April 4: Thursday morning links
Lisa Dillman recaps the abundance of news coming out of the Toyota Sports Center on Wednesday and adds to the collection of Robyn Regehr Angry Face photos.
LA Times: Kings consider Robyn Regehr more than a rental
Dillman also reports on Willie Mitchell’s second knee surgery.
LA Times Sports Now: Kings veteran Willie Mitchell has second knee surgery
Michael Russo has a short preview of tonight’s game from Minnesota’s perspective, which indicates former Ontario Reign goalie Darcy Kuemper could draw the start for the Wild. Jason Pominville is likely to skate with the productive pairing of Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Gameday preview: Wild-Los Angeles
John Hoven reports that the time is nigh for some NCAA prospects to join the Kings’ system.
Mayor’s Manor: Lombardi confirms interest in signing Kings’ top college prospects
Andy Johnson picks up on Hoven’s report as it pertains to Wisconsin Badger Michael Mersch.
Bucky’s Fifth Quarter: Early Departures: L.A. Kings Will Make Push to Sign Michael Mersch
Gann Matsuda spoke with 2012 seventh round draft pick Nick Ebert, who has been turning some heads with his confident play as an 18-year-old with the Ontario Reign.
Frozen Royalty: LA Kings Defenseman Prospect Nick Ebert Is Working To Make 7 A Lucky Number
Lo, another Nick Ebert story, this one from Bill Norris of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The Reign are up two games to none over the Utah Grizzlies in their first round playoff match up.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: ECHL Hockey: Young defenseman Nick Ebert making an impression for Reign
HailRover has a balanced recap of the Kings-Coyotes game.
Jewels from the Crown: Kings-Coyotes Recap: Scapegoats Aplenty as Kings End Road Trip with a 3-1 Loss in Phoenix
Quisp isn’t buying into the Columbus Blue Jackets “major feel-good story”. Note: This was written before the trade that sent Marian Gaborik to ‘lumbus on Wednesday. Will the trade matter? Leave a comment, join the discussion.
McSorley’s Stick: The Blue Jackets’ chances of making the playoffs are HAHAHAHAHA
Life In Hockeywood posted videos from the past several days, including some praise showered upon Jake Muzzin from E.J. Hradek and Steve Mears on NHL Live.
Life In Hockeywood: Hockeywood Dailies: Apr. 2
Player X examines the large amount of line changes in the first period and the heavy line shuffling throughout the Kings-Coyotes game on Tuesday.
Hold the Point: Runnin’ With The Pack, Acme No Questions – Kings v. Coyotes 4-2-2013