Good morning

Good morning, Columbus

Good morning, Columbus, good morning Insiders, and good morning, back nine of the first leg of this road trip. There are flurries falling outside of the window of this sixth floor hotel room, but technically it's still late fall. The winter solstice occurs at 2:44 a.m. PT this Wednesday, which is... Read More

Good morning, Boston

Good morning, Boston, and good morning, Insiders. The deep freeze that has enveloped much of the northern portion of the continent has eased up, and the snow we've experienced on this trip has given way to rain on a mid-50-degree morning in Boston. This all happened very quickly; it was still in ... Read More

Good morning, Buffalo

Good morning, Insiders, good morning, road trip, and good morning, Buffalo. I generally try to avoid the HEY GUESS HOW COLD IT'S GOING TO BE discussion during Good Morning posts this time of year, because, hey, it's winter, it's going to be cold. But, Insiders, this is going to be a chilly cycle ... Read More

Good morning, Glendale

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Glendale, Arizona. I missed you, Westgate Entertainment District. I thought we were really working on something after our rookie games and that preseason split-squad. You drew me in with chicken tortilla soup and sports highlights at Yardhouse. With each ... Read More

Good morning, Denver

Good morning, Denver, good morning, Insiders, and good morning... new Coyotes building? No, obviously this has nothing to do with Denver, or tonight's opponent, the Colorado Avalanche. But there was a loose, obscure tie-in derived from a discussion with Darryl Sutter yesterday after recorders wer... Read More

Good morning, Montreal

Good morning, Insiders, good morning, Montreal, and good morning hotel room I spent four days in last year (!). I really enjoy writing these Good Morning posts, because I wake up, pour myself a cup of coffee, sit down to my computer and write about things that are very rarely hockey related. We'v... Read More

Good morning, Toronto

Good morning, Toronto, and a very early morning to you, Insiders. Finally, it's that day we've all been waiting for. The election's tomorrow? Already?? Damn that snuck up— Dan Hopper (@DanHopp) November 7, 2016 No, not that day. The day in which Kings fans finally get their firs... Read More

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