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From The Puck Stops Here : Kings Lead The West

Kings are getting more and more non-Kings site blogosphere attention: I don’t think anyone would have predicted that the Los Angeles Kings would be first in the West Conference in mid-December, but they are.  The Kings have a 22-14 record (with three overtime loss points) to give them 47 points.  Skeptics are quick to note…

HockeyBuzz.com – Matthew Barry – Dustin Brown Sounds Off

Following practice yesterday, I asked Brown simply, is there a problem? “I think its an individual thing.” Brown began. “We’re professionals. We’re paid to come prepared to play. I think it’s something that every individual on this team, they need to come ready. Partly it’s coming together as a team but if you’re not ready…

Kings Points Leaders Since Ryan Smith Injury

Wayne Simmonds 4+4=8 Scott Parse 3+5=8 Randy Jones 3+5=8 Jarret Stoll 3+4=7 Alexander Frolov 3+2=5 Drew Doughty 3+2=5 Justin Williams 3+2=5 Dustin Brown 0+5=5 Brad Richardson 3+1=4 Jack Johnson 1+3=4 Sean O’Donnell 0+3=3 Anze Kopitar 0+3=3 Matt Greene 1+0=1 Davis Drewiske 0+1=1 Teddy Purcell 0+0=0 Raitis Ivanans 0+0=0 Peter Harrold 0+0=0 Just looking at goals:…

Why do people keep saying that without Smyth and Scuderi the Kings are the same team as last year? (And why did I buy it, until I looked?)

Okay, so off the top of your head, about how many Kings are absent since this time last year? My guess is 5. The real answer: Calder Armstrong Zeiler Moulson Boyle O’Sullivan Moller Quincey Preissing Gauthier LaBarbera And those eleven guys were replaced by these nine: Williams Smyth Purcell Parse Segal Scuderi Drewiske Jones Quick…

The Battle of Alberta: Trade Phaneuf

The Battle of Alberta: Trade Phaneuf. The link is to The Battle of Alberta blog. The short version: Calgary needs an elite forward and has Phaneuf to spare now that they have “Jay-Bo.” So… Frolov for Phaneuf? Or is the reasonable version of that Frolov and Johnson for Phaneuf? Or Frolov and Hickey. Or Frolov…

Scoring Benchmarks After Game 19

Before the season started, I offered up the hypothesis that, if the Kings were to make the playoffs, they needed to increase their scoring to 246 goals and decrease their goals against to 230. Subsequently, I offered up a template for how I thought the Kings could get to the 250 goal mark. (I rounded…

Exclusive: Kings Hits Per Sixty Minutes of Icetime

m/h h/60 Brown 3.2 19 Moller 3.9 15 Ivanans 5 12 Lewis 5.5 11 Greene 5.8 10 Richardson 7.4 8 Parse 7.7 8 Johnson 8.3 7 Harrold 9.6 6 Williams 10.2 6 Kopitar 13 5 Doughty 13 5 Drewiske 13.3 5 Purcell 13.4 4 Simmonds 13.8 4 Frolov 13.8 4 Handzus 15.6 4 O’Donnell 15.9…

Random Thoughts

Smyth/Kopitar/Williams Frolov/Moller/Brown Purcell/Stoll/Lewis Clune/Handzus/Simmonds Waive Ivanans and Richardson; make a trade for a legitimate enforcer; roll four lines; teach Kopitar to hit the net. I wonder how many goals Loktionov is going to have to rack up before he gets the call despite the fact that he’s got the body of a 12 year old.…

Obviously

Smyth, who was traded to the Kings from the Colorado Avalanche in July, likes what he has seen from his new team thus far. “I think what makes it is the guys here,” Smyth said. “The young guys, they make the locker room feel comfortable. Obviously, the older guys are here which is great but…