February 19: Tuesday morning links
Helene Elliott of the LA Times recaps Monday’s practice in the absence of Darryl Sutter, who was tending to family responsibilities. She raises the issue of Drew Doughty’s lack of scoring. “There’s no question we need our defense to contribute offensively,” assistant coach John Stevens said. Slava Voynov has been terrific on the back end with two goals, six points and a team-best plus six; three other defensemen on the active roster – Rob Scuderi, Jake Muzzin and Davis Drewiske – have one goal apiece.
Kings put in a lot of work even with Darryl Sutter away
Elliott Teaford of the Daily News caught up with Cam Fowler, who says there’s no ill will towards Jarret Stoll for the un-penalized hit along the boards on February 2 that left the young defenseman with a concussion and out of the lineup since the incident. “I mean, Jarret Stoll, he’s obviously not that type of player,” Fowler said.
Ducks’ Cam Fowler absolves Kings’ Jarret Stoll of blame
John Hoven at Mayor’s Manor caught up with Mattias Norstrom, who revealed that he had woken up every morning in Sweden “at 3:30 or 4:00 in the morning” to watch the Kings’ playoff run last year. Ian Laperriere also checks in.
Mattias Norstrom and Ian Laperriere talk Kings winning the Cup
Niesy at Jewels from the Crown identifies the points needed for the Kings to make the playoffs. “I’d really feel safer with 57 points or more,” she says.
35 games left: What the Kings need to make the playoffs
Matt Brigidi of SB Nation takes a look at Jerry Buss’ ownership of the Kings.
Jerry Buss dies: Remembering his time as Los Angeles Kings owner