Patchy beard, full heart, can't lose (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Kings Help Charities
- Jessica Redfield's brother has set up a scholarship in her honor. AEG helped out with $10,000; now their goal is to double the seed money so others can live her dream. More info at Jessica Redfield Fund.
- Dustin Brown held a fundraiser with the Stanley Cup at Ithaca High School to benefit the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit set up to support injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. [Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund]
Kudos to AEG and our captain for their generosity.
Are the Kings sunk without Doan? Read on.
LA might barely make the playoffs again if they don't win the great Shane chase. Wait, what?
What do players think about Doan possibly joining the Kings? Well...everybody likes winning.
Bernier now expects to still be a member of the Kings next camp, per L.A. Lariviere. Not shocking.
Frozen Royalty interviews the top two Kings 2012 draftees.
Jonathan Quick enjoying life on top of the NHL - Stamford Advocate
Some adorable photos with Quick's "Mini me" in there at an all ages goalie camp.
Dustin Brown's dog looks just like him -- except the dog can grow hair on his face. Aww. [Keeper of the Cup]
Questions to kick around:
1. I wouldn't have minded if the Kings had signed Semin, but gave it up as a hopeless cause several months ago. Should Lombardi have given Semin a one-year deal instead of chasing Doan?
2. How will the Red Wings deal with the loss of Lidstrom and the failure to land Suter? Where do you see them in the West next season?
3. Will the status-quo Kings win the Pacific next year?
4. Favorite fro yo flavor to eat out of the Stanley Cup? Dang, I'm hungry!