Episode 35: Sekera Era

Lots to review, so Sean and Keith jump right in!

They break down the trade for Andrej Sekera, evaluate the Clifford and Nolan contract extensions, and compare bottom-six Kings centers.

The first two periods are a classic blend of armchair GM, as they look ahead to GM Lombardi’s possible moves in the off-season and break down other key trades around the league. Sean and Keith then close with the current plight of LA, from their 8-game win streak to a 3-game skid.

Episode 23: Awful news

It’s a dark day in Los Angeles, as Sean, Keith, and Robin discuss the recent news regarding Slava Voynov and his arrest. Moods are low as they discuss issues of abuse, sexism, and the controversy surrounding the indefinite suspension. They close with a debate on fighting, and the mood lightens with some good-natured ribbing all around.

Fortunately the second half of the conversation focuses on the positive things happening on the ice for the Kings, which will soon follow as a separate podcast episode.

Episode 21: It begins with a hanging

Oof.

Sean and Keith get together to recap the good, the bad, and the very ugly from the opening night of the Kings 2014-15 season, in which Los Angeles raised their second Stanley Cup banner. They dissect highlights–a descending Stanley Cup–and a myriad of lowlights in their new three period format. And Robin drops in to provide her take on the evening… and a Pancakes update.

Episode 13: Second Second City

In week three of the August Reviewing, Robin joins Sean and Keith to look back at the 2014 Western Conference Final, which essentially means it is the best episode yet. And longest–they took it to overtime in seven games.

The New York hockey Rangers had already earned their spot in the Stanley Cup Final, and the Western Conference Final would determine if Los Angeles, the true second city, or Chicago, the former “Second City,” would join them there.

We review the Kings highs and lows of the series, Slovak pride, and, of course, Dustin Penner.

Episode 11: Duck, Duck, Duck, Kings!

As the Roots sing: Duck down!

Continuing their August review of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Sean and Keith recap Round 2, when the Kings vanquished the Anaheim Ducks to take the throne of California.

They discuss lowlights (Gibson!), highlights (GIB SON!!), and of course, Dustin “Playoff” Penner.

Episode 6: Gaborik!

We FINALLY devote a whole episode to everyone’s favorite Slovak, Marian Gaborik. Well almost, as Sean attempts to sidetrack the conversation into a Jeff Carter debate. Which leads to excessive disagreement, excessive agreement, and excessive Stanley Cup goals.

Keith performs “an adorable little 10 minute play,” Sean manages to use the word “sillypants” and bring up Dustin Penner (of course!).

And a surprise appearance from Robin!