TRH RECAP 50: Trade Everyone!!!


The LA Kings are not playing very well.

I know, I know, that’s a very controversial statement, but it had to be said.

How poorly are they playing? Well, after last night’s 4-0 loss to the Washington Capitals, the Kings now find themselves in 12th place in the Western Conference.

Western Conference Standings Feb 4 2015

See, I told you!

OK, that just hurts.

It would be one thing if the Kings appeared to put forth some genuine effort against the Capitals, but it wasn’t as if they looked hapless the entire night. No, they basically got ran out of the building. And if it wasn’t for Jonathan Quick, the score could have gotten completely out of hand.

That said, the Kings are still a good hockey team. …they’re just not as good as last season.

Is there a quick fix? No. The team is missing three major components from last season’s roster (Mike Richards, Willie Mitchell and Slava Voynov) and is essentially capped out unless Dean Lombardi is able to move Richards.

Fortunately, some Kings fans have found other, more inventive ways to improve the roster!

As long as the team doesn’t panic as much as its fans, then in all likelihood things will turn around.

After yesterday’s loss, Dustin Brown made a point of saying that the time for talk is over, and that the players need to step up to change the team’s fortunes.

Via LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen:

Brown, on whether he is going to call a team meeting:
I mean we’ve been talking about it for a month now, so if guys don’t know what’s going on, then they haven’t been listening. We’ve had plenty of meetings. We’ve talked about it. At a certain point, you’ve got to stop talking.

So cheer up, Kings fans. The entire team knows what it has to do.

Everything is going to fine!

No more talking. No more meetings. No more excuses.

Oh for the love of…

PumperNicholl is a lifelong LA Kings fan and actually learned how to speak English from Bob Miller by watching LA Kings games… and the Police Academy movies. You should probably follow PumperNicholl on Twitter @pumpernicholl