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  1. Philly balancing short-, long-term hopes

    Craig Custance

    This is when we'll find out if the Philadelphia Flyers have another second-half charge in them. On Tuesday night, the Flyers beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in a win that was significant for a number of reasons. For one, it came in the shootout. Until t...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  2. How the Los Angeles Kings can improve their possession, results -...

    Rob Vollman

    The Los Angeles Kings are not posting good possession numbers this season, and their results in the standings aren't very good, either. Rob Vollman examines why that is, and what can be done to fix it.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  3. Examining impact of Voynov's suspension

    Craig Custance

    It was really the first night there was a tangible on-ice impact from the Slava Voynov suspension. On Tuesday night in Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Kings dressed just 19 players because of the salary cap implications that come with a suspended playe...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  4. Ranking the top 10 defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    The ideal defense no longer is about matching a puck mover with a stay-at-home defenseman on each pairing. The best teams still have a physical, defensive defenseman around to take care of business when necessary, but the league is skewing toward def...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  5. Top 25 players under age 25 for the 2014-15 season -- NHL

    Corey Pronman

    Who are the NHL's top players under age 25 heading into the 2014-15 season? Corey Pronman identifies the top 25, including Steven Stamkos, Nathan MacKinnon and Tyler Seguin.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  6. Chasing the Kings: Pacific Division

    Craig Custance

    In the parity-filled NHL, it's hard enough building a team that stands out from the rest. It's even harder in the Pacific Division, where the Los Angeles Kings overshadow their rivals. GM Dean Lombardi has constructed a team that is near perfect in t...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  7. Choosing NHL's top franchise player

    Craig Custance

    The beauty of those working in hockey is that their passion for the sport runs just as high as those who cheer on the teams. It's the middle of the summer, and even while some were relaxing at a cottage or in the mountains, they took a moment to answ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  8. How the Kings prepare for Cup defense

    Craig Custance

    This group of Los Angeles Kings is one that seems to enjoy a challenge. Such as entering the playoffs as a No. 8 seed and winning it all, as they did in 2012. Or dropping three games to start the first round before waking up and beating the San Jose ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  9. Henrik Lundqvist, Justin Williams lead postseason player rankings...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus ranks the top players based on their performance in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist takes the top spot, with Conn Smythe winner Justin Williams and others on his tail.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  10. If Kings win, Drew Doughty is the MVP

    Craig Custance

    Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was having a phone conversation with Bobby Orr when the conversation shifted to defensemen, and just how critical having a great one is to winning a championship. Championship teams need a goalie who makes save...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  11. Boost coming for NHL data collection

    Craig Custance

    The data is coming. The kind of data the hockey community has been yearning for after seeing other sports gather it. Motion-tracking cameras in every arena that record the movements and speed of every single player on the ice are on their way in t...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  12. NHL draft's defenseman drought over?

    Craig Custance

    NHL prospect Aaron Ekblad knows the last defenseman to be drafted No. 1 overall. When asked that bit of trivia, without hesitation, he answers Erik Johnson. The year? "A long time ago," Ekblad said when we chatted at the NHL's draft combine las...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  13. 2014 Stanley Cup finals - How the New York Rangers have improved,...

    Matthew Coller

    Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus examines how the New York Rangers have improved from the regular season to the postseason and analyzes their chances of pulling the upset over the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 Stanley Cup finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  14. How the Conn Smythe will be won

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- Before the Stanley Cup finals, last year's Conn Smythe winner Patrick Kane had already scored 67 percent of his playoff goals. The previous year, before stopping a single shot against the New Jersey Devils, Jonathan Quick had made 75 p...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  15. Gaborik on the brink of breakthrough?

    Craig Custance

    When the deal to Los Angeles was completed and Jarmo Kekalainen notified Marian Gaborik that his time with the Blue Jackets was over, the Columbus GM made an observation. "I told Marian, 'Maybe our team wasn't ready for him,'" Kekalainen said duri...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  16. How much is P.K. Subban worth?

    Mike Hume

    It's a rare occurrence when a defenseman is in the conversation for the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Stanley Cup Playoffs' MVP, but in 2014 both Drew Doughty and P.K. Subban have placed themselves front and center in any such talk, and Subban could use ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014