Kings Links - Hope: Kings' LTC's; Boedker's Spleen; Sharks Hurt
The Kings have a lot of players on long-term contracts; how will that affect the future? Coyotes' Mikkel Boedker injured his spleen. The Sharks lost Justin Braun and Tommy Wingels as well as to New Jersey.
There is hope in the Los Angeles Kings' future as Tyler Toffoli will eventually come back and the Kings aren't really as bad as their record seems.
The Hockey Writers
Will Long-Term Contracts Ultimately Hurt the L.A. Kings? Walter McLaughlin ponders this question in a very well written piece.
Kings' frustrations mount with OT loss to Flames Hammond's game story, including quotes from Robyn Regehr.
Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Kings burned by Calgary Flames in overtime to conclude rough homestand Apparently Dean Lombardi is weary.
LA Kings Insider
WAKING UP WITH THE KINGS: JANUARY 20 There are good trends materializing with the Kings' game.
LA KINGS LOSS FLAIR Grading the Kings' loss with style.
PODCAST 071: DESIGNERS, MAKE IT WORK Listen; laugh; cry along with Chanelle and Diane as they discuss the Kings' typical winter slump.
In Other News
Pro Hockey Talk
Columnist: The improving ‘Canes are TOTALLY blowing it Let's face it, the Carolina Hurricanes are bad but they've started to improve. So one writer is concerned that the Canes aren't tanking well enough to secure the first overall draft pick.
CSN Bay Area
Wingels, Braun both hurt in Sharks loss to Devils In a losing effort to the New Jersey Devils, the San Jose Sharks also lost key depth Tommy Wingels and Justin Braun to injuries.
The Hockey Writers
Tommy Wingels: The American Swiss Army Knife It's written like a bit of a fluff piece, but it's a semi-interesting read about a skilled depth player in the Sharks' lineup who doesn't get as much love as the big stars.
Coyotes' Boedker undergoes surgery to remove ruptured spleen Ouch. Dear Kings: PLEASE, whatever you do, DO NOT rush Toffoli back. Thanks.
Technology continues to change the face of hockey OK, this is really cool.