Backseat Driving

Roster Move Could be Imminent for the Kings


Reports are that the Kings are looking to make a move. If so, who's up next?

Choose Your Troops, Part II: 25 Players, 23 Spots


The Kings have everyone they need for a full roster; now, it's a matter of making the pieces fit. Who stays and who goes?

Choose Your Troops: 2013 Offseason Plotting Thread


What does Dean Lombardi have to do to keep our LA Kings competitive over the summer? Tell us your dream roster for next season, and look to the future.

Sutter calls out Quick; Is this Bernier's chance?


Darryl Sutter pointed to Jonathan Quick and demanded better play. We argue that Bernier should get more starts.

41 games left: How long can Lombardi wait?


The Kings have a dismal 2-3-2 record, though their underlying numbers are good. How long of a leash will these players get in a shortened season?

Do the Kings Need to Add a Top Four Defenseman?


Does Willie Mitchell's injury mean the Kings need to start thinking about making a move for an established replacement? Or should they stand pat with Alec martinez and Davis Drewiske?

Does Anthony Stewart Deserve a Roster Spot?


What kind of player did the Kings get in Anthony Stewart? Should he stick with the team and make the opening night roster?

Should Westgarth Have A Roster Spot?


Recently, it was revealed that Andrei Loktionov didn't accompany Dwight King, Jordan Nolan and Slava Voynov on their trip back to L.A. from Manchester. Is Kings enforcer Kevin Westgarth worthy of a...

POLL: What Contract Would You Give Jonathan Quick?


A look at a few contract comparables for the Conn Smythe winning goalie, by cap hit and length. What would you offer?

What's Broken (part 4b): Kings should never have traded Mike Cammalleri


[This is part 4b of a multi-post analysis of "what ails the Kings." If you haven't read the previous posts, understand that each "part" is an attempt to lay the blame (if there is any blame) in a...


What's Broken (part 4a): Santa won't give us the big scorer we asked for!!


I guess maybe you can tell from the headline that my heart's not so much into arguing that it's all the fault of Dean Lombardi, who -- as the argument usually goes -- is just too conservative to...

What's Broken (part 3): Mixed Messages


Part One is here. Part Two is here. Lombardi, Murray discuss impending free agents " LA Kings Insider MURRAY: "Alexei Ponikarovsky is a] big body. A 6-(foot-)5 guy. I need him to score more,...

What's Broken (part 2): Follow the Leader


The ideal captain is that he's a guy who, when you happen to be freaking out about whatever new or terrifying situation, he will settle you down because he's been there before. Even the most...

What's Broken (part 1)


After the Kings' loss in game four a couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled "Is this is pattern." In that post, I covered the Kings' recent history of peaks followed immediately by collapse....

Glass Half Empty Pt 2: Is this a pattern?


2010 Playoffs, round one, Kings vs. Canucks The Kings lose the first game in OT, win the second game in OT, win the third game and are leading at the end of the second period of the fourth game,...

Glass Half Empty: too bad there's no such thing as stepping up


Quiet, serious Kings prepare for Game 5 " LA Kings Insider MURRAY: "The series is 3-1. I look at it as a self-inflicted issue right now. [...][T]hose goals against are plays that basically we hand...

May I Just Say I Thought Schenn Looked Pretty Great on the Power Play for the Kings Back in October?


I seem to recall he could have had about ten goals if it weren't for some freakishly weird bad luck on several plays.  That is all. 

No kidding: Kings Power Play "standing around on the ice"


  SFGate National Hockey League Sports — San Francisco News If the Kings are going to have success against Niemi, they will have to do better on the power play than they did during the regular...

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