FREEWAY FARCE: Week 26



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WEEK 26 (Apr 7 – Apr 13)

Los Angeles Kings (46-28-8)

GIF That Best Represents the Past Week for the LA Kings:

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Kings/Sharks playoff series. I don’t feel well.

 

JenningZZZZZZZZZZ:

Guys, guess what. The Kings won a trophy that nobody gives a crap about. Appropriately, Kings fans on twitter tried to make this a thing.

Oh, that’s what that thing looks like?

Kings PR was so uninterested that they couldn’t even bother to put together a complete sentence for that announcement.

Searching Wikipedia really is the most research the Jennings Trophy deserves.

Related: Everything you need to know about WWII can be found here.

I always enjoy a good Bernier burn. (either Jonathan or Steve)

#NeverForget Rob Scuderi’s nose.

It’s only going to get better when Carter, Lewis, Doughty, Stoll, Greene, and Martinez win the Manhattan Beach six-man this year.

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GCF – Gann Creep Factor:

Last week, we introduced you to our newest segment, GCF. Let’s rate some of this week’s tweets.

***Reminder: The Gann Creep Factor runs from 1 to ;-P

No creepiness there, actually. That’s just good ol’ fashioned gernulism.

There’s the creepiness … GFC 7

GFC 9.2 (minimum 9 rating when mothers are involved)

 GFC  >:-O

I think he just broke the scale.

 

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (54-20-8)

GIF That Best Represents the Past Week for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim:

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Don’t leave us, Teemu.

The Worst of the Worst from @ducksfanzone:

DFZ captured the excitement of every Ducks fan last week, in one tweet:

No, not that one … this one:

TRUTH

 

Teemu 4eva:

This past weekend, Teemu Selanne played his last regular season game against the Kings showed up to STAPLES Center and waved, and then played his last regular season game at the Honda Center. Here were some of the highlights:

That’s about it. Nothing else interesting happened.

 

SHOOTOUT: WHO WON THE WEEK?

First Round, Sentimental Moment:

Kings: 

While you may assume that Stoll is questioning the accuracy in Spector’s reporting, he actually seems to be standing up for a former teammate. That being said, you should ALWAYS question anything Spector reports.

Ducks: 

It was reported that part of the reason that Ryan wanted out of Anaheim was because of his lack of power play time last season. This season Selanne expressed frustration about no longer getting power play time. So really, who is mentoring whom here?

Winner:   O                                  M                                         G

 

Second Round, War of Words:

Kings: Darryl Sutter, via lakingsinsider.com

 On it being the last time he coached against Teemu Selanne, even if he wasn’t playing:
Well, I don’t expect it to be the last game we play against Teemu Selanne, and I’ve talked enough about Teemu. You guys just go back. I’ve said that enough. I’ve coached Teemu in the league. I’m glad he was recognized tonight, and I hope that board works for him. It looked nice. Jeez, didn’t it? He’s a great player. He’s had a great career.

The fact that Sutter coached Selanne at one point means that one of these guys has been around too long … I’m just not sure which one.

Ducks: Jean-Sebastien Giguere, via LA Times

“Teemu’s such a class act and he’s known for a while that this possibly could be my last game,” Giguere said after his 33-save night for the Central Division champions. “It just comes natural for him to do nice things to people. That’s why everybody loves Teemu. I’ll be forever grateful for what he did. I almost felt guilty, because this is his night.”

Just not guilty enough to not steal half of the spotlight.

Winner: Anze Kopitar, greatest player of all time?

On his chemistry with Marian Gaborik:
I think we’re moving the puck well. I think we have a lot of offensive zone time. Therefore, I think we’re generating some offense and creating chances. That’s what you want. You want to be in their zone. I think if we’re going to play the majority of the time in the San Jose zone in the first round, I definitely like our chances.

Remember that time when the Sharks eliminated the Kings from the playoffs? Well, the Kings’ best line in that series was Clifford-Richardson-Simmonds.

 

Third Round, Video Highlight of the Week:

Kings:

If when Kopitar doesn’t win the Selke, Kings fans are going to be SO mad.

Ducks:

Winner: Teemu

I’m guessing this was Mike Richards’ idea?

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That’s still way better than the gift he came up with for Ryan Malone’s last regular season game of the year.

 

WINNER OF THE WEEK: Teemu again

In all seriousness, it’s great to see his wonderful career celebrated like this.

It’s just sad that it lasted one season too long.

A rambling man, Hrudey can't be tied to any one team. But because he's too cheap for NHL Gamecenter, his NHL universe consists only of Ducks and Kings broadcasts. What he lacks in knowledge of the actual sport of hockey, he makes up for in snark and pop culture references. You can follow Hrudey Can't Fail on Twitter @HrudeyCantFail.