VIDEO: Kings of the Roundtable – Episode 4, Championship Window Closing

Has the LA Kings’ championship window closed? Is a roster rebuild necessary? Who should play with Anze Kopitar next season? What trades or free agent signings should the team explore this summer? These are just some of the questions answered in Kings of the Roundtable, Episode 4.

MayorsManor and The Fourth Period partnered to bring you an all star cast — featuring Dennis Bernstein (Senior Writer at The Fourth Period), Jonathan Davis (host of The Two Man Advantage on Sirius XM NHL Network Radio), Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records CEO), and Earl Skakel (Stand Up comic, as featured on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle) — to debate a myriad of topics, all for your enjoyment.

Hosted by Keith Korneluk and Chris Kaliszewski, you’re about to get an overwhelming helping of LA hockey knowledge. Enjoy!

NOTE: One of the major topics discussed in this episode (What’s been missing from the Kings roster?) was detailed in great length via an article here – which includes extended quotes from Rob Blake, Mike Futa, and Mark Yannetti.

Don’t worry, we’ll still have plenty more to share from the 2017 Roundtable in the coming days. Until then, have a little fun by checking out the links below to previous shows.

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  1. Daoloth says:

    I’d like to see how Pearson/Tyler pan out on 1st line with Kopitar if moved them off 70’s line. Otherwise barring trades giving Mersch, Kempe, Auger, Brodzinski (sp) shots on 1st line… I don’t mind Carter on 1st PP unit then Pearson/Tyler on second. If play Kopitar/Carter as a line its a lot easier for other teams to stack to shut down 1 line etc. Problem is more about trading Miller a fastest skater/hardest shot than just Jones :)…

    I think Predators have solid 6 D-men even 7 or 8 deep… Almost all their D-men can score double digit goals or have ability to perhaps from past or potential. They have 3 right shooting they can pair with 3 left shots unlike when they lost to Sharks having the doubled up Lefties… They have under rated forwards too like Forsberg, Neal, , Johanson get most of the press or who Carrie Underwood is married to :). I don’t think Pekka Rinne is any better than Quick, he is a bit hefty paid for laying some bad eggs or letting in goals/injuries/getting shelled. Nashville has a real good home crowd if they don’t lose there it will be tough to beat. Probably have a lot more speed than LA…

    Sutter’s problem often was his line combos on D or forwards… I’d see King playing with Carter who slowmo makes look faster than real speed ;). I didn’t mind him on PK, Kings do have too many of the same player which has been a problem in past. IF window is shut or broken, need to replace the window. Kings might have frame in Drew, Carter, others, though they need a new pain of glass ;).

    Who have the Kings signed as Free Agents that panned out who were not on team prior to signing them? When look at that list, its pretty bad other than like goalies Budaj etc. There are no Eaves or like Chicago got Richards cheap, Vemette is cheap, Vrbata, I think the changes to the faceoff rules really hurt them. I’m thinking in todays game you need solid 6 D even 7 or 8… Guys who can generate offense ability to score 10+ goals… Even Sharks with Burns who has Vlasic its not enough he nearly gets 30 goals on his own. Carter is easier to take out if he is the only guy scoring on the team than if backgend generates offense and others… Kings need to be more like the Capitals back when had like 20 goals corers Iafrate etc ;). Capitals among other teams lose in my view from lack of defensive offense/generation solid 6 D with maybe a star or two… Drew might be great but will he ever score 20+ goals… So if only generate 12-20 total goals from Right side its still less than Burns alone. Muzzin, Martinez combined are alright but that 3rd left shot needs 10+ goal ability… Stay at home only D-men I think will mostly be a thing of past/7th or 8th D-men at most as evolving game unfolds. Need size and Speed combined with scoring to play in NHL current path.