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).
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.
Comparisons to even the Lord of the Rings trilogy would not quite do justice to the length of the Kovalchuk saga, and it may be better reflected in four part series. Or more. At this point, who knows.
We get to take off of work, pack up the car, and blast up the I-15 for a destination that’s part sin and part hockey wrapped up in a beautiful neon early Christmas present of a city named Las Vegas.
The fact that it is ONLY August does not quell the concerns about the current status of the Kings’ roster.
It seems there is no possible way Greene will be ready for the start of the season, and this leaves the already thin defensive roster practically in a state of emergency.