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Alexis Lafreniere tops NHL’s draft-eligible prospects list

When the NHL suspended the season March 12 because of the coronavirus outbreak, the Kings had the fourth-worst record and the Ducks had the fifth-worst mark in the 31-team league, giving them good odds to move up in the draft lottery and perhaps even secure the No. 1 pick. The league postponed the lottery and the draft, but Wednesday it revealed its final draft rankings for eligible players. As expected, Alexis Lafreniere retained the top spot in the rankings of North American skaters after lead...
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A 68-Game NHL Season for 2019-20: Western Conference Playoffs

In the first part of this series, I suggested that the NHL end the 2019-20 season after the 68th game (the number of games played by every team at the time of The Great Pause of 2020.) Any games played beyond that would be disregarded, as would any points in the standings earned in those games.  Related: Pavel Bure – A Tribute to the Russian Rocket In this column, we’ll explore how truncating the season to 68 games would affect the Western Conference playoff picture. (The Eastern Conferenc...
Tags: Minnesota, Colorado, Sport, Arizona, Kings, Blues, Rangers, Dallas, Nashville, Jets, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Calgary Flames


Kings’ Assets Point to Bright Winning Future

When the NHL shut down in the middle of March due to COVID-19 pandemic fears, the Los Angeles Kings were the hottest team in the league with a seven-game winning streak. It was a huge surprise. Not long before that, the Kings were treading water, frantically trying to stay out of the crypt. After 70 games, with 12 to go, when the season was suspended on March 12, Los Angeles ranked 28th out of 31 teams, two notches up from where they were on Feb. 14. Related: Longest Stanley Cup Droughts ...
Tags: Minnesota, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Atlantic, Wheeler, Kings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Pacific, Staples Center, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings


Kings’ Top 10 Prospects

Ask anyone who covers prospects and they will tell you that the Los Angeles Kings have one of the best prospect groups in the NHL right now. Related: The NHL’s Best Farm Systems Ranked – Midseason Update For this list, players were given a ranking based NHL Readiness and NHL Potential. NHL Readiness ranks how close a player is to playing in the NHL. NHL Potential ranks what kind of impact that player is likely to have at the next level. For the sake of this article, any player who no longe...
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The Worst Teams In Stanley Cup Playoff History

This article was originally written in January, 2015. If you’ve been following the 2015 NFL Playoffs, you already know the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers are moving on to the Divisional round. A team that finished the regular season at 7-8-1, which advanced by virtue of defeating an Arizona Cardinals team with a third string quarterback. In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it doesn’t happen that often anymore that a sub .500 squad gets into the tournament but it has happened in the past. Th...
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2020 NHL Draft: Reviewing Top 10 Mock Scenarios for Prospects

Mock 1.0Mock 2.0Mock 3.0Mock 4.0Mock 5.0Mock 6.0Mock 7.0Mock 8.0Mock 9.0Mock 10Reviewing for Teams Ten mocks in as many days proved plenty in setting the tone for the top 10 of the 2020 NHL draft. Those mock scenarios — with the Tankathon simulator producing the draft lottery results — were well received for the most part, but several readers requested that I expand from the top 10 to the top 31, presumably to include their favourite team. I plan on accommodating — resuming this ser...
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Coronavirus In Sacramento: Sleep Train Arena To Officially Begin Construction To Transform Into Surge Hospital

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services officially announced plans for the Sacramento Kings’ former home, the Sleep Train Arena, to be transformed into a surge hospital to provide critical medical care for coronavirus patients, and Gov. Gavin Newsom said that construction is set to begin on Friday. The facility is expected to house 360 hospital beds along with additional hospital services to treat patients suffering from COVID-19. The Sacramento Kings announce...
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2020 NHL Draft: Reviewing Top 10 Mock Scenarios for Teams

