Author: Ale Procaccino

Quinton Byfield lines up for a faceoff

It Is Too Early to Give Up on Quinton Byfield?

Amidst trade rumors surrounding Pierre-Luc Dubois to the Los Angeles Kings, many have speculated that the trade for the 25-year-old center out of Winnipeg was spurred by the lack of development surrounding former 2nd overall pick Quinton Byfield. The Kings have one of the deeper center cores in the league, with Kopitar and Danault headlining […]

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Kaapo Kakko of the New York Rangers

Amidst a Disappointing Series, Kakko Showed His Compete Level

In the first-round series against the New Jersey Devils, the majority of the New York Rangers, aside from Igor Shesterkin, looked as if they hadn’t a care in the world whether they lost or won. Despite this disappointing showing, at least a couple of players looked like they came to compete. Amongst them was 22-year-old […]

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Chris Kreider congratulates Igor Shesterkin on a win

Will New Lines Save New York?

Heading into Game 6 at home, the Rangers are switching things up after dropping three straight in lackluster fashion. After scoring just two goals in the last three games after dropping 10 in the first two, there needs to be a spark of offense in the Rangers lineup to generate something, anything against rookie goaltender […]

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Arthur Kaliyev gets ready for a faceoff

As Injuries Plague LA, Kaliyev Gets Opportunity to Shine

As the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs approach, the Los Angeles Kings could very well be without two of their top scorers: Gabe Vilardi and Kevin Fiala. Vilardi has broken out as one of the better players on the Kings, scoring career highs in goals, assists, and points this season for a stat line of 23-18-41. […]

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Jordan Spence Deserves a Roster Spot

Amongst the Kings’ recent success, one would think there is little to no room for improvement for this already outstanding roster. Despite my initial apprehension, the Vladislav Gavrikov trade has been a smash hit. The top two defensive pairings are all but a lock, with Mikey Anderson and Drew Doughty holding down the first pairing, […]

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Vladislav Gavrikov gets ready for a faceoff.

Did the Kings Trade for the Wrong Defenseman?

On Tuesday night, the Kings made a big deal to acquire defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The trade filled two positional needs for LA, as they had been struggling on defense, especially in net, all season. It also saw the Kings part with long-time goaltender Jonathan Quick in […]

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Ryan Lindgren lays a hit on Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Ryan Lindgren’s Injury Could Spell Doom for the Rangers

When it comes to Ryan Lindgren, his actions often get overshadowed by the incredible Adam Fox. Fox, a Norris trophy winner and a star defenseman in the league, definitely deserves the attention he gets. But the fact of the matter is this: he couldn’t do what he does now without the support of his trustworthy […]

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Patrick Kane handles the puck

No, the Rangers Shouldn’t Trade for Patrick Kane

As the Patrick Kane trade talk surrounded the Rangers all season, it seemed like that would be finally put to rest. When Vladimir Tarasenko was dealt to the New York Rangers, he was reunited with good friend Artemi Panarin. It was not the reunion most Rangers’ fans expected, but it was welcomed nonetheless, and the […]

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Alexis Lafrenière, Filip Chytil, and Kaapo Kakko celebrate a goal

How the Kids became the Rangers’ Best Line

After strong showings against the Florida Panthers, the Vegas Golden Knights, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, the reunited ‘Kid-Line’ have thus far lived up to their expectations. They struggled to produce much of anything when they were put together earlier in the season. The second go around could not be more different, as now they […]

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Cal Petersen blocking a puck from going into the net

LA Kings Have Depth Everywhere but in Net

The Los Angeles Kings seemingly have every facet of their roster covered. Up front, they are able to run four good scoring lines with the ability to forecheck the puck consistently, leaving their offense with little to no gaps. This is bolstered by the fact that they have prospects like Sammy Fagemo or Alex Turcotte, […]

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