Blenderized

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The coach of the other local NHL team, John Stevens of the LA Kings, used the “blender” metaphor last week to describe the changes his team needed to make to jolt themselves into scoring some...

Just in Time

Reporters crowding the Anaheim Ducks locker room after their 6-3 win versus the Rangers Sunday night wanted to read things this way: The team is clicking; Bob Murray is a genius for bringing in Patrick Eaves, w...

All But Done

The Rangers, from a distance, look like a big team. Physically big. Like it would be hard to get the puck off them. Perhaps that’s why the Kings made so many mistakes against them in the early going of their ga...

Not Necessarily Connected

Your superstar comes back from injury, and what do you do with him? This was actually a bigger problem for the LA Kings on Wednesday night than it might at first have seemed to be. The team had been percolating...

Enroth Buoys Up Kings

The LA Kings lost at home Tuesday night 3-2, beaten by a veteran who used to play for them, Brad Richardson, but really defeated by what their coach indicated was a soft effort on defense. In fact, he was so di...

NHL Prelude: The Dark Horses of the East and West

Every year it seems harder and harder to predict and decipher which 16 teams will compete for the coveted Stanley Cup. Typically there are teams who, despite having exceptional players or an above- par season, ...

Shifting To and Fro

Can the LA Kings score goals? Not exactly. In their last six games, they’ve notched totals of 2-0-2-2-3-1. Can they score goals with Marian Gaborik in their lineup? Better question. But still, the answer’s no. ...