of course you know I am an LA Kings fan so just to say my post here will be biased but I do feel I speak the truth in many ways. So if your a fan of the NHL read on…if not…well enter my contest and win a……ok just kidding.
Ok So its time for the big series. The Kings managed to beat the #1,2,3 top seeded teams in the Western Conference. Vancouver, St Louis and Phoenix. For the second year the Vancouver Canucks won the Presidents Trophy yet fell short. Well they did make it to the SCF but they lost to the Boston Bruins. Now the Kings fought through all this adversity and yet people still do not give them any credit. It seems people are on this bandwagon of saying only Canadian teams or team from the East are the best and will win. Thats a crock of horse shit. Lets look at the facts. The LA Kings were NOT by far one of the best teams in the NHL. In fact they lost so many games they could have won. Messy play and injuries hurt them. The Kings fired Coach Terry Murray and replaced him with Coach Sutter. A wise choice as Sutter has brought the team together and made them play to their potential. Before the trade deadline we acquired Jeff Carter but lost Jack Johnson. So much has been against the Kings because it seemed as thought this would be a losing season for them. Then as they began to come together they started playing playoff hockey before the playoffs ever started. Its May now and nearly June and yet the Kings have been playing playoff hockey since March.
The fact remains you cant win every game. Even the best of the best have off days where things just cant come together. In three series the Kings played fourteen games and only lost two. They hold a 8-0 winning streak this season in the post-season and overall since last year a 10-0 steak on away games. The Kings are playing better hockey than they did in the regular season but there is much to be done. They need to be more aggressive on the forecheck and they need to greatly improve their Power Play. They are doing quite well with the Penalty Kill. In the fourteen games they have played they are aggressive maybe not as much each game but they do hit and they do chase after the puck. Look at a Kings playoff game against the Sharks last year and watch how the Kings let them dominate them on the ice. Sluggish skating and no defense or offense. This year the Kings are going after everything. Of couse goalie Johnathon Quick and his awesome average in saves has kept the Kings in the run.
One would say that you cant rely on one person to do everything. That is true. The Kings have collectively done their part in each series. Even players like Dwight King and Dustin Pancakes Penner who have done unbelievable feats in this run. Now your probably thinking that I am some idiot fan that thinks the Kings are going to sweep the Devils. Your wrong. In fact I expect this series to go the full distance…7 games. Might be 6 but I do expect to see both teams playing hardcore hockey. Sure Eastern fans the Bruins won last year but that doesn’t mean that the cup will stay on the east side of the country. The Kings have just a good a chance as the Devils to win the cup. In the end it comes down to how each team and player presents their game. This will determine the outcome. Stats are a resource that can be used to analyze a plausible outcome but until these two teams take to the ice we really cant determine how it will turn out.
Im not calling the Devils a shitty team by any means. Honestly I didnt pay much attention to them. I was going for the NY Rangers in the East. No specific reason I just picked a team and ran with it. I cant really judge the Devils on their game play either because I really only watched two maybe three games in the playoffs. According to stats many Devils fans say they have the better goalie and offense/defense. That may be true and the stats may show it but these teams have not even taken to the ice yet in this post season. The teams met up twice in regular season and the Kings lost both games. Here is where Devils fans will say the Kings will surely lose because they lost those two games. Well, the Kings team playing right now is not the same team as in regular season. Maybe same players but with a different intensity towards the game. Brodeur has been a goalie in the SCF four times. So definitely has the experience but the Kings have SCF experienced players as well. Not that it really matter but a few even won the Cup with other teams.
