Found February 19, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, The Kings, who lost only four of 20 games as they soared to their first-ever NHL championship last spring, have yet to take off this season as they prepare for the Edmonton Oilers’ top wings, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rexall Place. With a third of the NHL’s 48-game lockout season fast approaching, the Kings are going nowhere fast. They’re a pedestrian 5-6-2, which puts them 14th in the Western Conference. There’s been some mechanical failures that need fixing — they are 22nd on the power play, 17th on the penalty kill, only 21 even-strength goals, way too many players with zero or no goals. Los Angeles has scored only 30 goals, the fewest in the league, which puts all the heat on the two Masked Jonathans — Quick and Bernier — in the net. Quick, the playoff MVP and Vezina Trophy runner-up, is still fast post-to-post, but not as all-world as last season, when he had a .895 save percentage and 2.74 goals-...

Hot Hemsky

from Tim Wharnsby of CBC, When the Edmonton Oilers signed Ales Hemsky to a two-year, $10-million US extension a year ago, the Twitter feed down the highway for the Calgary Flames called the move a joke. Plenty in the hockey world snickered. After all, Hemsky had scored only five times in the 47 games before the extension was signed. But since then, he has scored 31 goals...

Cullen's two goals lift Wild over Oilers, 3-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) --Matt Cullen had two goals and an assist to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Devin Setoguchi also scored for Minnesota (8-6-2), which has won two straight. Niklas Backstrom made 25 saves in the victory. Ryan Smyth had the lone goal for the Oilers (6-7-3), who have lost three of the first four in a five-game homestand...


FIRST.... read THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW for the LA Kings vs the Edmonton Oilers... exclusively at LA THEN, listen to a Brand New Episode of All The Kings Men Podcast where myself, Jesse Cohen and John Hoven from Mayor's Manor chat about the past week of LA Kings hockey and the burgeoning LA Kings Goalie Controversy™!!! I feel like we are one...
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