KOTP Ep. 182 – Canadian Trio Up Next

In this episode, John and Dennis discuss the LA Kings' recent three-game homestand and the impact of injuries on the team. They also bid farewell to Helene Elliott, a Hall of Fame reporter who recently took a buyout from the LA Times. 

The conversation covers the team's performance in each game, including the slow start against Columbus, the tough matchup against Nashville, and the close victory over Anaheim. They also discuss the roster changes and potential defensive pairings for the upcoming games. 
The conversation also includes the performance of defenseman Brandt Clarke, upcoming games against Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver, the team's recent hot streak, potential trade scenarios, the importance of Matt Roy to the defense, the impact of coaches Jim Hiller and DJ Smith. The episode concludes with a discussion of the transformation of Quinton Byfield, the evaluation of the Dubois-Vilardi trade, and the rumors surrounding Jonathan Quick. 


  • The LA Kings had a mixed performance in their recent three-game homestand, picking up four out of six points.
  • Viktor Arvidsson's injury and placement on LTIR will impact the team's lineup and offensive production.
  • The matchup against Nashville has historically been challenging for the Kings.
  • The victory over Anaheim was not as decisive as expected, raising concerns about the team's performance.
  • The team is making roster changes and considering different defensive pairings to address the injuries and improve their gameplay. The Kings' recent hot streak has positioned them as one of the hottest teams in the Pacific Division.
  • The upcoming games against Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver will be crucial in determining the Kings' position in the division.
  • The performance of Clarke and potential trade scenarios involving Matt Roy are important factors to consider for the team's defense.

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