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The Strange and Fantastic Tale of Peter Budaj

Just a few days ago, we discussed the turnaround of Jake Allen and how his comeback of sorts was fuelling the St. Louis Blues. That conversation led yours truly to the discovery of another comeback, only this one is much more significant and much more incredible. I’m talking about goaltender Peter Budaj. The man with […]

Colorado Trades Jarome Iginla to Kings

The Colorado Avalanche have traded forward Jarome Iginla to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The 39-year-old Edmonton native has 19 years of NHL experience under his belt and still packs a punch. He has a lethal shot, even if his production has tapered off over […]

Tampa Trades Ben Bishop to Los Angeles

The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded goalie Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for goalie Peter Budaj, defenceman Erik Cernak, a seventh round pick for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, and a conditional pick. The trade sends a interesting message as to the Kings’ intentions in goal, what with Jonathan Quick just […]

Kings’ Goaltending Issues Continue

To say things aren’t going according to plan in Los Angeles would be an understatement for the Kings. As news emerged on Monday that goalie Jeff Zatkoff would be missing no more than a week due to a groin injury he suffered on Saturday, there was at least a silver lining. “I think a week […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Los Angeles Kings

After a little time away, we’re back with our look at the Los Angeles Kings. The club finished 48-28-6 last season, just a point behind the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks. They were eliminated by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs and issues of team depth came to the fore. This […]

The Dustin Brown Problem

It was way back on Friday that reports emerged out of Los Angeles that suggested Dustin Brown was to be stripped of the Kings’ captaincy. Brown is/was the longest-serving captain in franchise history and it could be argued that he was responsible for one of the most successful eras the Kings have ever experienced. They […]

San Jose Sharks Eliminate Los Angeles Kings

The San Jose Sharks finally got the job done against the Los Angeles Kings and put their California rivals to bed with a 6-3 victory in Game Five of their first round playoff series. The win marks sure absolution for the Sharks, as they blew a 3-0 series lead last time they met the Kings […]

Breaking It Down: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings

It’s playoff time again, which means it’s also time for our Breaking It Down series. That’s where I – and I alone – take a look at the post-season matchups and provide is a snapshot of the action to come. This edition features a look at the Western Conference bout between the Los Angeles Kings […]

Quick Gets 41st Shutout, Leads All US-Born Goalies

After shutting out the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night, Los Angeles Kings netminder Jonathan Quick collected his 41st career shutout and vaulted himself into first place for the most shutouts by a United States-born goalie. Quick made 32 saves at the United Center, including 16 saves in the third period, and handed Chicago yet another […]

Carolina Trades Kris Versteeg to the Los Angeles Kings

The Carolina Hurricanes have traded forward Kris Versteeg to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Valentin Zykov and a conditional fifth round draft pick. This is the second trade for the Hurricanes on a busy Sunday, with the movement of Eric Staal to the New York Rangers taking place earlier in the day. Versteeg […]

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