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Hi kids – ‘member me?

I’ll be filling in until Ek finds someone younger, smarter, and not as fat as me. But until then, try not to vomit while reading this blog.

Many of you know I’ve never been a fan of Rob Blake. That’s putting it mildly. I think he’s as big a fraud as Bernie Madoff. I’m going to find it very interesting when Drew Doughty asks for 11 million a season and Blake claims the Kings can’t afford to spend 25% of their payroll on one player… which is exactly what Blake did to the Kings before he was traded to Colorado.

Doughty wants to win cups. So instead of Blake upgrading their top line winger (Dwight King and Trevor Lewis spent time there last season, and you want to know why Kopitar had such a lousy season?), he signs 35 year old Mike Cammalleri, who was hated the first time he was here and not one King fan batted an eyelash when he was dealt to Calgary. I guess it’s better than Lombardi’s Devon Setogucci experiment.

Cammy has already been demoted to the 3rd line and a rookie, who never played in the minors started the season on the 1st line. I like this kid, Iafallo.

The defense stared this season with three rookies and although Jon Quick is back to the Jon Quick of old, they played a Flyers team coming off a back-to-back and a Sharks team without a healthy Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau.

Don’t kid yourselves Kings fans. L.A. will be fighting for the last wild card spot.

For quite some time now, I’ve been hearing about how great Andy Androff and Michael Mersch were going to be. I still don’t understand how Andreoff has a job and Mersch was recently waived.

Which brings me to Adrian Kempe.

He’s about as impressive as Donald Trump’s hair stylist. Not only did he have 4 penalties in one pre season game and a breakaway that resulted in a shot that was uglier than an Anthony Weiner selfie, he was firmly planted on the bench for the final 12 minutes on opening night.


Oilers fans, still loving that Milan Lucic signing?

I don’t think the Vegas Golden Knights will with 2 in a row the rest of the season.

Trump gets elected and Ovechkin scores 7 goals in 2 games. The Russians had absolutely nothing to do with both… right?

Montreal, which player are you selecting with the first pick in the draft?

Which team will Dave Tippet be coaching before the end of the season?

Joe Niewendyk was a horrible GM. So how would you describe Joe Sakic?

Michael Matheson signed an 8 year deal today. I didn’t even know who Michael Matheson was.

Dallas' lineup looks so good on a napkin, don’t they?

The Maple Leafs are going to win a Stanley Cup soon. Hey, if the Kings can do it, the Leafs can too!

Travelling Jagr’s. That’s just too weird, even for me. Can you imagine what their spouses think? Or do you think they even HAVE spouses?

If you’re a parent of an NHL player, and your son scores a goal, don’t cry. You look silly.

I’m happy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is back.

So I’m in Palm Springs and I’m watching SNL. At midnight the local affiliate here runs an infomercial for Christmas lights. I understand why people go nuts, I really do. How much do smashed hotel room TV sets cost? Charlie Sheen? Charlie? Help me out here?

Thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Christiana Duarte who worked for the Kings and was killed in Vegas. My heart goes out to all of the victims.
October 10, 2017 4:17 PM ET | Delete
October 10, 2017 7:01 PM ET | Delete
Heya Matt!!! Whew, I am glad we got a sub for now, I could easily see hockey buzz going without a blogger for the season because, well, everyone hates LA... I don't see Cammellari being much of a help, but he can't be worse than, Setoguchi, right? maybe they brought him in because when Gabo returns, even if he pots a few goals, Gabs will look like a better keep than Cammy? who knows.I think Kempe and Brodz both are not showing up much and just not playing like this is their dream, their big opportunity to shine (cue 8 mile soundtrack), 2 other surprising turd layers were LaDue and Gravel, glad they were sent down. I do like Iafallo and Brown isn't completely crapping the bed so we got that going for us.Power play is still a WIP, Hopefully Stevens, with his cinder block personality will be willing to try some other looks as the season goes on. I get that a lot of people hate Blake, I feel it is slightly unwarranted, but you can't tell people what to think, unless you're Donald Trump, then you absolutely can. Any way, I think he is doing OK so far.Doughty, in his case, and I have been saying this through the off season, keep him for the next year and a half, see how the team goes as far as being a contender and somewhere he wants to resign. if we are good and he wants to stay, fine throw money at him, you got the last 6 months or so to see if he is close to signing. If he is balking and they are far apart or if we still suck and he wants to go, then we trade his arse and get some team to over pay for him and take one of our boat anchor contracts!! win/win situation in my book
October 10, 2017 7:17 PM ET | Delete
I miss you about as much as I miss Herpes between flare ups.
October 10, 2017 8:05 PM ET | Delete
"I’ll be filling in until Ek finds someone younger, smarter, and not as fat as me."BYE
October 10, 2017 10:46 PM ET | Delete
Hey Berry!
October 11, 2017 12:03 AM ET | Delete
"I’ll be filling in until Ek finds someone younger, smarter, and not as fat as me." Awesome... So I guess you won't be staying long.
October 11, 2017 1:27 PM ET | Delete
I wasn't around the first time MB was at the helm of the Kings blog, but I don't mind this one... reading something is better than reading about every other team.
October 11, 2017 6:07 PM ET | Delete
Hey Barry. Long time man. I remember coming to the comment section of your blog nearly a decade and eating popcorn to the clusterfuck that ensued. Welcome back, even if it's only for a short time. Please try to offend as many people as possible in the meantime.
October 12, 2017 2:32 PM ET | Delete
Really? your 2nd unit in 3 on 3 is Shore and Lewis? ok, experiment conclusion: not a good idea.
October 12, 2017 7:01 PM ET | Delete
@ bingo!. it's mat berry
October 13, 2017 6:22 PM ET | Delete
no blog...this sucks.
October 13, 2017 10:12 PM ET | Delete
You aren't missed. So fuck back off.
October 16, 2017 1:54 PM ET | Delete
Best team in the league doesn't have a blogger :-/
October 16, 2017 11:05 PM ET | Delete
I'm pretty sure we have an official blogger:www.lakingsinsider.comIf that doesn't bob your knob, then here's a few other options:www.jewelsfromthecrown.comwww.mayorsmanor.comwww.theroyalhalf.comIf you just want a place to shoot the shit with other Kings fans, then there's:www.letsgokings.comand here's a site that aggregates a bunch of Kings news from various sources:www.kingsfandaily.comPlenty of options available.
October 16, 2017 11:05 PM ET | Delete
...the formatting here blows.
October 17, 2017 2:07 PM ET | Delete
Thanks, Tkecanuck3 ... well aware of those sites, I guess we just let hockeybuzz die then?
October 17, 2017 2:37 PM ET | Delete
We just hired a new Kings writer. He'll be starting shortly. Thx for everyone's patience.
October 18, 2017 1:17 PM ET | Delete
i guess you weren't missed
October 19, 2017 12:49 PM ET | Delete
October 19, 2017 2:08 PM ET | Delete
hey 2real - Recently: Kings Cups 2: Flyers Cups 0 - 'Nuff Said
October 20, 2017 3:36 AM ET | Delete
Oh so recently only matters? The mind games you play to convince yourself the Kings are a respectable franchise.
October 22, 2017 12:28 AM ET | Delete
Nobody thinks L.A. is going to win the West. We are all well aware that 7th or 8th in the West would be a realistic goal.
November 10, 2017 10:23 PM ET | Delete
Vomit? I freakin' loved this blog. Could you do the Ducks too? I'm sure you hate them. But we haven't had a blogger with passion in....well....errr...forever. And our new guy just stopped blogging already.
January 24, 2019 4:26 PM ET | Delete
Hey Pretty funny...the Kings absolutely suck, so No blogger!!!
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