I know not everyone's going to love all the same Kings players I love, but at the very least I hope hockey fans will show respect to certain players that deserve it, such as Anze Kopitar, the 2nd Season Drew Doughty, and Dustin Brown. Another Kings player that deserves recognition? Jonathan Quick. It really pisses me off when hockey fans outside of LA can't see what a top rate goaltender he is. So naturally, I became enraged this morning when I popped on over to Puck Daddy and read the "What We Learned" feature by Ryan Lambert. He described a save by Quick in Game 5 as:
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Team USA goaltender, Jonathan Quick
Look through the games this past season and you'll find plenty of evidence that proves Jonathan quick is a great goaltender. It's no secret offense has been a problem all season long. A season where the power play was more of a negative and the penalty kill was one of their strongest points, in order to win games the Kings had to rely on their defense, especially their goaltender, and Jonathan Quick routinely saved his teammates's asses this year. The Kings wouldn't be where there are right now without him. So yeah, I'm a little offended that someone would call Quick "a not-great goalie".
So, Game 6 is tonight...I still don't have much faith in the Kings' chances to advance, but it would be so effin' awesome if they could force a Game 7 in San Jose. And seriously, it would royally suck if the Kings didn't get at least one home playoff win this year. C'mon boys, just win one home playoff game.