SO LET’S JUST GET THIS OUT OF THE WAY I am speaking to you from Points South, as I have a wedding this weekend and will not be returning to L.A. until Sunday afternoon. This means that everyone moves up a spot. James Nicholson will be responsible for covering practices, tomorrow’s morning skate and the game against Vancouver. Neil, you are now Honorary LAKI Intern. Duncanz, you are now Neil.
Don’t expect any major changes. James will post quotes, notes, and will update the game thread. There won’t be a zone entry chart on Saturday night, nor will there be a Waking Up with the Kings Sunday morning. I’ll have some time Saturday morning to write a game preview and add an update or two; please have patience if news breaks or if there are any minor irregularities.
Other than the split squad home preseason game against Phoenix, the last Kings game I did not attend was Game 5 of the 2012 Western Conference Final. I don’t root for or against any particular outcomes or teams, but I will be rooting against the general chaos that came as a result of that game. Even in the event of Mass Hysteria, you’re in James’ capable hands. Give him a follow on Twitter.
I will return Sunday afternoon and will have a practice update upon my arrival.
A BRIEF UPDATE Earlier this week several of the minds responsible for running LA Kings Insider had a meeting to look back at the three months since the changes to the site’s aesthetics were implemented. We agreed to tinker with the layout and are planning a slight change to give the site a more linear feel, with a smaller amount of space taken up by photographs. We’re also planning on updating the site to be able to control what is said in the preview caption that appears underneath each headline. Think of it as a combination between the previous version of the site and the current version. There won’t be any radical changes. I’ll have more updates for you during the process.
Providing feedback on your LAKI experience always helps us. Please email me at jonnyrosen-at-gmail-dot-com with any suggestions, critiques and observations, and they will be shared with the LA Kings digital team. I may not be able to respond immediately due to my personal obligations this weekend, though I’ll forward your emails along to the proper targets and will reply when I am able to.
OK, I’ve taken up enough of your time. Enjoy your Friday and tomorrow’s game against the Canucks. Please remember that the LA Kings Food Drive will continue Saturday night, and that it will be greatly appreciated if you deposit non-perishable goods into food bins upon your arrival at the game. Tomorrow’s game is a 7:00 p.m. start.