Monthly Archives: March 2013

Which Sabres player would/should be coveted most by the Kings? And who would/should they give up to get him?

The Sabres Observer

Well, here’s an indisputable truth for you: the Sabres and Kings have been checking each other out a lot lately. The Sabres have had a scouting presence at Staples Center for most Kings games over the past couple of weeks, more so than in other Western Conference buildings […]. L.A., along with Vancouver, Chicago, Dallas, Edmonton, Colorado, and five Eastern Conference teams, had scouts at FNC last night for Buffalo’s 3-1 win over the Rangers.

Is this the year the Kings and Ducks meet in the playoffs?

[FIXED: I somehow managed to forget that the Ducks and Kings both made the post-season in 2011. This post has been corrected to reflect reality.] Sportsclubstats.com puts the Kings’ odds of making the playoffs at 91%, and the Ducks’ odds at 99.9%.  SCS puts the overall odds of the Kings and Ducks meeting in the first…

Post-game/pre-game whatever bullets

  • Jeff Carter, with his 17th goal in 23 games, is on a 60 goal pace for a normal 82 game season.
  • The Kings’ victory over the Flames doesn’t count in the season series tie-breaker.
  • Tomorrow’s game counts. The Kings are up 2 points on the Flames in the season series, and this is the last game between the two teams this regular season.
  • The Kings are still 3rd in points-blown, and 5th in the official standings.
  • The Flames have dropped to the bottom of the official standings, but in points-blown they’re 12th, and Columbus, despite their recent success, is still 15th.
  • No-one has played as few games as the Kings and Flames, with 23.

Carter-mania! Post-game bullets

Last night, Jeff Carter scored maybe the most sheepish hat-trick I’ve ever seen. With 14 goals in 20 games, Carter is on pace for 57 goals in an 82 game season. In celebration of the four goals by ex-Flyers, here’s a link to the freshly-updated Philly West page, with new graphics. The Kings jump to…

Guess what? The Jets ARE the Thrashers

From The Strangest One Of All — “Can’t Jet From The Past“: […] there are many people who still refer to the Winnipeg Jets as the Atlanta Thrashers, mostly for their craptastic playing style and their streakiness […]. It makes me wonder why this has been such a wide-spread thing and how come other teams weren’t given as much flack […]. For instance, you didnt see people rag on the Avalanche for playing like the old Nordiques, but they had the benefit of […] winning the Stanley Cup their first year in Denver, which almost all but erased the Nordiques from their history…..literally.”

Warning: Ex-King content (CON-tent and con-TENT)

Loktionov is getting excellent notices in New Jersey. From Fire & Ice – “Loktionov continues to impress“: Devils center Andrei Loktionov continues to make key contributions and impress, scoring the tying goal with 8:38 left in regulation Saturday. Loktionov, who was acquired for a 2013 fifth-round draft pick in a Feb. 6 trade with Los Angeles and called up from Albany (AHL) on Feb. 17, has points in five consecutive games now (three goals, two assists).