ex-Kings

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…

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…

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…

Visnovsky of the Oilers is about 23.43 per cent – Cult of Hockey

Warning signs for Oil as Visnovsky doesnt even look like half the player he used to be.If Lubomir Visnovsky wasnt the Edmonton Oilers best defenceman last season before his season-ending shoulder injury see photo, the best was Sheldon Souray.But Visnovsky was right up there, a wheeling, dealing, racing, skating puckmeister with the range factor of…

Quincey big hit in Avs’ OT win – The Denver Post

Kyle Quincey is one of only two ex-Detroit Red Wings to play for the Avalanche. While Todd Gill was the other, he essentially quit the team midway through his one season in Denver, 2001-02. The Avs have plans to keep Quincey in a burgundy and blue uniform a lot longer than one year, and they…

No country for old Oilers – Cult of Hockey

The clock is ticking on Souray, Visnovsky and Staios (as well as the Oil’s playoff hopes). Sheldon Souray and Lubomir Visnovsky were born in 1976, Steve Staios in 1973. That makes Souray and Visnovsky 33-years-old and Staios 36-years old this hockey season. How much longer can these guys last? This is a pressing concern given…

Goalie Dan Cloutier will try out with Red Wings – MLive.com

Veteran goaltender Dan Cloutier, out of hockey last season, will attend the Detroit Red Wings’ training camp (Sept. 13-15) on a tryout. Cloutier, 33, who contacted the club and asked for the tryout, hasn’t played since appearing in nine games with the Los Angeles Kings in 2007-08. He has been bothered by a series of…