Found September 30, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Scott Cullen of TSN, After winning the Stanley Cup in June, the Chicago Blackhawks remain the top-ranked team in the NHL Power Rankings to open the 2013-2014 NHL season, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins -- the usual suspects. What really works in the Blackhawks' favour this time around, as opposed to following their 2010 Stanley Cup, is that, even with a decreasing salary cap, they didn't have to gut the roster. Sure, there are some tweaks, but it's very much the same cast from last season, with a few prospects making the jump from the farm and veteran goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin returning to Chicago, giving Corey Crawford an accomplished backup. It's not as though maintaining close to the status quo automatically grants the Blackhawks the number one ranking, but even with their questions -- that number two centre spot still looks like it needs to be addressed -- they are in the best position entering th...

The Kings will win the Stanley Cup if…

The NHL season is about to get under way and like most teams the Los Angeles Kings have high expectations. The difference between the Kings and most other teams is that the expectations are realistic. This is because LA is fresh off a trip to the Western Conference Final in 2013 and a Stanley Cup Championship in 2012. Additionally, the Kings are coming into the 2013-2014 season with...

LA Kings loan Toffoli, Vey, Pearson to Manchester

The Los Angeles Kings have loaned right wing Tyler Toffoli to their AHL affiliate in Manchester. The Kings also loaned center Linden Vey and left wing Tanner Pearson to Manchester on Sunday. The 21-year-old Toffoli played in 10 regular-season games last season, scoring five points in his first career NHL action. He also appeared in 12 playoff contests, scoring six points while...

Kings loan Toffoli to Manchester

The Los Angeles Kings released goalie Mathieu Garon and loaned right wing Tyler Toffoli to their American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester on Sunday. The Kings also loaned center Linden Vey and left wing Tanner Pearson to Manchester. Garon joined the Kings for a training camp tryout but failed to beat out Ben Scrivens for the backup job behind Jonathan Quick. Garon played...

2013-2014 Regular Season Predictions: Western Conference by   Jack Weber

Pacific Division: 1.) Los Angeles Kings. I could just refer you to my season preview for the Kings (, but if you don’t want to read all of that, here it is in a nutshell — the Kings are coming off of a trip to the Western Conference final after winning the Stanley Cup, a run that proved they weren’t [...]

Tweet Of The Week- LA Kings

Everyone’s favorite NHL Twitter account is back for another season of hilarious tweets. Yes the guys behind the Los Angeles Kings are ready to entertain us for the upcoming season. But it all starts with the preseason: The NHL opens its doors to the 2013-14 season on Tuesday night with a slate of 3 games. To all the hockey fans out there, have a great season. -Malamud

Los Angeles Kings 2013-2014 Season Preview by   Jack Weber

The Los Angeles Kings failed to defend their title as the defending Stanley Cup champions last season, surrendering it to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference final who would go on to take the title for themselves, and now they’re getting ready to try to reclaim that title, for what would be their second Cup in three years but [...]

Blackhawks biggest obstacle? Likely the LA Kings again

The LA Kings will probably be the biggest obstacle the Chicago Blackhawks will face when it comes to returning to the Stanley Cup Final. I know that is shocking to absolutely no one, and is anything but going out on a limb. After all the LA Kings are the exact team that the Hawks defeated to reach the Final, and the previous Stanley Cup champion before Chicago. Their best player...
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