Celebrate the LA Kings' first victory as the defending champs with some news. What could be more exciting??
LA Kings Insider
OCTOBER 12 POSTGAME VIDEO Relive the good times with some highlights, including Bailey's presentation of Bob Miller's birthday cake.
POSTGAME AUDIO: KOPITAR, HIGHLIGHTS, SIRIUSXM Radio highlights and Rosen's interview on SiriusXM this morning.
LA Kings 2014-15 Preseason Prospect Rankings: No. 6-10 Check out Hoven's prospect rankings. I personally disagree with them but that's just my opinion.
Los Angeles Daily News
On the media: Bob Miller’s ringing endorsement of why he wants to keep going with the Kings A nice story about how Bob is (thankfully) not planning on retiring any time soon because he's having too much fun. You go, Bob.
Los Angeles Kings’ Drew Doughty is happy to mentor Brayden McNabb It still weirds me out sometimes that at 24, Drew Doughty is a "grizzled vet," even though it's true.
Next Impulse Sports
Jonathan Quick Sneaks An Autograph For Fan While On Bench This is a really nice gesture, but he hilariously looks guilty even though the game hasn't even started yet.
In Other News
The Globe and Mail
Is this the end of the NHL enforcer? A fantastic piece from James Mirtle who notes that fighting in hockey is down significantly.
Speed + Skill – (Clutch × Grab) = Beauty. Welcome to the new NHL formula "Hockey will continue to be a tough game of heightened emotion and confrontational mayhem – in part because of the added speed that increases the destructive power of a levelling bodycheck. But it will be less inclined to be pointlessly, stupidly, inertly violent and that has to be a good thing for those who don’t get their primeval wisdom from Don Cherry." Really well written editorial.
Carcillo healthy, happy to be back with Blackhawks The winger is determined not to screw up his last chance.
ANNE SCHLEPER PRACTICES WITH THE LIGHTNING Some pictures of the Olympian practicing at Amalie Arena this morning. I'M SO JEALOUS.
NHL Grab Bag: Welcome Back! This one is really worth reading all the way through. The Gary Bettman debate and the horrifying/amazing video at the end are amazing.