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).
The final part to the four-part series as our story finally has a conclusion.
As expected, Frozen Fury XIII was fun, and perhaps a little too much fun. Mixing the potent ingredients of hockey and the City of Sin is inevitable in this regard.
This article will suggest that not only will San Jose not take the first seed in the West, they will not even win their own division, as it is now the time for the Los Angeles Kings to do just that.
I’m going to go put on my snowboarding gear while you read my list of Kings Winter Classic scenarios that I would love to see happen. Hopefully the NHL will approve one of these by the time Sidney Crosby plays in his 15th outdoor game.