LA Kings: Month vs. Pacific Division Proves Difficult

LOS ANGELES — In the month of November, the Los Angeles Kings failed to take advantage of facing Pacific Division rivals in eleven straight games, taking a nose dive right into the cellar of the National Hockey League’s Western Conference.

Kings head coach Marc Crawford referred to November as a “divisional month.” And even though no team qualifies for the playoffs or is eliminated from the post-season party in the second month of the season, the Kings have certainly made their quest for a playoff berth much more difficult. Read more of this post

LA Kings: November Hiatus For Hollywood Hockey?

LOS ANGELES — In case you weren’t aware, the 2007-08 National Hockey League season is still going on. But that has been very easy to forget in the Los Angeles area with the Los Angeles Kings sitting on the sidelines all week.

Indeed, the Kings have been reduced to being spectators this week, having been given the week off by the NHL’s scheduling gurus. Read more of this post

Los Angeles Kings: Stepping Up

LOS ANGELES — Riding on the wave of a four-game winning streak, the Los Angeles Kings found themselves in uncharted waters after their 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on October 27 at Staples Center.

That win put in the Kings into a tie for first place in the Pacific Division with the Dallas Stars.

That bit of news would likely cause one to have to read that again to make sure they weren’t hallucinating. Either that, or it would cause one to laugh hysterically at the obvious joke.

We can assure those of you who fear hallucinations that you are not hallucinating (at least, not regarding the Kings). And for those of you who are laughing, the joke is on you. Read more of this post

Los Angeles Kings: Looking Much Better

LOS ANGELES — After losing five straight games following their season opening win in London, England, the Los Angeles Kings have now won three of their last four games and are playing much better hockey.

During their five-game losing streak, the Kings were, in a word, horrendous. They were stumbling and bumbling their way through each game, making one glaring, fundamental mistake after another, with the puck winding up in the back of their net each time.

At least for now, the Kings appear to have righted the ship. The glaring mistakes have disappeared as the players have bought into the system and are trusting each other. Read more of this post

LA Kings: To The Abyss, Or Righting The Ship?

LOS ANGELES — Until they earned a 4-3 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild on October 16, the Los Angeles Kings had been hurtling into the abyss. Read more of this post

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