WATCH: LA Kings Video Practice Report (1/31/14)

Before you get to the 4 videos below, here’s my take on today. Practice was intense, physical and lasted an hour. My observation of the player’s overall mood was focused and determined. They weren’t down at all that I could see. The coaching staff was all business, even at times when players joked, yelped and […] Read more

WATCH: Kings vs. Canucks Pre-Game Report

Kings vs. Canucks Pre-Game Report #1 – Morning Skate Review An review of the 20 minute skate, a look at possible changes in the lineup tonight plus a classic rock/paper/scissors battle between Kopitar and Fraser I totally missed while commentating but got on video. Kopi won of course. Kings vs. Canucks Pre-Game Report #2 – […] Read more

“Solid chance” Scrivens starts against Canadiens?

Via: PROFESSOR’S KNOWLEDGE: There’s a solid chance Ben Scrivens returns to the crease for the Kings tonight. He has the most experience against the Montreal Canadiens in recent years; two seasons in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform. Scrivens has three career starts against the Canadiens, including his NHL debut on April 7th, 2011 at Montreal’s […] Read more

Where’s Scrivens? Sutter’s handling of goalies has fans guessing

For a guy who’s at or near the top of every goalie stat in the NHL, the Kings current “#1 goaltender” Ben Scrivens is all of the sudden having trouble getting playing time. Scrivens, who earned the backup position in LA, was thrust into the limelight when the Kings franchise goalie, Jonathan Quick, went down […] Read more

Sutter: Regehr “our most consistent defenseman” this year…

This from Sutter about Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr after today’s morning skate: I think Robyn, other than a couple games this year, has been our most consistent defenseman. So we put him with a young guy, and hopefully it elevates their games. Slava, when he’s skating, is an effective player. When he’s not, he’s not. […] Read more

UPDATE: Carter joins Clifford on ice after morning skate…

The Twitterverse was aflame this morning after the Kings ended their morning skate ahead of their matchup versus the Lightning tonight. The Skinny: Ben Scrivens left the ice first meaning he will likely start. Colin Fraser and Jordan Nolan stayed on after the skate meaning they will likely be scratched. Kyle Clifford, who was presumed […] Read more

Audio Interviews with Scrivens, Doughty, Sutter and Ranford…

Context is everything, they say. And that’s what you get when you visit Gann Matsuda’s Frozen Royalty. That’s because he often posts raw audio interviews with players and coaches. Most of the time those interviews are posted the day after and placed at the very bottom of his post, such as the case in the […] Read more