Predictions

36 points in 29 games…is that good?

How many times have the Kings had 36 points or more at the game 29 mark? Three times. 1988-89, they were one point better; 1980-81, they were seven points better; 1974-75, they were the same as this year. And, yes, they made the playoffs each of those years. In case you’re wondering, 1974-75 was the…

A self-serving review of Parse parsing

  July 8, 2008 Quisp said: I’m kind of hoping for a Trevor Lewis, Scott Parse, Alec Martinez surge. Martinez’s name obviously has been mentioned a bit lately, but Lewis and Parse have become (unless I’m missing something) all but forgotten… July 9, 2008 Quisp said: My own preferred wishful thinking is that one of…

12 Games, 16 points — is THAT good?

Three times in franchise history the Kings have done better: ’74, ’80 and ’90 (7-1-4, 10-1-1, 9-2-1, respectively). Three times they’ve equaled it: ’75, ’99 and ’05. And, yes, they made the playoffs every time but ’05.  

Last cuts are coming, and my guess at the opening night roster:

[UPDATE: final cuts announced and I was right except for the Bernier/3-goalie plan] Smyth/Kopitar/Williams Purcell/Stoll/Brown Frolov/Handzus/Simmonds Ivanans/Lewis/Harrold (Clune [IR], Richardson) Martinez/Doughty Johnson/Scuderi Drewiske/Greene (SOD/susp.) Quick Ersberg Bernier That’s my guess. Hickey will get sent down; no loss of face there. DL will keep three goalies up and give Bernier a game or two. If he…

The Hockey News: Western Conference predictions

10. Los Angeles. I hate for you to think I’m underestimating the Kings, because I’m not. The job Terry Murray did behind L.A.’s bench last year was phenomenal, their blueline has the potential to be one of the league’s best and individual talents such as Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty are only getting…