Generally speaking I've found most of this year's playoffs to be kind of dull. There was some good drama in the first round with a few near upsets and emotional and mental regression of the Montreal Canadiens, but even those few scraps were wont to be found in the second round. If Bettman had just handed off the Stanley Cup to the Blackhawks after they came from behind and spit on the Wings' grave, I don't think anyone would've complained. Well, Bruins fans would've complained and Bettman would've been forced to give them a second Cup and maybe a CD of Dropkick Murphys B-sides. Wrapping it up: the conference finals begin on Saturday and the Kings and Hawks get to play back-to-backs because the NHL isn't going to waste a weekend and screw the Western Conference teams. It isn't as if getting from Los Angeles to Chicago on a Saturday night is a difficult thing to accomplish.
Entries in Los Angeles Kings (6)
This week Brandon and Peter discuss the conference finals, rehash their feelings about the Coyotes and talk about some rather bad decisions made by politicians.
-Riot Fest East is reduced from three days to one day
New York v. New Jersey
Phoenix v. Los Angeles
Songs Featured In This Episode:
Intro: The Deadly Rhythm by Refused
The Shadow of Greed by Oiltanker
Media Blitz by The Germs
Platypus (I Hate You) by Green Day
Serfs Up by DC Fallout
I'm going to assume that if you are reading this blog, you are a fan of punk and hockey. I am also going to assume that, like most of us, your favorite team is no longer competing for the cup.
So who do you cheer for?
Let me suggest that if you love punk rock and are a hockey fan, perhaps the Kings are the team you should bandwagon until the cup is handed out.
The Kings have been cultivating a bit of a punk rock culture for some time now. It's sort of expected though.
Southern Califorina has always been a stronghold for punk and we have established that obviously punk and hockey are related. The Kings have been around since before the punk movement began and as one of the only hockey outlets in the region, it's expected punks into hockey would gravitate towards the team.
And some prolific punks have.