So Penner, at 6’4″ 245 pounds, provides even more toughness to an already gritty lineup. But he has mainly been brought in to help with the above-the-line stats on the score-sheet.
Will Dean Lombardi add that winger to help the Kings put pucks in the net?
These videos are from Wednesday night’s game against the Blue Jackets, a game the Kings won. The team has figured out how to cater to their strengths; unfortunately, these strengths don’t always make for pretty hockey.
Outdoor hockey is amazing. There’s something about seeing hockey while seeing your breath that makes it seem right.
The Shootout is a time honored tradition, instituted in the NHL back in 2005. It is unquestionably the most revered way for determining the winner of a professional hockey game. It is as sacred as Don Cherry’s wardrobe stylist is chic.
This situation calls for the NHL GM hot-line. Since none of the players in the Kings’ system could adequately fit in on Kopitar’s left side, it’s time once again for Deano to get on the horn and see what could be available elsewhere in the league.
Since I don’t think the NHL will allow Bissonnette to actually captain one of the All-Star teams, I’m sure they would at least let him captain a Beer Pong team.
Lombardi and the organization feel that even though Kovalchuk didn’t come to L.A., they can count on players within the organization to fill the holes in the lineup to help fill the net. So far the strategy has been to throw it all against the wall to see what sticks.
Watching Cole’s head after Doughty gets rid of the puck and just before impact, you’ll notice that he put his head down, bracing for impact. Meanwhile, Doughty never saw it coming.
At the 3:19 mark of the 3rd period on Oct. 20th, 2010, Loktionov put his first NHL goal on the board (Doughty’s first came 2:25 into the 3rd period…creepy).