Kings Clips: Slava Voynov, 'Pesky Agitator' Edition

You know what time it is!

Kings notes:

  • THXBUD takes a look the gut-wrenching loss to the Blackhawks and comes a way with a lot of positives.
  • Patrick Kane learned he lost his grandfather before Monday's victory in LA. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Elliotte Friedman has a good bit of info on the Kings in today's 30 Thoughts. Namely, the Oilers couldn't swallow any of Sam Gagner's contract this season if traded to LA.
  • Copper and Blue takes a look at what kind of return they'd expect for Sam Gagner.

    The New York Times had a nice profile of Slava Voynov today as part of a 'getting to know Olympic athletes' type article. They described Slava as a pesky agitator, which is amazing.

    LA Kings Insider takes a fun look at pre and post-Olympic trends from Kings players going back to 1998.

    Also from LAKI, Darryl Sutter had some interesting things to say about Tyler Toffoli playing the left side.

    The Royal Half relives the month of January in gif form. Long live the Scrivens bench interview bomb.

  • [A late addition: Jeff Schultz has been demoted to Manchester. Clears a spot for an injured player, or... maybe... someone else.]
  • Around the league:

  • Hey look the Ducks are losing now too! [Anaheim Calling]
  • And the Sharks had a third period meltdown and dropped one to the Flyers. Misery loves company.
  • Andrew MacDonald is a really bad defenseman. The Isles are looking to trade him and Lighthouse Hockey argues, based on recent history, that they might actually be able to get a decent return for him.
  • A very interesting look at how the Habs screwed the pooch by trading Raphael Diaz and over-value the contribitions of Douglas Murray. Also, interesting comments on how big, tough crease clearing defenseman are over-valued in general.
  • Eric T. looks at how analytics are changing the way the mainstream media covers hockey.

    Finally, be sure to bookmark SBNation's Trade Rumor hub if you want stay up-to-date on the latest.