Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What Does It Mean To Be Out Of The Playoffs?

It means I don’t have to pay for playoff tickets.

It means I don’t have to pay for atrocious parking rates.

It means I don’t have to listen to the kids in the nearby seats screaming their heads off and who have an aura of “gross” surrounding them.

It means I don’t have to pay for any playoff memorabilia that I may want.

It means watching all the rounds from my TV.

It means having to hear other commentators instead of Bob Miller and Jim Fox.

It means being away from the Staples Center for a few months.

It means waiting for the UFAs and FAs to be re-signed or sent on their respective ways.

It means closely following the Manchester Monarchs in their playoff run.

It means I have the Entry Draft to look forward to.

It means I have a vested interest in what free agents are signed.

It means wondering which of the Monarchs are going to make their move to Los Angeles.

It means looking forward to training camp.

It means looking forward to Frozen Fury XI in Vegas next pre-season.

In the end: it means being a typical, yet die-hard, Kings fan.


KMS2 said...



Shan said...

How very sappy. But I guess this is easier to deal with than 1993.

Q-girl said...

yeah, kids are "gross". No really, I strongly dislike children.

Maybe next year you will have your sweet sensitive Jonathan Bernier back and he will be fresher and fancier and more grown-up and thus a better goalie. He is fun. Just when you start to think he is being a bit too "jonny technical boring goalie" he goes and does something unexpected. I will miss him, and his 4 times yearly trips to my arena (and this year only 2 times because LA had stolen him early in the season).

Anonymous said...

Good outlook.

CKim said...

kms - I...T...K

shan - Well..I'd take 1993 cuz we actually made it to the finals. That's a different kind of heartbreak.

Q-girl - You should see these kids, just terrible. I've very excited for Bernier, although I'd want to make sure he wasn't backstopping a terrible team next year. I'm ok with him maturing in the AHL for a bit.

amy - Gotta look on the bright side...of life.

Tracy said...

You could've been talking about me there. Kudos. Except the whole Kings fan thing, I'm not that much of a masochist. ;)