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The Kovalchuk Problem, Part 2: From Russia with Love

July 4th, 2010
Dean, No thanks. From Russia With Love, Ilya. I'll be the first to admit- this is a crude photoshop at best, and Dean Lombardi looks eerily similar to ET. But it's July 4, and about the most American tradition we have is checking the news to see ...

NHL Free Agency 2010: Goaltender Roulette, Who’s Going Where?

July 1st, 2010
By now, we've all seen the lists of free agent goaltenders looking for a new contract/team on July 1st. For those that haven't, here is the top 10 list according to Puck Daddy on Yahoo! Sports in an article posted on Tuesday : 1. Evgeni Nabokov 2. ...

Goal Scoring ROI: How Much Are NHL Players Paid Per Goal Scored?

June 18th, 2010
The Free Agency period is almost upon us in the NHL and one area seems to be more in focus this offseason: goal scoring. It is very difficult to determine what kind of return a club gets on its financial investment in a hockey player. There are many factors ...

The Ilya Kovalchuk Problem: Should LA Kings Pursue Prized Free Agent?

June 18th, 2010
Any sports fan would want his or her team to acquire a player considered to be among the best in the league. That is a given. The only means of acquisition are through the entry draft, a trade with another franchise, or free agency. The obvious preference for acquisition is the entry draft, ...

NHL: Top Five Conference Finals of the Last Five Years

May 20th, 2010
In the midst of our current Conference Finals Series, let's take a look back at some of the most memorable moments of the top 5 Conference Finals series of the past five seasons.Begin Slideshow

Five Reasons Why LA’s 5-4 Victory Over Anaheim Tuesday Was Momentous

April 7th, 2010
The Los Angeles Kings beat division rival Anaheim Ducks 5-4 Tuesday night, and not even including the fact that the Ducks needed two points to keep their playoff hopes alive, there could not have been many other circumstances to make this game any more dramatic. The next 5 slides will ...

Dear Los Angeles Kings: Why Would You do this to Me (Your Fans)?

March 30th, 2010
Dear LA Kings, This is really hard for me to say. I think I have to break up with you. We have been together for most of my life now, ever since we were both fairly young, and I know I've stuck by you through it all, the rough times and the prosperous ...

LA Kings Short On Luck, Drop Two Games Back to Back [Fan Diary]

March 26th, 2010
A Kings fan's diary, week of March 22, 2010   Monday, March 22: 4-3 OT Win At Home vs. Colorado Avalanche 7:30pm: Game time. This begins the need for "playoff mode" attitude. No mercy. 9:40pm: Ryan Smyth scores to put the Kings ahead 3-2. Yes. Yes. Yes. Two points here we come. 9:55pm: Kings allow ...

Kings vs. Avs: The Unquestioned Most Important NHL Game of the Season Thus Far

March 22nd, 2010
The NHL's Western Conference standings have been all over the map this year, with even the Kings in first place at one point, but if I were to travel back to September and show any hockey pundit today's standings, they would no doubt believe that I took ...

LA Kings Jonathan Quick Out, Jonathan Bernier to Start

March 12th, 2010
Jonathan Quick, the NHL league-leading goaltender in wins with 37, (tied with Evgeni Nabokov, more on him later) will be unavailable for the Kings tonight due to the birth of his first child. Jonathan Bernier, the Kings' 2006 first-round draft pick, has been called up on emergency status. He has just ...