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New sheriff in town … and he’s taking names | Habs Inside/Out

Jacques Martin got on Sergei Kostitsyn today. “What the **** are you doing over there?” Martin bellowed. Later in the morning drills, Martin made a chalk-talk point and asked: “You got that, Sergei?” “This was really my first practice with him,” Martin said in his post-practice press conference, pointing out that Sergei has skated with…

Training Camp Battles: Enforcer – Battle of California

King had a fight during the prospect game where he punched a Coyote so hard in the face that the guy just stopped fighting and skated away.  I’d never seen that before.  King won’t make the, uh, Kings this year but he could ultimately be that fighting hockey player Lombardi seems to want so much.…

This year, that’s a typo…

…every other year since 2002, it’s not a typo, it’s policy: [The arrival of Scuderi and Smyth] appears to be a message from GM Dean Lombardi that the Kings are no longer building for the future, that anything less than the franchise’s first playoff appearance since 2002 is acceptable. via No Pressure, Anze: LA’s Rise…

Battle of California Name-Check Madness

Do you enjoy wearing sweatpants, eating nacho cheese and not talking to women?  Congratulations, you may already be a blogger! SBNation is looking for dedicated people to start up new blogs for the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks because they secretly hate Earl and me but don’t have the heart to shut us down. …

From 5 4 Fighting: Tech Support for Drew Doughty

5 4 Fighting said: Hey Doughty (if you’re reading this), call your mobile from another phone, when you hear your voice mail greeting, push #, you should be prompted to enter your voice mail password. Now you can continue to listen to Stevie Y asking you out to camp. via Quote of the day –…

BREAKING: Dany Heatley Requests Trade from Team Canada

Apparently miffed that he was required to read aloud in preparation for Team Canada’s orientation camp, and irked by his reduction in ice-time over the last three years, Dany Heatley has asked to be dealt and has submitted a short list of countries he would prefer to have been born in. More here.