WEEK 25 (Mar 31 – Apr 6)

Los Angeles Kings (45-28-6)

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

The collective reaction when this happened:

Drew Doughty Shoulder Injury CloseUp - The Royal Half


Mayor on the Beat:

Kings twitter was abuzz about the Drew Doughty injury on Thursday night

That is, everybody who wasn’t busy attending an acoustic KISS show at an Indian casino,

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Full disclosure, there was going to be a whole second half to this section, covering @mayornhl‘s live-tweeting of The Cult‘s concert on Saturday night, SONG-BY-SONG!!!!! Sadly, Mayor has since deleted all of these tweet’s, so you’ll just have to trust me that it was going to be hilarious. This seems to be the only remaining evidence:

Moral of the story: A – B – S … always be screen-grabbing


GCF – Gann Creep Factor:

It preparation for the playoffs, we are introducing a new segment to Freeway Farce. It’s the Gann Creep Factor. Simply put, it’s a scale rating the creepiness of tweets from @frozenroyalty, directed at female reporters, fans, Ice Crew, etc. 

The Gann Creep Factor runs from 1 to ;-P … Here’s an example:

GCF 4 … simply because nobody over the age of 16 is allowed to use “OMG lol”

GCF 7 … there seem to be some subtle implications of stalking there


GCF  >:-O … The implications of stalking are no longer subtle.

Now that you got a handle on this, be sure to check back all through the playoffs to track the GCF along with us.


Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (50-20-8)

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

Almost time for the Ducks’ postseason run.

The Worst of the Worst from @ducksfanzone:

Before we get to the worst, as we do every week, here’s maybe the best thing that ever came from DFZ:

Now back to the worst:

Literally two minutes later:

OK, so maybe he just has an issue with HOCKEY fans complaining about officiating?

Credit where credit is due … at least he acknowledged one going the other way.

Never change, DFZ. Never change.



This may shock you, but there are Ducks fans who are worse at twitter than DFZ. This guy for instance has been trying really hard, all season, to get a certain hashtag going:

I wonder how it’s spreading.

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I can’t imagine why that isn’t catching on.



First Round, Biggest Sigh of Relief:



Winner: The Kings and their chance of getting the Ducks in the First Round


Second Round, War of Words:

Kings: Matt Greene, via

“I just got hit with a puck and just got cut. That’s’ it,” said Greene, who noted that it wasn’t the first time he had bled from a similar type of play.

“It’s just a pressure cut. It’s fine. It happens.”

That’s crazy! But please spare us from all of your tired “hockey players, man” memes and tweets.

Ducks: Jonas Hiller, via LA Times

Turns out that joke that @kingsmenspodcast uses way too much may have some truth to it after all:

Taylor Hall scored on a power-play drive from Hiller’s left and Oilers forward David Perron unleashed a shot that Hiller said hit his stick, causing a 2-1 deficit.

“Seems like now I can’t get a break, like things find a way to hit me and go in,” Hiller said. “Those bounces happen when you don’t work enough.”

Winner: The Kings Rookies, in Darryl Sutter’s eyes

Just look at the way he heaps praise on them:

 On Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli:
I thought they were fine.


Third Round, Video Highlight of the Week:


Gabbo + Kopi FOREVER 



I think we all knew that Stephan Robidas would be the key to the Ducks postseason success.

Winner: Alec Martinez

WINNER OF THE WEEK: @KingsMenPodcast‘s stupid Moulson Index™ … AGAIN

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.