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3-31-2012: The Good, The Bad, The Points Blown

The Good: LAK won, CGY lost, DAL lost. The Bad: COL won. Today: LAK/MIN (Go Kings!), ANA/PHX (Go Ducks!), CGY/VAN (Go Canucks!), DAL/SJS (Go…hmm…see below*). *A Kings win and Sharks loss today would mean that the Sharks would have to sweep their remaining three games (Stars, Kings, Kings) to get to 94 points. So…go Stars,…

Kings’ time-warping powers certainly render them unstoppable

By now you’ve all read or heard about the magical clock at Staples Center. What shocks me is that no-one has identified the (in my opinion, quite obvious) culprit. Quick: “It’s no secret that I have mind control.” – Jewels From The Crown It had been suspected Jonathan Quick had supernatural powers after his inexplicable…

Kings’ glass: half-empty or half full?

Half-empty: Still last in the league in goals-for. Their 16 first period goals is last in the league by a mile. The second worst team has 24. Their 27 third period goals is third worst. Worst is 24. Just got shut-out by the worst team in the league. Simon Gagne appears to be out for…

Mulligan: Kings 2011-12 Season Preview

Well, it’s been a weird, long off-season. The Kings staggered through their 33 game exhibition schedule, finishing up with a mediocre record of 15-14-4. Drew Doughty is signed and looks to be in game shape just in time for the season to begin. New-comers Mike Richards and Simon Gagne found some pre-season chemistry with Anze…

Los Angeles Kings 2011-12 Season Preview

It’s that time. Game #1 is three days away (at 10am on a Friday, but I’ll take it). Now that Drew Doughty has signed, the roster is more or less set. The fanbase — if the internet contingent is any indicator — is somewhere between gleeful and giddy. Fans of other teams are reverse-trolling us…

Why is there still purple all over the kingdom?

We just got done with the announcement that the Kings have dropped purple from their official color palette, adopted the old 3rd jerseys as the primary, demoted the crown to the secondary logo and promoted the home plate logo. So I was over at Rich Hammond’s site, and I noticed that (1) he’s got the old logo…

PURPLE & GOLD = GOOD. MEDIEVAL TIMES = BAD.

What is your preferred jersey? ” LA Kings Insider This has been a very poorly kept secret, but the Kings are likely to change their primary uniforms next season. The current third jersey — the black jersey with the “LA” logo — is scheduled to become the full-time home jersey, while a newly created white…

Behold! The Beauty of Points-Blown!

For those of us obsessively scoreboard watching in January and February, the last couple of day’s worth of games (San Jose winning twice, Dallas or somebody with the loser point, etc.) might have been a little disheartening. I’ve noticed, in the comments, at least a couple of people fretting about the difficult position the Kings…