Close but no cigar for the Los Angeles Kings last night. Fortunately, they get another kick at the can tomorrow night.
Darryl Sutter and Peter Laviolette will serve as head coaches for the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game As staff writer Joshua Cooper of Puck Daddy put it, "The Jan. 25 Columbus All-Star game we will have a coach who is known for his firebrand speeches versus a coach who we can’t really understand when he talks, but love anyway."
Kings GM Dean Lombardi Named 2014 Sports Executive of the Year Lombardi will be honored on March 15 and the event will be aired on Fox Sports West/Prime-Ticket (dates/times TBA).
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WAKING UP WITH THE KINGS: JANUARY 9 The Kings' defense is not the same as it used to be and that was (likely) a (small) factor in last night's loss.
4th Annual Ontario Reign Charity Golf Classic The Fourth Annual Ontario Reign Charity Golf Classic will take place on Monday, Mar. 23 and will benefit the Hope Reigns Foundation and the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House.
In Other News
What are the Edmonton Oilers going to do with Justin Schultz? Jonathan Willis compares the blueliner to one of similar stature - Jamie McBain. It's an interesting read because they're very similar and Justin Schultz could eventually find himself in a similar position to McBain.
The maturation of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins The 21-year-old center is a blossoming star and has taken massive strides in his career.
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April Reimer launches campaign to stop bullying What an incredible thing to do, taking a negative and turning it into a positive.