Off-Day Watch 10/4: Hockey Starts ... For Everyone Else
The rest of the league is already getting at it, but we’ve still got time to kill before the Kings kick off their season.
Well, almost here. We’ve still got another day.
We don’t have much say in it, but when the Kings take the ice on Friday, let’s hope the Kings take a page of the Capitals’ book last night, instead of channeling the Bruins. Yikes.
Emerson Etem officially signed an AHL PTO, allowing him to stay with the Ontario Reign for now. Defenseman Stepan Falkovsky, goalie Cole Kehler, and forward Spencer Watson have all been assigned to the ECHL’s Manchester Monarchs. [Ontario Reign]
Austin Wagner: Like a Cheetah. [The Athletic]
Jaret Anderson-Dolan, officially on the opening night roster, will be the youngest player to suit up for the Kings since 1984. [Los Angeles Times]
Jake Muzzin is looking forward to building off of his strong 2017-18 performance. [Kings Insider]
Kyle Clifford reflects on being a teenager in the NHL. [Kings Insider]
Former Kings Things
Dowd nets his first with the @Capitals for a 4-0 lead. pic.twitter.com/F5AROy1fDp— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) October 4, 2018
Who is more excited, Dowd or @ovi8? pic.twitter.com/LjcEvbXC79— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) October 4, 2018
Martin Jones is starting his 4th season with the #SJSharks. This is the third time he has allowed a goal on the 1st shot he faced of the season. Did it vs LA in 2015 and '16 as well— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) October 4, 2018
Elsewhere in the World
15 years after his death, the legacy of Dan Snyder is still strong. [The Athletic]
The Buffalo Beauts have a ridiculously talented roster and are already Cup favorites. [The Ice Garden]
Devante Smith-Pelly talks to ESPN about his journey to professional hockey. [ESPN]
The Marlies were running low on goalies, thanks to losing Calvin Pickard and Curtis McElhinney on waivers. Enter: Jeff Glass. [Pension Plan Puppets]
Willie O’Ree and Gary Bettman toured the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture. [AP]
The Bruins loss to the Capitals last night was the worst season-opening loss in the franchise’s history. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
Here’s Some Highlights
The Capitals sure did do that, didn’t they?
Watch This Tonight
Your NHL.com free game is the Minnesota Wild taking on the Colorado Avalanche at 6:00 Pacific time. Far be it for me to call a Wild game exciting, but maybe we’ll get a preview of what Nate MacKinnon has up his sleeve this year.
For more Pacific-relevant viewing, the Flyers take on the Golden Knights at 7:00 Pacific on NBCSN. Let’s stoke that Vegas-related ire early and often, folks.