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From the Toronto Sun, via KK: Kings Don’t Suck

From Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, FIRST-HALF FAVES NHL leading scorer Joe Thornton, Jonathan Quick, John Tavares, the Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Ryan Miller, Marian Gaborik, Tomas Plekanec, Steve Sullivan’s comeback, Steve Yzerman’s Hall of Fame induction speech. WHAT HAPPENED TO … The Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers,…

From The Calgary Sun: Canada a crunchin’ bunch

Team Canada has plenty of tournament time to prove they can light the lamp. Last night’s exhibition tilt against Team Finland at the Saddledome was all about sending a message with their shoulders — and maybe the occasional elbow, too. The result was a bunch of battle-weary Finns not keen on carrying the puck any…

Monday Night’s Standings in Points Blown

Two points “awarded” for every loss, one point for every OTL/SOL. Lowest point total is best. In parentheses are the official (ESPN) rankings. Blues, Wild and Flames lost. Chicago 17 (3) San Jose 19 (1) Calgary 19 (4) Los Angeles 23 (5) Phoenix 23 (6) Colorado 24 (2) Nashville 24 (7) Dallas 24 (8) Detroit…

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…

Quincey big hit in Avs’ OT win – The Denver Post

Kyle Quincey is one of only two ex-Detroit Red Wings to play for the Avalanche. While Todd Gill was the other, he essentially quit the team midway through his one season in Denver, 2001-02. The Avs have plans to keep Quincey in a burgundy and blue uniform a lot longer than one year, and they…

From Mirtle: The Flyers goaltending: Not as bad as you think (and other netminding myths) [ME: Ah, but the Kings’ goaltending is worse than you think!]

There’s something about goaltending that, when it’s bad, it can hang on a franchise like an odour, weighing on fans and netminders alike. Pre-Luongo, for example, Vancouver was always pegged as a goalie graveyard (although some would argue a few of his predecessors were stiff upon arrival). In Ottawa, they seemingly haven’t had a lot…

Team Canada 2010

Team Canada Summer Training Camp Invitees: Goaltenders: Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils), Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks), Marc-André Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins), Steve Mason (Columbus Blue Jackets), Cam Ward (Carolina Hurricanes). Defense: Jay Bouwmeester (Calgary Flames), Dan Boyle (San Jose Sharks), Scott Niedermayer (Anaheim Ducks), Chris Pronger (Philadelphia Flyers), Robyn Regehr (Calgary Flames), Dion Phaneuf (Calgary Flames),…

From The Puck Stops Here: Team Corsi Numbers

Puck Stops Here (blog) calculates team Corsi numbers, and the results are interesting. Here’s what he says; my thoughts follow the quote block: Corsi Numbers are the difference between shots directed at the goal (shots on goal, missed shots and blocked shots) for and against when a player is on the ice in five on…