Catching Up With Frozen Royalty: Playoffs Edition
We’ve said this before: if you’re not a regular reader or subscriber to Gann Matsuda’s Frozen Royalty blog, you need to be. We love to keep you up with his latest stories but sometimes things come in the way. Since the Kings clinched the playoffs, Gann has been handcuffed to his computer churning out the stories to make sure you’re informed going into round one. So here’s a list of what you missed (don’t miss, just subscribe to his blog already):
Kings Will Need A Miracle To Win First Round Series Against San Jose – Gann has decided to go against “blind faith” and write the truth. This is an uphill battle here, my friends. Big time. Gann grabs some quotes from the team and Terry Murray. He also peppers in the reality of the situation. Great read though, if you’re one of those fans who is predicting Kings in four, this might enrage you.
Being Offensive Would Be A Good Thing For The Los Angeles Kings – If you’ve been watching the Kings with any sort of regularity since Anze Kopitar (and Justin Williams) went down, you know that scoring goals has been an issue. Coach Murray stresses the importance of Jack Johnson and Drew Doughty stepping up during the playoffs. This story is complete with notes, quotes and the raw audio interviews that Gann assembled.
Yeah, Kings fans, we’re really behind. Gann also had some nice commentary before the Kings actually made the playoffs. Here we go!
LA Kings Want 4th or 5th Place In West, But Don’t Control Their Own Destiny – Remember that brief but fleeting moment when the Kings were hoping to cling to fourth in the West so they could secure home ice advantage? That didn’t last long. Here, Gann breaks down the where they could land and who they could face. Damn those Ducks!
LA Kings Would Be Court Jesters If They Don’t Take Final Two Games Seriously – The final two games against the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks who were surging and Corey Perry who is making a strong case for the Hart Trophy. We were going to win both, right? One? None? They certainly ended up court jesters at the end of it. But, going back to Gann’s latest article: if they can pull off a miracle, we can can take away that title.
As always, there is some highly informative and interesting reading from Gann at Frozen Royalty and there will be much more as we get into the thick of the playoffs. But, don’t worry, if you’re too lazy we’ll always post his stuff here. Go Kings!