New Jersey Devils at LA Kings – what to watch for

LA comes into the game with a 5-1-1 record, including wins in four straight and both of their games at Staples Center this season.
New Jersey is 3-2-1, splitting the two games they’ve played on the road.
Here are some things to watch for tonight…
- Goaltending: The Devils lost future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur when these [...]

RECAP: GM Dean Lombardi on NHL Network

Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was a guest on NHL on The Fly Monday night.
Here are the basic highlights. Note – these are near exact quotes, but partially paraphrased for brevity…
* The up and down year for the Kings is par for the course when you’re dealing with young players. After starting the season [...]

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 [...]

Kovy Finally Arrives in LA

Later tonight Ilya Kovalchuk will rejoin the Kings for the first time since his visit to their training facility back on July 13th.
Only this time around, Dustin Brown, Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene probably won’t be as accommodating as they were during his last trip to Los Angeles. Having spurned the team for a better [...]

2010 Season Preview w/ ESPN’s John Buccigross

All week long we’ll be talking with people around the world of hockey to get their take on the upcoming NHL season. Prior to posting my predictions later this week, we’ll check in with experts from places like Hockey Night in Canada and USA Today.
Kicking things off though – making his second trip into MayorsManor [...]

He’s Back… How Appropriate

When the New Jersey Devils tweeted “HE’S BACK: Ilya Kovalchuk signs with the Devils.” around noon yesterday, it seemed like the NHL’s summer reality show had come to an end.
Just like your parents always told you though – things aren’t always what they seem.
Yes, He’s Back!  In the news, on the market and so much [...]

Tuesday’s 10 Tidbits… on the deal with the Devil(s)

Yes, it’s true…as of 7am this morning, Wayne Simmonds is still listed as #17 on the Kings roster.
One of the many fascinating rumors surrounding the last few weeks of the Kings’ negotiations with Ilya Kovalchuk was that Simmonds had been asked to change his number, should the Kings sign Kovy.  It’s now a moot point.  The Russian superstar signed a bazillion dollar contract yesterday [...]

Kovy "No thank you LA"

Sometimes no means yes.
With one giant tweet from the New Jersey Devils earlier this morning “the decision” was known…Ilya Kovalchuk was NOT coming to Los Angeles.
After weeks of speculation, posturing and contentious negotiations, things were over.  Kovy was staying in New Jersey.  He wasn’t worried that Snookie and the Situation packed up and left for Florida.  [...]

The 12 Days of Kovy-mas

Media outlets across the nation were running their annual “Christmas in July” headlines on and around the July 1st opening of free agency.
However, comparing the last 12 days here in LA to Christmas would bring back horrible memories of that year you just knew you were getting a bike…only to end up with a cheap [...]