Will Someone Please Explain.

24 Jan

So I just finished watching my Kings spank the Bruins, sorry Chuck. I sent you a text. Touched by God had an assist and it was a shut out – 2-0 on Timmy the Tank – not since 2000 have the Kings blanked the Bruins and they have beat the Bruins the last 5 times – yay Kings! Awesome fight below.

But riddle me this Batman – because this is not the first time I’ve had to yell at the TV at an NHL team. Why on earth, when they are winning, do they go into the same stupid thing. I see this in football too and for lack of a better explanation, I can only call it ‘prevent defense’. They’ve been grinding it out in the opposition’s end for the first 2 and 2/3’s of the game  which is WHY THEY ARE WINNING IN THE FIRST PLACE and then all of a sudden, they just fall back and start chipping it back and allow the other team to hang out in their end and almost ALWAYS end up either losing the game or ALMOST losing the game. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND. Why change strategy when the first one was working for you?

respect my authoritee!

OK, I know I am not an NHL coach but if any one has a legitimate coherent answer to this question, I’d really love to hear it because I seriously, do not understand WHY. The Kings almost lost the game switching to this idiotic strategy. I didn’t understand it when I watched football with my Dad and I don’t understand it now seeing it in hockey. It’s just plain lame.

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6 Responses to “Will Someone Please Explain.”

  1. Brittany January 24, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    I completely, completely agree. Football is actually my sport of choice and I see it in almost EVERY major game. Team’s seem to relax and exert themselves only to maintain the lead. It is the most frustrating thing to watch. That’s why so many huge play-off games become nail-biters in the end. Well, that and the team realizes that if they don’t pick it up, their season is over. Still, you rarely see the same motivation and effort in the second half of a football game if the team is winning.

  2. Chuck January 25, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    That was a great fight. Thornton is a beast. He will mess you up, serve his penalty, then come out the box and score a goal. He’s got great hands for a brawler. (7 goals so far this year, which is a career high)

  3. Dawncherrie January 25, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    I just hate it! The Kings are not good enough to play that kind of game especially against The Bruins and Bergy who is a scoring machine.

    Oh and last night at Staples was also Bean Pot night? Something about Boston area Alums and a big tournament… I figured you and Pants would know about that.

    • Chuck January 25, 2011 at 11:19 am #

      Beanpot Tournament (aka the BU Cup) is the 1st and 2nd Monday of February. It has been played for like 55 years and BU has won it like 26 times or something ridic
      We own that thing.

      • Pants January 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

        WE OWN THE BEANPOT. And BC sucks.

  4. dawncherrie January 25, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Thank you for the expain. I thought it was really funny that they were doing it in LA!

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