Episode 40: Cannot Get Started

Beginning the 2015-16 NHL season with three losses was not in the plans. Sean consoles a despairing Keith as they recap the first three games of the Kings season, using some patent-pending postgame analysis.

After a thorough recap of the Canucks-Kings games and a skimming of the Sharks and Coyotes games, Keith and Sean walk through their predictions of the 2015-16 season. They review each team in the Pacific Division and the winners of the other divisions. Before they conclude with teams to enjoy following from afar, Robin makes an appearance to brighten everyone’s day.

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 37: The Reckoning

Yeesh. Is it over yet?

You know it’s a bad sign when it takes a full week to recover from the end of the season and record a podcast… and then it takes over a month to finally put that podcast online! All apologies, but that Game 81 loss kind of crushed our spirits for a while there.

In this triple-length episode, Keith and Sean take stock of the 2014-15 LA Kings season. Sean attempts to talk Keith down off the ledge as they discuss the significance of the Kings missing the playoffs (just after winning the Cup!), and what this means for the current legacy. They give the entire season a three-period breakdown–including a patented Keith “theory of brilliance.” They also look ahead, briefly cheering themselves up thinking about the draft (and fantasizing about landing the number 1 pick), before agonizing over what to do with Mike Richards and free agents in the off-season.

But for just a little while longer, we are still the Stanley Cup Champions!

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 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 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.”