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”

Senators: A Brief Look at Ottawa’s Coaching Candidates

When the Ottawa Senators canned Guy Boucher Friday, they put out a press release to detail exactly what they had in mind from a new bench boss. It was a list of characteristics, but it read like a final smack in the face to Boucher on his way out the door. The Senators are lookingContinue reading “Senators: A Brief Look at Ottawa’s Coaching Candidates”

Oilers: Todd McLellan Out, Ken Hitchcock In as New Head Coach

Add another name to the November firing line, as the Edmonton Oilers have canned head coach Todd McLellan. They’ve already named a replacement and it’s none other than Ken Hitchcock. Hitchcock will be behind the bench Tuesday when the Oilers face off against the San Jose Sharks. The move is not unexpected, but it doesContinue reading “Oilers: Todd McLellan Out, Ken Hitchcock In as New Head Coach”