After taking yesterday off, the links are back today! I know you're super excited. Also, yesterday was Nelson Emerson's day and today is Rob Blake's day so follow Philip Pritchard on twitter if you care.
Playoff Moments: #9 Every Day Anze He led all players in scoring for the second time in three years and is awesome.
LA Kings Insider
PLAYER EVALUATION: FRASER He only played 33 games this year and was then a "cap victim" and was not offered a new contract this year.
Kelowna Daily Carrier
L.A. Kings hire Rockets’ goalie coach The Kings didn't hire a new goalie coach, just promoted from within.
What do you think of this years Bailey's Buddies bags? pic.twitter.com/PdP1yiBeBY— Bailey LA Kings (@BaileyLAKings) July 23, 2014
What to order? Nelson Emerson [Player Develop. LA Kings] (Waterford, ON) #StanleyCup @HockeyHallFame @NHL @LAKingsPR pic.twitter.com/QeliuGWkUx— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) July 22, 2014
Can't go wrong with Timbits! Nelson Emerson and Rob Blake (Waterford, ON) #StanleyCup @HockeyHallFame @NHL @LAKingsPR pic.twitter.com/wWVpGmwqva— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) July 22, 2014
In Other News
Five For Howling
The Open Meeting Law and the Arizona Coyotes lease agreement The drama continues for the city of Glendale as yesterday their mayor apparently thinks the Glendale City Council violated some law, which could affect the new lease agreement for Jobing.com Arena.
The Penguins and The Kings: Team Defense Where does goalie talent pick up where team defense leaves off? It's an interesting look.
Advanced Hockey Stats Case study: Nick Spaling It's an interesting take on the "eye-test" vs advanced stats and how that relates to evaluating a player.
NHL Fights: Declining rapidly There's still toughness and gritness in the league, especially with the Penguins, but the need for enforcers and fights is going down.
Mile High Hockey
O'Reilly signs last minute deal with the Avs The star forward finally agreed to take a pay cut in order to stay in Denver.