So there’s the guy on the cellphone commercial sitting at the tiny table with a group of kindergarten kids, asking them the simple question: What’s better, something bigger or something faster?
These Kings are supposed to be bigger, grind-it-out, wear-you-down tougher hitting team than these Chicago Blackhawks.
Then again, these Blackhawks proved Saturday that a fast team is better. Faster even than Quick can react on a rebound.
It’s not complicated. When you say it like that, in fact, it makes perfect sense, eh?
Can the Kings afford to sit back and let Quick do all the work?
Do the Kings’ first two lines in particular need to risk more by putting some shots on goal – at least more than two, while giving up 17, at one point in the game, even though they had a 1-0 lead?
Can Dustin Penner continue to just wrap up guys in the front of the net, take them down and expect not to get caught?
== Why, again, would the Kings and Blackhawks have to play back-to-back contests to open this playoff series?
Because the Rolling Stones got the satisfaction of already booking a concert at the United Center on Friday, and have another sold out on Monday.
You can’t always get what you want.
== Maybe we missed it, but where were the NBC camera slobber shots of all the Second City celebs in the stands?
Not even a smidgen of Jim Belushi?
== Image-conscious Chris Paul, by one suspect report, has the nerve to be miffed that image-impaired Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling has clearly implied that the free-agent star point guard who has millions to gain by staying in L.A. is the true reason for the latest coaching change?
Want to see Paul really upset? Watch him apply for occupancy in one of Sterling’s high-rises.
== Did it occur to anyone that maybe the Clippers will be better off without V. Del Negro, with or without Paul’s endorsement, or another example of Sterling’s sterling track record for a lack of respect with any of his employees?
== When we finally got around to pulling the latest Matt Kemp bobblehead giveaway out of its container, he seemed to grabbing the back of his leg but didn’t want to be put on the shelf.
Should we be alarmed?
Why is his the only bobblehead, by the way, that naturally shakes the sideways “no” instead of up-and-down “yes”?
== Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Ron Cey are expected to participate in the revival of the Dodgers’ Old-Timers Game next Saturday. Would it be so brave of them to stick around and play a full inning for the Dodgers against the Braves in the real game that followed?
== Because the roster of elder New York Yankees who’ll “compete” against the Dodger squad was a tougher one to fill out, the organizers of the event have asked Darryl Strawberry to go back to the other side and help Goose Gossage, Dwight Gooden, Craig Nettles, Chris Chambliss, Rick Cerone, Rickey Henderson and Bob Watson – aka, the former Yankees who didn’t ask for huge appearance fees.
Does Don Mattingly dare don the pinstripes and join in?
== Mike Trout, whose offensive production suddenly resurged when he took over back in center field, will be shipped back to left field when Peter Bourjos returns to the Angels lineup?
Even Mike Scioscia has to realize that keeping Trout as the center of attention makes far more sense than the Peter Principal, right?
== If the Angels answer to a closer is waiting for Ryan Madson to finally come off the DL, a guy who last appeared in a big-league game in October, 2011, how maddening can that be as the divide in the AL West continues to widen?
== If Cal State Northridge has the juice these days to hire Reggie Theus as the new basketball coach, what are the prospects of a well-known hire to perhaps but the baseball team back on the national map with the new opening created there?
== Three bogeys, two double-bogeys and one triple-bogey — Tiger Woods’ round Saturday at the Memorial, or memories of the first time we ever played Woodley Lakes?
== What technology does the newly renamed StubHub Center in Carson have to accept tickets for Galaxy games actually purchased at the team’s offices?