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CM Punk won't stop trolling Kings about missing playoffs

CM Punk is considered by many, including himself, as the best pro wrestler in the world. He’s also considered a really, really big Chicago Blackhawks fan. The wrestler-turned-UFC fighter is living the dream right now. After a messy divorce from the WWE, Punk is gearing up for his UFC debut later this year. He also gets to spend more time with his wife, former WWE diva AJ Lee,...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is 4v4 overtime hockey a crap shoot we can or should ignore?

Since the Los Angeles Kings have been eliminated from the playoffs there has been a lot of discussion about why a team with such a good possession game failed to make the playoffs. This included my article from yesterday which generated a fair amount of discussion as well. A lot of the discussion can be [...] The post Is 4v4 overtime hockey a crap shoot we can or should ignore? appeared...
Via HockeyAnalysis.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal bar unveils Stanley Cup made of bacon

So we just made this. #StanleyCup #SaltyCup #Bacon A photo posted by Brutus (@barbrutus) on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:12pm PDT Our friendly neighbors north of the border have given rise to a new job category it seems – “bacon artists” The so-called bacon artists at Bar Brutus, a drinking establishment in Montreal, unveiled this gross artery-clogging masterpiece ...
Via Low Brow Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: Reality sinks in

The Los Angeles Kings season hit a bitter end last Thursday, as the Kings lost 3-1 to the Calgary Flames. Going into Saturday, their last game of the season, it just didn’t seem to mean much. Sure, the team was going up against the rival San Jose Sharks, but what were they playing for at […] The post Los Angeles Kings: Reality sinks in appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings Players Locked Darryl Sutter Out Of The Dressing Room

LA Kings players LOCKED THEIR HEAD COACH Darryl Sutter out of the dressing room recently. Larry Brooks writes:Slap Shots has been told by two sources that the Kings locked the door to their locker room following a defeat on the road within the last two weeks so that Sutter could not get in and deliver what the players apparently expected to be another in a series of lectures/tirades...
Via Bob's Blitz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings GM Dean Lombardi admits that players did lockout coach Darryl Sutter

The Los Angeles Kings didn’t expect their season to go the way it did this season. After winning the Stanley Cup Finals last season, many are wondering if head coach Darryl Sutter will be back with the team next season. Especially after a report by the New York Post saying that the players locked Sutter out of the locker room after a recent road game. Kings general manager Dean...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings' Lombardi considers moves after champs miss playoffs

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi assembled a team that won two Stanley Cup titles and 10 playoff series in three seasons with the belief that teamwork and trust mattered as much as talent. After the Kings' remarkable run quietly ended Saturday, Lombardi has a long summer to contemplate how far he should extend that trust for another year. Los...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings, Flames, Avalanche and Possession Analytics

The other day I posted the following twitter comment after the Flames defeated the Kings to gain a playoff position while simultaneously eliminating the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings from the playoffs. In the hockey analytics ledger be sure to add #Flames in playoffs and #Kings out to the “what possession analytics didn’t [...] The post Kings, Flames, Avalanche...
Via HockeyAnalysis.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings Locked Darryl Sutter Out Of Locker Room After Recent Loss

Darryl Sutter’s act might be getting old in Los Angeles. The Kings have had plenty of success under Sutter — including two Stanley Cup wins — but there might have been a sizable rift between the coach and his players as the Kings ultimately missed the playoffs this season. Two sources told the New York Post’s Larry Brooks that Kings players locked Sutter out of the locker...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings locked dressing room door to avoid Sutter

The defending Stanley Cup champs won’t have the opportunity to defend their crown. Despite racking up 95 points, the Los Angeles Kings were outside of the playoff picture when the league wrapped up its regular season schedule. Aside from the usual disappointment tied to missing the playoffs, there was reportedly plenty of tension inside the Kings’ dressing room which may lead...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Lock Darryl Sutter out of Locker Room

The Los Angeles Kings have proven over the past few years that regular season success isn’t indicative of your quest to capture the Stanley Cup. They as a team are the epitomization of anything being possible if you are able to get into the post-season. With two Stanley Cups over the past three seasons under... The post Los Angeles Kings Lock Darryl Sutter out of Locker Room appeared...
Via The Garbage Time
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanner Pearson injury killed the Kings

