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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:18 am 
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They should institute a new rule--if you allow both Milan Lucic and Zac Rinaldo to score, game over. You lose.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:04 pm 
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Kupari had his knee destroyed in the WJC. Kings can't catch a break.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:20 pm 
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Kupari had eight points in 27 games with the AHL’s Ontario Reign prior to the injury, but now one has to wonder if his first season in North America is now over, ended by the overseas tournament. Fortunately for Kings fans, the team still leads all NHL teams in WJC participants, even with Kupari’s absence.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:57 pm 
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Current Ontario Reign player Martin Frk won the AHL hardest shot competition with a slapshot over 109 MPH, surpassing the current NHL record held by Zdeno Chara.


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Wow, I was thinking Blake was in big trouble (and maybe he still is) but he's swung some very good trades.

First, snags a 2nd rounder and a highly-touted prospect for rental player Tyler Toffoli from VAN, then deals rental player Alec Martinez to Vegas for two 2nd rounders.

Toffoli is still a really good player, but Martinez by all accounts is well past his prime and entering his 30s. That's a huge overpayment for a d-man, especially one who really doesn't isn't that phenomenal with the puck.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:52 pm 
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Also, Gabe Vilardi has quietly returned from his career-threatening back injury to put up solid numbers in the AHL. They'll go slow with him, but he's back on track.

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1st rounder Alex Turcotte signs, leaves college. Vilardi is up with the Kings and playing well. This rebuild might work, especially if Kopitar and Doughty continue to age gracefully.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:53 pm 
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Everyone thought for sure Turcotte, who grew up a Hawks fan, would be selected by the

I saw him live with the rest of that insanely stacked USNTDP team in Lincoln before the draft, while he didn't necessarily stand out the same as guys like Zegras, Hughes, Fensore, Caufield, and Boldy, he still was a factor in all three zones and quietly does everything you want a top-end center to do.

I don't know if the Kings' rebuild-on-the-fly will be successful, but I think they're actually in a tad better shape than the Hawks, which I definitely wouldn't have said a couple years ago.


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Lost in all the placeholder nonsense, the rebuilding LA Kings get their pick of Byfield or Steutzle at 2.

I think they'll pick the latter because they've gone centre heavy in recent drafts (Turcotte, Kupari, a suddenly healthy Vilardi, JAD, Thomas) and they don't have that weird blinder about non-Big 5 hockey country players since they were astute enough to draft Kopitar.

A Steutzle-Turcotte-Kaliyev line would be fun to watch on offence.

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Lost in all the placeholder nonsense, the rebuilding LA Kings get their pick of Byfield or Steutzle at 2.

I think they'll pick the latter because they've gone centre heavy in recent drafts (Turcotte, Kupari, a suddenly healthy Vilardi, JAD, Thomas) and they don't have that weird blinder about non-Big 5 hockey country players since they were astute enough to draft Kopitar.

A Steutzle-Turcotte-Kaliyev line would be fun to watch on offence.


Not that they should draft Drysdale, but does LA have a legit defensive prospect in the system? I don't think Doughty will be an impact player for much longer.


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E.L. wrote:
Lost in all the placeholder nonsense, the rebuilding LA Kings get their pick of Byfield or Steutzle at 2.

I think they'll pick the latter because they've gone centre heavy in recent drafts (Turcotte, Kupari, a suddenly healthy Vilardi, JAD, Thomas) and they don't have that weird blinder about non-Big 5 hockey country players since they were astute enough to draft Kopitar.

A Steutzle-Turcotte-Kaliyev line would be fun to watch on offence.


Not that they should draft Drysdale, but does LA have a legit defensive prospect in the system? I don't think Doughty will be an impact player for much longer.


Kale Clague was one of those vaunted Canadian World Junior types that in reality was only a modest prospect at best. He's still trying to crack the lineup.

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