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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For the second (and final) time this season, the Winnipeg Jets arrive in Los Angeles without a healthy Evander Kane. In their initial meeting back in October, the Kings rolled to a 4-1 victory on the strength of Martin Jones in goal and at a time when the Pearson-Carter-Toffoli line was running roughshod over the competition.
Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about all the latest topics surrounding the LA Kings, including Robyn Regehr’s injury, which defenseman in likely to be called up from Manchester soon, trade possibilities in the coming month, goaltending, […]
Some games simply don’t need much hype or explanation prior to puck drop. Thursday night’s Stanley Cup Final rematch is one such contest. Anytime you get teams from the two largest U.S. markets, there is the natural East Coast v West Coast flavor permeating the air. This one is a little extra special because of […]
Here is a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN Radio in Edmonton. During the segment they discussed Mike Richards future, Dean Lombardi’s heart-to-heart talk with Richards, Darryl Sutter’s use of young players, Anze Kopitar being on the same line with Marian Gaborik, Jeff Carter at center vs. wing, line combo suggestions, goalie Martin Jones, Slava […]
Kings v Oilers, man, back in the day that was a marquee match up in the NHL if there ever was one. The story lines came by the chapter, not simply by the headlines. Nowadays, meh. It means little in the grand scheme of things.
That being said, LA needs a road win. What’s new, right? Well, actually, […]
‘Oh October, where have you gone,’ is likely something Darryl Sutter often wonders. Back in the opening month of the season his Kings had the hottest line in hockey, with the trio of Tanner Pearson-Jeff Carter-Tyler Toffoli racking up 35 points in the first 11 games. Overall, the team has been a bit of a mystery most nights, […]