Kings: Your Yearly Reminder That It’s Time for LA to Re-Tool

The Los Angeles Kings are out of playoff contention, of course. It was Monday’s loss to the Winnipeg Jets that sealed the deal, with the Kings’ 1-6-0 record over their last seven games hardly indicative of a playoff-ready club. So, what happened? Los Angeles has, after all, missed the playoffs in three of their lastContinue reading “Kings: Your Yearly Reminder That It’s Time for LA to Re-Tool”

Capitals: Washington Speeds Up with Hagelin Swap

When the Washington Capitals put Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers, you knew something was up. And when Smith-Pelly cleared waivers, it happened. The Capitals traded a pair of picks – one third-rounder for 2019 and a conditional sixth-rounder for 2020 – to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for winger Carl Hagelin. The deal instantly raisesContinue reading “Capitals: Washington Speeds Up with Hagelin Swap”

Why the Penguins Will Win the Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh Penguins could very well win it all against the San Jose Sharks, as some brave souls have predicted. And in the interest of digging deeper, it’s time to lay out the case for the Penguins as Stanley Cup champions and to explore some of the storylines to watch when the action gets underwayContinue reading “Why the Penguins Will Win the Stanley Cup”