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.

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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

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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.

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

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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Looking forward to seeing more of this.

Mike Richards fought Corey Perry in an OHL playoff game played on April 21, 2005.

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A Drew Doughty Theory

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

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The Richards Reaction

Dean Lombardi officially ushers in a new era in Los Angeles.

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Why I Officially Love the Mike Richards Trade

We knew this day would come. With the emergence of KFC, it was inevitable. And, as sad as it is parting ways with Simmer, I would be even more heartbroken about seeing Clifford wearing orange next season.

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The Ryan Smyth Saga – Dean Lombardi HATES Drama…

The summer isn’t even a week old, in hockey chronology, and it is already shaping up to be the most dramatic one in- OK well a dramatic one.

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