…And Now You’re Caught Up (12/20/2010)

Hockey has a certain rhythm to it. Every shift, every game and every season is inevitably packed with ebbs and flows. Teams are never as bad as they appear during their lowest points. Never as good as they seem during their highest ones. The very best clubs then must be not just talented, but resilient. [...]

Then, Along Came Jonathan Bernier

Heading into the game on March 30th of last season, the Nashville Predators were riding a seven game unbeaten streak against the LA Kings – a stretch going back to the beginning of the 2008-09 season.
Then, along came Jonathan Bernier.
With Erik Ersberg suffering from a strained back, he was recalled from Manchester, stepped right into [...]

POLL: Least Favorite (active) NHL Player?

With news coming down that Chris Pronger will be out 4-6 weeks (meaning he won’t face the Kings at Staples Center on December 30), there’s been an increased amount of anti-Pronger comments today on social media sites – namely facebook and twitter.
As the Kings are off today and it’s a relatively slow news period, let’s [...]

Recap of Brayden Schenn on NHL Radio

There’s finally a plan in place for Brayden Schenn‘s next few weeks.
He’s been living day-to-day for the last three months. Not anymore. Currently, he’s with Team Canada and preparing to start the World Junior Championships on Boxing Day (12/26).
Here’s a quick recap of his interview on NHL Radio…
* This year’s team (Canada) is “big and [...]

Recap of Marco Sturm on NHL Radio

For a guy who isn’t playing right now, Marco Sturm sure is wrapping up the frequent miles over the last week or so. From Boston to Los Angeles, then off to St. Louis where he joined the Kings and he’s now in Nashville.
In between travel, rehabbing his knee, and getting to know his new teammates, [...]

Cam Janssen’s Five Minute Major Preview: LA v StL

Cam Janssen is in his sixth NHL season, the last four with the St. Louis Blues. He’s posted only two goals while racking up 589 penalty minutes in 219 games. It’s what you call ‘knowing your role.’
In the interview below he helps us preview tonight’s Kings – Blues game. We talk about LA’s tough guys, [...]

Welcome to LA – 10 Tidbits on Marco Sturm

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The last time the Kings went looking for help on the left side it took almost the whole summer to figure out that Ilya Kovalchuk would be staying in New Jersey.
Fortunately, this time around, it only took around 10 days to officially [...]

Sturm Completes St. Louis Circle

The Marco Sturm to LA trade is now complete.
And while many will write about the past relationship between Kings GM Dean Lombardi and Sturm, there is another interesting aspect to the ‘full circle’ part of this story.
It was on June 22, 1996 when Dean Lombardi – then GM of the San Jose Sharks – extended [...]

Drew Doughty Is Odd Man Out in LA

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings each have one. So, we can’t be talking about Stanley Cups.
The Chicago Blackhawks have a pair. No, this has nothing to do with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews.
In San Jose, they have a trio. While the Penguins have four.
Yet in L.A., the [...]

Kings in Giving Mood on Red Kettle Night

Jonathan Quick just might be the biggest Grinch in all of HockeyTown, USA right now.
The Red Wings were trying to get into the holiday spirit by hosting Red Kettle night on Monday. And why not – the Salvation Army has a big presence in Detroit, including hosting the world’s largest kettle in Campus Martius Park.
While [...]