IN the end both teams are going to come out playing hard. If the Kings do fail to play to their potential then it will be their own fault. They are more than capable of winning the cup based on their last 14 games in the post-season. Teams who are praised as the best or better because of stats or performance have bad games. Many of these teams lose to the worst in the league. Proving that anything can and will happen. As a Kings fan I feel the Kings will never get the praise they should get. Sure the commentators will praise them but fans wont. If the Kings win the Stanley Cup, Devils fans will say they didnt deserve it or they cheated or the refs made bad calls…something like that….If the Kings lose to the Devils those fans will say, TOLD U SO. SO either way the Kings are already written out to be a shit team this season by the Devils fans. Now I see it as may the best team win. Last year I attended the Houston Aeros Game 7 Calder Cup Finals game. The Aeros fell short and lost to the Bingamton Senators. Did I bitch? A little but I didnt call the Sens assholes. I stood up and applauded the Aeros and Sens players for their accomplishments and to watch the trophy be awarded to them. Thats sportsmanship. I even took pics of it. Fair is fair. Both teams played an honest game and the victor won. So in this series anyone can win. The Kings have just a good a chance at being champions as the Devils do.
So in the end….GO KINGS GO!!!! PENNERMANIA! Ill be wearing my #25 Penner and #32 QUick Jerseys in these games.
yes it opens in theatres July 5th. Great flick. If your a fan you will love it and yes all the happy, funny and even sad moments are in there. YOu can thank Mr Rusty for that lol. So if your a fan go see the movie and get a pair of red peppermint 3D glasses. Sorry for the shameless plug but you know I gotta represent foo! lol. If your curious about the movie you will find it interesting even if you dont like her music. Why? Well because concert production isn’t easy. Many think it is. It’s not easy for the crew or the artist. Many think Katy sleeps all day and pops out of a bus and sings for a few hours…..WRONG! Not an easy job by any means. ALL bands/artists deal with this. Metallica also has a 3D flick coming out as well for the “i hate pop music katy perry shit” haters. Sorry but rock music nor any style of music is the god all be all best ever music and I am diverse when it comes to music. I can be listening to death/satanic one minute then pop or rock then classical.
So just a heads up on these two movies. Sorry no Metallica poster. I dont work for them. lol
Anyways enjoy the KP poster. It took multiple days to shoot it ya know! Another reason why rockstar life isn’t easy!! lol.
peace out and here is the poster again bigger. Click it for full-size.
You know ive worked in the biz long enough to know that fans can be the most nosey mother fuckers in the world. Now dont get me wrong fans make the celebs who they are but there are some things that should be left personal. Who our families are, kids, parents, where we live, what we drive…..much of that is personal. So this is the focus of this post. I will try to keep it short but you know me, I tend to ramble the fuck on.
So I listed these few items above as being many of the popular things people want to know. Some of them not so private and others are. For instance, I was on Facebook earlier and someone posted that they got bored and started looking up court cases for celebs. Wanting to look up things that to me are personal. I have plenty of friends on FB and frankly besides the ones i know well, I really dont care where they live, how they live or any of that. So why be so nosey? What does a person really get from delving into a persons personal life in this manner? It doesn’t bring you any closer to them. Court cases and such are public information in America but I really believe that shit is private. Unless your looking to date said person, their personal life should really have no bearing on yours.
These days you also hear of fans breaking into celebs properties and even inside their homes. Why? Do you know the celeb? Basically, if you dont have their cell phone number which today is about the single most personal object people carry these days then you really can’t classify yourself as a friend….that is if you dont know the person personally. Either way to know something that personal classifies you as either a friend or just someone like an aquaintance. I spelled that wrong. Sorry to all you grammer checkerz out there. For instance, my ex-girlfriend. Yes she is an ex yet I have her cell #. Why? Well because we are friends. So I talked to Justin Beiber at the Billboards. Cool dude. Don’t like his music but cool dude. I don’t have his cell #. Im not his friend. You get the point. Sorry im using stupid examples you already know. lol.
