Posted on 23 Feb 2012 by Eric Cooney.
Well, there you have it. The big move every Kings fan and their mother has been clamoring for since this ship started to go down a few weeks ago. The Kings swap Jack Johnson (the humanity!) and a 1st Round Pick (ugh), for sniper and Mike Richards drinking buddy Jeff Carter. Carter was acquired by the Blue Jackets this summer in exchange for Jakub Voracek, a 1st rounder and a 3rd rounder. ...
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by Eric Cooney.
Just reading the summary of last night's Kings vs. Blue Jackets game you could tell that something special happened. Doughty scores the game winner with less than a second remaining in order to save his team from overtime?! Incredible. As it turns out, it may have been even more incredible than that. upon viewing the replay, it appears the game clock froze for a second and a half, which...
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings went from being the 4th team to clinch a seed in the West this season to a 7th seed heading into the post-season. Their fall from grace coincided pretty closely to the losses of top two scorers Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams. The Kings will have to make up for those losses with a full team effort against a really talented Sharks team. (more…)
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by Eric Cooney.
Let's dive right in… The Good… The Kings have points in their last 7 games with a record of 5-0-2. They have points in every game of their current road trip, going 2-0-2, with 6 games ahead on the road. The Bad… The Kings lost in overtime last night to the Penguins who were without Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz, and Matt Cooke. Severely depleted would be an un...
Posted on 20 Jan 2011 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings are in a state of disrepair to a certain degree. It's not awful, although one might be inclined to feel that way with their recent set of losses. Yet, there is hope that the addition of 1 or 2 key pieces can change the Kings' fortunes, and if you're 1 or 2 pieces away from success, you're not in a terrible place. Whether or not those 1 or 2 pieces will actually fix anything is s...
Posted on 27 Dec 2010 by Eric Cooney.
Profuse apologies for the serious lack of blogs recently. With the holidays, etc. blogging had to take a backseat. So, let's get caught up! (more…)
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by Eric Cooney.
After 2 periods I looked at the shot count and had a hard time believing the Kings were up 2-0. The Red Wings led the Kings in shots on goal, 38-17. That wasn't a problem tonight though, because Quick stopped them all. (more…)
Posted on 16 Nov 2010 by Eric Cooney.
The Sharks broke the Kings 6 game winning streak, winning 6-3 at the Shark Tank on Monday amid cries of “Beat L.A.!” a la the Boston Celtics in their attempt to beat the Lakers this past year. The Kings struggled in all areas they usually excel at and the talented Sharks took advantage of it. (more…)
Posted on 15 Nov 2010 by Eric Cooney.
So, the Kings are playing very well. They're winning games. They currently sit 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the Pacific Division with a 2 point lead on Anaheim with 4 games in hand. They lead Phoenix, 3rd in the Pacific Division by 5 points with 2 games in hand. However, there are still 67 games left… (more…)
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by Eric Cooney.
When you go to a hockey game, you hope and pray for a game like the Kings played tonight. Chippy play, 4 fights, and a 3-1 victory over a division rival. The energy at this game was palpable and the Kings did not disappoint in front of a packed Staples Center crowd. Even the atmosphere after the game in front of Staples Center was raucous. (more…)
Posted on 22 Oct 2010 by Eric Cooney.
Lee Stempniak led the way with a hat-trick as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Kings on Thursday night. A slow start for the Kings doomed them and they simply couldn't catch up. It's going to be a short post today but I just want to focus on a few things. (more…)
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by Eric Cooney.
It was a seesaw night for the Kings and ‘Canes, trading leads all night. However, the Kings proved they had a little more in the tank and brought home the win. It wasn't pretty but it counts. (more…)