1. Five Burning Questions For The Los Angeles Kings: Version 2009

    1) Are the Kings a legitimate playoff team in the West this year? Early indications sway toward optimism, as noted here...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about almost 5 years ago 477 reads 2 comments

  2. NHL Free Market: Evaluating Every Team Two Weeks Into Free Agency

    Since July 1, every day for me has started out the same. I wake up, I log on to NHL.com. Then TSN.ca. Then Sportsnet.ca. Then Hockeybuzz.com. This continues throughout the day whenever I get the opportunity...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about almost 5 years ago 1,166 reads 14 comments

  3. Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals: My Thoughts on Game Seven

    I know this is very belated, but I wrote it the night of the loss and thought I published it, but apparently I did not. The Capitals vs. Penguins series was a dream come true for the NHL, hockey fans, and the sports world alike...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about 5 years ago 233 reads 6 comments

  4. My Trip to Boston: Game One Vs Carolina—A Californian's Experience

    Once again, the Los Angeles Kings were unable to make the playoffs. This was not entirely unexpected. Though I must admit, in February of this year, I thought they could do it. I was wrong...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about 5 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  5. NHL 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs: First Round Preview

    I was 12 years old. The date was some Friday in late June. I was staring at the clock inside a classroom, watching the seconds tick off. Finally- 3:00. I grabbed my backpack and ran outside to smell the sweet air of freedom...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about 5 years ago 122 reads 0 comments

  6. NHL Awards: Who Will Take Home the Hardware in 2009?

    Unfortunately, it doesn't look like anyone I know will be going to the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas now that news of the ticket prices have come out...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 5 years ago 303 reads 10 comments

  7. Let's Speculate Again: Predictions For the 2010 USA Olympic Ice Hockey Team

    This is a follow-up to my initial list predicting who will suit up for the U.S. in Vancouver next February. Brian Burke, Team U.S.A...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 5 years ago 564 reads 9 comments

  8. They Botched the All-Star Starters, But the NHL Got the Reserves Right, Mostly

    Since the commencement of fan voting for the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal, there has been non-stop debate about the system in place for fan voting to determine the starting six for each Conference...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 5 years ago 196 reads 4 comments

  9. Five Predictions for the 2009 Portion of the 08-09 NHL Season

    These are bold, but I will try to make arguments for all. Feel free to tell me I'm loony. 5) The Los Angeles Kings will make the playoffs. As I wrote before the start of this season, this statement sounds like pure lunacy...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 5 years ago 483 reads 11 comments

  10. Potential 2010 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team: Let's Speculate

    I just compiled a list of predictions for the U.S. team in 2010, which was a far easier task. The following list is going to be incorrect by a landslide, but it sure would be fun to see this ...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 5 years ago 3,141 reads 13 comments

  11. Let's Speculate: Potential 2010 USA Olympic Hockey Team

    Since we are at the forefront of international competition with the World Juniors, I've been inspired to look forward to Vancouver in 2010...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 5 years ago 5,674 reads 36 comments

  12. San Diego Chargers: 13 Games Removed from the AFC Championship, a Dismal 4-8.

    I just wrote an article expressing disbelief that the 2008-2009 NHL season is a quarter of the way through. What is even harder to stomach is that the 2008 NFL regular season is more than three quarters finished...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 5 years ago 661 reads 2 comments

  13. At The Quarter Point In The NHL, What Teams Are For Real?

    We are a quarter of the way through the 2008-2009 NHL season already. I can't believe it. Some Quick Notes Ryan Getzlaf was held to one point and a -5 in his first six games...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 5 years ago 363 reads 3 comments

  14. New Kings' Alternate Jerseys Unveiled, Cheered, Then Disgraced

    The following is a plea to any visiting fans attending the Colorado Avalanche vs the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, November 22nd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. There are few things I love more than bringing hockey to Los Angeles...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 5 years ago 1,343 reads 15 comments

  15. Terry Murray Is a Perfect Fit for the Los Angeles Kings

    In a break from Kings' tradition, every front-office decision made this year has been a good one. General Manager Dean Lombardi locked up two very important young stars in Anze Kopitar and Patrick O'Sullivan, for five and three years, respectively...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 5 years ago 244 reads 7 comments

  16. Five Burning Questions for the Los Angeles Kings

    I'm an avid listener to XM 204, the NHL channel on XM Satellite Radio called "Home Ice," and probably one of a few dozen regular listeners in the Greater Los Angeles area...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about almost 6 years ago 471 reads 3 comments

  17. Fantasy Hockey 08-09 Projections: Rankings at Each Position

    It's about time I wrote my first fantasy article. I have 5 fantasy football teams, but my first fantasy love is hockey, and after 3 drafts and doing the research for them all, I am fed up with ...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about almost 6 years ago 1,581 reads 9 comments

  18. Crown for the Taking: Who Will Wear the 'C' for the Los Angeles Kings?

    The Los Angeles Kings, admittedly by design, are carrying a very young roster for the upcoming season. As it stands on July 29, there are currently three players over the age of 30—Derek Armstrong (35), Michal Handzus (31), and Denis Gauthier Jr...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about almost 6 years ago 578 reads 7 comments

  19. Terry to Los Angeles: Kings Hire Another Murray as Head Coach

    The Los Angeles Kings have hired yet another Murray to head up the bench in L.A. Though he is not related to former Kings coach Andy Murray, he is the brother of former Ducks coach and General Manager Bryan Murray...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about almost 6 years ago 319 reads 1 comments

  20. The Los Angeles Kings: Past, Present and Future, With Emphasis On The Latter

    Damn you Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988 in the most historic roster transaction in the NHL to date. It is no secret that Gretzky brought hockey to L...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about 6 years ago 902 reads 2 comments

  21. The Top 10 Best Un-Heralded Performances Of The 2008 NHL Playoffs

    And The Conn Smythe Trophy goes to... no I'm not going to attempt to insist that anyone but Henrik Zetterberg should have received the MVP of the Playoffs...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about 6 years ago 244 reads 2 comments

  22. Try Playing Hockey, Then Argue With This Article

    The fact is that most Americans will never attempt to play actual hockey. Some might take a date to a local ice skating rink, get a pair of rental figure skates, and spend an hour trying not to fall...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about 6 years ago 529 reads 9 comments

  23. NHL 2008 Playoffs: Stand and Applaud

    The 2008 NHL Playoffs started out just as anyone could have hoped; except for Carolina Hurricanes fans, that is. Though he's not the NHL's Golden Boy, Alexander Ovechkin is the league's most ...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about 6 years ago 678 reads 2 comments