Why do people have a fascination with celeb babies? Frankly if I was a father, unless I knew you personally I wouldnt care to have you looking at pics of my child. Nothing personal just preference. Ive been one to complain about places like FB where people post never-ending photos of their grown kids and even more babies. Its facebook not babybook. I should create babybook so all these folks can post away 500 pics a day like they normally do now. I just dont get it though. A child is a personal being. Thats like me walking into a store and telling some clerk, “hey watch my kid while I go take a shit.” Ok sorry for that visual lol but seriously. WHo does this? I know my exgf is quite picky about posting pics of her two children and I dont blame her. Plenty of others too I know feel the same way. Ive always been a huge fan of actor Kevin Bacon. Sure I know who his wife is. Well she is an actress. Yet I dont care to know who or what his children look like.
SO I guess in conclusion ill finish by saying that this post is in no way meant to piss anyone off or call anyone out because frankly I dont even think that person ready my blog or knows of it. If said person does well….soooooorry but I do have a right to my opinion. People have a right to their personal space and lives. Ive shared plenty of personal things about myself on here. My last name isn’t Grylls. Its a persona or stage name because frankly my personal name is personal to me. To me I really dont care if my favorite artist has been in jail for smoking weed or fucking their significant other in the stall of some shitty bathroom. People ask me to post pics of my travels and I do. People ask me to post pics of celebs I meet and hang with. Much of that is personal to me. I dont even waste my time taking photos with many because I dont really need visual memories of the things ive done. Sure I enjoy sharing bits and pieces of my life with people but if I have a pic of myself with KP and she isnt wearing makeup or just casually chillin why do I need to let 50 billion people see that? Its personal for a reason. I mean if people want to get that nosey then please do post pics of you and your significant other in y’alls drawers laying on the bed and looking hideous for us all to see so we can be nosey too! You wouldn’t would you? Most likely not.
So really try to be civilized and allow people to have some privacy and personal space. Paps aka Paparazzis dont give a frogs fat ass for this. They looking for a fucking payout man. Its one reason celebs will despise the media and that can even include many of you fans that try to interact with em at the wrong time. You can’t really take it personally because if you lived a day in our shoes you would know that being the center of attention or being with someone that is the center of attention isn’t all its cracked up to be. I can recall plenty of times we just wanted to have a damn Iced Frapp and the entire fucking place wants to chit-chat. Its to be expected but sometimes you really have to judge the situation and just give people their privacy. This goes for non–celebs as well. You know how many times ive seen celebs out to dinner or shopping? Or just my friends? Plenty yet unless they acknowledge my presence I let them be and go about my own business. If they come to me or smile and say hi or whats up ill make quick simple convo and thats about it. I dont want to know where they been all day, who they are with and what they plan on doing later. Thats their business!
Ok so now im shutting up because 1. my stomach hurts because i havent eaten since about 5pm, 2. im tired because I just finished celebrating the LA Kings win of the Western Conference Finals to earn their way into the Stanley Cup Finals (sorry shameless plug) and 3. i need some shut eye and CookieMonsterTheCat and PeppermintTheCat are laying in front of my monitor and the other cats are already in their sleeping spots on the bed. Thats means its ZzzzzzzzZZZzzzzzZZZzzzzz time for all. So goodnight/morning….
and as always I leave you with a pic.
….for the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night.
Sorry i been behind on responses to emails and such. Been a busy last few days and of course on LA Kings hockey night like tonight im unavailable. About to head to the airport now as soon as I finish this post.
In other news, well not news…my stupid ass DVD burner decides to screw up when im trying to copy my Insanity Discs. Yes they are mine not anyone elses lol. OF course from the last post you know my cat died and well got two more.
Im not a gamer but the ONE game I always enjoyed playing was Diablo and Diable 3 just came out. I havent bought it yet but I plan to. Of course ill prolly only play about an hour or so at a time like I used to. Like I say im not a huge gamer.
Well thats really about it. Guess Ill find something to post pic-wise.
A day that ill never forget two years ago. I lost a friend/brother. Many say I should forget about it but when so much of my life was devoted to the band Slipknot how could I? Blood, sweat…..tears….Good times…bad times….crazy times….times you dont want to tell anyone about…yeah…they all come to mind.