Martinez dive

A Shot Mentality

This could just be a rare string of coincidences, but the more the trend of losing when outshooting opponents continues, the more I think it’s more than that.

Quick 3rd shutout

5-1-1

Here are some thoughts on the Los Angeles Kings through the first seven games of 2011-2012.

Drew Doughty is a Los Angeles King for 8 More Years

Sorry, but tonight I just don’t give a crap about whales.

westy

It’s Been Said Before, But The LA Kings Don’t Need an Enforcer

I ask Terry Murray, or anyone else who can answer it: what is Kevin Westgarth needed for?

Dought video

Los Angeles Kings 2011-2012 Season Teaser Trailer

Remember those Inception ‘mashup’ videos from last summer?

This idea is kind of a rip-off from those, using the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo teaser trailer. Though, in essence, aren’t all ‘mashups’ a rip-off of something?

Doughty shrug

Possible Drew Doughty Contract Theory

I thought of a strategy that Dean Lombardi could take in structuring Drew Doughty’s contract, but it’s predicated on two conditions.

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

The Adjusted Power Play Percentages

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's Snake Oil Sales

Steve Tambellini – Snake Oil Salesman

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

Sellz video still

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tribute Video

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.

LA Kings Insider insight

Concerns About Gagne

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.

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