Mock 1.0Mock 2.0Mock 3.0Mock 4.0Mock 5.0Mock 6.0Mock 7.0Mock 8.0Mock 9.0Mock 10Reviewing for Prospects Ten mocks in as many days proved plenty in setting the tone for the top 10 of the 2020 NHL draft. Those mock scenarios — with the Tankathon simulator producing the draft lottery results — were well received for the most part, but several readers requested that I expand from the top 10 to the top 31, presumably to include their favourite team. I plan on accommodating — resuming thi...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Canada, New Jersey, Arizona, Kings, Finland, Detroit Red Wings, Quinn, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Detroit, Ducks


Kings’ 2019 Draft Class Catch-Up

The Los Angeles Kings desperately need an infusion of offense if they want to thrust themselves out of the NHL’s pile of bottom feeders. That’s one reason they selected Alex Turcotte with the No. 5 overall choice in 2019. But there are other needs the Kings tried to address by reeling in eight others from the sea of young, amateur talent in that draft. For instance, four of the nine were defensemen and three of those were of the offensive-minded kind who are considered longer-term projects. ...
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Kings or Maple Leafs – Who Won the Muzzin Trade?

In January of 2019, the Los Angeles Kings signalled to the hockey world that a rebuild was imminent. They traded defenseman Jake Muzzin to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Carl Grundstrom, the rights to Sean Durzi and a first-round pick, which LA used to get Tobias Björnfot. At the time, there was a mixed response as to who won the trade. The Maple Leafs got a top-pairing defenseman and gave up nothing on their current roster. The Kings got a high draft pick, a highly-touted defensive prospect, a...
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‘Lot Of Movies, Board Games, Anything To Stay Active’: Sacramento Kings Guard Kyle Guy On How He’s Passing Time During COVID-19 Outbreak

(CBS 13)- The NBA season is on “hiatus” until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league itself has seen several of its players test positive and be cleared of the virus. But, with the national stay at home guidelines being extended through the end of this month, it looks like it may be awhile before we see any basketball action. So, for the time being, players are very much in the same spot as the rest of us. Finding ways to kill time inside while also staying in shape. For Sacr...
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Today in Hockey History: April 2

April 2 has provided many great moments throughout National Hockey League history. Multiple records were broken by some of the biggest names of the sport. Some of those records still stand today. Coffey Brews a New Record Paul Coffey was one of the greatest offensive defensemen to ever play in the NHL. He averaged over a point per game during his Hall of Fame career with 1531 points in 1409 games over 21 seasons with nine different teams. Ray Bourque is the only defenseman in league hist...
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2020 NHL Draft: Top 10 Mock Scenarios 9.0

Mock 1.0Mock 2.0Mock 3.0Mock 4.0Mock 5.0Mock 6.0Mock 7.0Mock 8.0 In this series, I’ve been running the Tankathon simulator for the draft lottery on a daily basis and mocking the results for the top 10 leading up to the 2020 NHL draft — or until the actual lottery takes place to determine the official draft order. There are more than 30 different scenarios within the top-three picks, so this should provide plenty of entertainment for 30-plus days — for at least a month, if not longer, w...
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Whicker: Before the interruption, Kings were earning a pardon

The Kings haven’t lost since Feb. 23. So much for NHL parity. They carried a seven-game winning streak into the quarantine. They beat the likes of Pittsburgh, Colorado, Vegas (4-1 on the road) and Toronto. They gave up nine goals in those seven wins, and if you’re loading all the credit on the Kings’ goalies, note that they alternated Jonathan Quick and Cal Petersen throughout. That was two weeks of winning, with 12 games remaining, to put an exclamation point on what appeared to be a dreary six...
Tags: Sports, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Kings, NHL, Los Angeles Kings, Brown, South Bay, Ryan Getzlaf, Colorado Avalanche, Anze Kopitar, Kopitar, Mclellan


Are You A Fan Of These Virtual Games?

