Posted on 19 Jul 2011 by Eric Cooney.
It's fairly evident that the Kings made improvements through their off-season moves this summer. I will go further and qualify this with “on paper”, so as to not rile up anyone adamant that the Kings will still be worse than their favorite team next season. That said, the off-season additions have excited Kings fans and have us asking, “Is it October?” (more…)
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings passed their first test without Kopi at the helm, beating the Oilers 2-0 on Tuesday night. Granted, the Oilers aren't the toughest test for the Kings, but it was a solid win and something to build off of as they push for the end of the regular season. (more…)
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by Eric Cooney.
The two names I've heard popping up the most recently that are linked to the Kings are Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators and Dustin Penner of the Edmonton Oilers. I have no idea if there is any truth behind the Kings's alleged interest in these guys, but I can analyze the possibility of a potential trade for these guys. (more…)
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 11 Jan 2011 by Eric Cooney.
It's just 11 days in and the month of January has been a busy one for the Kings. 2011 has not been kind to the Kings so far and with the All-Star break approaching fast, it's time for the Kings to start thinking about what needs to change. The dreaded possibility is that the question might actually be, “Who needs to change?” (more…)
Posted on 28 Dec 2010 by Alex Wasserstrom.
It's a good thing Antti Niemi decided to show up last night against the Kings because the rest of the Sharks surely did not. Outshot 30-14 over two periods, the Sharks were lucky the score was 0-0 at that point and you think that would be a wake-up call for the team to pull their heads out and play for their goaltender. It was not the case as the Sharks surrendered four 3rd period goals and g...
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 11 Dec 2010 by Eric Cooney.
Thanks for the tip from Bruins guru Jim Mulligan, the Kings and Bruins have finally made a trade. The Kings will get Marco Sturm and the Bruins will get future considerations. (more…)
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by Lea Anderson.
Sports in Los Angeles last week experienced plenty of troubles. The Lakers losing to Utah and Indiana, the Kings continuing to NOT score, and USC football losing to Notre Dame at home, were some of the low lights. The Lakers struggled a bit last week as they went 1-2 with a win over the Chicago Bulls and two loses to the Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers. If there is one glaring trouble for the ...
Posted on 29 Nov 2010 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings were arguably the hottest team to start the season, storming out to a 12-3-0 record and looking like a team that took a step toward being elite. Yet, after winning their first 4 games in November, the Kings have lost 6 of 7 and have slipped out of the top-8 in the West. Their once sterling record is now a decent 13-9-0. The Kings currently sit 3rd in the Pacific Division. (mo...
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 11 Oct 2010 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings dropped the back end of their back-to-back on Sunday night to the Calgary Flames, 3-1. Similar to their season opener vs. Vancouver, the Kings didn't relent a goal until halfway through the 2nd period. The problem however, was that the Kings didn't manage to score until well into the 3rd period. It was a fairly tight game but opportunistic scoring by the Flames sunk the Kings. ...