The Worst Teams In Stanley Cup Playoff History

The Worst Teams In Stanley Cup Playoff History

April 5th, 2020 This article was originally written in January, 2015. If you've been following the 2015 NFL Playoffs, you already know the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers are moving on to the Divisional round. A team that finished the regular season at 7-8-1, which advanced by virtue of defeating an...
Kings' 2019 Draft Class Catch-Up

Kings' 2019 Draft Class Catch-Up

April 3rd, 2020 The Los Angeles Kings desperately need an infusion of offense if they want to thrust themselves out of the NHL's pile of bottom feeders. That's one reason they selected Alex Turcotte with the No. 5 overall choice in 2019. But there are other needs the Kings tried to address by reeling in eight...

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March 23rd, 2020
Kings History

While there are still no new hockey games to talk about, we will continue our look back at the rich history of the sport. On this date, the greatest goal scorer to ever play took his spot at the top of the mountain. Also, one of the oldest and most heated rivalries in the National Hockey League had its first big moment. The Great One Becomes the Greatest Wayne Gretzky has held this date in his heart for 26 years. On March 24, 1994, he scored the 802nd goal of his incredible career, breaking Gordie Howe’s record which stood since 1980. Late in the second period, Gretzky received a pass from defenseman Marty McSorley and took advantage of an out-of-position Kirk McLean to make NHL history. The Los Angeles Kings lost 6-3 to the Vancouver Canucks, but it is hard to believe anyone who was in attendance at the Great Western Forum that night left disappointed. "Two things separated Gordie from everyday players," Gretzky...
March 17th, 2020
Los Angeles Kings

The NHL’s unprecedented decision to pause the 2019-20 season could possibly be one of the best things to happen to the Los Angeles Kings. Leading up to Thursday’s announcement, the Kings were the hottest team in the league, winning seven in a row and going 8-1-1 in the last 10 games. The Kings already played themselves down the probability ratio to get the first overall draft pick in the 2020 draft. Sitting in the fourth-lowest position in the league means they have a 9.5 percent chance of drafting first, a 9.6 percent chance of selecting second, and a 9.7 percent chance to get the third overall pick. The recent performance by the Kings would lead you to believe that they would likely win more in the final 12 games remaining on the schedule. They played some of their best hockey against top competitors like the Vegas Golden Knights, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild. Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty shoots on Pittsburgh...
March 16th, 2020
Kings Prospects

Welcome to the Weekly Prospect Report. Here, we’ll take a look at some key names over the past week that are a big part of the next wave of NHL stars. This column will dive into both NHL-affiliated and draft-eligible prospects, focusing mainly on those outside the NHL. Related: Weekly Prospect Report: Norlinder, Robertson, Stützle, Quinn & More The 2020 NHL Draft is fast approaching, and The Hockey Writers has you covered. We’ll be publishing prospect profiles, rankings, mock drafts, features, and much more from now up until the draft. To keep up with the content, you can do so here. As we get ready for this exciting time on the hockey calendar, I’ll be highlighting one 2020 draft-eligible prospect a week as the “Underrated Player of the Week.” NHL-Affiliated Prospects COVID-19 Halts Hockey World No NHL. No AHL. No OHL, QMJHL, WHL. No USHL, European leagues, no IIHF tournaments. As you know by now, hockey is at a hault. With coronavirus...
March 13th, 2020
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, even as the NHL season essentially comes to a halt on the ice, off the ice things are busy and front offices will still be active looking for the best way to help their teams. The Los Angeles Kings have made an offer to a KHL player with other KHL'ers getting some attention. The Edmonton Oilers have to be uncertain about the trade deadline deals and there are early projections on how the NHL Draft will work while the league is playing with options for the NHL playoffs. Kings Offer Nesterov Deal Nikita Nesterov had drawn some interest after a strong season with CSKA Moscow in the KHL. Just 26-years old, it appears the Los Angeles Kings have offered him a two-year deal worth $6 million to come back to the NHL, according to Igor Eronko of Sport-Express. Nikita Nesterov (Mishey22/Flickr) Unfortunately for the Kings, Nesterov reportedly has an agreement with CSKA on a five-year extension, and will be staying put. Other names like ...