Good morning

Good morning, Chicago

Good morning, Chicago, and good morning, Insiders. There were frustrating moments last night as Official LAKI Computer's compete level dropped off significantly and refused to boot up. Clearly this is a computer that would have no business playing for Darryl Sutter. There are no nights off in blogg... Read More

Good morning, St. Louis

Good morning, Insiders, good morning, St. Louis, and good morning, first back-to-back of the season. Well, here we are, on October 29 and 30, experiencing our only trips to St. Louis and Chicago. That doesn't feel right - especially visiting Chicago for the only time on the second night of a back-t... Read More

Good morning, St. Paul

Good morning, upper Midwest, and good morning, Insiders. Every year I talk a big game with my colleagues about how I'm going to rate the road cities in the Western Conference during the off-season, taking into account a variety of criteria such as in-arena WiFi, the view from the press box, the dis... Read More

Good morning, San Jose

Good morning, Silicon Valley, good morning, Insiders, and good morning, 2016-17 NHL season. It's always a refreshing time of the year in any sport when you can open the sports section (or, err, click on a standings tab) and see a blank, empty canvas. On equal footing are the Broncos and Browns, the... Read More

Good morning, San Jose

Good morning, San Jose, and good morning, Insiders. And now for our 15th Good Morning, San Jose post. The trip up was as usual as usual could be, other than the fact that the Iron Maiden 747 - Ed Force 1, as I learned - taxied away from us as we boarded the plane. The San Francisco Giants' plane ... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. The team will head to the rink for meetings in just over half an hour, so this will be a short GM, C. But there was an interesting arrival in Calgary last night, when there were high wind warnings in the region and YYC experienced gusts of 75 km/... Read More

Good morning, San Jose

Good morning, Bay Area, and good morning, Insiders. I've given up on my attempts to embed a Silicon Valley clip into a Good Morning, San Jose post, because LAKI-appropriate clips do not exist. It's too bad, because the HBO show so articulately skewers Bay Area tech culture and stays humming with ... Read More

Good morning, Winnipeg

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Portage and Main. We're in Winnipeg for the second and final time of the season - we were last here on October 26-27 - and it's clear that this is not the first time this hotel room has been occupied. We were in the middle of a moderate snowstorm when we ... Read More

Good morning, St. Paul

Good morning, Minnesota, and good morning, Insiders. After an arrival shortly before 1:00 a.m. at MSP - that's a good two-hour flight from Nashville - the Kings bused across the Mississippi River and arrived in central St. Paul, where they beat the Calgary Flames not in a hockey game but a race t... Read More

Good morning, Nashville

Good morning, Nashville, good morning, three-game road trip, and good morning, Insiders. The view above is the south-facing view from the team hotel; as opposed to the north-facing view that gazes out upon downtown, this view depicts the still-to-gentrify industrial areas. Here, you can get your ... Read More

Good morning, Dallas

Good morning, Insiders, good morning, Dallas, and good morning, second night of a back-to-back. So, it was a warm, 1:00 a.m. descent from the aircraft stairs at Love field, and by the time we arrived at the team hotel, it was- MOTHER OF PEARL. I HAVE FOUND IT. THE ONE MUNTERS THAT RULES TH... Read More

Good morning, Nashville

Good morning, Nashville, and good morning, Insiders. It's a beautiful morning in Nashville, as you can see from the skyline above, which captures the Eye of Sauron-looking AT&T Building. It's usually rainy when we're here - we should get wet tomorrow - so a clear, mid-60's day is ideal after the... Read More