Monthly Archives: September 2009

Obviously

Smyth, who was traded to the Kings from the Colorado Avalanche in July, likes what he has seen from his new team thus far. “I think what makes it is the guys here,” Smyth said. “The young guys, they make the locker room feel comfortable. Obviously, the older guys are here which is great but…

THE FISH STINKS FROM THE HEAD

And Rob Blake is the new captain of the San Jose Sharks. So this is a team that replaced their long-time captain with a geriatric mercenary with at most one more season left in him. They replaced a guy who supposedly was too soft-spoken (or whatever the euphemism was) with a guy who is supposedly…

[FLASHBACK 10/6/2007] Tonight’s lines – Inside the Kings

Brown-Kopitar-Cammalleri Calder-Armstrong-Frolov Nagy-Handzus-Willsie O’Sullivan-Murray-Ivanans Visnovsky-Blake Stuart-Preissing Modry-Johnson Bernier LaBarbera Tonight’s lines – Inside the Kings. 7 out of 12 forwards from ’07 are gone. Instead of Cammalleri, Calder and Armstrong, we have Smyth, Williams, Stoll and Purcell. On D, on D, 5 of 6 are gone. Only Johnson remains. In goal, well…  

[FLASHBACK 10/?/2008] Lines and pairings – Inside the Kings

Here’s how the Kings skated today: Moulson-Kopitar-Brown Frolov-Stoll-Moller Calder-Handzus-Simmonds Ivanans-Armstrong-Richardson Patrick O’Sullivan and Brian Boyle were the “spare” players today in the green jerseys, but these lines are likely to shift a bit when O’Sullivan is ready. It’s more stable on defense: Johnson-Greene O’Donnell-Doughty Gauthier-Preissing via Lines and pairings – Inside the Kings. Up front, 6…

From Some Phoenix Newspaper, let’s say “The Phoenix Post Gazette Intelligencer Times”: Coyotes reach deal with Robert Lang

The Phoenix Coyotes, who open the regular season Saturday in Los Angeles against the Kings, have reached a tentative contract agreement with center Robert Lang, contingent on him passing a physical. Lang, a former Phoenix RoadRunner, spent last season with the Montreal Canadiens, where he tallied 18 goals and 39 points in 50 games. The…

Sharks Don’t Hate Kings Enough

Puck Daddy: You would definitely hate the Ducks more than you’d hate the Kings, right? Pavelski: Yeah, definitely. via Puck Daddy chats with San Jose’s Joe Pavelski about playoff flops, Olympic gold and why the critics are wrong about Dany Heatley – Puck Daddy – NHL – Yahoo! Sports. But really isn’t there hate enough…

That’s what we need: a “minister of culture and identity”!

Wayne Gretzky’s stint in Phoenix ended in disgrace last week, and most thought he would spend some time away from the National Hockey League following his unceremonious departure. But Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi hopes he can bring Gretzky back to the place where he left his biggest stamp. Lombardi told Toronto radio station the…