Tag Archive for Rob Scuderi

Kovalchuk Musings with tons of self-serving disclaimers

The first of which is, I don’t really know if I think Kovalchuk fits in the Terry Murray system, and beyond that, I don’t know how much I care. But it’s possible he might not fit and I might care a lot. Don’t know. Second disclaimer: you might think that Kovalchuk at a $6MM cap…

Kings First Semester Grades

[NOTE: Player grades are, first of all, capricious, pretentious and stupid; second, players are graded against themselves, not against each other; i.e. a knuckle-dragger A+ doesn't mean he's better than a superstar with a C] Smyth: Transformed Kopitar, exceeded all expectations, then got hurt, and Kopitar turned into last year’s model. A Simmonds: After stunning…

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…

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…

Scenes from the Father-Son Dinner – Battle of California

Genius: Tim Stoll (Jarret’s Dad): So, Raitis, I’m sorry to hear your dad couldn’t end up making it, but I thought he was going to. Raitis Ivanans: Well, I guess he ran into a little problem at Customs and couldn’t get into the country. Tim Stoll: Really? What happened? Does he have a record or…

Gauthier and O’Donnell to Oversee Kings’ Defense, According to People who Don’t Do Their Homework

One unexpected windfall of successful clubs dealing with salary-cap troubles is that valuable talent is forced elsewhere. Such was the case with the Kings’ newest addition, Rob Scuderi, late of the Cup champion Penguins who was inked to a four-year deal. He, along with 37-year-old Sean O’Donnell and 32-year-old Denis Gauthier will oversee an evolving…

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…

Kings Roster Down to 31

*waiver-exempt ^juniors eligibility remaining GOALIES (will re-assign 1) Erik Ersberg Jonathan Bernier* Jonathan Quick* DEFENSEMEN (will re-assign 2-4; depending on how Harrold is employed) Drew Doughty Matt Greene Jack Johnson Sean O’Donnell Rob Scuderi Joe Piskula* Andrew Campbell* Alec Martinez* Thomas Hickey* Davis Drewiske* FORWARDS (will re-assign 4-5) Ryan Smyth Anze Kopitar Jarret Stoll Justin…