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Rob Blake Saga Part VI: The Then, the Now, the Future

The Then Rob Blake spent the first portion of his tenure as General Manager collecting and gathering assets while still trying to field a somewhat competitive roster. The team took steps towards what it could attain each year under Blake. After the Covid years, Rob Blake turned towards fielding a sustainable and winning team by […]

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NHL 24 Projected Ratings: LA Kings Edition

I, for one, have played the franchise mode in NHL by EA Sports more than I’d like to admit. What do I always notice? The LA Kings rarely get the love they deserve through EA Sports. I recall NHL 16′ for example. Milan Lucic was an 88 in Boston, but once he came to LA: […]

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A Sunrise, or Sunset for the LA Kings: The Aftermath

For the second year in a row, the LA Kings have been bounced out of the playoffs by the Edmonton Oilers. It took six games, three of which went to overtime, for the Oilers to advance to play the Vegas Golden Knights. In many ways, this series was a disappointment, regardless of the uphill climb […]

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Oilers Playoffs: Round 1 – Game 5 Preview

“Up and down like a toilet seat.” Monday night was the return of Ken Holland’s famous words for the first time in these Playoffs. Whatever was said in the Oilers locker room after that first period worked. Down 3-0 after 20 minutes, they started the game looking deflated. They looked like they were too afraid […]

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Line Over the Boards: Resiliency to a Tee

The Edmonton Oilers are clear-cut favorites in a series where the LA Kings, while threatening a Pacific, and Western Conference title, lost steam and traction when losing four key players to injuries. The Oilers, meanwhile, maintained their steam and traction, holding the best record in the NHL since Jan 1st. The Mattias Ekholm trade, Stuart […]

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Mitch Marner and Michael Bunting celebrating in Leafs alternate jerseys

Post-Game Analysis: Leafs Fall 4-2 Vs. Kings in Los Angeles

   The Toronto Maple Leafs were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 at Arena on Saturday night. A game with its ups and downs ended with another frustrating result for the Maple Leafs, who now hold a record of 4-41. The Kings have lost three of their last four were the underdogs coming into […]

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Phillip Danault Bails Out Teammate in LA Kings’ 5-4 OT Win

Phillip Danault scored 1:12 into overtime to give the LA Kings a 5-4 win in the Motor City on Monday night. More importantly, it erased a mental blunder from his linemate Viktor Arvidsson in the closing seconds of regulation. Detroit emptied their net, with the Kings clinging to a 4-3 lead. Arvidsson corralled a loose […]

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Free Agent Profile: Filip Forsberg

Inside The Rink’s Free Agent Profile series takes a look at the NHL free agents that could potentially be available this offseason. This article takes a look at Filip Forsberg. It’s good to be Filip Forsberg right now. The twenty-seven-year-old left-wing (he turns twenty-eight in August) just completed his best season statistic-wise in his career. […]

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