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?)
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.
2014-15 portends big things… for this podcast. Sean, Keith AND Robin are all together to watch the Kings first preseason game of the new season, and record an in-person episode before, during, and after the game.
They discuss questions surrounding the Kings going into the season–Slava Voynov’s defensive partner, Mike Richard’s line, and potential new additions to the roster–whilst navigating traffic. They battle arena sounds to evaluate the young prospects. And they wrap up in spite of a variety of distractions to consider best-case and worst-case scenarios for the season ahead.
Our second formal podcast of the 2014 Offseason was so magnificent we had to split it in two.
Also titled: “The Year Everyone Tried to Become the Kings” this episode is special for so many reasons. Robin joins hosts Sean and Keith for the first but (hopefully) not last time, we catch up on the week in Kings transactions, and free agency signings plus trades are broken down.
And of course: We talk Dustin Penner (and maybe impersonate Pierre McGuire).