Kings News Grab Bag

NHL Rumours: August Fifth | Bleacher Report
Finally the Los Angeles Kings have offered a trade [to Toronto for Kaberle] that only involves prospects and draft picks. It is said however, that the offer is so good that it is better than San Jose's offer. The only thing I can think of is that Brayden Schenn is part of that deal. It would be Schenn and a first round pick maybe. Burke may not want prospects but he may make an exception for Schenn.

That's just silly. Lombardi is not trading Schenn to Burke for Kaberle. But the idea of a prospect package that doesn't include Schenn going to Toronto is no less troubling. My guess is, this rumor is made-up. Gasp.

Promising goalies poised for breakout - Montreal Gazette
In Los Angeles, Jonathan Quick better look over his shoulder because Jonathan Bernier is quickly approaching everyday duties and could be poised for a breakout year. Despite putting up respectable numbers and backstopping the Kings to their first playoff berth since 2002, Quick could find himself battling for minutes with Bernier, who was named the American Hockey League's Most Outstanding Goalie for the Manchester Monarchs last season. In his brief three-game stint with the Kings in 2010, Bernier went 3-0 with a 1.30 goals-against average, .957 save percentage and a shutout. Although Quick is a promising youngster himself, the future throne in L.A. looks to belong to Bernier.

Sure, they're swayed by homerism a bit (Bernier is French-Canadian), but it doesn't mean they're wrong.

Down Goes Brown: Off-season winners and losers - Toronto Maple Leafs Blog - Humor. Commentary. Despair.
Los Angeles Kings - In hindsight, attempt to boost employee morale by giving entire front office staff the summer off may have been a mistake.

DGB, always funny. I don't really have anything to add to it.

Top 10 Most Skilled Hockey Players Of All-Time [Part 2/2] (via HockeyWebCaster)

Look for the bit where Robitaille describes telling Gretzky to "wait until I come back" in the middle of a play. Hilarious.

Some more random video... Thomas Hickey on acceleration:

Thomas Hickey - Learning to Accelerate (via tiptopluongo)

Colten Teubert on one-timers:

Colten Teurbert - One Timer (via tiptopluongo)

Kyle Clifford, on punching everyone:

Kyle Clifford- 'Fight Like This' (via rommelsalviano)

And why not a little Alexei Ponikarovsky?

Alexei Ponikarovsky compilation (via gavmeconi)