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Kings East in a trading mood?

Maybe it’s time for the Kings to recall some players from its East Coast affiliate. By which I mean, of course, the Philadelphia Flyers. Paging Iginla? Flyers reportedly eager to make big move | ProHockeyTalk The Philadelphia Flyers are currently ranked last in the Atlantic Division and the team is known for making big moves.…

Recyling old rumors

The Loktionov and Bernier trade requests are getting more virtual ink this week, though it doesn’t appear to be motivated by actual trade talks. Spectors Hockey | NHL Morning Rumor Mill – January 31, 2013 James O’Brien, citing a report from the LA Kings blog Mayor’s Manor, reports Kings center Andrei Loktionov has requested a…

Kings’ cap situation in 2013-14, compliance buy-outs – pt. 3

We discussed the Kings’ cap situation and possible buy-out candidates a few weeks ago in this post and this one. To summarize: The cap’s going down to $64.5 million.  Voynov, Martinez, Muzzin, Clifford, Lewis, Nolan, Loktionov and Bernier are RFA this summer. I’m nearly 100% sure Martinez, Muzzin, Lewis and Bernier all have arbitration rights.…

I love Dustin Penner

Just read the Mayor’s interview with him, in which he says (I am quoting from memory, so call it a paraphrase), we’re a team first organization and we just got our first win. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. What’s he referring to? Putting him back in the line-up. I thought he had a pretty good…

LAK 3, VAN 2 (SO) – Post-Game Bullets

With the win, the Kings climb up to .500 and grab 8th place in the official standings, or 7th in my idiosyncratic points-blown standings, which now have their own page. 5th through 12th place are separated by 2 points. It feels weird that the Kings only have 2 more games with each of VAN, CHI,…

Assorted Kings stats I find interesting

The Kings have spent the second least number of minutes at 5-on-5. They are 30 seconds ahead of the Oilers, who are last.  Kings lead the league in avg TOI 5-on-3, with 1.3 minutes per game. (They haven’t scored yet.) Kings are 26th in shots-for per 60 minutes of 5-on-4 ice-time. In other words, they…

EDM 2, LAK 1 (OT) — Post Game Bullets

Jarret Stoll — You’re not a rookie. Or a squirt. At least half of why anyone values you is your veteran leadership. What would be the one thing you should be thinking about during an on-the-fly line-change in over-time? Even if you weren’t called for too-many-men, what were you going to do with the puck,…