October 20: Monday afternoon links - LA Kings Insider

Obviously, we all know the big news of the day. There’s more coverage here, here, here, here and here. Mark Whicker of the LA News Group has a well articulated piece here, as well. As I noted in the comments section of an earlier post, there are plenty of questions that will ultimately follow about how this affects the Kings’ roster, the salary cap, and other tertiary concerns. It’s not the appropriate time to answer those questions right now. Maybe tomorrow will be the appropriate time, maybe Wednesday will be. But that time isn’t right now.

Elsewhere, in Kings news and analysis:

Here are a few write-ups of yesterday’s game from Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
Quick makes 40 saves for Los Angeles, Wild drops second straight
Despite dominating large chunks of 2 games, Wild goes 0-2 with 2 goals in California
Wild Notes: Vanek finding ample shots but no goals
Wild Minute Video: Two losses despite dominant play

Here’s a GIF of Jason Zucker’s scary near-miss on what would have been a horrific skate cut.

For your consideration:

LA Times: Jonathan Quick is Kings’ ultimate advantage in 2-1 win over Wild
LA Kings: Tweets of the Game: #WildWin
The Royal Half: TRH RECAP 6: The Afternooner
Battle of California: A few thoughts about domestic violence
Frozen Royalty: Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli Still Have A Long Way To Go

Also, if you haven’t read it, here’s another link to my feature story last week, which details how the Kings’ support of Hockey Fights Cancer has evolved into a personal endeavor. And check out Danny Zollars’ Tumblr page, Rectal Talk, right here.