A fine Memorial Day Weekend to you and yours, Insiders. After several slow days on the blog, it was a busy Friday as news regarding Dustin Brown and the World Cup of Hockey meshed amidst a timeline that drew closer to the draft and free agency period. Jesse Cohen and I covered it all – Brown, international play, expiring contracts, the San Jose Sharks and more – in a quick, 20-minute holiday pod that will get you caught up on the doings and transpirings around Kings hockey. Enjoy your weekend, Insiders.
Jake Muzzin was added to Team Canada and Marian Gaborik was added to Team Europe as World Cup of Hockey rosters were finalized on Friday. Jonathan Quick had already been named to Team USA, Anze Kopitar to Team Europe, and Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter to Team Canada. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi also serves as the United States’ general manager. The rosters (stick tap to the NHLPA): (*named to roster Friday) Team Canada G Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks G Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals G Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens D Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks * D Drew Doughty, Los […]
Some developing news this morning, courtesy of Frank Seravalli of TSN: Hearing Dustin Brown has been told he will no longer be captain of the #LAKings. They want to go in a different direction with the 'C.' #TSN — Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 27, 2016 The team is not responding to Seravalli’s report, according to a team spokesperson. Brown, 31, was named the 15th captain in Los Angeles Kings history on October 8, 2008 and has appeared in all 884 of his NHL games with the club. Presented twice with the Stanley Cup by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Brown has […]
Reign game breakdown The Reign put together their best game of the series, and it still wasn’t enough to break the Lake Erie Monsters. The defending Calder Cup champions are done, swept by the Monsters in the Western Conference Finals. Lukas Sedlak scored two goals, his last one being the game-winner in double overtime and the Monsters defeated the Reign 2-1 in Game 4 at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday to advance to the Calder Cup Final. The Reign, the very best team in the West in the regular season fell into a 3-0 series hole as game by game […]
On the loss, the season and looking ahead: Our best game was the last game. That was the best game we played. I thought we played a great 60 minutes, well, and then some. I was proud of them. You’re down three games to none and the last one, the third game, we weren’t great, we weren’t very good at all. And they scored early tonight and you could think well, it’s a pretty tough road, but we dug in, nobody was ready to go home yet. So, you think back to Big Mike, standing all alone in the slot. […]
Michael Mersch, on the difference in the series: They jumped out on us. They beat us at home and beat us twice at their rink. When we got down, they kept capitalizing. They’re a really opportunistic team so you’ve got to tip your caps to them. Mersch, on the Reign finally being able to execute their game plan but it coming too late in the series: You’d like to play your best games from Game 1 but we had to try to battle back and they did a really good job at keeping every game close and staying in front […]
Lake Erie Monsters 2, Ontario Reign 1 (2OT) Final (Monsters win best-of-7 series, 4-0) Radio Feed Box Score Preview link: Game 4 notebook SOG: ONT – 42; LE – 31 PP: ONT – 0/5; LE – 0/5 First Period 1) LE – Lukas Sedlak (7) (Kerby Rychel, Sonny Milano), 6:26 Second Period No scoring Third Period 2) ONT – Joel Lowry (4) (unassisted), 2:44 First Overtime No scoring Second Overtime 3) LE – Lukas Sedlak (8) (Josh Anderson, Kerby Rychel), 6:25 (1) Ontario Reign vs. (2) Lake Erie Monsters Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4 p.m. PT Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, […]