Posted on 27 Mar 2011 by Eric Cooney.
First off, sorry for the prolonged absence. I was on a long vacation and definitely suffered from blogger withdrawal. Anyone who showed a remote interest in hockey I would prattle on to forever, so it's good to be back. There's a lot going on for the Kings right now, so I'd like to just touch on the few things that will be impacting the Kings… severely. (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 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 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 15 Nov 2010 by Lea Anderson.
This week in Los Angeles sports ranged from no defense in basketball to a great start in hockey to revved up chatter about an NFL football stadium in downtown LA. The city of LA keeps its fans occupied in more ways than one during the football season so let's check out what was on deck last week. The Lakers cruised into last week undefeated not having played their best ball or a complete game...
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 5 Nov 2010 by Eric Cooney.
Happy Birthday Dustin Brown! The Kings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time at Staples Center in a chippy 1 goal game. Jonathan Quick registered his 1st shutout of the season, shutting down scoring leader Steven Stamkos and company. (more…)
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings faced off against a pretty strong Avs squad (at least by pre-season standards) and managed to shrug off a slow start to grab the comeback win. The Avalanche tallied in under 3 minutes, then again early in the 2nd to pull ahead by 2 goals. However, the Kings persistence paid off, netting them the last 4 goals in a row. (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...
Posted on 24 Aug 2010 by Eric Cooney.
It seems like I can't get the song “I Am Waiting,” by The Rolling Stones out of my head these days. Every day we hockey fans get up, hoping for a morsel of news to satisfy our hockey cravings, but we instead we get crumbs. The Red Wings sign Justin Abdelkader! Alert the presses! (more…)
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by Eric Cooney.
I would quote the rules of “Too Many Men on the Ice” for everyone, but we all know them. Sure, it stinks that the Canucks lost on a penalty in overtime, which aren't supposed to be called apparently. However, the Canucks player did touch the puck, intentional or not, and the right penalty was called. You can count that as 51% objective hockey fan and 49% Kings bias. (more…)