2019-2020 Season Preview: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings would rather forget all about last season. They finished with just 71 points, their fewest since 2006-2007, and bowled their way through a few coaches until settling on Todd McLellan. He was hired April 16 after the ejecting of Willie Desjardins, who was brought in to replace John Stevens after aContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Los Angeles Kings”

What Went Wrong: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs for the third time in five seasons in 2018-2019 and it’s safe to say nobody was all that surprised. The Kings finished eighth in the Pacific Division and 15th in the Western Conference, posting a 31-42-9 record. They scored just 202 goals, with only the Anaheim Ducks scoringContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Los Angeles Kings”

Sharks: San Jose Signs Karlsson to Lucrative Eight-Year Deal

The speculation is over already, as defenceman Erik Karlsson will remain with the San Jose Sharks over the long haul. The Sharks re-signed their pending free agent to an eight-year deal worth $92 million Monday. “I’m excited to continue the chase for the ultimate prize: the Stanley Cup,” Karlsson said. “Last year was an unbelievableContinue reading “Sharks: San Jose Signs Karlsson to Lucrative Eight-Year Deal”

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”