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The Kings are on their final trip to Western Canada; Jason Lewis digs into what "Kings hockey" means; Bob McKenzie gives his annual (maybe, maybe not) Deadly Serious But Not Without a Touch of Irreverence/Whimsy End of Season NHL Coaches’ Poll.

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Shorely the Kings will beat the Canucks tonight, right?
Shorely the Kings will beat the Canucks tonight, right?
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It's game day for the Los Angeles Kings. They're 2-for-2 in "Must win" games so here's hoping they stay perfect against the Vancouver Canucks tonight who will be looking to clinch a playoff spot.

Kings News

HockeyBuzz

What Playing "Kings Hockey" has Meant Going beyond the cliche of what X Team's style is, Jason Lewis breaks down the formula Dean Lombardi has come up with for success.

The Province

Left for dead, the L.A. Kings have their sights set on the Canucks The Kings aren't dead yet and are looking forward to tonight's meeting against a division rival.

The Globe and Mail

When it comes to the Kings, standings can lie LA is still very much a powerhouse team, despite what their record says.

In Other News

TSN

End of season honours...and McDavid Bob McKenzie polled 20 coaches on who should be named MVP, Best Defenseman (Norris) and Rookie of the Year (Calder).

The Score

Nolan facing possible final week behind Sabres bench, 'proud' of compete level The Buffalo Sabres' GM came on after Ted Nolan was hired but may go with another coach to guide the rebuild.

Boston Globe

Religion rarely on display across the NHL An interesting story from Amalie Benjamin (an excellent writer, I might add) about the (lack of) openness with regards to players personal religious choices.