Who would have ever imagined the Thrashers doing as well as they have considering what they have been through?
Ottawa Senators? Paging, the Ottawa Senators......are you there??
Boston is doing well again, but we all remember last year, they started to tank almost half way through the season...
Any other thoughts?
"You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon. Need I say more?"
Flames over .500 and leading the league in fewest shots allowed per game?? The Canucks still kicking ass?? The Avalanche NOT dominating??
FLAMES: 9-8-0-2; 20pts SURVIVOR: PEARL ISLANDS: 6 Remain [Darrah, Jon, Christa, Sandra, Burton & Lillian] TOP 10 FILMS OF 2003 [So Far]: Mystic River, Lost In Translation, Finding Nemo, Seabiscuit, Kill Bill V1, X2: X-Men United, Open Range, Pirates of the Caribbean, Matchstick Men & Dirty Pretty Things
Originally posted by mountinman44I would have to say the LA Kings are a surprise. With all of their injuries they've had (Allison, Deadmarsh, Palffy, Stumpel, to name a few), they're in second in the Pacific.
... Yeah, they've hung in there pretty well; and at the same time, they've been able to develop a few young guys. The recent trade for Straka adds some depth, and if Allison is able to return and get into game shape by the post-season, the Kings could do some pretty fair damage in the West. I haven't been this optimistic about a Kings' team in about 3 or 4 years.
Cechmanek still makes me nervous, however. Very unorthodox goaltender; makes the easy saves look difficult and the difficult saves look easy.
My new favorite player in the NBA -- a Laker at last.
Originally posted by HobbesThe Kings don't even know that they're winning the cup this year.
I prefer not to think like that. It hurts my brain.
They are getting healthy with the return of Stumpel and Palffy last week. Straka is a welcome addition, and Michael Cammeleri is playing some top notch hockey right now. I haven't heard any news on when either Deadmarsh or Allison will return. Deadmarsh is going through the ever-nasty post-concussion syndrome, and the Kings obviously do not want to mess with Allison's neck. There's no need to rush them right now.
Attempted murder... really. Do they give a Nobel Prize for Attempted Chemistry?
I have a business trip to Newport Beach next January. The Kings are out of town the week I'll be there, but the Ducks are home Sunday night and Tuesday night. Sunday is against San Jose, and Tuesday is Dallas.