Posted on 29 Apr 2012 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings are playing quite well for the 8th seed in the West. They toppled the 1st seed Vancouver Canucks, who just won their second straight President's Trophy. I know it's just 1 game into the 2nd round against the 2nd best team in the West (and league, really) but the Kings Game 1 road victory poses some questions. How is this 8th seed so good? I know it's not the first time an 8th ...
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by Eric Cooney.
Jonathan Quick is expected to be back in-between the pipes for the Kings tonight in Dallas. Terry Murray received a lot of grief for his decision to play Bernier in place of Quick against New Jersey, breaking up Quick's three game shutout streak. The Kings were shutout in the contest by a score of 3-0, but Bernier is not totally to blame for the loss. Is Murray to blame? (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 3 Feb 2011 by Eric Cooney.
Don't let Edmonton's record fool you. This isn't the Edmonton that we're used to since their epic run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2006. That was the last time the Oilers were in the playoffs, but this team has some new energy. They look like they're a few pieces away from being a solid threat. Most of this is thanks to the draft where they've acquired guys like Hall, Eberle, and Paajarv...
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 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 5 Dec 2010 by Jeremy Klumpp.
The Detroit Red Wings played a solid game on Saturday night, but it was ultimately not enough as the Los Angeles Kings defeated them 3-2 in overtime. Jonathan Ericsson opened up the scoring with 4:31 left in the first when he slapped home his second goal of the season. The Wings outplayed the Kings for much of the first period, and it looked like it could be a long night for the team in black...
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 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 10 Oct 2010 by Eric Cooney.
I said earlier the Kings have some questions surrounding them heading into this season. It was only one game, but the answers to those questions are a little bit clearer after a 2-1 shootout victory against Vancouver. (more…)
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by Eric Cooney.
Although a team must perform as a whole, I'd like to break down expectations for each player this coming season. These are what I feel will be unspoken benchmarks the organization will expect each player to reach over a full season of play. To be completely clear, these are not predictions. Of course, injuries, suspensions, line-juggling, and all sorts of things happen that affect a players...