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Wednesday morning links: January 13

I don't have an update as of yet on the state of the Anze Kopitar negotiations, though I'm hoping to receive one later today. As I and others have stated repeatedly, it has been expected that the deal would be finalized in January, and with four days absent of any game, it is expected that the curre... Read More

The view from Denver

DENVER POST Terry Frei: Avalanche gets only 10 shots on goal in 3-1 loss to Los Angeles "Conventional wisdom said that: a) the Kings, fighting just to make the playoffs and have a chance to win their third NHL title in four years, had a lot to play for; and that, b) the Avalanche was ripe for ... Read More

The view from New York

NEW YORK TIMES Pat Pickens: Kings Awake From Slumber Against Rangers "But after that sluggish start — indicative of a team that had played the night before — it was all Kings. Los Angeles swarmed Talbot, peppering 17 first-period shots on goal." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Pat Leonard: Cam Talbo... Read More

The view from Anaheim

LA TIMES Lance Pugmire: Ducks put away Kings quickly in overtime, 3-2 "The game fulfilled the expected seriousness given the Kings' desperation and the Ducks' push to earn a second consecutive Western Conference No. 1 seeding as the teams engaged in a physical battle that entertained the sello... Read More

February 5 morning skate notes

Good afternoon from the team hotel in Fort Lauderdale, roughly half an hour west of the BB&T Center. The Kings didn't hold traditional line rushes, but rather line rush-type drills that included groups of three and four skating up and down the ice. There was no change from yesterday's alignment: ... Read More