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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…

[FLASHBACK 10/?/2008] Lines and pairings – Inside the Kings

Here’s how the Kings skated today: Moulson-Kopitar-Brown Frolov-Stoll-Moller Calder-Handzus-Simmonds Ivanans-Armstrong-Richardson Patrick O’Sullivan and Brian Boyle were the “spare” players today in the green jerseys, but these lines are likely to shift a bit when O’Sullivan is ready. It’s more stable on defense: Johnson-Greene O’Donnell-Doughty Gauthier-Preissing via Lines and pairings – Inside the Kings. Up front, 6…

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…