Posted on 27 Mar 2010 by Eric Cooney.
The Los Angeles Kings announced on Thursday that they will wear their alternate jerseys for every home game of the 2010 playoffs (knock on wood). There is no doubt the Kings 3rd sweater is popular, but it does make me wonder what the motivation behind this decision is. (more…)
Posted on 24 Mar 2010 by Eric Cooney.
The Los Angeles Kings managed to weather an own-goal from Fredrik Modin and a game-tying back-breaker with 10 seconds left in regulation to beat Colorado 4-3 in overtime. (more…)
Posted on 20 Mar 2010 by Eric Cooney.
What in the name of everything holy has happened? The Kings have chosen the absolute worst time of the season to slack off. Did they think they could coast into the playoffs? Since the Olympic break the Kings are 3-4-1, not exactly a strong showing from a team that won 10 out of 12 prior to the break. (more…)
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by Eric Cooney.
Let's face it, you know it's true. The Kings are officially better than your favorite team. It may have always been true, yet made cloudy by the presence of Gretzky's turtleneck. Well wonder no more hockey fans, I'm here to break down why the Kings are better than each and every team in the league. (more…)
Posted on 11 Mar 2010 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings dropped one in Chicago in overtime on Wednesday night. The bad? It's a loss and Phoenix won on Wednesday night. The good? Kings steal point from a team I figured they would lose to. It's not pessimism, it's creative rationing of hope! (more…)
Posted on 7 Mar 2010 by Eric Cooney.
Let's not talk about the Kings last two losses. Please? Okay, I'll briefly touch on them. The Kings dropped two in a row to hungry but beatable clubs. This is a Kings team that is supposed to be a contender. They need to play with the type of game to game consistency they showed during their 9 game win streak. Do I expect them to win every game? No. I expect them to bring their ...
Posted on 4 Mar 2010 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings picked up two experienced forwards on deadline day to round out their line-up for the stretch run to the playoffs. While neither of the players were expected, both have plenty to contribute to this young Kings team, namely experience. (more…)
Posted on 15 Feb 2010 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings went into the Olympic break on a high note, shutting out key Western Conference opponent Colorado at home. Jack Johnson had a dominant performance despite having travelled to Vancouver for the opening ceremonies, then back to LA for the tilt against the Avs. Johnson had 2 assists and was a plus-2 on the night. He wasn't the only King with a strong performance as Rich Clune, p...
Posted on 13 Feb 2010 by Eric Cooney.
Watching the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver I caught a brief interview with Kings defenseman Jack Johnson who is attempting the ludicrous trek up for the night, then an immediate return to LA for a tilt with Colorado tomorrow. Johnson stated he couldn't miss out on an opportunity like this and wanted to meet as many athletes from other sports as possible. When a...
Posted on 13 Feb 2010 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings dropped their second straight game, this one in a shootout to the bottom-feeding Edmonton Oilers. It was another game that lacked any sort of structure from Los Angeles, allowing their opponents to dictate the pace of the game. Despite tossing 43 shots on net, the Kings were unable to score more than 2 goals, matching the Oilers regulation total on just 23 shots. The Kings went do...
Posted on 9 Feb 2010 by Eric Cooney.
It was a spectacular run but it had to end sometime. If anyone could knock the Kings off their high horse it was a motivated Anaheim team. Anxious to avenge their loss from last week, the Ducks beat the Kings with a score of 4-2. The Kings started the game just like always; slow. The Ducks dominated the play for the first half of the opening period before the Kings managed to calm the game...
Posted on 7 Feb 2010 by Eric Cooney.
We're all entitled to enjoy hockey in our own way. You pay your money and you're free to do whatever you want as long as you aren't really encroaching on everyone else's good time. For me enjoying a game is usually spent leaning forward, analyzing every microsecond of the game, and muttering to myself like a possessed person speaking in tongues. Yes ladies, I'm singl...