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The Key to the Wild West: Strength Up the Middle

The NHL’s Western Conference is one where any number of teams can say they have a chance to win it. Although to do so for any team will be a […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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Joe Thornton Is Better than Your Favorite Player

The (apparently) former Sharks captain Joe Thornton is 17th overall in the NHL when it comes to playoff points per game since the 2012 postseason. Thornton’s 18 points in 23 […]

by · September 13, 2014 · 7 comments · Player Profiles, San Jose Sharks
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Tape2Tape: Is Sidney Crosby the Best Franchise Player?

He won the Rocket Richard Trophy in 2010. In 2007 and 2014, he took home the Art Ross as the NHL’s leading scorer. But is Penguins captain Sidney Crosby still […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
Toews-Kane Aren’t NHL’s Most Dynamic Duo

Toews-Kane Aren’t NHL’s Most Dynamic Duo

#170888355 / gettyimages.com After Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane inked matching $84 million dollar extensions last month, some pundits seemed ready to anoint them as the NHL’s top forward pairing: […]

by · August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Advanced Stats, News/Commentary
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Drew Doughty Is the King of Defensemen

Drew Doughty was described by teammate Anze Kopitar as the” Los Angeles’ Nicklas Lidstrom“. Despite not owning the individual hardware that Lidstrom has in his trophy case, the two-time Stanley Cup […]

by · August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Los Angeles Kings
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The Crown Jewel of the Trade Deadline: Marian Gaborik

As time ticked away on March fifth, General Manager Dean Lombardi had a choice. The Kings were stuck in the middle of a loaded Western Conference, and behind division rivals […]

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Los Angeles Kings
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Wash, Rinse, Repeat: Can the Kings Win It Again This Year?

I like to be against the odds — Barry Bonds Mr. Steroids may forevermore be persona non grata in baseball, but there is something about going against the naysayers that […]

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LA Kings: Stanley Cup Swimsuit Edition

The Stanley Cup is always the prettiest girl in the room. And when the prettiest girl hits the beach? All eyes on the glistening prize, as the Girl from Sheffield […]

by · June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Los Angeles Kings
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The Kings Look to Put a Stranglehold on the Rangers

In many ways, the Los Angeles Kings are a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. They went into the regular season with five players with 30-goals seasons on […]

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How Rangers Can Topple Kings: Stanley Cup Preview

The Los Angeles Kings are the clear favorites against the New York Rangers. Owning (easily) the most impactful forward and defenseman in this series, the opposition will be hard pressed […]

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5 Reasons Why the Kings Will Beat the Rangers

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither were the Los Angeles Kings. The never-say-die Kings take on the upstart Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers for the rights to […]

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Why the West Is Best, Again

Did you know that five of the past seven Stanley Cup Champions have come from the Western Conference? Well now you do! The Los Angeles Kings have now been in […]