In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Kings have become the first Stanley Cup champions to miss the playoffs the following season since the Carolina Hurricanes did it in 2006-07. While there are many reasons as to why this season didn’t pan out the way the reigning cup holders expected, losing key players through […] The post Tanner Pearson injury killed the Kings appeared...
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: why they missed the playoffs

Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Kings, they will not have the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons. On Thursday night, the Kings needed to win against the Calgary Flames in order to remain eligible for the playoffs. However, the Kings found themselves disappointed as they lost 3-1 to the Flames. The final blow to L.A.’s season came as the wild-card team...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings have lost control of own destiny

Following a rough stretch to end their season, the chances of the Kings making the playoffs are beginning to look more and more slim. While the team has fought valiantly to return to the postseason, they currently stand to be the fifth reigning Stanley Cup champion in history to miss the playoffs the following season. […] The post Los Angeles Kings have lost control of own destiny...
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Bachman gives up goal from center ice (Video)

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Richard Bachman gave up an embarrassing goal on a shot taken from center ice during the third period of Tuesday night's game against Los Angeles.Kings defenseman Drew Doughty brought the puck up from his own end and drilled the puck towards the net from the red line, and Bachman wasn't able to close his legs in time to stop the puck from going through...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Keep Winning, Control Their Own Destiny

Edmonton Oilers left wing Matt Fraser, second from left, and center Matt Hendricks, right front, vie with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr, center, as Nick Shore, left, and goalie Jonathan Quick watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) The Los Angeles Kings roller coaster season is finally reaching...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Gaborik, Carter lead surging Kings' 8-2 rout of Oilers

Marian Gaborik and Jeff Carter scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings moved up in the playoff chase with an 8-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Drew Doughty and captain Dustin Brown ended lengthy goal-scoring droughts in the first period to kick off the Kings' highest-scoring performance in a half-decade. They added three third-period goals against...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings sign forward Tanner Pearson to 2-year, $2.8 million extension

  The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Tanner Pearson to a two-year, $2.8 million contract extension. The defending Stanley Cup champions announced the deal Thursday. Pearson has scored 23 points in 67 games with the Kings. He played a prominent role last year in the Kings' run to their second championship in three seasons, scoring 12 points in 24 games on the so-called ''That...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: Desperate push for the playoffs

The Los Angeles Kings are about to finish a 5-game road trip on Monday against the Chicago Blackhawks. So far, the Kings have won three of the four games on the road trip as they beat the New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and New York Islanders but lost on Saturday night to the trending Minnesota Wild. With one more game on the road trip, the Kings will look to gain two more points...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Ice Girls Bikini Calendar Shoot Rivals Any Bikini Calendar Shoot Ever

The Los Angeles Kings Ice Girls just performed one of the most absurdly hot bikini calendar shoots for 2015. Buckle up.
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera Trade Paying Dividends for Brayden Mcnabb and Los Angeles Kings

Andrej Sekera #7 of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck in front of Lauri Korpikoski #28 of the Arizona Coyotes at Staples Center on March 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings won 1-0. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The month of March has been great for the Los Angeles Kings. Ever since Los Angeles traded for veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera, the team has gone...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 3/25

These rankings shows which teams are trending up and down based on the past week’s play. What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage, scoring chances for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings can be found here. Keep in mind that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Darth Vader wipes out on ice at hockey game (Video)

Just another day in the A... pic.twitter.com/16iI4RGoEl— Jason Chaimovitch (@JChaimo) March 22, 2015The Dark Side of the Force couldn't prevent Darth Vader from wiping out on the ice during pregame festivities at Sunday's Manchester Monarchs game.The AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings were holding Star Wars Night, and Monarchs mascot Max the Lion was escorting Darth Vader...
Via Holdout Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

There’s “a possibility” Mike Richards will return to the NHL

You could write countless articles and spend thousands of words trying to analyze the quick decline of Mike Richards. After arriving in Los Angeles, Richards’ offensive production slipped considerably. After averaging just over 72 points a season between 2007-08 and 2009-10, Richards averaged 39 a year with the Kings. One of those years you may be able to ignore due to the lockout...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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