Kings Links - Playoff Picture; Knight Battle Ready; Unsafe Helmets

The Western Conference playoff picture remains ever murky; Hilary Knight is ready to take on the world; the helmets many hockey players wear are actually not safe.

It's game day! Before the Los Angeles Kings take on the Chicago Blackhawks (on NBCSN tonight so no Bob and Jim), get caught up some news around the league.

Kings News

LA Times

With seven games left, Kings' playoff picture remains in flux They got no help from Dallas or Nashville, but they did get help from tonight's opponent so at least there's that.

Washington Post

Los Angeles Kings will be dangerous in the playoffs, if they get in tl;dr: Kings are the best possession team in the NHL, everyone watch out if LA does get into the playoffs.

LA Kings Insider

MARCH 30 MORNING SKATE QUOTES: DARRYL SUTTER Great stuff from Sutter today, including a question about Jeff Carter's "package."

In Other News

Team USA

Hilary Knight: Ready To Battle The World Hilary Knight writes that "the honor and privilege of wearing a USA Hockey jersey has never faded" in her blog for


Study: Many hockey helmets unsafe An interesting study done by Virginia Tech (which did a similar study in 2011 on football helmets) showed that pretty much none of the publicly available helmets on the market are actually "safe." .

Gimme Hockey

FSHA Lamoureux Hockey Camp Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux will be in Ontario, California in April to host their first annual hockey camp for girls. If you have a daughter, this may be something to consider.