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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…

Bob Miller’s Nightmare 2.0: When Worlds Collide

Today’s signing of — and confusion regarding the disambiguation of — Johan Fransson, reminded me of my old abandoned sequel to Bob Miller’s (original) nightmare. The sequel was spawned by the Lehtonen/Vishnevkiy trade, but I never had the energy to finish it. Now, I don’t care. Franzen/Fransson has pushed me over the edge. Here it…

Iain MacIntyre pronounces Kings dead

I don’t know Iain MacIntyre, never heard of him, though for all I know I’ve read him and just never looked at the by-line until I had to, to see who wrote this remarkable column on the Kings/Canucks series. So if he’s some kind of national treasure, I preemptively grovel in mortification. (In the sense…

Bob Miller’s Nightmare

Ladies and Gentlemen, your Los Angeles Kings: Daniel Sedin – Mats Sundin – Henrik Sedin Eric Staal – Jarret Stoll – Jared Boll Milan Michalek* – Kyle Beach – Juraj Mikus** David Krejci – Mike Ricci – Mark Recchi Vitaly Vishnevski – Lubomir Visnovsky Juraj Mikus** – Zbynek Michalek* Jeff Woywitka – Andy Wozniewski John-Michael…

Purcell is not making Kopitar Suck

If you are reading this you have already read the other Kings blogs and you have seen the irate comments venting all over Ted Purcell. Ted Purcell is lost. Ted Purcell falls down. Ted Purcell is not NHL calibre. Ted Purcell shouldn’t be on the first line. Ted Purcell has naked pictures of Terry Murray.…

From The Frontal Cortex: Should You Go For It On Fourth Down?

Consider some research done by David Romer, an economist at UC Berkeley, who published a 2001 paper entitled “Do Firms Maximize? Evidence From Professional Football”. The question Romer was trying to answer is familiar to every NFL fan: what to do on 4th down? Is it better to bring on the kicking team for a…

Quisp vs. Troll

I’m digging into the archives in search of time-capsule material from the Dawn of Lombardi or whatever we’re calling it. Here’s the first one I came upon. It’s from the old “Inside the Kings” site, comments section, December 3, 2008. The post was titled “World Juniors Roster,” and announced that Thomas Hickey and Colten Teubert…