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Kings keep finding ways to win. Jonathan Quick should be in the mix for MVP

The Kings would love the shoot out format to carry over into the playoffs. Should the Kings continue into the playoffs, there success in the shoot out is going to be a huge reason they make the second season. Personally I don’t like the shoot out, but its here to stay and the kings have the best shootout player in the world. Jonathan Quick is not only good; he is dominant at the shootout he makes even the best second guess there shot. Sometimes it’s just not fair for the other team. The Kings have gotten a 5 out of a possible 6 points in their last three games. The reason is simple; Jonathan Quick is the most valuable player in the NHL to his team. That is what the award is. I ...

Kings decide to take a night off, play worst game of the season

What can I say? Last night I sat and watched a team that looked nothing like the team that just won four games in a row. At one point they were being outshot 30 to 6. The Blues came into out house and treated us like a annoying little brother. We were terrible. Jonathan Quick played lights out, until giving up a 90-foot shot. It’s pretty bad when one of the best goaltenders in the world gives up a goal from the other side of the 101 freeways. This is what I was afraid of with how we played in Nashville. Only it was completely worse than anything I could have expected. I hope the kings offer refunds to all fans in attendance. The Kings never showed up to work. Game is not e...

Kings need to stop having a case of the Blues

For whatever reason when the Kings play St. Louis it has not been a happy ending in the last 6 games. The Kings have a 0-5-1 Record in that span. Simply put, they own us. How will the club respond, after a 4 game sweep on the road? This is a must win for two reasons. 1. Kings have to beat teams that are beneath them. St. Louis is 1 Game above .500 and not going to make the playoffs this year. 2. They have to prove that they can beat teams that come at you with a ton of speed. The Kings against Nashville had a pathetic 18 shots on goal. If they think that getting that kind of offensive production is going to cut it there dead wrong. The NHL is such a competitive league...

Kings set franchise record in Nashville

The Kings went 4-0 on the road for the first time in franchise history. Coming off the heels of a dramatic win in Dallas, The Kings headed to Nashville knowing they had their work cut out for them. Nashville is a team that is very difficult to play against. They Roll four lines at you all night. They also have a ton of team speed which generally is the Kings kryptonite. The Kings came out flatter than the housing market in the first period and if not for backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier this game would have been over in the first 10 minutes. Over all at one point in the third period the Kings only had 13 shots on goal. In short I think the kings stole a game. Out of the four games on t...

The home stretch! 13 Games to go!

The next 13 games are going to be fun. It has been well documented that the Western Conference is tighter than my waist line trying to fit into an old pair of jeans. Win stay alive, lose and you may be on the pre-registration list for the next charity golf tournament. What can you possibly predict when you have 13 competitive teams in a 15 team conference? Yes some teams are fading a bit, but in reality a late season run or a late season slump can change that landscape drastically. For a Fan of the Los Angeles Kings it feels a little unfair. We wait for over 10 years for a team worth "hoping” for and the whole conference goes bat crazy. On the upside I have never had so much fun bei...

Ponikarovsky Signs with Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have found their replacement for Alexander Frolov, who they lost earlier today to the New York Rangers. According to reports, Alex Ponikarovsky has agreed to a contract with the Kings. While terms of the deal are not available, Sportsnet is reporting that it is a one-year deal. Along with Alex Frolov's 1-year deal, this further dries up the pool of free agent forwards. The irony of the whole situation is that the Kings and Rangers waited nearly a month for the league to reject a 17-year deal between the New Jersey Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk in order to sign Ponikarovsky and Frolov to one-year deals. As we all know, the NHLPA has since filed a grievance in r...

Los Angeles Kings: Back In Action

The Christmas holiday has come and gone as did the eight days off for the Los Angeles Kings. With hopes of returning to action with a full, healthy line up coming into tonights contest against the Phoenix Coyotes; such is not the case. Jarret Stoll and Randy Jones will both be missing from the line up tonight as the Kings return to action. Stoll is attempting to come back from a sore groin and Jones has been battling concussion like symptoms. Now, with bad news there is always good news. Ryan Smyth will be making his return to the line up this evening along with Jack Johnson. Johnson only missed one game, but Smyth has been out of the line up for an extensive period. He’s ...

Kings playoff bound?

It was quite the nail biter in Saturday nights game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings. Let’s start off with the return of Jarret Stoll. The Kings finally were able to get that second line center back in the line up, and a much needed boost to the power play as well. Stoll has a wicked shot. The power-play has been good, but can be better. They have a 20% power-play at home and a 17.1% power play on the road. Overall the power play is at 20% where the Kings have 22 power-play goals on 110 power-play opportunities. The best word to use for this situation is stable, and hopes that it stays that way. Next up is the always interesting topic of discussion as this season is...

Hot and Cold Kings

Back to back road games on back to back nights are always tough. For the Kings, it was a hot and cold pair of events. I would just like to question why Terry Murray continues to give Jonathan Quick the abundance of the starts. Wednesday night against the Oilers, Quick played good enough to lead his team to victory. Last night against the Canucks he played way above average (aka awesome) despite what the box score showed. However, I still would of given Quick the night off for one of the games in order to give him some extra rest prior to Saturday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Even with the team getting a day off in between Thursday and Saturday, it still might have been a bett...

Anze Kopitar’s torrid start and the magical fourth season

Los Angeles Kings’ forward Anze Kopitar is off to a torrid start this season, but it does not come as a surprise to many fantasy hockey pundits. After 19 games, the 22 year-old centre, has already scored 14 goals and notched 16 assists for an exceptional 30 points. A 1.58 point-per-game pace that would be good for 130 points over a full season. As of today, Kopitar has a seven-point lead over any other player in the NHL. Marleau, Nash and Ovechkin each have 23 points, good for the second rank.

Kopitar is also +9, compared to last year’s dismal -17, on a very improved Kings team. Playing with Ryan Smyth (22 points in 19 games) and Justin Williams (15 points in 14 games...