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From NHL on Fox: Trade market should heat up sooner

From the most-reliable Spector, emphases mine: The annual trade deadline is less than two months away but this season, business in the market could pick up earlier than usual due to the league’s mid-February shutdown for the 2010 Winter Olympics. A trade freeze will be implemented from Feb. 13-28, leaving only three days following the…

Tonight’s Games Suck

Teams we wanted to lose in bold. Avs/Sabres [Avs won] Isles/Yotes [Yotes half-lost] Ducks/Preds [Preds lost, which is good; but still, cheering for Anaheim is wrong] Hawks/Wild (Hawks losing is also beneficial) [Wild won in OT, points for all, that sucks] Flames/Nucks (either one is fine; but no 3point games, please) [Calgary won, Nucks half-won, whatever,…

Kings are in the New York Times

A snippet from the New York Times article (the whole thing is linked below): With Little Fanfare, the Los Angeles Kings Are in the Playoff Chase They entered Thursday night’s game against Detroit with a 25-15-3 record, and their 53 points placed them tied for sixth in the tightly bunched conference. Any questions about their…

I believe Teddy Purcell will have an NHL career…

…but, barring inj*** to a roster forward, I would be surprised if he plays another game for the Kings. It’s not really that the Kings are 3-0 since he’s been a healthy scratch. Or that two of those wins were against two of the best teams in the league. Or that team offense has leapt…

From the Toronto Sun, via KK: Kings Don’t Suck

From Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, FIRST-HALF FAVES NHL leading scorer Joe Thornton, Jonathan Quick, John Tavares, the Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Ryan Miller, Marian Gaborik, Tomas Plekanec, Steve Sullivan’s comeback, Steve Yzerman’s Hall of Fame induction speech. WHAT HAPPENED TO … The Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers,…