The Adjusted Power Play Percentages

Remember, the best power play is a motionless power play.

Power plays should be measured as an expression of goals per 2 minutes of power play time, not goals per power play opportunity, because not all power play opportunities are a full two minutes, so the percentages derived from them are unreliable.

Steve Tambellini – Snake Oil Salesman

Steve's Snake Oil Sales

Helene Elliot broke a story after talking to Dean Lombardi about the Kings frustration with the Edmonton Oilers over the fallout of the Ryan Smyth trade. The quote in particular that has the web buzzing is: “The bottom line for me, I would have rather invested my money with Bernie Madoff than invest in Edmonton’s … Continue reading

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tribute Video

Sellz video still

Do you like playoff hockey? Do you like Metallica? If you said yes to both, you had better get comfortable for the next 4:58. Video by @BuyorSellz, also a good follow for general sports news and disgruntled LA Dodgers rants.

Concerns About Gagne

LA Kings Insider insight

Insider Insight is a new feature on Crowned Royal that will, uh, display, the most brilliant hockey minds Southern California has to offer: the commenters on LA Kings Insider, Rich Hammond’s blog.

Why Simon Gagne Was Always the Kings’ Best 2011 UFA Option

Gagne celebrates

Some are suggesting that this was plan B, after Brad Richards, and is merely satisfactory. I actually think it is nothing short of ideal.

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