Nick Shore Post-Game Quotes After NHL Debut

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Post-game comments from Nick Shore after his NHL debut vs. the Anaheim Ducks…
On not getting a win in his NHL debut:
“It was a great experience. You work a long time to get to a spot like this, but like you said, it’s a little disappointing. I think we all came out looking for the win. […]

Puck Probability: Predictions for Ducks at Kings, Jan. 17

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Scheduling Rob Blake’s jersey retirement against the Anaheim Ducks was a curious move by the Kings. Not the Colorado Avalanche, the team he won a Stanley Cup with, and not the San Jose Sharks, the team he was with when he retired as a player in 2010. However, there are reasons for picking tonight as […]

ENCORE: Rob Blake on How We Got To This Point

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A few months back, Rob Blake joined us for a rather candid chat about his career. Now, in honor of his jersey retirement tonight in Los Angeles, we proudly offer an encore presentation of that podcast. During the chat we covered every major story in his career and you’ll definitely want to hear […]

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: No. 6-10

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Yesterday, we rolled out the initial article in our three-part series looking at the midseason updates to the LA Kings top 10 prospects list. Already served up were three honorable mentions – defensemen Kevin Gravel, Alex Lintuniemi, and Roland McKeown. Now, we’ll get into the players who secured No. 6-10 in the rankings.
As a reminder, […]

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

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We have reached the midpoint of the hockey season, which can only mean one thing (well, besides the All Star Game). It is once again time for a look at the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings.
For several years now, this content has become a vital source of player information, as nobody outside the Kings […]

Puck Probability: Predictions for Devils at Kings, Jan. 14

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Martin Brodeur will not be in goal tonight for New Jersey. In fact, he isn’t even with the Devils anymore after manning their goal crease for two full decades. Additionally, Jaromir Jagr didn’t make it out West for the game. Add in Lou Lamoriello now serving as the head coach and you’re left wondering, who are these Devils? What is […]

More Than Minor Points: Trades, Schultz, and Shore

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WiJust a couple of quick notes related to some odds and ends worth mentioning…
– Regarding the increased trade chatter of late, pump the breaks when it comes to the Kings. As we mentioned in detail here, the Kings are in no hurry to make a deal. In fact, the deal they are looking for (yes, […]

How the Kings Can Best Use Nick Shore

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Discussions of line combinations are a continuous topic in hockey circles, and even more so in Los Angeles of late, where Kings coach Darryl Sutter has often been channeling his inner-Terry Murray. Gone is the early 2012 era, a time period in which Sutter went with nearly the same line-up every night. More recently, largely […]

Puck Probability: Predictions for Maple Leafs at Kings

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Once upon a time, the Kings and Maple Leafs waged what was arguably the best seven-game series in Stanley Cup Playoff history. Fast forwarding a little more than two decades later, today they are a pair of franchises heading in very different directions. Los Angeles is considered to have a roster full of players in […]

Puck Probability: Predictions for Jets at Kings, Jan. 10

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Just below the marked hatred that once existed between the Kings and three of their other former Smythe Division rivals – Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary – there used to be somewhat of a rivalry with the Jets. At the very least, many memorable moments in Kings franchise history took place between the two clubs. With Rob […]