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My favorite 25 Kings under 25

I was asked to contribute my own list to the Top 25 Under 25 feature now running over at Jewels from the Crown. Every time they post a new name (25, 24, 23…), I have to go check my own list to see what I said about so-and-so. To make that task easier on me…

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Worst jerseys in the NHL? Los Angeles Kings have them, according to ESPN | Puck Daddy Last year, sports swag guru Paul Lukas [...] released NHL jersey power rankings on ESPN.com in which he determined the best-looking [...] and worst-looking [...] sweaters in the NHL.The rankings have been updated for 2013, and we have a…

Did the Pens pay too much for The Piece?

Boston Globe: NHL GMs get assist with analytics Schuckers is an associate professor of statistics at St. Lawrence University and director of the school’s Quantitative Resource Center. Schuckers is also cofounder of Statistical Sports Consulting [...]. There are numbers, however, that Schuckers and some of his peers in analytics do not like. They are 34,…

The math of keeping the team together

Dean Lombardi got a lot of praise for “bringing back everyone” from the cup-winning roster. This was never really totally true, though, since Kevin Westgarth, Simon Gagne, Andrei Loktionov and Davis Drewiske were all moved either before the lock-out-shortened 2013 season started, or before the trade deadline. And Willie Mitchell has yet to play a…

Dan Quayle, Kings Assistant GM?

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First, Daniel Carcillo. Now, this rumor that Rob Blake will be replacing Ron Hextall as Asst. GM. It’s a two-for-Tuesday of Superdickery. Maybe this is Lombardi’s way of protecting himself, by hiring someone no one on Earth would ever think is ready to be an actual GM. Hextall could have replaced Lombardi if Lombardi ever…