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 ...
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...
Eric Staal waits for the puck drop.(Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Quarter-pole Win for Kings

Carolina came into LA Thursday night eighth in the East’s wildcard race. That means they were way out of the playoffs. And they didn’t have the excuse of having games in hand. They just haven’t won much this ye...
Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save with his glove

Kings All Fugued Up

Every year about this time, the Kings experience what psychiatrists would call a “fugue,” which is a time when someone suffers from loss of memory, begins a new life, and when she or he recovers, doesn’t rememb...
Jason LaBarbera

Jason Labarbera: Clutch NHL Performer?

ANAHEIM, CA -- In 11 seasons of NHL hockey, Anaheim Ducks' third string goaltender Jason Labarbera hasn't played in very many pivotal nationally televised games, but on Wednesday night at the Honda Center, he d...
LA Kings Goaltender Martin Jones .(Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Kings Need McSomething

I’m going to steal a joke from my friend Dennis Bernstein, writer for www.thefourthperiod.com, who said on twitter that the way the Kings are going, signing defensemen, their next one will be McFlurry. That’s b...
Vancouver Canucks Left Wing Daniel Sedin. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Canucks Lack Nothing

Sunday night, the Anaheim Ducks looked to put a whumping on the Canucks something like the Kings had done 23 hours prior, when they’d beaten them 5-1 and chased Ryan Miller from the crease after two periods. ...
Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32), Left Wing Dwight King (#74) and Defenseman Alec Martinez (#27) of the Los Angeles Kings watch the airborne puck

Vancouver Magic Goes Poof!

You know that saying, “Fifty is the new forty”? How about “red is the new black?” What about “Vancouver is the new Toronto”? In hockey terms, that’s just what’s happening. Here’s what I mean.   Year ...
A New York Islanders fan holds a sign in support of his team as Anders Lee walks to the dressing room. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Shifting To and Fro

Can the LA Kings score goals? Not exactly. In their last six games, they’ve notched totals of 2-0-2-2-3-1. Can they score goals with Marian Gaborik in their lineup? Better question. But still, the answer’s no. ...