Kings Links - NHL Crushes Creativity; Analysis vs Stats; Retta Love

Does the NHL crush players' creativity? It's not statistics that matters but analysis. Retta shows some love for the NHL and the LA Kings.

The Los Angeles Kings are back in action tonight. Here are some links to get you ready for the game.

Kings News

Last Week Today: February 23 A look back at the last week of Kings hockey.

New And Improving Forward Andy Andreoff and defenseman Brayden McNabb begin their Kings careers with the club serving as defending Stanley Cup champions.

OC Register

Resurgent Quick named NHL's 'first star' The good news for the Kings is that Jonathan Quick is back to looking how he did in October.

Inside SoCal

L.A. Kings forward Jordan Nolan talks about his contract extension The fourth line winger is happy to feel wanted.

Los Angeles Daily News

Winning two Stanley Cups has helped feed the L.A. Kings marketing machine A dream come true for Kings management.


MARIAN GABORIK - PLAYER OF THE WEEK With his game winning goal in San Jose, the Slovakian sniper has earned the NHLPA's Player of the Week.

LA Times

Kings' Jonathan Quick could spend a lot of time in goal He could play in more than 70 games by year's end. Darryl Sutter has his reasons.

In Other News

The Players Tribune

The Beautiful Game A fantastic read and a good predecessor to Wyshynski's article linked below.

Puck Daddy

Does the NHL crush the creativity of its players? An excellent question that Wyshynski ponders.

The Parks and Rec star discusses the show and her favorite NHL team.

Analytics, not statistics, driving NHL evolution Lengthy (it is called the Sunday Long Read), but an interesting one about statistics vs analysis. The author compares the usage of Moneyball and what the A's did to revolutionize the sport of baseball.

Lighthouse Hockey

Nick Leddy Signs 7-Year Contract with New York Islanders Another good, young defenseman off the market.

The Hockey News

Smith-Pelly/Sekac trade: risky for Ducks, safe for Canadiens. Who wins? They're both winners.

Hockey Analysis

Thoughts on the new Enhanced Statistics site on Yer doin' it wrong, NHL!