Kings Flying?!

The LA Kings had the chance to continue their spoiler ways as the Colorado Avalanche came into town on Monday night for a 7:30 pm start. The clue that the Kings are being taken seriously: Pavel Francouz was in ...

Not the 1990s

Continuing to play “who’s here and who’s gone” with the Kings, let’s take a  moment to  mourn the departure of Alec Martinez.  Why? Fans loved him, if not quite as much as they adore Kopitar, Doughty, Brown,...

The Kase for Backes

So let’s play the same game with the Anaheim Ducks as we did with the LA Kings last night. It’s called “who is missing?” And the answers start with Ondrej Kase. And end with Ondrej Kase. He’s a Bruin. Only t...

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 ...

Ducks Pull OT Miracle–Again

Neither team could afford to give up two points. Other teams fighting for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference didn’t want the game to be a three-point affair. That was the story at Honda Center on ...

What’s Right with Colorado?

How easy it must be to be discouraged if you’re Colorado. You’ve lost nine in a row and 19 of 21 (sparing one OT point). You really, really suck on defense. Your primary goalie is out, and the guy you use on th...

Heck of a Rebound

The Kings and Colorado faced off in LA on Wednesday night—weird for the LA team but necessary to be on US national TV—and this gave IH a chance to reflect on a couple of things. First, the Avs seem lost in a...