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Not Necessarily Connected

Your superstar comes back from injury, and what do you do with him? This was actually a bigger problem for the LA Kings on Wednesday night than it might at first have seemed to be. The team had been percolating...
Mike Zitek

My 500th NHL Game Very Good

The Ducks should have been the rested, and thus faster, team Sunday night with LA in town. Empirically, they’re the faster team anyway, but man, they didn’t look it aginst the Kings. The LA team, by the way, ha...
Defenseman Brent Burns (#88) of the San Jose Sharks during the warm-ups

Do You Recognize (an) Offense?

Drew Doughty said a few weeks ago that the Kings know how to play a certain way and can do it consistently since they’ve been at it a long while. What was he talking about? The confident, defensively excellent ...
Goalie Keith Kinkaid (#1) of the New Jersey Devils during the third period

Kinkaid Chills Kings

The LA Kings should have been energized entering their Saturday evening game against New Jersey. The Devils aren’t playing all that well, sitting seventh in their conference and fifth in the East’s wildcard rac...
Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu (9) during a NHL game on November 19th, 2015. (Brian Fluharty/ Inside Hockey)

Not Always 3-2

The Kings have once again shifted their lines around, but it’s more a matter of maximizing what they have than punishing anyone. After all, the team has won two games (coming into Thursday, when the Wild came t...
Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar prepares for a faceoff du

Kings Sign Kopitar, Collapse

The big news in LA, the news that trumps all other news: we finally have a football team. Wait. This is Inside Hockey, so you probably don’t care about that. Me neither. No, it was this: number 11 is now and...
Bo Horvat (VAN - 53) sports a poppy for Remembrance Day.

No Big Surprise

What’s up with LA? Not the people, nor the city—the hockey team. Coming into Tuesday, they’ve won two of the last three and gained a point in the other. They lost two before that, but back to mid-November, they...
NHL 2014 - Mar 24 - LAK vs PHI - Center Jeff Carter (#77) of the Los Angeles Kings

Black Saturday for Chicago

Black Friday was good to the Blackhawks. It took Chicago just 1:14 to dismantle the Anaheim Ducks Friday afternoon. That’s the span of time between their two goals, scored late in the going to tie the game at t...
Goalie Darcy Kuemper (#35) of the Minnesota Wild rolls on his back to stop the puck

Finally, Points

Everyone else is running away from the LA Kings, with even the Minnesota Wild, not most people’s pick for the Central Division crown prior to the season. Heck, even in numbers, the Kings are lagging nearly ever...
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Awful. Just awful.

Awful. There’s little more to say about the LA Kings’ performance thus far this season. Blame one of several things, as fans and media members have done in LA this week. Pick from the goalie, players lagging on...