March 7th, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings, News 0 comments

Luc Robitaille was a lowly 9th round selection in the 1984 NHL draft, right behind no-names Mike Roth and John Del Col. His skating was, to be charitable, mediocre, and he made a living batting 'garbage' goals into the net. 668 of them to be exact. Saturday night, the undersized, Hall of Fame-enshrined Robitaille will be immortalized with a...

March 5th, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings 27 comments

Dean Lombardi has made great moves at the NHL trade deadline(s) that have enabled continuous success for the Los Angeles Kings. After the trade with the Philadelphia Flyers that brought Mike Richards to be the number two center-man behind Anze Kopitar, the Los Angeles Kings and management were making a statement that they were a contender for the...

February 28th, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

There is no question that when the sun sets on the 2015 trade deadline at 3PM Eastern Standard Time on March 2nd, there will have been a number trades completed with a higher order of magnitude than the one between the Los Angeles Kings and Carolina Hurricanes that netted the Kings puck-moving defenseman Andrej Sekera. With that said, there are...

February 24th, 2015 In Advanced Stats, Los Angeles Kings 8 comments

Without question, the Los Angeles Kings have been able to turn it on during the playoffs over the last three seasons — big time. There's something about the roster, systems and other constructs that sets them apart in the postseason. I've written about this very issue in the recent past, as it's held true for three years running: the Kings...

February 22nd, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks 7 comments

Darryl Sutter Said it Best Prior to puck drop of Saturday's Stadium Series contest, San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan made what has become a typical Sharks decision. With the Kings in town, he inserted a "five, six, or seven minute" type player in John Scott. Or in other words, the same type of fourth line player to which Kings head...

February 21st, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings, News, San Jose Sharks 0 comments

Tonight's Stadium Series matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks doesn't hold the Original Six allure of Boston/Montreal, nor does it carry the heft of Chicago/Detroit. Even Kings fans generally point to the mallards thirty miles to the south when naming their most bitter rival. The debate as to the best NHL rivalries has...

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