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Tyler Toffoli can’t play LW, we’ve been told…

…but he’s NHL-ready, and a pure sniper. Oh, and the Kings need goals. The problem is, there’s no room for him. Because the Kings have three top-six centers (Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter), one of whom has been converted to RW (Carter). Dustin Brown and Justin Williams are natural RWs. Brown goes left so…

Macleans defends fighting, issues challenge, I accept

Maclean’s is a highly-respected Canadian news magazine (a weekly, I think). It’s older than the NHL, and almost older than ice hockey. This week, they published an article on fighting in hockey, by a writer named Colby Cosh. I encourage everybody to read the whole thing (follow the link below). The real danger in hockey: Colby Cosh…

Former Kings prospect Jeff Zatkoff gets first NHL start

Rookie goalie Jeff Zatkoff will make his NHL debut either Friday or Saturday when his undefeated Penguins travel to Florida for games against the Panthers and Lightning, respectively. Pittsburgh head coach Dan Bylsma confirmed the plan today. via Rookie Zatkoff to start one of Penguins’ next two games | ProHockeyTalk.  

Jon Quick = Billy Madison

And he let that goal in for the same reason Billy peed his pants. Frankly, the game was so boring I had long since stopped looking at the TV, and only looked up when Jim Fox said, “OH. MY. GOD.” Yes, it’s true. Quick sometimes mishandles the puck. This is not news. He’s done it…

Leaf Bernier pitches half a shut-out in relief of Reimer

Didn’t even allow a goal in the shoot-out. He’s 2-0. Leafs are 3-0. Watching NHL Network highlights tonight, I also saw goals by Matt Moulson, Brad Richardson, Teddy Purcell, Lubomir Visnovsky, interviews with Purcell and Bernier, Jason Labarbera in goal for Edmonton. I didn’t even realize he was an Oiler. Top four goalies in GAA…

Kings’ old 3C is Hawks’ new 2C

Though we all know Michal Handzus was the Kings’ best (or at least most important — see defense) center on many nights. For me, he’s the silver lining in the Hawks’ 2013 cup win. Handzus aims to keep 2C job with ‘Hawks | ProHockeyTalk Michal Handzus isn’t your prototypical second-line center on a Stanley Cup-winning…