FREEWAY FARCE: Playoffs Week 4



Playoffs Week 4 (Apr 5 – May 11)

Los Angeles Kings (Tied with Anaheim, 2-2)

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


Kings fans trying to make sense of all this.

Love Is In The Air:

Soooooooo … Bernie Nicholls’ daughter has a thing for the Kings top defensive prospect. Classic case of teenage rebellion … her dad was a pure scorer, who never played D, so of course she goes for this guy.

GCF – Gann Creep Factor:

gann Pro tip: If somebody calls you “creepy” on Twitter, don’t respond with an emoticon. 

GFC: 7.4 out of 10 … ಠ_ಠ

PETAD (People for the Ethical Treatment of the Anaheim Ducks):

Oh boy. That led to some madness(which you can see by opening that tweet). Here’s the interaction between @monprescott, who changed her name to @imafan4you at some point during all of this for some reason, and @LAKings … before @LAKings realized what they were dealing with, and quietly stepped away:




Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (Tied with L.A., 2-2)

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


Congrats guys, you did it!

Look what Corey Perry Started:

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Seems like harmless fun, right? WRONG!!!!!!!

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You see what this guy has started?

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I mean, have you ever seen such a thing? … WAIT A MINUTE …

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Everybody* Loves a Free Meal (*media members):

And now we witness the only thing that print journalists care more about than deadlines:  

Room temperature hamburgers!!!!


Last week we got a look at what appears to be Ducks fan on Ducks fan violence:

I REALLY hope those fans were arguing about whether Hiller or Andersen should start in game 3.



First Round, Worst Opposing Tweeter*:

Kings: @BuckyHermit

Speaking of lowest common denominator jokes, check out these guys … 

Ducks: Surly and Scribe

#FatFuck #Pussy #Analysis

Winner: @DucksFanZone* (*I know huh, you got nervous when you didn’t see it in its usual spot.)



Second Round, War of Words:

Kings: Darryl Sutter, via

On the difficulty in pulling Jonathan Quick, and the thought process in doing so:
It wasn’t difficult, and the thought process was we’d given up two goals. [Reporter: And you got the response, except for the goals.] Hell, we should’ve done it sooner. They were scared to shoot at him.

On what it will take to “recover” from two straight losses:
Oh, I don’t know if I can. I don’t think I can recover. I mean, it’s almost impossible.

On home ice not having a major impact in the series:
We should’ve gone to Anaheim last night and bused over today.

On how to improve from averaging one shot per power play:
Tonight? [Reporter: Yeah.] Oh, jeez, good thing you told me. We only got one shot tonight per power play. That means jeez, I guess we’re going to have to shoot the puck more. [Reporter: Seriously, do you talk? What do you guys do from the bench, saying, ‘If we don’t shoot, we’ve got no chance here.’] I’ll remember that, yep, I’ll remember that.


Ducks: Devanye Smith-Pelly, via

Devante Smith-Pelly, on the teams developing a hatred for each other:
Yeah, we’re probably pretty tired of each other, tired of looking at each other every game. The hatred has gradually picked up and I expect it to stay that way the rest of the way.

Look, EVERYBODY is tired of looking at Corey Perry.

Winner: Anagrams

Power rankings: 1. Worm Fecal, 2. Josh Boning, 3. Vag Fribblejokers


Third Round, Video Highlight of the Week:



A spectacular end-to-end play by Tanner Pearson, bested by an even better save.

Winner: John Gibson

Congrats on winning the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe, the Calder, the Vezina, and the Hart in one game.



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.