Gann Matsuda On The Hockey Writers: LA Kings Must Climb A Mountain Called “February” To Make Playoffs
January 28, 2011 1 Comment
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — After a dreadful 3-8-0 performance in January, not to mention a stretch where they lost ten of twelve games going back to December 29, the Los Angeles Kings are now looking up at a mountain in their schedule akin to some of tallest mountains and steepest cliffs in the world.
In fact, do not be surprised if you see Kings equipment managers adding rope, boots, crampons, gaiters, goggles, pitons and other mountain climbing gear to the usual hockey equipment, as the Kings will have to scale Mount February if they expect to make the playoffs this season.
Indeed, after the Kings return from the National Hockey League’s All-Star break on February 1, they will play ten consecutive road games before returning to Staples Center on February 24. Read more of this post