February 7: Thursday morning links
-Lisa Dillman of the LA Times has your recap of roster moves from Thursday, along with Dustin Brown’s assessment that Brandon Dubinsky’s expensive “rub-out” on Rob Scuderi “was an awful hit”. (Kings make player moves, say more could come)
-It got pushed down on the Times’ Sports Now blog by the NCAA signing day news, but Dillman also chatted with Jeff Carter about how the lockout provided the Kings’ current leading goal scorer extra time to heal up. (Lockout gave Kings forward Jeff Carter time to regroup)
-Jewels from the Crown analyzes the Loktionov trade. (Kings Trade Andrei Loktionov to New Jersey Devils for 5th Round Pick)
-It’s from September, but please revisit this JFTC ditty, sung to the tune of Lisa Simpson’s Union Strike Song. Will Loktionov steal Homer’s burrito-demanding food truck picket? “WHERE’S MY ENGRAVEMENT? WHERE’S MY ENGRAVEMENT?” If you’re not a Simpsons fan, you’re probably scratching your head right now. Carry on. (The Ballad Of Loktionov)
-Mayor’s Manor discusses Darryl Sutter’s popularity and drops a fantastic Sutter quote four lines in. (Dean Lombardi ‘nervous’ about Darryl Sutter’s popularity)
-Josh Cooper of The Tennessean takes a look at Nashville’s well-behaved Kevin Klein, who is yet to take a penalty this year and recorded only two minors in 66 games a season ago. (Nashville Predators’ Kevin Klein stays out of box with skill, savvy)
Have you liked a Kings or NHL-centric story that you’ve read in the last day or two? Link it in the comments section.
Lots more to come following Nashville’s and L.A.’s morning skates.