POLL: Player of the Month (November)

Sure, it’s hard to vote after a loss – especially a shutout to one of your biggest rivals.
Some may find it even more difficult to vote after the dismal month the Kings just completed.
However, in the spirit of fairness, the calendar has turned to December…and somebody deserves to win. Don’t they?
The five leading candidates would [...]

Something’s Gotta Give

The Kings and the Ducks usually put on a good performance when playing each other, regardless of the their respective records.
Tonight, the Kings are counting on a much better showing than what they’ve provided lately. And, so are the Ducks. Both teams enter play having lost six of their last seven games.
Anaheim will be adding [...]

DVR Alert – The Trade That Changed Hockey

Make sure you set your DVR for early Sunday morning, as ESPN Classic will be showing an encore presentation of a film that’s a must see for all hockey fans, ‘Kings Ransom’.
“(It’s) an LA Story. It’s about a meandering franchise suddenly becoming one of the hottest tickets in sports thanks to a single athlete.”
That’s what [...]

…And Now You’re Caught Up

Now that everybody has had their turkey and a day of shopping it’s time to get back to hockey.
In no particular order, here are the ten things you need to know heading into the game tonight:
* Brayden Schenn scored his first two professional goals last night in a 7-2 win for the Manchester Monarchs (AHL). [...]

Bernier a perdu une bataille! Mais Bernier n’a pas perdu la guerre!

Just a slight twist on the more famous quote where Charles de Gaulle said France has lost the battle, but she has not lost the war.
Jonathan Bernier has yet to find his groove this season.
Further, for people expecting a goalie controversy in LA, it hasn’t materialized.
Yes, he was a first round draft pick. Yes, he [...]

10 Tidbits on Alec Martinez

Alec Martinez won’t subtly return to the NHL tonight. He’ll be joining a Kings team that’s lost four of their last five games.
He’ll also be facing some small little club you may have heard of, the Montreal Canadiens. Outside of Toronto, it may just be the most hockey crazed market in North America.
Fortunately for him, [...]

POLL: At the Quarter Pole

After last night’s game in Ottawa the Kings have reached the magical quarter pole.
Over the summer, Kings GM Dean Lombardi predicted you wouldn’t see him make a major roster move until about this time. He first wanted to see how things developed. Now that he’s had a chance to survey the cards, some shuffling [...]

LA-OTT Game Preview w/ Ottawa’s Chris Neil

The Kings are preparing to take on a fairly unfamiliar opponent later today in the Ottawa Senators. Over five plus seasons since the lockout they’ve only met four times, with LA winning the last three.
One of the game-within-the-game stories for tonight is Chris Neil, who will be celebrating 600 games in the National Hockey League.
Earlier [...]

Super Series – WHL Report with Linden Vey

When you’re hot, you’re hot.
And Kings prospect Linden Vey is more than warm right now. His November already includes back-to-back Player of the Week honors from his junior team, the Medicine Hat Tigers. Plus, he was named the WHL Player of the Game in the just completed Subway Super Series.
His scored a goal in the [...]

Buffalo’s Lindy Ruff the original Rob Blake?

Relax, this isn’t an article designed to bash Rob Blake.
Nor is it a story about the Kings 4-2 loss in Buffalo last night.
It is about the Sabres though. More specifically, their coach and his parallel to Blake.
Let’s begin with a preamble…
Rob Blake was a great player for the Kings for more than a decade during his first [...]