The third and final installment of the “Segment Trilogy” is here. In this video, we highlight the rest of the best KingsCast segments including How’s That One Guy Doing?, Giving Thanks, Anatomy of a Fan, Words to Describe the LA Kings Season, Holiday Gift Giving and so much more! Cure your Los Angeles Stanley Cup hangover with more KingsCast.
The Los Angeles Kings are almost at the top of the Pacific Division. With Drew Doughty out of the lineup, a new defenseman has emerged in Slava Voynov. In this episode we talk about the games against the Devils and Stars, celebrate winning with a special segment and re-visit an old segment entitled “How’s That One Guy Doin’?”. Question of the Day: Should the Kings Trade Bernier?
The Pre-Season is in full gear with the regular season opener right around the corner! In this episode we head back to ‘The Stape’ in exhibition fashion, talk about the Drew Doughty situation and break down the roster and depth chart. Question of the Day; Is This the Year?
The off-season creeps along as we make a triumphant return with a brand new show! In this action packed installment we give our thoughts on the ongoing Drew Doughty and “Mulletgate” situations, present the new Kingscast apparel store, say farewell to Wayne Simmonds and discuss some weird Kings merchandise. Kick your feet up and enjoy!
Even though the LA Kings season is over, the discussion and analysis continues! In this 2nd Annual KingsCast Post-Season Roundtable, we have again assembled some the brightest minds from the LA media covering the Kings in an exclusive look into last season from a variety of perspectives. In this 1st installment, the group discusses the locker room mentality during the playoffs, the young players approach to conditioning and an in-depth look at Drew Doughty. Stay tuned for many more!
The Los Angeles Kings were facing elimination tonight in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The San Jose Sharks were smelling blood in the water. But, the Kings would not go quietly into the night. They got goals from Simmonds, Clifford and…wait for it: Dustin Penner in a 3-1 win in the Shark Tank. Jonathan Quick made 51 saves in a stellar performance. Icing on the cake: Dennis Bernstein of The 4th Period guest hosts the show!
Things were looking great! Then they weren’t. Then the Kings lost a heartbreaker in Game 3 at Staples Center in overtime to lose 6-5 and fall to 1-2 in their opening round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. Blame goes all around. How do the Kings respond after this meltdown?
KingsCast hits the century mark! Relive the magic of the last 99 episodes as we take a look at the history of the show, recall our funniest, most brilliant and challenging moments and play clips from some of our biggest supporters. Special thanks for everyone’s views, comments and feedback while we journeyed our way to #100!
Much attention will be directed toward the new-look first line tonight as Dustin Penner makes his debut in a Los Angeles Kings uniform. Rather than leveraging on the personal expectations that have followed Penner to Southern California, monitoring the effect he has on his new linemates is just as important. Anze Kopitar will maintain his role centering the group, with Wayne Simmonds filling the right-wing slot. This is where Penner’s effect catches my attention. Immediately weighing on personal performance, even for a player of Penner’s stature, must hinge on patience. His addition has already had a notable effect on the roster, with Dustin Brown moving to the third-line. Labeling this a demotion would be ludicrous, Brown is now expendable to fill a role that attributes more to his style. Wayne Simmonds now becomes the first-line’s dark horse, an excellent opportunity to re-establish himself as a primary component to this offense. Simmonds’ career in Los Angeles has set the precedent for the potential the organization drafted him for, continuing that development is key. For Simmonds, tonight provides resurgence to his growth within the organization.
Like most of the forwards on the roster, Wayne Simmonds has yet to stabilize himself with a consistent line. This has just as much to do with Terry Murray’s knack for roster shuffling as it does Simmonds’ performance. Tonight could initiate Simmond’s immunity from Murray’s carousel. Working alongside Anze Kopitar and Dustin Penner frees Simmonds to concentrate on his strengths, simplifying his game. He’s a consistent factor on both ends of the ice, steadfast on the forecheck and backcheck. He’s got scoring ability, speed, and a physical presence. To best utilize his capabilities, Simmonds needs guidance. The appropriate foundation has arrived to allow him to properly facilitate his skill. Pressure is now alleviated for Simmonds to force plays, now he fills a support role. And when you provide the support role to a player with Simmonds’ attributes, you’re opening greater possibilities. Simmonds enters the night hot, riding a three game point-streak recording three goals and an assist.
Wayne Simmonds, Los Angeles Kings, Away Primary – Michael Zampelli
Wayne Simmonds and Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings, Home Primary – Associated Press
Despite a very poor powerplay, the Los Angeles Kings have a decent record to start the 2010-2011 season. In this episode, we recap the game against the Hurricanes and Coyotes, re-address secondary scoring and re-introduce a new segment entitled: What’s new at Staples? Question of the Day: What happens to the Kings if Drew Doughty is out an extended period of time?