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Carlyle's vaction is over + 30 Thoughts | Hockey | CBC Sports Randy Carlyle took his vacation. Now he's ready to go back to work. "For sure," he said Sunday (a day before the Kings job opened)...

"We were dead."


With Murray gone, who will lead Kings? - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN"I think it had to happen," one Kings player who requested anonymity told [Pierre LeBrun] via text message. "We were dead."

It's the right move, but I feel kind of sick


I'm sure you're all reading the same stuff I'm reading. Just consider this your Terry Murray open thread.

No, I refuse to refresh my browser every 30 seconds based on "poised to"


Kings close to firing Coach Terry Murray - Kings executives are poised to dismiss Coach Terry Murray this week, hoping to halt a string of disappointing performances and revive an...

Let us flash back to the 2002-2003 season...

48 - Slumping Sharks sack Sutter, assistant coaches - Sunday December 01, 2002 10:43 PM The San Jose Sharks fired coach Darryl Sutter and assistants Lorne Molleken and Rich Preston on...

Just how bad ARE the Kings?


Kings lose fourth consecutive game: Changes coming? - [...] Who stays and who goes? A night of nostalgia ended in boos by the Staples Center fans on Saturday night as Dallas beat the K...

Stars 2, "Kings" 1 -- Post-Game Bullets (by my eight year old)


We went to the game last night. My son's first game of the year. I did not color his opinion or influence him in any way. He loves the Kings. He can name every player and every number and every...

Moreau/Hunter: My Thoughts Exactly


Moreau clears waivers " LA Kings InsiderEthan Moreau cleared waivers this morning, but his ultimate fate has not yet been determined. There are a couple options, including Hunter accepting an...



[JftC members: this is my post-game review from the Minnesota loss, republished with a different title so that it will actually be seen. JftC non-members: you should be members.] From my season...

Wild 4, Kings 2 -- Post-Game Bullets? Why Bother?


From my season preview: Jewels from the Crown: 2011-12 Season Preview It's that time. Game #1 is three days away (at 10am on a Friday, but I'll take it). Now that Drew Doughty has signed, the...

My Lombardi-to-English translator appears to be broken


...because usually there's a pretty clear subtext in his interviews, but in this case, he's not giving up much. Mostly, he just reminds us that defense is important and you can't sacrifice it in...

Canadian World Juniors through the years


A great slideshow of the last twenty years of WJC Team Canada, including current or former Kings Mike Richards, Colin Fraser, Jarret Stoll (with golden curly hair), Drew Doughty, Thomas Hickey, B...

One Man's Ceiling is Another Man's Floor


Philadelphia Flyers: Where Have You Gone, Wayne Simmonds? | Bleacher ReportAlthough the orange and black currently lead the league in goals per game, Simmonds has not been the contributor he was...

Worth Keeping in Mind


The Hockey News: Why Ken Hitchcock likes Kris Russell"I’m not one of these guys who falls in love with points with younger players," Hitchcock said. "One thing about defensemen is anybody who...



Murray wants more from Loktionov " LA Kings Insider Murray wants more from Loktionov Posted by Rich Hammond on 6 December 2011, 9:30 am Andrei Loktionov got called up from the AHL after injuries...

Do the 7-Team Confervisions Really Have an Advantage Over the 8-Team Ones?


The uneven confervision* rosters are the most controversial aspect of the new format. It seems obvious that it's harder to beat out four teams to get into the playoffs than it is to beat out only...

Uh-oh: Realignment and the Bettman Point


This just occurred to me. We often complain about the fact that the "Bettman point" (the point awarded to the loser in OT/SO games) makes games less exciting because teams have an incentive to play...

Wait, double the non-conference games and half the games against rivals?


Sort of like if MLB decided to have the Dodgers play most of its games against the American League? NHL approves radical four-conference alignment plan - ESPN NHL officials approved a radical...

Prediction Update: x = 12 - y - (z-5)/2


Los Angeles Kings 2011-2012 Season Preview - Jewels From The Crown Prediction: I have no clue. So here you go: the Kings' conference seed will be determined by this equation: x = 12 - y - (z-5)/2 x...

New Lines?


Monday practice; new lines " LA Kings Insider Gagne-Kopitar-Williams Brown-Stoll-Hunter Penner-Loktionov-Moreau Clifford-Fraser-Westgarth Three Sets of New Lines: see if you can guess... -...

Habs 2, Kings 1 -- Post-Game Bullets


The Kings have scored 59 goals in 26 games. That's 29th in the league. 34 even-strength (5on5) goals. That's dead last. Mike Richards has 8 even-strength goals. Anze Kopitar and Simon Gagne...

Three Sets of New Lines: see if you can guess...


...which one is mine, which is Terry Murray's, which one is my parody of Terry Murray, and which was generated by my very own Murray Line Randomizer. 1. Simon Gagne - Anze Kopitar - Justin...

Oh, Kevin Dineen, I'm Sorry to Hear You're Insane


The view from Florida " LA Kings InsiderCOACH KEVIN DINEEN (on the game recap…) "We thoroughly outplayed them. They were trying to run around and chase us and hack us and slash us. When you are...

Kings through 24 games, 2005-2011


Here's a fun or stupid chart that shows the Kings' point totals after each of the first 24 games (i.e. to date) and at the end of the season (projected, in the case of 2011-12) for each season...

Okay, I'll Play Along: What I Would Give Up for Bobby Ryan


Apparently Bobby Ryan is being shopped around | ProHockeyTalk Leave it to Nick Kypreos to keep the pot stirred on the rumor mill. Last night, Sportsnet’s Darren Millard tweeted that Kypreos heard...

Kings 2 or 3, Sharks 0 -- Post-Game Bullets


It seemed pretty clear to me, especially on the replay from behind Brown and Voynov, that Voynov kicked, then Brown's stick went under Voynov's foot, then Brown's stick (not Voynov's foot) hit the...

Sortable Coaches


NHL coaches, minimum 200 games, sorted by cups, then playoff wins, then playoff win percentage. Columns are sortable (click on headers). (PG, PW, PL = playoff games, playoff wins, playoff losses.)...

Terry Murray Line Combinator Strikes Again


Here is Terry Murray's new set of line combinations, and three sets I generated randomly by repeatedly assigning each player an integer and sorting accordingly by position. See if you can figure...

Hawks 2, Kings 1 - Post-Game Bullets


Trent Hunter, you suck. Twice. That is all.

Inventory of Thanks


Behold the annual cliche of the "what I'm thankful for" post.  Drew Doughty signed. Andrei Loktionov is on the Kings roster. He looks bigger somehow. Slava Voynov is on the Kings roster. He looks...

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