Los Angeles Kings Complete Historic Playoff Run

When Patrick Marleau netted an overtime winner in the first round of the NHL playoffs to put the San Jose Sharks up 3-0 in their series with Los Angeles, very few still envisioned the Kings hoisting their second Stanley Cup in three years.

Kings-Blackhawks Series Was One to Remember

Too often in sports, people, myself included, will get caught up in the moment of a great game, series, or performance and declare it as “epic” or “legendary,” even if it really didn’t quite live up to such a billing.

However, the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks was one of the best series in recent memory, not just in the NHL, but in all of sports.

Why you shouldn’t count the Chicago Blackhawks out just yet

Things are bad if you’re the Chicago Blackhawks.

After taking an early 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals, the ‘Hawks now find themselves down 3-1 and have been soundly beaten in every important aspect of the game. The Los Angeles Kings have outplayed the ‘Hawks defensively, in the face-off circle, and on the power play.

Is Los Angeles currently the “worst” sports city in America?

To be clear and fair, by “worst,” I mean the most disappointing, considering cities like Atlanta, Miami, Tampa and Charlotte have abysmal pro sports fans, and there are many places (New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, et al.) totally uninterested in collegiate sports.  But what city currently has more disappointing sports teams, despite high payrolls and lofty expectations, than […]

L.A. Kings Go From 8th Seed to Dominant, Memorable Champions

The Kings entered the league in 1968 during the first of many expansions by the NHL and have sat idly by watching other teams hoist the cup and call themselves champions. Now it’s Los Angeles’ turn to revel in that glory.

Stanley Cup Finals: Why You Should Want the L.A. Kings to Win the Stanley Cup

The 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been the most entertaining NHL playoffs in the past couple of years. Sadly, the beginning of the end starts this Wednesday as the Los Angeles take on the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Stanley Cup Finals Preview and Prediction: Los Angeles Kings v New Jersey Devils

The 2012 Stanley Cup is set to begin Wednesday May 30th between the eighth seeded Los Angeles Kings and the sixth seeded New Jersey Devils. It is one of the most unlikely matchups in years.

NHL Playoffs: Are We Seeing a Paradigm Shift In The Western Conference?

It was surprising to see was how well the defensive-orientated teams did against offensive-orientated teams, especially in the Western Conference. Is this the beginning of a paradigm shift?

2012 NHL Playoffs: Round 1 Western Conference Previews & Predictions

Peter Stewart has already provided Round 1 Eastern Conference previews and predictions. Now we’ll take a look at the first-round matchups for the Western Conference.

NHL Trade Deadline Analysis of Jeff Carter, Derek Roy, Marek Zidlicky, and Jonathan Bernier

Here’s a look at some players that are under contract at least through the 2012-13 season that could have a new address by the February 27th trade deadline.

NHL Playoffs Preview: 1st Round Matchups and Predictions

It’s NHL playoff time again. This year looks to provide some intriguing matchups to go along with the standard blow-outs. Let’s get to it, with previews and predictions of each 1st round series.