Obamatize the Kings to spread the word

On the eve of what should prove to be one of the greatest days in American history, I stumbled across this website, Obamicon.me, where you can turn any image into one of those artsy-fartsy campaign posters, which was originally designed by Shepard Fairey. You know Shepard Fairey, the guy who does the Obey Giant posters.

What better way to continue to prop up the Kings' young defenseman, Drew Doughty. Again, as I stated in the Doughty Manifesto, Drew Doughty should really be considered on the short list for the Calder Trophy this season, although his overall offensive stats fall a little short. Offensive stats are a real basic barometer to gauge a player's worth, especially when you are talking about defensemen.

The award should go to the player that is truly the most valuable to his team, and I doubt there are  many NHL nuggets who fit that description better than Doughty.

After getting knocked out of the game against the Lightning and subsequently shut out by the Red Wings, the team just spiraled. After the Lightning game, captain Dustin Brown called Doughty "probably our best defenseman all year," which is telling words, considering the Kings aren't particularly lacking in defense, (Matt Greene, Sean O'Donnell and  Kyle Quincey aren't slouches.)

After missing only one game following his bruised thigh, the Kings came back and stole a point away from the Stars in Dallas. And where was Doughty? Right at the top of the board in time on ice.

His blocked shots are tops in the NHL among rookies, and his steadying force on the blueline is only likely to get stronger with the addition of Jack Johnson, back from injury. How I look forward to the day that he starts with JMFJ, becoming quite the one-two punch.

Again, I'm not one for individual awards, so I'll restate again that the Calder Trophy should be the Kings' Stanley Cup this season. With so much potential on the club right now, it's hard not to get excited. So, I urge all Kings fans to go to Obamicon.me and make your own Kings' campaign posters. And the beautiful thing is, you don't need a lick of artistic talent. Post them wherever you spread the Kings gospel. Send them in, and I'll post my favorites in a later entry.

It's time to make it known, the Kings are for real, yo.

Let me start you off...


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  • January 19, 2009 11:21 PM Carter wrote:
    I like the concept, but I think you need to play around with the "color ballance" feature more.

    Sully looks like he's got a horrible rat-beard.
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