who was more of a fighter.*

In response, with his team up 4 goals, Zdeno Chara left his position to fight Tim Gleason. Although Tim Gleason was the biggest guy on the ice for the Kings**, Jim Fox took exception to the idea that the 6'9" Chara would instigate a fight with a 21 year-old and said so on air. He implicated Bryan Murray in the affair, implying that it was a common tactic utilized by Murray in his coaching career. Murray got pissed about that and yelled at Jim Fox after the game.

Now, I don't necessarily think Murray told Zdeno Chara to go fight Tim Gleason. I'm pretty sure Chara knew the game was out of reach and that he wouldn't get suspended (he's the best player on the team, it's not unusual for him to be out there) so he went ahead and sent a message. If a Senator wants to say that Avery intentionally took a run at Hasek and Jeff Cowan is a pussy, you will get absolutely no argument from me. However, nobody yells at Jim Fox. He's Jim Fox! That's like yelling at Kermit the Frog. A person who yells at Jim Fox is a person that kicks dogs. Fuck you, Bryan Murray, you dog kicker. I hope a Kings player takes a shot at your face tonight.

Prediction: Kings win, 5-4. Goals by Frolov (x2), Cammy, Handzus and Kopitar. After the game, Senators fans complain about the reffing, the ice quality, the travel, the food served before the game...

*I feel so confused writing this in 2008. Jeff Cowan, a fighter? When was he good at fighting? I remember him winning this one fight and that's it.

**This doesn't make Zdeno Chara tough, in my opinion. Say I go into an 8th grade classroom and fight the biggest kid in class: does that make me tough? I had hoped so, but apparently it just makes me a felon.


RudyKelly said...

Oh yeah, maybe I should have mentioned that Jason Labarbera had hernia surgery and is out for the season. Shoot...

Earl Sleek said...

I wonder if his hernia surgery has anything to do with the Kings' upcoming draft position.

If that's the case, then what's next? "Hey Kopitar, let's see how that leg looks in a cast!"

Anonymous said...

I am happy to see fans in the West learning about the annoying Ottawa fans that clog up Canadian media. Always whining about the refs, too much time off, not enough time off, being great, being shitty, travel, having their panties in knots, the list goes on. Here's hoping they make it to the finals this year and get swept by an 8th seed Phoenix, complete with Daniel Carcillo taking a headshot to Heatley at the speed of a Lamborgini splitting in half.

Miss. Scarlett said...

I am happy to see fans in the West learning about the annoying Ottawa fans that clog up Canadian media.

You say whining, we say high expectations.

Jim Fox might be Kermit the Frog, but somehow I don't think even Kermit would be intimidated by a tongue-lashing from Sylvester. Wet, maybe (and that is the only time I will make fun of Murray's lisp so milk it for all its worth).

RudyKelly said...

I think Jimmy's a professional who understands that Murray is just mad that someone called him out on his shit.

Also, was the guy above who said that Ottawa fans are annoying from Toronto? If so, hahahaha!

Anonymous said...

I think Jimmy Fox is lucky he didn't get body-slammed on Youtube by a senior citizen .

And who is Fox to say anything about the fighting , his Lady Byng career in the NHL wouldn't have lasted two weeks w/o a coach like Bryan Murray .

For the sake of the game, they oughta throw him in San Quentin .

Sidenote Gary Galley ( annoying Sens broadcaster) and Jimmy Fox were teamamtes in LA in the 80s . I'm sure they have had a good laugh or two about that clip .

Hope it gets a little crazy tonite - maybe another goalie fight would help us get back into the groove , don't forget to take off your trapper , eh .

For sure there is no love lost with Ottawa and LAvery .

But we're gonna win it fair and square . Old-time hockey, none of this wrestling shit .

Anonymous said...

Ersburg looked pretty good tonight. That cheap shot by Dean McAmmond on Patrick O'Sullivan didn't look so great though and they ended up with the powerplay. Bet we won't hear Ottawa fans bitching about the refereeing on that call.

Senators 0-3 in CA, hope their wannabe hockey elitist fans enjoyed it.