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Upset at the long gap in Kings-Canucks series? Blame Coldplay!

Apr 19, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

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The Vancouver Canucks earned a 3-1 victory against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday to stave off elimination and extend their series to…Sunday? Yes, the Vancouver-Los Angeles series includes three consecutive off-days right in the middle of it.

“I thought two days between the last two games was too much,” Kings coach Darryl Sutter complained, referring to the gap between Game 3 on April 15 and Game 4 on April 18.

So what evil power has gotten in the way of the Canucks-Kings series? Coldplay.

They have delayed the Kings chance of beating the Canucks and tasting the Paradise of winning their series by hosting a concert at the Rogers Arena on Saturday.

“It means we’ll have to answer questions from the media for a few more days,” Los Angeles’ Dustin Brown said with a shrug, “but it also gives us more time to prepare.”

That might benefit the Kings after their struggles to beat Cory Schneider on Wednesday. Los Angeles got 44 shots on goal, but only Anze Kopitar managed to get the puck past Schneider.

  1. phillyphever - Apr 19, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    I rather have Coldplay delay a series than having a No Balls Association (aka the NBA) game being played in the same arena as the hockey team.

  2. babar61 - Apr 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Well this sucks. One thing king and Canuck fans can see eye to eye on.

  3. lameasish - Apr 19, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Lol, no balls association, I hear ya man

  4. sedingangbang - Apr 19, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Coldplay sucks.

    • babar61 - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:58 PM

      Family guy sucks as well…

  5. thehighcountrybear - Apr 19, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    If you can believe myth surrounding NBA players including Wilt ‘the Stilt’ Chamberlain, lack of balls was not a concern in the NBA -take what you may from the term ‘stilt’ to complete the package? As for the delay in resumption of the Kings v. Canucks’ series, any delay’s gotta favor LA just when Vancouver is starting to feel good about themselves, they’re frustrated…? LA on the other hand, can regroup in advance of disappointing all the fair-weather Canucks supporters…

  6. blomfeld - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    MAGNANIMITY

    “magnanimity is the virtue of being great of mind and heart … it usually encompasses a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger and actions that are for noble purposes” …

    As an ardent, loyal and “values-driven” LA Kings supporter, I admit that I was bemused yesterday by Coach Sutter’s decision to offer the Canucks a stay of execution. But now 24 hours later, the wisdom of his decision becomes crystal clear to me. For us to have dispatched the President’s Trophy winner in a ruthless clean sweep the way I had been advocating, would simply not have been the right thing to do. These people are after all the “very best” which the NHL has to offer and therefore they’re deserving of some dignity at the end. Nonetheless, they get “one” game and “one” game only ! It’s now imperative that we Kings finish them off for good without any further ado ! Now these Canucks are not only cornered and wounded rats … they’re now “excited” cornered and wounded rats ! … and trust me friends, that is positively the most dangerous type of vermin which you could ever face ! So no more “nice guy” stuff Mister Sutter, please ! We need to finish this job and we need to finish it now !

    GO KINGS GO !

    • weenerman - Apr 20, 2012 at 12:13 AM

      It appears that LA fans are Shakespearian trained actors who pay the bills with their evening jobs as waiters.

      • blomfeld - Apr 20, 2012 at 12:50 AM

        friend … I fear that you may sport the “whiskers and tail” of a Canucks rat ? … therefore I ask of you, do you count yourself as a member of the horde which we know as Canuck’s Nation, or are you one of us Kings, who merely pokes fun in jest ? … my sincere hope is that truth resides with the latter … and God willing, it does … :)

  7. cableguymike - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    This benefits the Canucks far more. The break gives Daniel a chance to get back in shape and for them to get some solid practices in with their full lineup. If I’m LA I’m starting to get concerned.

    • blomfeld - Apr 19, 2012 at 11:20 PM

      friend … like you, I’m also admittedly feeling some trepidation at the moment … but don’t despair … on Sunday night we renew hostilities will the Canucks again … and though this time it’ll be on ground of his choosing, I’m nonetheless convinced that with skill, determination and honor, we LA Kings will emerge victorious ! :)

    • cableguymike - Apr 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM

      If it comes down to skill then LA is in trouble. Unless the skill being used is snorting coke up your nose. In which case Mike Richards and Jeff Carter scare the be-jezus out of me.

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