OK so our favorite zombies gravely disappointed langluy. They will rectify that tonight with Kyle Clifford's best game ever that he will never be able to replicate ever again but who cares because then Kings will win the Cup tonight because tonight is Friday the 13th and it's a full moon. That can only spell doom for the Rangers.
Lewis: Kings need more traffic in front of Lundqvist #22's blog for the NHL. He actually updates it quite frequently. Anyway, he talks about needing to be more desperate than the Rangers and getting more traffic in front of the goalie. His solution: Be more desperate than the other team. Hey, if it works, I'm all for it.
Kings focused on getting one more win, not fatigue I'm not sure how many times the media is going to keep asking the Kings if they're tired. Yes, they've played an absurd amount of games so far. Yes, I'm sure they're banged up. But let's be clear: it's not an excuse and they will find a way to get up to play for the freaking Stanley Cup.
Mama's Boy - Willie Mitchell The latest edition in Deborah Lew's mini-series, this time focusing on Nadija Mitchell.
How Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli are dominating the Rangers best defensemen These kids aren't just good; they're damn well destroying their competition. The Kings have attempted 59 of 99 shots at even strength when they were on the ice. I guess we can keep them.
Monarchs A Huge Part Of Los Angeles Kings Cup Run Similar to 2012, the Kings' young guns developed in the AHL have made a huge impact in this year's quest for the Cup.
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JUNE 13 MORNING SKATE QUOTES: DARRYL SUTTER Darryl Sutter is an amazing troll. He was in quite the philosophical mood this morning. Read. Discuss. He's incredible, right? God I love him.
I was dumb and I forgot to include these particular articles this morning. Sorry.
Catching Up With the Cup Sean McIndoe reflects on the past week in New York. The sixth thought might be my favorite.
NHL Grab Bag: The Cup Runneth Over Sean McIndoe's collection of some of the hot topics this week. The Don Cherry bit was amazing. I can't stop seeing that now.
The Rangers' Unsung Heroes Are UFAs. Will NHL GMs Take Notice? In case you hadn't noticed, that Anton Stralman guy is pretty good.
Rangers' Richards copes with demotion to fourth line I'll be honest, it was such a click-baity headline, I couldn't bring myself to actually read it. But come on, it's the freaking Stanley Cup. I think he can figure out a way to "cope" somehow.
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Blue Jackets prepared to match any potential offer sheets for Ryan Johansen The 21-year old found a groove in his second season, going from healthy scratch a year ago to dynamic scorer this year, putting up about .77 points per game. Bluejackets' GM Jarmo Kekalainen isn't concerned if any other club wants to waste their time trying to offer sheet him.
Flyers sign Timonen to 1-year contract extension Good news for Flyers fans. They brought back their best defenseman who can hopefully shepherd their younger guys into not sucking. Our friends over at Broad Street Hockey have their reaction to this news.
Bob Nicholson named Vice-Chairman of newly-formed Oilers Entertainment Group The "OEG is 'a new sports and entertainment company that will manage the Katz Group’s growing family of sports and entertainment assets, and operate Rogers Place, the new home of the Edmonton Oilers.'" Oh the jokes on the Twitter this morning.
Matrin Brodeur set to decide where to play next season, says 'It’s going to be probably my last year' The former New Jersey Devil has promised the world once again he plans to retire soon. But it's more of a "Well, we'll see how I actually feel" type of plan. Does this make him the Brett Favre of hockey?