I guess for the first time since the playoffs began, we know exactly who’s going to win the whole thing. At least it’s the first time I’ve known. For those of you who insist you knew all along that the Kings would steamroll like this, you’ll soon be able to change channels with your nose.
I had no idea which team would emerge. I thought Pittsburgh had a great shot at it. And of course it wasn’t them or the Rangers or Canucks or Bruins and the rest. It’s the Kings who are not to be denied, not after winning 2-1 again in overtime, in New Jersey, which was also their 10th straight road win, and who now take a 2-0 lead back to California.
If the Kings collapse now, they’d have to have plastic surgery on their face, preferably from Bruce Jenner’s surgeon, and hightail it out of town before the Bloods and Crips track them down. Kim Kardashian probably wouldn’t even want to have sex with them. And imagine the talk show jokes? “The L.A. Kings are the only folks in town hoping the San Andreas Fault opens up so they can jump in,” quips Jay Leno.
None of which will happen. Not with this team. These L.A. Kings are playing such fantastic hockey it’s shocking. Talk about a group of guys who put it all together late in the season, with Jonathan Quick in goal imitating a cat, and the gang up front showing off like crazy.
It’s all extremely impressive.
In other news……
A guy showed up at the ferry terminal last night carrying a big sign and petition book, looking slightly worse for wear, and no wonder. He’s been walking around the world since Sept. 11, 2001.
His name is Roland Hohn, from Geneva, Switzerland, and after 9/11 he decided to go for a walk, which has taken him through the Middle East, Europe, South America, Mexico, up the West Coast, and now his plan is to get to New York by Sept. 11 of this year. I think he’d better hurry up. September is only a few months away, and it took him three days to walk the 30 kilometers from Powell River to the ferry terminal.
Roland is collecting signatures to present to the United Nations while in New York, all in the name of world peace. He’s hoping that at that time, every man, woman, and dictator will throw away their weapons, and peace will suddenly happen. I signed the petition and while doing so, I asked him how he did his laundry, where he slept at night, and where money came from for his food and cigarettes.
From the universe, he answered.
I told him it must be difficult, and he shrugged and said that we all have difficult lives. He said I have a difficult life and he doesn’t even know me. But he’s right. It’s darn difficult. The Habs haven’t won the Cup since 1993 and we still have Scott Gomez.