April 30th, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings, News 0 comments

What's the point of competing for a trophy if everyone gets a trophy? — Glenn Beck This past Monday, the NHL announced the names of the three Norris finalists for 2014-15: Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings), Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators) and P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens). All three had fantastic seasons, with Karlsson and Subban leading...

April 24th, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings, News 0 comments

Last week, I wrote a piece enumerating ten things that went wrong for the Los Angeles Kings this season — things that ultimately torpedoed their efforts to make the postseason. Some were tangible, others esoteric, and by no means did each carry an equal impact. However, in the lukewarm stew of a non-playoff season, the combination was just toxic...

April 23rd, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings, News 0 comments

A lot of younger fans may not remember him, but Bernie Nicholls had an amazing 17-year NHL career with six different franchises (Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks). He averaged more than a point-a-game over his career (1209 points in 1127 games) and is one of only five...

April 13th, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings, Top 10 Lists 1 comments

The fall from grace was painful indeed for the Los Angeles Kings. Champions in 2012 and 2014 and conference finalists in 2013, the Kings had arguably the NHL's most successful three-year run in 20 years. No, they never set the league on fire during the regular season, barely making it into the playoffs in 2012 and earning low seeds the next two...

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