Good morning, State of Hockey, and good morning, Insiders.
What is the preferred nomenclature, by the way, "Bloggers" or "Insiders?" Didn't Rich go with Bloggers?
Syntax aside, the Kings left Los Angeles at noon yesterday, touched down in the Twin Cities on a clear and chilly evening, and arr... Read More
Good afternoon from El Segundo on a chilly (if we're grading on a curve) February afternoon. The Kings took the ice for their game day skate well in advance of 10:00 a.m., and though I missed the first set of line rushes due to Thursday morning traffic, the team rolled through lines later in the mor... Read More
Good afternoon from sunny and clear Denver. The Kings took the Pepsi Center ice at 11:30 a.m. and did not hold any real line rushes, though line rush-type drills that they took part in seemed to suggest the same forward group as used in the Anaheim game. Several additional notes:
-Paul LaDue was ... Read More
Good morning, Insiders, good morning, Colorado, and good morning, same view (and room?) from November.
Weather report (not Weather Report): It's going to be beautiful in Denver today, as it often is. We'll experience abundant sunshine and temperatures that should rise into the mid-70's. It may sn... Read More
It doesn't matter a great deal when the Kings lost the goaltending and special teams battle in a three-goal defeat (widened by an empty net goal, yes), but for those looking for the reasoning behind Los Angeles' disallowed third period goal, the NHL shared its description of the play, with italics u... Read More
Good morning, Central Florida, and good morning, Insiders.
Well, hey, that was a fun football game last night. I don't think it's possible to get sick of Tom Brady late-game comebacks. Taking advantage of a gutted Atlanta defense that was on the field for 93 snaps (and a Falcons offensive coordi... Read More
Good afternoon from Philadelphia, where the sun is showing a pretty good compete level in trying to break free from an overcast sky. The Kings practiced on the edge of the University of Pennsylvania campus at the Class of 1923 Arena on Friday and aligned as such:
Blu... Read More
Good morning, Philadelphia, and good morning, Insiders.
Hey, we're on the East Coast again! In a bizarre scheduling quirk, 46% of the team's road games this season take place over an eight-week, two-day span bridging mid-December to mid-February. So that means after this mid-Atlantic and Florida ... Read More
The Los Angeles Kings lost Jordan Nolan in the second period of their 5-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday night when the forward fell after receiving a shove from Colorado forward Carl Soderberg, which was followed by an awkward exchange with Matt Nieto as he attempted to regain his footin... Read More
There are a lot of people laughing at The Ellen Show executive producer Andy Lassner in this segment. Anze Kopitar, Trevor Lewis and Tanner Pearson laugh at Andy. Tyler Toffoli joins a little later in the workout room to laugh at Andy, as does Jeff Zatkoff from the Kings' dressing room. Strength and... Read More
Good morning, North Carolina, and good morning, Insiders.
For the first time in something like 30 years, give or take, we saw blue sky. Imagine that! After a rainy weekend in New York that followed a rainy week in Los Angeles, we descended upon Raleigh with nary a cloud to be seen and deplaned in... Read More
One key to earning Darryl Sutter's trust is to maximize your skill set. Peter Budaj, despite hiccups this season, has done exactly that in helping to keep the Kings in the middle of the playoff race. "He's proven that he's pretty calm in the net, but has probably had to learn the importance of havin... Read More