Archive for February, 2012

Malone vs Emelin

Malone vs Emelin

Was Emelin’s hit dirty? No, can’t say it was. Yes, Malone did not have the puck and he was called for interference but it was a payback hit for an earlier one. Brewer’s reaction was and wasn’t warranted. Was Malone’s reaction over the top? Yes, it was definitely not necessary. He attacks Emelin and is punching him from behind, that’s […]

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Mike Richards and Justin Falk chase down a loose puck during the Kings' 4-0 win over the Wild at Xcel Energy Center on February 28th, 2012. (Photo by Andy King/NHLI via Getty Images)

Why Doesn’t This Team Show Up More Often?

What do you know, the pattern continued again! Now in the last five games, the Kings have scored four goals, then one goal, then four, then one, and then tonight, they picked up four, and more importantly, they picked up two huge points. The Kings used to just stink at scoring, but lately they’ve just been inconsistent. Progress! The Kings […]

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Alec Martinez and Matt Cullen reach for a loose puck during the Wild's 1-0 shootout win over the Kings at Xcel Energy Center on February 1st, 2011. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)

Kings Look to Rebound with Two Needed Points in Minnesota

After once again failing to build on momentum by losing another tough game yesterday in Nashville, the Kings must immediately put that loss behind them and pick up two points today, as they’re in Minnesota to take on the Wild. It’s the third of four meetings on the season between these two Western Conference teams, but just the first of […]

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Leafs Lineup Staying The Same After Trade Deadline

Leafs Lineup Staying The Same After Trade Deadline

  OAKVILLE, ON  After the trade deadline the Leafs lineup remains the same as before. The Leafs made 2 trade deadline trades acquiring Carter Ashton and Mark Fraser in 2 seperate trades with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Anaheim Ducks. During his press conference after he had made the 2 trades Leafs GM Brian Burke stated, “ We feel we’ve […]

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2012 NHL Free Agents-Unrestricted Centermen

2012 NHL Free Agents-Unrestricted Centermen

Player 2011-12 Team 11-12 Cap Hit Daymond Langkow Phoenix Coyotes $4,500,000 Jarret Stoll Los Angeles Kings $3,600,000 Jochen Hecht Buffalo Sabres $3,525,000 Olli Jokinen Calgary Flames $3,000,000 Mikhail Grabovski Toronto Maple Leafs $2,900,000 Jiri Hudler Detroit Red Wings $2,875,000 Jason Arnott St. Louis Blues $2,800,000 Samuel Pahlsson Vancouver Canucks $2,650,000 Saku Koivu Anaheim Ducks $2,500,000 Paul Gaustad Nashville Predators $2,300,000 […]

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Hal Gill watches as Jeff Carter and Craig Smith battle for position during the Predators' 2-1 win over the Kings at Bridgestone Arena on February 27th, 2012. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Pattern Continues

Remember when I said before the game that the Kings were inconsistent? Well, maybe they are consistent after all. In their last four games, they’ve scored four goals, then one goal, then four goals, then one goal. Whenever they play well and win a game, you know they’re not going to play well the next game and you know they’re […]

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Jaromir Jagr, who scored two goals on Saturday night, doing his legendary salute.

2012 NHL Free Agents-Unrestricted Wingers

Player 2011-12 Team 11-12 Cap Hit Brian Rolston New York Islanders $5,062,000 Shane Doan Phoenix Coyotes $4,550,000 Teemu Selanne Anaheim Ducks $4,000,000 Brad Boyes Buffalo Sabres $4,000,000 Jaromir Jagr Philadelphia Flyers $3,300,000 Ales Kotalik Buffalo Sabres $3,000,000 Jamie Langenbrunner St. Louis Blues $2,800,000 Milan Hejduk Colorado Avalanche $2,600,000 David Jones Colorado Avalanche $2,500,000 Mikael Samuelsson Florida Panthers $2,500,000 Mike Knuble […]

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2012 NHL Free Agents-Unrestricted Defenseman

Player 2011-12 Team 11-12 Cap Hit Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings $6,200,000 Michal Rozsival Phoenix Coyotes $5,000,000 Dennis Wideman Washington Capitals $3,875,000 Pavel Kubina Philadelphia Flyers $3,850,000 Jaroslav Spacek Carolina Hurricanes $3,833,000 Brad Stuart Detroit Red Wings $3,750,000 Filip Kuba Ottawa Senators $3,700,000 Barret Jackman St. Louis Blues $3,625,000 Cory Sarich Calgary Flames $3,600,000 Willie Mitchell Los Angeles Kings $3,500,000 […]

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