from Jack Harris of the LA Times, Play-by-play announcer Alex Faust set the table at the top of Sunday afternoon’s show, dropping nuggets of research into his opening lines. Analyst Jim Fox took over from there, serving up a scouting report for a game that wasn’t supposed to be. The two men weren’t previewing a real contest, the NHL season still suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, talking into cameras from the safety of their homes, they were trying their best to m...
Tags: Sport, Kings, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, LA Times, Jim Fox, Jack Harris, Alex Faust


After injury, Jack Jablonski making career moves with LA Kings

In a season in which the Kings didn’t acquire many big names, their biggest addition may well have been away from the ice when they signed Jack Jablonski to their media staff. A former 50-goal scorer at the Bantam level, today he provides leadership, inspiration and an insatiable thirst for hockey knowledge from his motorized wheelchair. Jablonski, 24, was once a promising high-school player whose coaches believed he could be a Division I forward. In 2011, his life was changed literally in an in...
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2020 NHL Draft: Top 10 Mock Scenarios 8.0

Mock 1.0Mock 2.0Mock 3.0Mock 4.0Mock 5.0Mock 6.0Mock 7.0 In this series, I’ve been running the Tankathon simulator for the draft lottery on a daily basis and mocking the results for the top 10 leading up to the 2020 NHL draft — or until the actual lottery takes place to determine the official draft order. There are more than 30 different scenarios within the top-three picks, so this should provide plenty of entertainment for 30-plus days — for at least a month, if not longer, while awa...
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Jets/Thrashers’ Top 10 Goal Scorers All-Time

In 1999, the Atlanta Thrashers began play as the NHL’s newest expansion team. After years of Ilya Kovalchuk scoring highlight-reel goals, the team relocated to Winnipeg in 2011 where the Winnipeg Jets 2.0 have played ever since. Related: Top 3 All-Time Jets Goalies Only being in the league for 20 years, players drafted in Winnipeg have climbed up the goalscoring leaderboard. Below is a list of the top 10 scorers in Thrashers/Jets history. 1. Ilya Kovalchuk — 328 Goals With the firs...
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Today in Hockey History: March 29

This date in hockey history saw the Great One break even more records, including one of his own. Also, one of the league’s “Original 6” franchises had plenty of success on March 29. There was also a good amount of goaltender history made on this date, including some by an accountant. More Records Shattered by 99 March 29 was one of many dates where Wayne Gretzky had big moments throughout his legendary career. In 1981, he picked up three assists the Edmonton Oilers’ 5-2 win at the Pitts...
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2020 NHL Draft: Top 10 Mock Scenarios 7.0

Mock 1.0Mock 2.0Mock 3.0Mock 4.0Mock 5.0Mock 6.0 In this series, I’ve been running the Tankathon simulator for the draft lottery on a daily basis and mocking the results for the top 10 leading up to the 2020 NHL draft — or until the actual lottery takes place to determine the official draft order. There are more than 30 different scenarios within the top-three picks, so this should provide plenty of entertainment for 30-plus days — for at least a month, if not longer, while awaiting th...
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Bruins’ Top 20 Goal Scorers All-Time

The Boston Bruins have had numerous prolific goalscorers in the team’s storied history, which dates back to 1924. Here are the best of the best: the top 20 Bruins’ scorers of all-time. 1. Johnny Bucyk, 545 Goals Nicknamed “Chief,” Bucyk scored a single-season high 51 goals in the 1970-71 campaign, the only year he’d hit the 50-goal plateau. After playing his first two National Hockey League seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, he was traded to Boston, where he played 21 seasons, from 1957...
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Vancouver Canucks News & Rumors: Pettersson, Rathbone, Miller & More

With the NHL play suspended for the foreseeable future, it seemed as if it might be time to look at some of the news that’s emerging from the Vancouver Canucks organization and review where the season stands just in case it will be officially over sometime in the near future. Related: Vancouver Canucks News & Rumors: Markstrom, Michaelis & Lockwood In this post, I want to help Canucks’ fans stay up-to-date with any news and rumors emerging from the Canucks. Item One: Remembering Elias ...
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McLellan Has Kings Playing the Right Way

