More of the Dead

As a misread metaphor, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) might have been better used for the LA Kings than the Anaheim Ducks  as each team used the motif to promote its weekend games. The festival honors and...

The Way Too Early NHL Power Rankings 2019-2020

Year in and year out the NHL can fluctuate tremendously. The teams that should have been good are irrelevant, and teams that have a so-so roster end up making cup runs. It’s sports, and it happens; but it happe...

Lizotte Keeps Passing Superbly

It was Kings-Ducks Monday night in the first Freeway Faceoff of the year at Staples Center. Well, the unofficial first. It’s not a Faceoff, official-like, until the regular season. The fans turned up in OK numb...

Ready for Camp

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter who wins these NHL rookie tournaments. Heck, it doesn’t even matter who wins the individual games. The Ducks, for instance, went 2-0-1 in the three games of the nine-game set they ...

Starved on Left Coast

Six teams’ worth of rookies, around 150 altogether, gathered near Anaheim the weekend of September 7-10 to contest the 2019 Anaheim Rookie Faceoff tournament at the brand new Great Park Ice and Fivepoint Arena ...

Free Agency Looms with Above-Average Group

And now the fun begins. A trio of cap dump deals helped save the weekend during the second round of the what was an otherwise dull draft. At least in terms of NHL bodies changing uniforms. Patrick Marle...

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