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Off-Day Watch 10/17: Adrian Kempe, Also Fast

Austin Wagner gets all the buzz for being lightning fast, but Adrian Kempe’s speed can be just as dangerous

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Kings Things

Jordan Samuels-Thomas, a former member of the Ontario Reign, looks at the difficulties Adrian Kempe’s speed creates for opponents. [The Athletic]

A recap from Ontario on the Reign’s most recent games:

More on Jaret Anderson-Dolan, his family, and his mature presence on the ice. [Montreal Gazette]

The Kings partnered with TeamSmile in order to bring free dental care to 300 children. [NHL]

The power play? Still bad. [Los Angeles Times]

Josh Cooper breaks down Jonathan Quick’s style of play and what might need to change to keep him healthy in the future. [The Athletic]

Elsewhere in the World

It could be worse!

Why is scoring up this year? (Wait — is scoring up?) [Pension Plan Puppets]

Four Calgary Inferno games will be broadcast on Sportsnet 690 in Canada, as well as featuring the team in a segment on their weekly Saturday morning hockey talk show. They will be the first commercial station to carry CWHL games. [The Ice Garden]

There are still two players holding out for contracts — Will Nylander and Nick Ritchie. Katie Strang talked to coaches, players, agents, and team executives about what a contract stalemate looks like. [The Athletic]

As of today, marijuana is legal across Canada. What does this mean for the NHL? [Sportsnet]

While women have been making strides into NHL front offices, the NHL is still the last of the four major leagues without a full-time female coach or manager. [Raw Charge]

Game To Watch Tonight

In nationally televised games, you’ve got the Rangers against the Capitals at 4pm Pacific, and the Bruins in Calgary at 6:30pm Pacific, both on NBCSN.

For opposition research, tune into the Islanders at Ducks game at 7pm Pacific on Fox Sports West. The Islanders will be in LA tomorrow, so you get an early chance to check out what their team looks like now, minus one John Tavares and plus one Barry Trotz, and see exactly how badly they get beat up by the Ducks.