Before the ‘pause,’ the sports world was consumed with the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal. So, when Los Angeles Kings’ head coach Todd McLellan said, “we’re not cheating a lot to win,” it raised a few eyebrows. Just saying the word “cheat” gets attention, but during this hyper-sensitive time in the same city as the Dodgers, it raised alarm bells. Related: NHL Owners – Who Are They? LA’s professional teams are pretty tight. For example, the Kings’ have Dodgers night, where the players...
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Flyers’ Top 20 Goal Scorers All-Time

Founded in 1967, the Philadelphia Flyers have been one of hockey’s most successful franchises over the last half-century. They have the third-highest all-time points percentage among NHL teams, trailing only the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights, a team that has yet to play three full seasons. This is the Flyers’ 52nd season. Unless the remainder of 2019-20 is cancelled, they will make the playoffs for the 40th time in franchise history, a playoff appearance rate of nearly 77%. ...
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2020 NHL Draft: Top 10 Mock Scenarios 6.0

Mock 1.0Mock 2.0Mock 3.0Mock 4.0Mock 5.0 In this series, I’ve been running the Tankathon simulator for the draft lottery on a daily basis and mocking the results for the top 10 leading up to the 2020 NHL draft — or until the actual lottery takes place to determine the official draft order. There are more than 30 different scenarios within the top-three picks, so this should provide plenty of entertainment for 30-plus days — for at least a month, if not longer, while awaiting the NHL’s ...
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Today in Hockey History: March 28

March 28 is a significant date in National Hockey League history with some of the biggest names and greatest players to ever take the ice having historic moments. Between some of the top goal-scorers and the best netminders hitting major milestones, this date belongs in the Hall of Fame. Gretzky Sets the All-Time Mark & More We could very easily rename this daily series “Things Wayne Gretzky Did Today” as it seems that the Great One made history every time he laced up skates. March 28 wa...
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Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf cooped up at home during coronavirus pandemic

Ryan Getzlaf said he spent three days this week building a chicken coop in his backyard. Off-ice workouts? Well, that’s a new one. His wood-frame construction job – plus chasing his four kids and two dogs around his Orange County house while under stay-at-home orders because of the COVID-19 pandemic – has kept the Ducks’ captain working up a pretty good sweat since the NHL suspended its season March 12. But a chicken coop? Seriously? Yes. Apparently, the Getzlaf household was out of eggs earlier...
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Lakers’ Anthony Davis pledges support to help healthcare workers, Staples Center employees

The Lakers vaulted to title contenders the moment they added Anthony Davis last summer — now a Los Angeles-based charitable effort to feed medical workers is looking for the same kind of infusion. Davis, the 27-year-old All-Star forward of the Lakers, has pledged up to $250,000 in matching donations for Help Feed the Frontline Fighting COVID-19, a grassroots campaign that seeks to feed 1000 healthcare workers at six L.A.-based hospitals for at least the next 30 days. Davis is joined in the partn...
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Hockey’s Scariest Goalie Mask and the Man Behind It

There have been many a memorable goalie mask to draw attention in the NHL. Some of them far more iconic than the netminders who donned them, while others were an extension of the goaltender’s persona. 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and Stanley Cup champion Eddie “The Eagle” Belfour comes to mind in particular, as the masks he wore in his 18 NHL seasons were typically emblazoned with a bald eagle along the sides. Plenty of other masks stand out too. Brian Hayward’s shark mask in San Jose. ...
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Lundqvist’s Top 5 Most Disappointing Playoff Moments

Henrik Lundqvist has been playing for the New York Rangers since the 2005-06 season. His arrival concluded a nine-year playoff drought and put the Blueshirts back on the map. In his career, the Rangers have been on numerous trips to the postseason, but they’ve come up short every time. Lundqvist has experienced all that heartbreak despite being one of the most statistically accomplished goaltenders to have ever played the game. Here’s a look back at the five most disappointing playoff moments in...
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