WEEK 15 (Jan 6-Jan 12)

Los Angeles Kings (27-14-5)

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


Scoring goals is a lot harder than it looks, OK?

Vines of the Week with Kings Fan Daily:

If you don’t know what Vine is, it’s that thing that you don’t use and nobody you know uses, but every once in a while your most annoying Facebook friend will share a “hilarious” video (or 20) .

For most, the only interesting thing about Vine is that it wasn’t immediately made obsolete by Instagram video. But one Kings blogger(?…I’m sorry I have no idea what to call him)  is using it to expand his brand.

If you’re not familiar with Kings Fan Daily, it’s a website that attempts to compile news coverage, videos, and the like  for the convenience of Kings fans. For example, there is a page devoted’s coverage of the Kings. It’s worth looking at just for the site’s description in the header.

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Indian Matt” is my favorite character from Tom Sawyer.

If KFD tries to save you the trouble of actually having to visit, we’ll try to be equally as convenient and save you the trouble of actually having to look at KFD’s Vine account. Here are his best Vines of the week.

I have never wanted to hear Patrick O’Neal talk so badly in my life.

The only thing better than the commentary is the “#nonpoliticianruling” … shots fired, Mayor.

It’s tough to make jokes about a situation involving a player’s recently deceased father. Luckily that didn’t resemble anything like a joke. You want jokes? Here are the jokes:

OK. Maybe that one wasn’t so bad.

The Blame Game:

The Kings are continuing to struggle to score goals. Let’s see who we can hang this on.

Nevermind, this will take too long. Here:


Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (35-8-5)

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

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Four games. Four wins.

The Worst of the Worst from @ducksfanzone:

Lots of the usual DFZ silliness this week, but we’re going to present you with his live-tweeting and analysis of Team Canada’s Olympic announcement.

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Dustin Penner’s 300th Point:

Dustin Penner scored the 300th point of his career and then provided his typical Twitter gold.

300 points is really impressive. Especially for a guy who only actually “plays” in about half the games he’s in the lineup for. 


First Round, Scoring Slump Updates:


It’s just too easy with Trevor Lewis now…

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So let’s pick on Mike Richards…

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Teemu scored this week!!!

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But his ice time over the past month has been disappearing faster than Ms. Obrien …

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Aw snap, Downton Abbey burn.

Winner: Pacific Division standings reality check

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Yes, the Kings are 16 points behind the Ducks.


Second Round, War of Words:


via LA Kings Insider:

On Richards’ goalless drought extending to 21 games:
He played a good game tonight. It was probably the game with the most opportunities he’s had in 21 games. [Reporter: But he needs to score for you guys to win.] He’s not the only guy. I mean, if you want to condemn Mike Richards, you do it. Last game you guys were asking questions because somebody had scored two in three games. There’s expectations on the group of offensive players to score, not just one.

“If you want to condemn Mike Richards, you do it.” … Darryl Sutter getting all dramatic and shit.


via the Eric Stephens:

Oh man, even the rookie knows that they’re losing in the first round.

Winner: Darryl Sutter, forever


Third Round, Video Highlight of the Week:


Dustin Brown takes out a goalie, the Kings score. A goalie takes out Dustin Brown, the Kings score.



The Ducks started the second period down two goals. Five minutes, and two Ryan Getzlaf goals, later it was tied. This team is now ridiculous.

Winner: Brad Marchand is a real chill bro.



WINNER OF THE WEEK: On-screen chemistry


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.