Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck during the first period

Angry All Summer

It wasn’t just a slow start. It was practically no start at all that the LA Kings got off to on Friday night with their season on the line. The reasons? The non-conspiracy types might have said that it was the ...
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 ...
Joe Thorton prepares for a faceoff in the San Jose Sharks' game against the New Jersey Devils on October 18, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Battening Down the Hatches

It’s definitely a glass-half-empty, glass-half-full being an Anaheim Ducks fan right now. On the one hand, they’ve had a historically bad start, though it’s hardly sensible to talk about starting when the NHL s...
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’...