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Off The Post - March Madness

by Deborah Lew / Los Angeles Kings
It’s that time of the year when a three-pointer doesn’t only refer to the unfortunate outcome in the Sharks/Flames game in the middle of a hotly-contested Western Conference playoff race.

It’s that time of the year when someone sweats over a bracket in front of dozens of flat panel televisions rather than in an algebra exam.

It’s that time of the year when, even that annoying neighbor who normally wouldn’t know the difference between a quarter, a period and an inning, all of a sudden has the NCAA tab on saved as a browser favorite.

It’s that time of the year when…well, you get it. It’s March Madness – the NCAA Basketball Tournament – in case you’ve been living under a rock, and it begins today, Thursday, with 64 college teams battling it out for the National Championship, to be crowned on April 2.

It certainly is madness, and the Kings locker room has no immunity. Find out who your favorite players are cheering for in the tournament, and which player you’re best off taking bracket pointers from!

Off the Post Bonus: Justin Williams is the ringleader for the team’s March Madness pool –  scroll down for a link to his actual bracket!

The Shot: Who would you like to see win the NCAA Basketball Tournament?
The Pass: Which of your teammates do you think will fill out the winning bracket?

Matt Greene
Shot: Michigan State
Pass: Dustin Penner – I think he’s got seven of them in there!

Jarret Stoll
Shot: Syracuse
Pass: Jonathan Quick

Mike Richards
Shot: Syracuse
Pass: Me!

Colin Fraser
Shot: North Carolina
Pass: Jonathan Quick

Trevor Lewis
Shot: Kentucky
Pass: Me!

Kyle Clifford
Shot: Missouri
Pass: Me!

Alec Martinez
Shot: Missouri
Pass: Hopefully not Drew Doughty.

Brad Richardson
Shot: Louisville
Pass: Justin Williams – he’s just got the luck!

Kevin Westgarth
Shot: Michigan State
Pass:  Jonathan Quick because he’s had a heck of a string of luck with various picks, but I don’t quite think UConn quite has it in the bag this year.  So I’ll say Alec Martinez.

Davis Drewiske
Shot: Wisconsin of course – but I don’t think that’s going to happen.
Pass: Myself!

Dwight King
Shot: North Carolina
Pass: Justin Williams

Jordan Nolan
Shot: I think I picked Kentucky – I don’t know much about basketball.
Pass: Justin Williams


*Editor’s Note: Throughout the season, staff writer Deborah Lew will boldly seek to satisfy the burning curiosity of fans by using current events and thought-provoking creativity to get a comprehensive off-the-ice look at the boys who’ve captured our hearts and our attention span 82+ nights every year. Each edition will feature two questions: 1) The “Shot,” which will relate to the player giving the answer; and 2) The “Pass,” which will ask the player to name a teammate.

Keep checking back for new exciting editions of “Off the Post!”

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