LA Kings Captain Dustin Brown. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Fortunate Is the Word

Rob Blake joined Rogie Vachon, Dave Taylor, Marcel Dionne, Luc Robitaille, and Wayne Gretzky amongst the rafters at Staples Center on Saturday night. The guys hang out up there most of the time, watching today’...
Lou Lamoriello

What Year Is It Again?

What year is this? Lou Lamoriello is standing behind the New Jersey bench coaching a team that is playing Scott Gomez against Ilya Bryzgalov in net—for the Anaheim Ducks. If you said 2006, you’d be right. And w...
Goalie Cory Schneider (#35) of the New Jersey Devils gets into position

Kings Blow It at Home

Regular readers of NHL media information probably know more than they need to about the Eastern Conference teams. Why is that? Because despite the fact that the Stanley Cup has been won by the West in six of th...
Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltender Jonathan Bernier. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Would Radio Silence Work?

With the Leafs in town to take on the Kings Monday (and the Ducks Wednesday), it seems like a good time to ask that pressing question: What’s up with the Toronto franchise, which again seems like it’s mired in ...
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Final Flash from Finland

The Ducks retired Selanne’s number, as I earlier reported at IH, but here are some more details about the evening.   The event was attended by a number of dignitaries, including the Ducks’ owners, th...
Anaheim Ducks shoulder patch on a player's jersey

Once In a Generation

It’s hard to overestimate the impact a player like Teemu Selanne has on the hockey culture of a city. But I’m pretty sure that if you measured the temperature (not literally) of Winnipeg and Anaheim today, you’...
Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Jets Outgun Kings

So the Kings finally made a lineup switch. Two, in fact, with Winnipeg coming in for a Saturday night contest which started, due to TV obligations, at 7pm rather than the familiar 7:30.   The switche...
Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers

Rangers Exact Revenge on Kings

The Kings are a remarkably consistent team. Their lineup rarely changes, except when someone gets hurt. They don’t even shift up their forward lines all that often. That’s only partly why I don’t feel so bad ha...
Coach Randy Carlyle

Babcock’s Way Too Smart for That

I got out of Toronto this week just before the Maple Leafs fired their coach, an event which has caused a hubbub of opinion ranging from, “About time,” to “What now?” Truth be told, most pundits and fans knew t...
Defenseman Robyn Regehr (#44) of the Los Angeles Kings shoves Left Wing Michael Raffl (#12) of the Philadelphia Flyers with one hand while teammate Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) tries to keep his eye on the puck

Catching Up with the Kings’ Depth Squad

Perhaps it’s just that we’re partway into the year and all the main stories have been told, but the media surrounding the LA Kings this week has focused on players other than the stars. Here are some updates re...