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Waking up with the Kings: March 6

-Darryl Sutter loved the contributions from “the four kids” on defense as he mentioned the performances by “Muzzin, Voynov, Ellerby and Drew” without referencing 25-year old Alec Martinez, who logged a blue line-low 11:16 of ice time and continues to work back into his rhythm after missing eight gam... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: March 3

-One thing learned from last night’s game wasn’t really “learned” at all – it’s something that any hockey fan who has watched the Vancouver Canucks has accepted as gospel. If Henrik and Daniel Sedin are given any extra opportunities, or provided any additional cushion of space, they’re going to take... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: February 28

-The quote that has stuck with me more than any other quote this season belongs to Dustin Brown. He offered it after the loss in Detroit – then the team’s fourth in five games – in what was an excellent effort for nearly all of the game’s 60 minutes. “Sometimes you say at the end of losing streaks a... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: February 26

-In his opening comments on last night’s game, Darryl Sutter referred to Jordan Nolan’s fight with Sheldon Souray as being successful in getting the team going. That was a key moment of the game, a turning point that opened the door for five players working in tandem to tie the game 12 seconds later... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: February 24

-Did the pre-game pageantry throw off Colorado’s timing? The Avs’ second shift of the game was inexcusable. Not to take anything away from the chemistry of the Brown-Kopitar-Williams line, but goals in practice don’t come as easy as Dustin Brown’s one-timed rocket. Did one Colorado player even touch... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: February 20

-Last night’s performance was mostly positive for the Kings. Jonathan Quick kept the score tied early, and for the final 40 minutes Los Angeles was the better team. Of course, “being the better team” doesn’t get you two points in the standings (see: Detroit), and the Kings finally earned some puck l... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: February 18

-The decision to start Jonathan Quick over Jonathan Bernier was the appropriate one. While Sutter spoke of riding the hot goalie, he also said “got to get them both sharp, simple,” and Sunday’s performance was a confident step in that direction for Quick. Considering the youth of the defense in fron... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: February 16

-In Darryl Sutter’s post-game press conference, the question was asked whether the “best line” has been whichever line Kyle Clifford has played on. It was a relevant question, and not one I expected to be asked at the start of the season. Clifford has been very good, and his underrated speed and nos... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: February 8

Several notes I took during the Kings’ 3-0 loss to the Predators Thursday evening: -I’m wary of fights to “get teams going”, staged fights, line brawls, etc., but Rich Clune’s tilt with Kyle Clifford 2:15 into the game showed the importance of the former King to this Predators team and illustrate... Read More