WEEK 18 (Jan 26-Feb 2)

Los Angeles Kings (30-21-6)

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


Fuck this shit.

@KingsFanDaily Becomes Enemy Number 1:

Was that a shot?

It makes sense. No other beat writers are allowed on the team charter, so it wouldn’t be ethical if Jon Rosen were allowed to report things he saw, simply because he was afforded that luxury. 

KFD’s response seems somewhat passive aggressive, but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.

Not sure what being “independent” means, but I don’t think Jon Rosen has given us any reason to worry about him not being impartial.

Alright, now he’s just acting like a jerk.

Hey buddy, we already went over this in the week 11 edition of Freeway Farce.

And I know you read Freeway Farce, because you blocked me on Twitter after we talked about your Vine videos in week 15.

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What kind of “career trajectory” involves you narrating 30 straight minutes of practice video that you shot on your cellphone?



Tip-A-King Top Five:

#5. This is how Darryl Sutter should decide which defenseman is scratched.


#4. That one looks legitimately fun.



#2. Man, the Kings REALLY can’t score. 


#1. Darryl Sutter + Hawaiian shirt + green screen … I can’t wait to see the final product …

Wait, was that just the shirt that Darryl Sutter was already wearing? I thought this was going to be on some tropical island. Also, props to whoever made this:


Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (40-12-5)

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


Ducks fans are getting a little ahead of themselves, as the team puts together another impressive regular season.

The Worst of the Worst from @ducksfanzone:


And yes, DFZ was bickering with Kings fans again. And yes, he repeatedly trotted out the “Kings took longer to win the Cup” burn, as usual.

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But really, what were the odds that DFZ could use “irony” properly?

Even if it were true Kings fans were rushing to the exits with over half of the third period remaining, in a game that was only 2-0, we would still be ignoring the fact that Kings fans outnumbered Ducks fans, 3 to 1, at that game. Why aren’t we giving Ducks fans grief for not showing up at all?


Intrastate: Kings and Sharks

Interstate: any other NHL team, who was theoretically a rival of the Ducks, if any teams cared about the Ducks enough to be their rival

The Red Hot Ducks Cool Off:

Oh man, the Ducks were shutout? How embarrassing



First Round, Scoring Slump Updates:


Everybody except Anze Kopitar.

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Dustin Penner may not be dead quite yet.

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Winner: Dustin Brown

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or Mike Richards

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Two portraits of futility … Take your pick.


Second Round, War of Words:


Drew Doughty via LA Kings Insider:

Whether it’s “bittersweet” to see his friend, Wayne Simmonds, score for Philadelphia:
No, it’s whatever. Simmer’s a good player. He’s really producing a lot there in Philadelphia. They’re a high scoring team, and we expected them to try and pop a few tonight. Whatever. He got one.

Whatever, bro


Ryan Getzlaf via the LA Times:

 When told Perry has more Gordie Howe hat tricks, Getzlaf cracked, “Corey? He gets beat up all the time, that’s different.”

Oh, you guys.

Winner: Do yourself a favor and go listen to FRASCAST Volume 10, with Jon Rosen.


Third Round, Video Highlight of the Week:


Kings suck. Let’s all just get drunk.


Flyers give up the most short handed goals in the NHL, which makes sense after seeing that.

Winner: One last look back at the Stadium Series, via this sweet video …

WINNER OF THE WEEK: Robyn Regehr has only played 1,000 NHL games?

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.