Posted on 30 Mar 2010 by Eric Cooney.
I suppose you could also say the Kings have lost themselves. Any way you shake it, the Kings aren't winning. Of the past 4 games, the Kings have won exactly zero and squeezed a meager 1 point out of 8 possible. Not only that, but the Kings have dropped 3 straight to non-playoff teams. The spoilers are playing spoiler in a big way for the Kings. (more…)
Posted on 27 Mar 2010 by Corey Krakower.
This summer is going to be a very interesting one hockey-wise. With the cap likely going down and an inordinate amount of unrestricted free agents, roster turnover is going to be substantial in the offseason with teams looking to promote from within for good value contracts. In the first of three segments, here is a look at the market for defensemen. Note that it was assumed that every RFA will...
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 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 Corey Krakower.
Yesterday was one of the stranger NHL trade deadline days in recent memory. On one hand, many called the day a bust, dreadfully boring and a waste of time. Yet, the final tally was 41 trades since the Olympic roster freeze was lifted. How can that be boring? 30 deals were made during the day yesterday, 1 between St. Louis and Montreal went down late in the evening the night before, and the othe...
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 3 Mar 2010 by Corey Krakower.
It’s one of my favorite days of the year – NHL trade deadline day! With many buyers and few sellers, it should be a very interesting day to say the least. A day filled with expiring contracts, veteran defensemen on the move, teams going all in and teams folding the hand that they know they can’t win. I will be updating this blog all day in real time with trades, rumors, speculation, signi...
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...