Saturday, November 15, 2008
I finally decided to get a bit organized and create a couple of different blogs for each of my hobbies and figured that the Hockey addiction should probably come first so here we are. The main thing I'm going to focus on here is doing the recaps of all of the LA Kings games, maybe even the occasional Ducks game(time permitting make of that what you will) and posting daily picks on NHL games of the day. Hopefully I can make this a spot you can come to everyday to get a bit of a Kings fix and help guide the casual NHL fan as to which games are must watch's versus those games that have the potential grade of "can do better" or "make better use of your time with a good book."
That said here are my picks for Tonight's Games.
Game of the Night
Colorado vs Edmonton-Teams have a combined 30 fighting majors on the year and its going to be the 2nd half of Hockey Night in Canada. You cant top that! Zack Stortini has a lot of fights but he is no fighter as much as he hugs and cuddles. Look for him and Lappy to go...Maybe the Lock of the Night. Edmonton also just acquired Jessie Boulerice so he may be looking to make some noise. Colordado's 4th line with the Cody's are always fun to watch as well so this looks like a Dandy.
Games with Potential
Philadelphia @ Montreal
Dallas @ Phoenix
Gut feel Game
Boston @ NY Rangers- Lucic destroyed Komisarek the other night and the Bruins haven't felt this big and bad in years. Orr and Voros love to throw their weight and at home probably wont take much to get something started.
Kings vs Preds- Great chance of something happening here. If the Pred's play like they did against the Ducks last night there is a great shot to have some action. On that same note if Dustin Brown throws one of his text book big hits there could be fireworks. Ivanans hasn't fought in a while so there is a great chance of him and Nashville's palooka Tarnasky throwing down. Look for O'Donnell or Matt Greene to go after Tootoo if he starts running people.
Ottawa @ NY Islanders- Sens are without the always entertaining Ruutu due to suspension and the Islanders are the worst team in the NHL-if not in the standings at least as far as entertaining hockey goes. There are some teams that outright suck but at least can provide something on the entertainment scale-the Isles aren't one of them.
Look for my Kings vs Nashville recap tomorrow and I look forward to getting this thing started. If anyone has any suggestions on ways to make the blog better or any ideas at all please feel free. On that same note since Im not exactly Johnny Internet Blogger guy if someone wants to give me some tips on Google Adsense or other traffic generating ideas please email me or post as a comment.