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...
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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...
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, ...
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 ...
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 fan...
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 update...
Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save with his glove

One Save, Many Iterations

All it takes is one save to make a career. Exaggeration? Maybe, but it’s one save repeatedly made, a great one, that has made Jonathan Quick the hero of the LA Kings nation. Monday night, he did it once more....
Vyacheslav "Slava" Voynov. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Kings Put Dunce Caps On

“This was clearly a mistake on our part and we accept full responsibility.  It is incumbent upon us to be more vigilant in managing this situation to ensure that Slava’s allowable training activities alway...
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask #40

Ducks Best B’s

The twins were split up! That was the big news on Saturday as the Ducks went down 5-1 against San Jose after dropping a weak and uncoordinated effort to Chicago on Friday last. The reason Getzlaf and Perry were...