Tag Archive for Drew Doughty

What leverage do the players have?

Owners would nuke the playoffs again (and they don’t care) – Niesy at Jewels From The Crown […] This labor dispute will be decided by the owners. It will be over when they want it to be over. This is not a give-and-take negotiation between two sides. This is about how much more the men…

Why I prefer to just say no to Doan

Going into next season with the roster intact (which, by the way, is some kind of miracle) is a silver lining inside a cloud no-one is talking about yet. The conventional wisdom is that a huge contributing factor to Stanley Cup hangover is the fact that the team has just played 100+ games compared to most teams’ 82, and have had only a few weeks to recover, compared to half a year. Players are banged up. Old players, exponentially so.

How many prospects make it? How long does it take?

Short version: Two or three out of every ten picks will turn into a viable roster player. One, maaaybe two, of those will be someone special. And it takes two or three years from the draft for the player to develop, sometimes less, sometimes more. Long version: Class of 2000 (GM Dave Taylor) Alex Frolov…

And she said, “I don’t want him to win the Stanley Cup.”

Oh, how I wish I had found this. But Scribe did, the bastard: Sexual Assault Allegations Against Drew Doughty? Fuck That. – Surly & Scribe A little more digging and there are more details that the L.A. Times didn’t have in their article. From the Press-Telegram: […] Hermosa Beach police Sgt. Bob Higgins confirmed a…

Reasonable Doughty?

I suggest you read this only after you’ve read today’s articles and posts in the LA Times, LAKi and Hockey Buzz on the alleged off-ice incident involving Drew Doughty. Because I’m not going to recount the story as reported by those fine writers. I hesitate even to write this post. But I have a few…

What explains the Kings’ turnaround?

Derek Zona of www.coppernblue.com tweeted last night that he didn’t know who was responsible for the Kings’ recent success. His candidates were Darryl Sutter, Jeff Carter, Jack Johnson and variance. Variance, I imagine, is another way of saying, “just because this is happening doesn’t mean it’s likely ever to happen again.” Or, “if you stick…

Greatest Hockey Legends.com: Hollywood Ending?

The great and wise Joe Pelletier on the Finals so far. Read the whole thing, but here are some snips: Joe Pelletier, Geatest Hockey Legends.com: Hollywood Ending?. […] It is inevitable that LA wins the series now. New Jersey looks like a team that knows they are outmatched. I thought their strong forecheck game would…

2012-2013 LA Kings Season Preview — Wait, what?

Two or three months ago, I don’t think anyone would have batted an eye if I said that the chances of Dustin Penner or Jarret Stoll re-signing with Kings were about zero. We would have been talking about which rookies might make the team (e.g. Tyler Toffoli, Linden Vey, Jake Muzzin?), would Gagne return from…

Simon Gagne, cleared to play — ready for primetime?

As you have probably heard, Simon Gagne, who has been out with a concussion since December, has been cleared to play. It’s tempting — as fans — to imagine just chucking him in there and dreaming our dreams of glory. Plus, it’s a nice dream because if Gagne were to play at least one game…