Friday, March 20, 2015

Dustin Brown Jersey Card

Dustin Brown laid a nice hit on Corey Perry last Wednesday in the game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks:



Too bad it led to a teammate looking to ''avenge'' it, seeing as it was a clean hit (which even Brown detractors - and there are many - will admit).

Brown and the Kings have stepped into gear in the past month, when pressure started to mount on them as they were falling dangerously far out of playoff contention. Statistically, most of their players are having off years (Jeff Carter, a former 50-goal scorer, currently has 25 and is on pace for just 30 to lead the team; Mike Richards is in the AHL; Anze Kopitar is 14 points away from a point-per-game pace; and the Kings' captain himself barely has 10 goals), but as we saw both times L.A. have won their Stanley Cups, all they need is to enter the playoffs - even as the final seed - to win it all.

It won't necessarily be pretty, but when these guys turn it on, it's on!

After featuring the Team USA stalwart twice in his team's former uniforms, I thought I could mix it up with the current white (away) one, from Upper Deck's 2013-14 SP Game-Used Edition set (card #AF-BR of the Authentic Fabrics sub-set), featuring a huge, matching white swatch from a game-worn jersey:

It's a decent colour scheme for the Kings, reminiscent of the 1990s Wayne Gretzky era, but with modern lines rather than a single colour except for the extremities. I probably prefer the 1990s garbs, but not by too much.

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