Around the hornblowers’ jibber, jabber, yadda, yadda, yadda that’s how you fill time when explaining the Kings’ playoff run


How do you explain the Kings’ playoff run so far?

We happened upon ESPN’s “Around The Horn” this afternoon when the question was posed by host Tony Reali to the four panelists.

Based on their answers, it’s apparent none of them has even seen a game of the Kings’ 10-1 playoffs so far, but could have been able to were able to quickly graze upon some information through a quick Google search and a predictable tap dance.


Michael Smith: “Real simple. They’re getting contributions from everyone. Every line is scoring. They’re getting great defense in front of Jonathan Quick. You mentioned how great he’s been in between the pipes. And the Coyotes right now are coming apart. Game misconducts . . . really fell apart in the second period. And 0-for-9 on the power play this series.”

Reali gave him two points.

Bob Ryan: “Quick is an obvious starting point, but I’ll must this, over the last two years, if you go back to last year, you could have had eight or nine different teams win with a different bounce of the puck here or there. That’s exactly the same thing this year. Eight (seed) is not that far from one (seed). Whoever one is.”

Reali gave him two points.

Tim Cowlishaw: “Even by NHL Stanley Cup standards, this is a remarkable run to see teams from the bottom of the bracket going deep into the playoffs, but they are 7-0 on the road against 1, 2 and 3 seeds. They’re beating the top teams in the West time after time.”

Reali actually gave him four points for that, along with the remark: “Not an answer. You didn’t explain it. At least you remarked about it.”

Kevin Blackistone: “In 10 of 11 playoff games, they’ve allowed two or fewer goals. That is absolutely amazing! That means they’re in every game. They’re never out of every game. They never have to chase. The goaltending – it’s all about goaltending in the second half of the season.”

Reali gave him two points and remarked “I think that counts as an explanation.”

So what did we learn from these four? That we’ll never get those three minutes of our life back.

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