Kings News Daily’s New Blogger Jon Gillette Jumps In And Offers Some Perspective On The Kings Slow Start To The Season
By Jon Gillette • KingsNewsDaily.com •
If there’s one thing Los Angeles Kings fans don’t need to do… it’s panic. For the first time ever, The Cup belongs to the Kings. With that, watching a mediocre regular season should become just a bit more tolerable. After all, it’s typical of the Kings to come up short of the goal for the season (as 29 NHL Clubs do every year).
Coming off the exception year, a year in which the magic finally happened, everyone should be that much more at ease. In other words, it’s better to have one Cup than none. Let’s also remember what the regular season was like for the Kings last year. It was a season in which fans were at the end of their rope. Yet somehow Dean Lombardi was able to put the necessary pieces in place to get the team the hardware that they and their fans had been craving for 45 years. Why would it be any easier this year with every team, every night, bringing their A-Game for the Defending Stanley Cup Champions?
Do what you need to do, as a Kings fan, to prepare yourself for some more hard fought wins and more hard fought losses. History has taught us that repeating is improbable and next to impossible.
As for the Jonathan Quick vs. Jonathan Bernier argument; let’s hear what you have to say. In my opinion, it’s difficult to debate against the reigning Conn Smythe winner. However, if you have a reasonable and educated opinion, I’d love to hear it.
Author note: A huge thank you to Paul Armbruster for inviting me to write on Kings News Daily. It’s an opportunity that I don’t take lightly and I can’t offer enough gratitude to him for providing me a new home. I’m looking forward to the many articles and discussions to come.