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No Buyout: Kings Terminate Mike Richards' Contract

Are the Kings going to be able to avoid a buyout penalty due to a "material breach"?

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Your Current League Leader in Corsi Is...

That's right. At even strength, Trevor Lewis currently has the best Corsi For % in the ENTIRE NHL. When he's on the ice, the Los Angeles Kings are getting 60% of all shot attempts. Patrice Bergeron is in second place at 59.3%; the next highest King is Jake Muzzin, in ninth place. We might have to take back everything we said about him in the offseason... 1. Trevor Lewis, LA: 60%
2. Patrice Bergeron, BOS: 59.3%
3. Patrick Sharp, CHI: 59.2%
4. Tomas Tatar, DET: 59.1%
5. Riley Sheahan, DET: 59%
6. Sean Bergenheim, FLA: 58.9%
7. Tomas Jurco, DET: 58.8%
8. Joe Thornton, SJ: 58.6%
9. Jake Muzzin, LA: 58.5%
10. Colin Wilson, NSH: 58.5%

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Dwight King Goes Top Shelf on Brodeur... from Center Ice

After Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik, and Jeff Carter willed the Kings to a 5-4 lead, Dwight King sealed the deal. Pure sniper.

Reviewing the 2014/15 Kings' Season

Eventually based on a true story, probably.

(POLL) Alec Martinez to LW: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Darryl Sutter mentioned today that Alec Martinez might get a look at left wing. Thoughts? Plus, Sutter shuffles the lines again, and this time, he might keep them that way.

Kings-Stars Venting Thread and Crowd-Sourced Recap

After watching two dreary periods and one awful one, I took requests for tonight's recap. Vent with us in the comments. Chime in with your Twelve Goats of the Game!

Hockey Gods claim another victim: Martinez to IR

As a third defensman goes down, fans search for new ways to avert divine wrath.

NBC's first day of NHL coverage screws the West

NBC's "Regional hockey coverage" plan ended when the CHI/LAK broadcast suddenly switched to Flyers/Penguins in the third period. That meant most of the country couldn't watch the game. Then the live stream went. Sorry about that watch party, guys!

NHL Lockout: When Did Lost Seasons Become Normal?

The NHL was the first to lose a whole season to a lockout. Now, the NHL might become the first league to lose two. When did we begin to get used to this madness?


Note to Kings Management: PLEASE DON'T DO THIS

BREAKING: Green Men Upgraded; Eager's behavior explained

So I went to the archives to prove all the whiners are wrong

Thank you, sir, may I have another?

Look. Some of us pay to watch hockey. One of the things we require is that all of the rules are disclosed. Even my seven year-old knows you can't play a game if you don't know the rules. Even my seven year-old knows that the kid who keeps pulling secret rules out of his [hat?] is a cheater or a bully or both.

The Thankless Role of NHL Ambassador

Calling Puck Daddy: What Is Quick Doing in This Picture?

Kings' Heidi Androl interviews Kings' Corey Perry after OT goal in Kings' Victory over -- wait, what??

How the new protocol could lead to more head-shots

Unless you think the culture of hockey has changed overnight, teams are going to use every strategic advantage the rules provide. And in that context, The unintended consequence of the new protocol is likely to be a substantial increase in head-shots.

In Other News: Give Me a ******* Break

I Wish I Had Said That

How to Get Clicks: "Kings Chasing Brad Richards?" (click) "No."

NOTE TO ESPN: aggregating other people's blogs under one roof without permission or attribution is not blogging (I use Google Reader for that -- it's free!)

Now TWO people say Dean Lombardi "dithers" -- what are the odds?

Helene Elliott Loses (more) Patience with Dean Lombardi

Weird, I just noticed "Inside the Kings" blog is live again

Former Duck GM trades former Duck for two-time former Duck and former GM's Last #1 Duck Pick

Do you get the feeling Johnson and Murray don't agree?

What the Hell Just Happened?

In the last quarter century, the Kings have only gone 12-19-1 in seasons that are disasters. They don't do it in seasons where everything turns out all right in the end. 1996 was the end of the Gretzky era. 2003 was the first of seven playoff-free seasons. What's happening now doesn't happen to Kings teams on the way up, but on the way down.

What Should the Kings Do and When Should They Do It

You have an infection in your foot; you don't want to lose your foot; you assume that antibiotics and other treatments will save your foot, because that frequently happens to feet; but there is a point beyond which you have to amputate the foot, no matter how attached you are to it, no matter the plans you made that depended on having feet. The foot is the season.

I looked to the history books to find a worse run of Kings' games

That Was Literally the Worst Call I Have Ever Seen in My Life

What the **** is "character"?