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New King/Monarch Jonathan Parker is from San Diego, California

The “other guy” in the Brayden McNabb for Nick Deslauriers and Hudson Fasching trade is Jonathan Parker, who grew up here and played for the L.A. Selects. Jonathan Parker – The Hockey News After a 45-goal campaign that left him fifth in Western League tallies, the California native has catapulted onto the NHL’s radar by…

What happens when you sign a big contract, and then suck?

2007 – Lubomir Visnovsky signs five year extension. 2008 – Visnovsky traded to Edmonton. 2008 – Patrick O’Sullivan holds out, signs three year extension. 2009 – O’Sullivan traded to Edmonton. 2010 – Lombardi rests. 2011 – Jack Johnson signs seven year extension. 2012 – Johnson traded to Columbus. 2013 – Dustin Brown signs eight year…

I would hate to lose Futa, but

…he would be great for a team in a full rebuild. And it wouldn’t hurt to have a friendly trading partner with lots of high picks. Jeff Solomon, the Kings vice president of hockey operations, said club executives are considering the Buffalo Sabres request to speak to Michael Futa, the Kings co-director of amateur scouting,…

The return of Points-Blown

I’ve decided to go back to individual posts on points-blown, rather than a dedicated page. This way, each post’s standings will be preserved, rather than just disappearing into the ether as the standings are updated (which was a necessary feature of the dedicated page). Also, this way it’s easier to notify people when the standings…

Good thing Scrivens didn’t get that third consecutive shut-out

Because Terry Murray would have had to bench him. Memory lane: Quisp @ Jewels from the Crown (10/25/11): You (a) are an idiot? (b) are pathologically rigid? (c) like to tempt fate? (d) are arrogant? (e) are just f***ing with us? (f) are Scrooge? (g) are Yoda? (h) are tired of everyone over-reacting to your sage stewardship?…