Episode 39: Previewing the 2015-16 Kings

Seanny-hockey on the spot! We cut in (podcast)live to L.A. correspondent Sean to get the latest scoop on the Kings just before they begin the 2015-16 season.

After catching up on the mirthless news regarding Slava Voynov and Mike Richards, Keith and Sean dive into the on-ice excitement that is the Kings preseason. Like… injuries to starting defensemen Muzzin and Greene. Sean catches Keith up on the play of new additions like Ehrhoff and Lucic, they debate what line truly is Number One, and go through young prospects like Weal and Mersch that have impressed in the preseason.

And what podcast would be incomplete without playing some end-of-summer Armchair GM (Kopitar Kontract? Opening Day Roster? Waiver wire and trades?)

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 30: Midseason Review

So this is the new year?

Kings are struggling to find consistency, they sit in the middle of the standings just barely in a playoff spot, trade rumors are swirling–feels like we’ve been here before. Thus Sean and Keith are not losing heart, though they are happy to play armchair GM and offer their solutions to improve the team. They also take a look around the league at this halfway point and take solace in the suffering of other teams, suggest their award front runners, and make some predictions.

It’s been a while, so enjoy an extended episode.

Episode 29: BONUS HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Happy holidays!

What better way to celebrate the 2014 holiday season than by taking a vacation! That’s right, the Kings of Kings have been on an extended break for about a month now, but we’ve returned to bring you a holiday special.

On December 16, Keith and Sean recorded a whole podcast while watching (nearly) the entirety of the Blues-Kings game. Sync up the game if you can and enjoy this as something like a Director’s Commentary track to the game, or simply consume it as several weeks worth of podcasts rolled into one.

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 24: Quick to Shutout

Second half of Keith, Sean, and Robin’s chat takes a much lighter tone.

They delve into Jonathan Quick doing this 2012 thing, favorite pairings, and Robin puts Keith and Sean’s enthusiasm in check about That 70s Line.

Keith answers Sean’s Most Important Question of the Season, to which Sean replies: “I don’t think we have ever agreed on something as hardcore as we agree on this.”

Episode 22: Won and one and wan

Keith and Sean reflect on the first week of the young season, a few games removed from L.A.’s opening day ceremony, with the Kings sporting a 1-1-1 record. Keith can’t let the subject of the Sharks die, so the two dwell on the wreckage of rivals, before they leapfrog over the Coyotes to discuss the Jets game.

Using Sean’s patented Three Period game breakdown, they dissect how the game was won, constructive criticisms, and standout players from both squads. Tangents include favorite Kings, new favorite Kings, Lewis 2.0 and goaltending controversies.

Before the final horn sounds, Robin CHIMES in from her favorite spot too. Unlike the Kings, the trio are 3-0-0 in hilarity for this episode.