Just got in, but I would be remiss if I let the day pass without extending condolences to the loved ones of Jonathan Moncrief, who passed away at age 43. Moncrief wrote about the Kings for the Examiner.com website, and while any death is sad, those who leave long before their time are even more shocking and difficult to understand.
As a secondary note, I should give a reminder, to everyone interested, about the impending start of the Memorial Cup, the ultimate championship of North American junior hockey. Kings prospect Maxim Kitsyn and the host Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors open the four-team tournament Friday afternoon against Saint John. The game will be televised on a tape-delay basis on the NHL Network on Saturday at 6 a.m. Pacific time. Mississauga’s second game, against Kootenay, will be shown live on the NHL Network on Sunday at 4 p.m.