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Kings Links - The Countdown Continues!

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There are only 76 days left until hockey is back.

Anze Kopitar is a god.
Anze Kopitar is a god.
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Well, still no news on Nick's BFF Lauren King's husband, Dwight, and his arbitration hearing is set for August 1st. That leaves GM Dean Lombardi roughly a week to sign the RFA. If past history is any indication, they won't make it to arbitration but I guess we'll see.

Kings News

LAKings.com

Playoff Moments: #10 Caps For Carter Relive the glorious hat trick in an epic comeback down 2-0.

Playoff Moments: #9 Every Day Anze Being the scoring leader for the second time in three years in the postseason was not enough to win him the Most Clutch Valuable Player Award, but he was awesome nonetheless. The best part of this is gif at the end with his BFF and roommate Bailey messing up his hair.

Playoff Moments: #8 Eight’s Overboard Known for his infamous outbursts as much as his defensive skills, #8 allows us all to revel in the glory that is Drew Doughty and the time he fell over the boards on his face after punching the glass in excitement. I could watch this all day.

LA Kings Insider

PLAYER EVALUATION: VOYNOV It was a rocky, up and down season for the young defenseman.

TMZ

L.A. Kings -- RUINED OUR SEX LIVES ... Lawsuit Claims Read the allegations when you're done laughing at the title. It's umm... I still haven't made the connection, but I'm dense.

In Other News

New York Times

Spartan Hockey Helmets Going Under Microscope An examination of hockey helmets versus NFL helmets, scientists use the STAR system that football helmets have as a point of comparison. It's a really good read, especially if you play hockey or are interested in the concussion discussion.

Puck Daddy

Steven Stamkos will play for the Toronto Maple Leafs (depending on a few things) Because apparently everything in the US and Canada centers around LeBron James, fans are now inquiring whether or not the 24 year old superstar will return to his hometown and the Birthplace of Hockey(TM). The answer is apparently - maybe.

SBNation NHL

Can NHL teams succeed with two big-money star players? With only a 10 year sample to work with, the answer is unclear but the answer so far has been "No." However, with a team like the Chicago Blackhawks, it's entirely possible that they can go on to win the Stanley Cup again and again in the (near) future.

The Hockey News

Former Predator Patrick Cote gets 30 months in prison for bank heists I'm adding this because I thought it was kinda funny.