Things You May Not Know: Kings-Ducks Edition

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We’re pretty sure you already know the Kings have won two Stanley Cups and the Ducks just one. We’ll also assume you know the Ducks did it first, claiming victory in 2007. Thus, we’ll save the obvious points and try to pass along a few other notes that just might make you sound smart while [...]

Tuesday’s Tidbits: NHL News, Notes, and Nuggets

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Like Drew Doughty going coast to coast against the New Jersey Devils in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, let’s take a quick look at what’s going on from one end of the league to the other. Here are 10 tidbits worth checking out today:
– Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff held a leadership drill and his [...]

Linden Vey checks in on way out of town

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Prior to leaving town, Canucks rookie Linden Vey made sure to stop by for a quick chat, so we could catch up. As most know, he was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Then, after winning the WHL scoring title in 2011, he went on to become [...]

AHL: Shore shines in Monarchs victory

Shore Nick AHL by Blake Gumprecht

After a season in which they finished first in the Eastern Conference, the Manchester Monarchs have been off to a roller coaster start to their 2014-15 campaign. Friday, the team registered 44 shots and still struggled to create offense. With the Springfield Falcons in town on Saturday, the up and down ride continued, as Manchester [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Canucks at Kings, November 8

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From Drew Doughty to Justin Williams, and throughout the Kings lineup, there used to be a tremendous amount of hate for the Vancouver Canucks – and the player’s didn’t hide it. Now, with two Stanley Cups under their belt and without Max Lapierre and his horrible chirping efforts gone from B.C., we’re not so sure the [...]

Things You May Not Know: Canucks-Kings Edition

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Just a few years ago, many of the Kings players were quick to point out it wasn’t nearby Anaheim Ducks that were their biggest rival, but rather the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks who were their biggest rival. There was serious hatred on both sides of the Kings-Canucks battles, especially after the teams met [...]

In the Room: Kings and Islanders talk NY’s 2-1 win

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Following the Islanders 2-1 shootout victory over the host LA Kings on Thursday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the overall game:
“We held a top team to one goal and we would have liked to score one more… I think we had [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Islanders at Kings, November 6

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Home sweet home is likely what Kings players and fans are thinking – or at least secretly hoping. After a road trip that was pretty ugly through the first four games, Darryl Sutter’s team managed to salvage a win in Dallas on Tuesday night to end things on a high note. Now, the Islanders – [...]

Things You May Not Know: Islanders-Kings Edition

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Thursday night the New York Islanders, once loosely considered rivals of the Kings (many decades ago, after the teams made some high profile trades, namely the one for Butch Goring), will make their lone appearance of the season at Staples Center. As usual, we have a few pre-game tidbits to pass along. Study up, as [...]

Jamie McBain has tryout with Monarchs, Kings next?

McBain Monarchs by Blake Gumprecht

When NHL training camps started back in September, Jamie McBain joined the Arizona Coyotes on a professional tryout after having spent the previous season with the fledgling Buffalo Sabres. Just a few years prior, he was a hotshot offensive-defenseman prospect who enjoyed a 30 point, eight goal campaign as a rookie with the Carolina Hurricanes. Cut [...]