Off-Day Watch 1/24: You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers.
The Kings might be taking a break, but we aren’t.
We’ve got all sorts of delightful things planned for you while the Kings are largely off exploring somewhere even warmer than Los Angeles on their break. (Except for Alex Iafallo, who appears to be back in his hometown in New York, based on his Instagram.) So don’t worry, we’re not going on fun tropical vacations.
But we do want to turn the keys over to you, our faithful readers, for a bit.
First! Do you have a Kings question you want the JFTC staff to answer? Leave your questions in the comments to this post (or Tweet them at us or find us on Facebook) and all of us will put our heads together to come up with some answers for you.
(If you ask about Jeff Carter getting traded, my answer is just going to be crying, but everyone else will have good thoughts for you.)
Second! Have a thought that’s longer than a comment or a Tweet? Want a chance to write your own rant about Willie Desjardins, or an ode to Jonathan Quick’s splits? Don’t forget that you can always make a Fanpost of your own. Click here and then select the “New Fanpost” button and air your grievances (or your celebrations or your proposed 2019-20 lineups or whatever) with the world.
We’d love to hear from you!
Some ups and downs of the Kings season to date. [Cali Sports News]
A look back at Drew Doughty’s past All-Star appearances. [LA Kings]
Sheldon Rempal and Sean Walker share how they found out they were going to the AHL All-Star Game. [LA Kings]
As expected, Trevor Lewis is back on the ice this week. Skating this morning with Craig Johnson. Suffered fractured foot at the morning skate in Chicago on November 16.— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) January 24, 2019
Like data? Like learning new things about hockey? Registration for the Seattle Hockey Analytics Conference is open now. [NHL to Seattle]
The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association has announced their midseason awards. [PHWA]
The Mikko Koskinen contract was just the latest in a series of strange decisions by the Oilers. [TSN]
How aggressive should the Calgary Flames be at the trade deadline? [Flames Nation]
Did Pierre-Edouard Bellemare really bite P.K. Subban’s finger? [Knights on Ice]
Anyone want themselves a Radko Gudas? [Broad Street Hockey]
Team Canada has announced their roster for the upcoming rivalry series with the United States and Ann-Sophie Bettez is (finally) getting her shot. [The Ice Garden]
All-Star Game highlights from years past for all 31 teams. [ESPN]
Alex Ovechkin has tied Sergei Fedorov for most points by a Russian-born player. [NHL]
On the emergency of Gritty. [Washington Post]
Speaking of Gritty, what exactly is he planning for the All-Star Game? [SB Nation]
Are three Gritty links too many? Anyway, here’s a Q&A with the orange icon. [Washington Post]
The entire NHL is off tonight. There’s only one AHL game, as the Chicago Wolves take on the Cleveland Monsters at 4:00 pm Pacific, if you’re really jonesing for some hockey. That game can be streamed via the AHL’s streaming service. The Wolves are the AHL affiliate for the Vegas Golden Knights, so you can do some pre-scouting on players who could very soon become your deepest nemesis. (Erik Brannstrom and Nic Hague, we’re looking at you.)