It isn’t a certainty, though it does appear that 20-year-old Tanner Pearson will be making his NHL debut for tonight’s Game 3 between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion. During line rushes, he skated alongside opposite Brad Richardson on a line centered by Colin Fraser. I spoke with Pearson exclusively [...]
If you’re looking to take a break from today’s Raffi Torres updates, my weekly LAKings.com feature, Will to Win, is up. It details how Justin Williams has impacted the development of a culture within the Los Angeles Kings locker room and the hockey operations staff’s evaluation of his performance since joining the team in March, [...]
It was a season that tested the resolve of the Manchester Monarchs, and the 10 players who joined the Kings as Black Aces Thursday – as well as goaltender Martin Jones, who was recalled Monday – showed resiliency in steering the team’s season into the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. Though the season ended [...]
On a side note, I’ll be joining Dave Sheldon of CKNW Vancouver to discuss the NHL’s proposed realignment at roughly 9:15 pm this evening. Click here to listen in.
Not surprisingly, the topic of the day was Jarret Stoll’s one-game suspension for his hit on San Jose’s Ian White in Game 1 last night. White left the game immediately after the hit and is not expected to play tomorrow night in Game 2. Stoll had a disciplinary hearing with NHL vice president Colin Campbell [...]
Some non-Kings related news, related to Kings management… First, Kings GM Dean Lombardi is among seven NHL executives who will be in charge of selecting the players and staff for the United States’ team in the 2001 IIHF World Championships, which will be held April 29-May 15 in Slovakia. Lombardi, along with fellow GMs Brian [...]
Here’s some viewing for the lunchtime hour. First, the latest in the series of “Undisputed” videos takes an in-depth look at Kings captain Dustin Brown. That’s followed by a handful of additional clips from the “GM breakfast,” in which Dean Lombardi and Ron Hextall address the wearing of face shields, the salary cap, the debate [...]
First, a reminder that tomorrow’s game will be tape-delayed on Prime Ticket and will start at 7:30 p.m. Pacific time. There will be the usual updates here on the blog, so if you want updates, or if you’re trying to avoid them and simply watch the game, please be mindful of that. Moving on, Dean [...]