Now that December has rolled around, media outlets start pumping out the top 10 lists of the year. And since I’m all about the Funny, I came across the top 10 Comedies of 2009, according to MovieFone. (That’s right, the company that tells you movie times.) Well, I was a little perturbed when I found out that their number one was ‘I Love You, Man.’ Weak sauce.
‘Man’ was a nice little film, but Hangover became the highest grossing rated-R comedy of all time and is an instant classic. A road trip to Las Vegas for a raunchy bachelor party is a situation ripe for comedy. I know mine was. From the casting to the script to the photos at the end of the movie, The Hangover is perfect.
The Kings are no strangers to Vegas road trips, or tigers left in bathrooms (from what I hear). But their season has started to unravel much like when the guys’ lost the groom in ‘Hangover.’ Last week felt like getting shot in the junk with a taser, much like Zach Galifianakis. Can the Kings find their way back to the Promised Land with a three-game winning streak? Take a shot of Jager and find out…
• ESPN’s Power Rankings: This week 8. Last week 9.
Now you see why Drew Doughty’s summer Canadian Olympic camp invite wasn’t a token gesture. The kid has been brilliant so far this season and given himself the best possible shot at 2010.
• TSN’s Power Rankings: This week 13. Last week 17.
Quality depth is one difference between this year’s Kings and previous versions, as their current strong play has been keyed, at least in part, by the work of third liners Wayne Simmonds, Michal Handzus and Scott Parse, who have combined for 11 points and a plus-13 rating while the Kings have gone 3-0-1 in the last four.
• Sportsnet’s Power Rankings: This week 7. Last week 9.
With just three points in his past eight games, Anze Kopitar has slipped to fifth in league scoring.
• Fox Sports’ Power Rankings: This week 9. Last week 14.
By picking up five of a possible six points in Week 10, the Kings powered themselves into the top 10 in the power rankings. Justin Williams did his share to help the club climb in the rankings, posting four points in L.A.’s three games off three goals and one assist.
• The Hockey News’ Power Rankings: This week 9. Last week 9.
Anze Kopitar hasn’t scored in 12 games; Dustin Brown hasn’t found the net in 13
• L.A. Times’ Helene Elliott’s Power Rankings: This week 8. Last week 8.
Anze Kopitar (12 games without a goal) and Dustin Brown (0 for 13) can thank Wayne Simmonds and Brad Richardson for stepping up.
• CBSSportsline’s Power Rankings: This week 11. Last week 16.
Wayne Simmonds has stepped up with eight points in six games, but the Kings are having trouble holding leads these days.
• FanHouse’s Power Rankings: This week 7. Last week 10.
Kings Anze Kopitar hasn’t scored a goal in 11 games for the Kings (and he has just six assists over that stretch). Fortunately, they haven’t stopped winning, picking up victories in five of their past six.
I entered in each of these integers into the Hockeywood Power Ranking Tabulator and Cappuccino Maker, and I come up with the Kings’ Hockeywood Power Ranking for this week:
That’s a huge jump from last week’s ranking of 13, the beauty of said three-game win streak. You know what’s better than a three-day winning streak? Mike Tyson in The Hangover…