Conn Smythe Watch:
- Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings
- Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings
- Brad Richards, New York Rangers
Conn Smythe Watch:
Whether it’s the ghost of Craig Ludwig’s shin-pads, or plain old teamwork (yawn — am I supposed to put “TEAMWORK” on the back of my replica jersey?), the goal is to stop you from doing what you want to do. It’s called defense.
The Key Three: May 15 – Los Angeles Kings News
Retribution is highly overrated. The best revenge for a team is to see opponents skate toward the penalty box, or the locker room.
Eastern Conference (1) New York Rangers Hagelin – Richards – Gaborik Anisimov – Boyle – Callahan Fedotenko – Stepan – Prust Kreider – Mitchell – Rupp McDonagh – Girardi Staal – Del Zotto/Stralman Bickel Lundqvist (Biron) (6) New Jersey Devils Kovalchuk – Zajac – Ponikarovsky Parise – Elias – Clarkson Sykora – Henrique – Zubrus…
Here is a great idea that I don’t have the ability to do, but which I would really love to see: a photo gallery showing each current Los Angeles King player circa May 1993 (a.k.a. the last time the Kings were in the Conference Finals). Clifford (born 1991) in diapers, Loktionov and Voynov (both 1990)…
Here is the line-up for the last (and only other) Kings team to play in the conference finals. It’s fun to stare at. How many of the Kings current players were out of diapers in 1993?
So now maybe we can stop all this psy-ops nonsense about the Kings being the new #1 in the West. From ProHockeyTalk:
The St. Louis Blues are the new favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to online bookmaker Bovada.
Here are the Cup odds for the eight remaining teams:
Ken Hitchcock would have you believe that the Kings are the favorites in their upcoming series with his St. Louis Blues. Hitchcock suggests that knocking off the number one team makes you the number one team. He wants to transfer the entire weight of suddenly inflated expectations to the massively-overmatched and humble Los Angeles Kings.…
STL Today: Blues vs. Kings: A ‘nasty’ series is forecast The last time the Blues and Los Angeles Kings met, on March 22, the score was 0-0 through overtime and had to be decided in a shootout. […] What the upcoming Blues-Los Angeles Western Conference semifinal series might lack in scoring, […] the teams will…
Really interesting article in the New York Post on Rangers’ leading playoff goal-scorer Brian Boyle. You need to read the whole thing, but here’s the best part: Rangers aren’t only big team for Boyle – NYPOST.com One by one, the proud father of Rangers hero Brian Boyle runs down the names and ages of his…