Sunday, March 09, 2008

We lost our second game of the season last night in OT. We have only three games left in a 20 game regular season. I guess the good news about our loss is that we played possibly one of the worst games we've played all season against the 2nd best team in our division and only lost by 1 in OT. Hopefully, this bodes well for us in the post season. The other good news is that our best player, Jeff, found out this week that he gets to stay in Southern California. His company was moving him to San Jose which would mean he'd miss the post season. Luckily, Jeff loves SoCal so he scrambled to find another job to stay here and finally signed paperwork this week for his new job.

Our regular goalie was out sick last night and this kid, Chris, filled in for him (Chris is 18). I met Chris several years ago when he was 14 or 15 and playing at the Pasadena rink (in the adult league, by the way). It's been interesting to see him grow into an adult and a stellar goalie. He competed in the Kings skills clinic recently and came out ranked one of the top youth goalies in the state of California and is now playing as a free agent in the ECHL. He'll likely be picked up by a Junior B team next season. He told me last night that he sometimes plays in net for the Kings employee games. These are games where the coaches, front office personnel, and some former players get together for a game. He's played against Mark Crawford, Marty McSorley and Daryl Evans. Chris told me that Evans, a former King and current play by play announcer, sometimes announces himself in third person AS HE'S PLAYING. By this I mean, as Evans came at him with the puck, Chris could hear him saying, "Evans breaks up the boards...curls to the inside...he's going for the goal...he shoots, he scores!!!" It makes me wonder if Evans announces himself in other areas of his life. "Evans heads down the hallway...though the door...unzips his fly...score!"

7 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

Good for Chris! In defense of Evans, he's maybe honing his play by play skills?

Could you ask Chris to knee McSorley in the nuts for his illegal stick that cost the Kings the Stanley Cup in 1993?

1:20 PM  
Blogger EditThis said...

Diane - McSorley does private lessons at TSC. Stop by and knee him yourself!

1:28 PM  
Blogger VirtualProducer said...

Are you saying that everyone doesn't announce things like that?

Uh oh! And I don't even play hockey...

r

1:30 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

He's not teaching hockey skills is he?

4:42 PM  
Blogger EditThis said...

Yep...private hockey lessons. I hope he's not giving advice on hitting people in the head with their sticks.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Who would hire him? Does he promote himself as the only NHL player ever prosecuted criminally for play on the ice?

He's a knucklehead, and yes, I'm still bitter

5:03 PM  
Blogger Kings Fan said...

I would load out my knee to drill McSorley in the nuts. I, too, am still bitter about that play. Granted, he was one of the key players that got them to the finals, but he is also a veteran who should have known better.

Kings Fan is up and moving quickly out of his office. He heads towards the urinal, rears back... shoots... scores!

2:13 PM  

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