Episode 38: Dark Days of Summer

End of June, end of July (end of August!?)–what’s the difference for the 2015 Los Angeles Kings?

It has been a busy offseason, but for all the wrong reasons for armchair GMs like yours truly. Sean and Keith do an admirable job recapping the ugly, the bad, and the occasional good. Tune in for a rapid-fire rundown of: the Jones-Lucic trade, the Williams departure, the Sekera contract, the 2015 Draft, the Voynov cesspool, the Richards scandal, the Stoll kerfuffle, the Ehrhoff signing, defensive pairings, the Toffoli re-signing, the Kopitar non-signing, and the apex: the addition of Jhonas Enroth.

 

Episode 36: Total Richards Recall

Long form, because this is several weeks of Kings chatter crammed into one episode!

Sean and Keith discuss the wild, wild West, the restoration of Mike Richards to the LA family, and the current New York road trip. Keith has a bone to pick with NHL standings, Sean crystal balls potential playoff matchups, and they digress into the GM proposal of revised overtime rules.

And what podcast wouldn’t be complete without a discussion of Nintendo Ice Hockey.

P.S. Congrats Scotty!

Episode 32: See You, Rick

Keith and Sean reconnect in the midst of the Kings’ winter doldrums to talk about the big story of the week.

They dance around the obvious with discussions of analytics and the Sutters at the All Star Game before delving into the stunning news that Mike Richards, a favorite King of Sean’s, has cleared waivers. What does it all mean?!

Episode 28: American Thanksgiving

It’s been too long–but isn’t that how it always feels?

Sean and Keith had the good fortune to watch a game in person, which the Kings had the poor fortune to lose to those brutal Blackhawks. Sean gives his patented game breakdown and they review the state of the NHL at the 25-game mark.

Episode 27: Move-on-vember

Whoah-oh here they come! Picking up steam and catching up fast.

Sean and Keith are back, providing their winning 3-period recap on the Panthers-Kings game, touching on the prior week’s games, and getting in to the bizarre Penguins-Rangers finish.

And find out the reason why Sean goes on record saying: “That, to me, warmed my heart to the Ducks”

Plus: surprise guest at the end! And sound quality will be better next time, apologies.

Episode 26: Let’s Get Silly

Still behind, but slowly picking up steam. Just like the Kings?

Sean and Keith discuss Kings defensemen who aren’t right-handed, they recap the Canucks blowout, and Sean proffers his own theory of brilliance (which Keith of course disputes).

They wrap up with a discussion that they can both agree on–the scourge of impending jersey advertisements.

Episode 25: Get Back Homeward

It’s been too long!

Too long the Kings were away on the road, and too long since we updated our podcast. Compounded by the fact that this episode didn’t get edited well after its recording, we are a bit behind.

But like an L.A. hockey team that has dug itself into a deep hole, Sean and Keith come roaring back. We discuss the highs of a home streak, the lows of a road trip, and the early aberrations of the conference standings. Keith can’t resist armchair GM, inquiring about the new contract of Jake Muzzin and the pending free agency of Jarret Stoll, and they discuss the enigma of the Blue Jackets and the Kings pattern of trading with them.