1. The Kovalchuk Problem, Part 2: From Russia with Love

    Dean, No thanks. From Russia With Love, Ilya. I'll be the first to admit- this is a crude photoshop at best, and Dean Lombardi looks eerily similar to ET...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about 4 years ago 235 reads 1 comments

  2. NHL Free Agency 2010: Goaltender Roulette, Who's Going Where?

    By now, we've all seen the lists of free agent goaltenders looking for a new contract/team on July 1st. For those that haven't, here is the top 10 list according to Puck Daddy on Yahoo! Sports in an article posted on Tuesday : 1...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about 4 years ago 268 reads 0 comments

  3. Goal Scoring ROI: How Much Are NHL Players Paid Per Goal Scored?

    The Free Agency period is almost upon us in the NHL and one area seems to be more in focus this offseason: goal scoring. It is very difficult to determine what kind of return a club gets on its financial investment in a hockey player...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about 4 years ago 1,430 reads 1 comments

  4. The Ilya Kovalchuk Problem: Should LA Kings Pursue Prized Free Agent?

    Any sports fan would want his or her team to acquire a player considered to be among the best in the league. That is a given. The only means of acquisition are through the entry draft, a trade with another franchise, or free agency...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about 4 years ago 1,826 reads 20 comments

  5. NHL: Top Five Conference Finals of the Last Five Years

    In the midst of our current Conference Finals Series, let's take a look back at some of the most memorable moments of the top 5 Conference Finals series of the past five seasons...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 897 reads 2 comments

  6. Five Reasons Why LA's 5-4 Victory Over Anaheim Tuesday Was Momentous

    The Los Angeles Kings beat division rival Anaheim Ducks 5-4 Tuesday night, and not even including the fact that the Ducks needed two points to keep their playoff hopes alive, there ...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 441 reads 0 comments

  7. Dear Los Angeles Kings: Why Would You do this to Me (Your Fans)?

    Dear LA Kings, This is really hard for me to say. I think I have to break up with you. We have been together for most of my life now, ever since we were both fairly young, and I know ...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 844 reads 14 comments

  8. LA Kings Short On Luck, Drop Two Games Back to Back [Fan Diary]

    A Kings fan's diary, week of March 22, 2010 Monday, March 22: 4-3 OT Win At Home vs. Colorado Avalanche 7:30pm: Game time. This begins the need for "playoff mode" attitude. No mercy...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 118 reads 0 comments

  9. Kings vs. Avs: The Unquestioned Most Important NHL Game of the Season Thus Far

    The NHL's Western Conference standings have been all over the map this year, with even the Kings in first place at one point, but if I were to travel back to September and show any ...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 189 reads 2 comments

  10. LA Kings Jonathan Quick Out, Jonathan Bernier to Start

    Jonathan Quick, the NHL league-leading goaltender in wins with 37, (tied with Evgeni Nabokov, more on him later) will be unavailable for the Kings tonight due to the birth of his first child...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 705 reads 6 comments

  11. Los Angeles Kings In Need of a Spark; Could It Be Justin Williams?

    The last two games the Los Angeles Kings have played have been, admittedly, lackluster performances: On the March 4 loss to Nashville: ANZE KOPITAR: “Our intensity and our compete level has to be a lot higher than that...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 362 reads 0 comments

  12. NHL: New Kings Help Old Kings Put up Stinker in Nashville, Tennessee

    Newly acquired Jeff Halpern and Fredrik Modin were both in the lineup for the first time as Kings on Thursday night, when the Kings faced off against the Predators in Nashville, TN...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 130 reads 0 comments

  13. NHL Trade Deadline: Quiet Kings Get Jeff Halpern for Teddy Purcell, Draft Pick

    Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi has not been too active leading up to Wednesday's 3 p.m. 2010 NHL trade deadline, as has been his M.O. during most trade environments...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 657 reads 2 comments

  14. What Does the Men's Hockey Gold Medal Game Mean to Each Country?

    If you haven't been following the men's hockey tournament at the 2010 Winter Olympic games, I will attempt to fill you in on what has happened here...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 542 reads 0 comments

  15. 2010 Winter Olympics: The 10 Most Interesting Things We Learned-Day 15

    Friday, February 26 or Day 15 of the 2010 Winter Olympics was an eventful one to say the least.: -- Canada improved their medal count and are rallying around their "Own the Podium" phrase ...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 848 reads 3 comments

  16. 2010 Winter Olympics: Photo Recap - USA vs. Switzerland Quarterfinals

    I was lucky enough to score tickets to the USA vs. Switzerland Mens hockey quarterfinal game, so I shot a few pictures to help share the experience. There were many U.S...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 538 reads 0 comments

  17. 2010 Winter Olympics Photo Recap: Switzerland vs. Belarus Hockey Live in Concert

    Since the United States hockey team not only qualified for a bye to the Quarterfinals but locked up the #1 seed, the tickets I purchased for the first Qualifying game on Tuesday were no longer to watch the U...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 436 reads 0 comments

  18. 2010 Winter Olympics: Unexpected Excitement on Day Three of Men's Hockey

    The Olympic men's hockey competition was set up with a schedule that gradually gets more competitive as the tournament progresses...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 541 reads 0 comments

  19. 2010 Winter Olympics: Men's Hockey, Day One—What We Learned

    As the second day of Men's Hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics is about to begin, I'd like to reflect briefly on Day 1, which featured games by the three largest profile teams, Canada, USA, and Russia...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 1,324 reads 1 comments

  20. How Far Can Team USA Hockey Go at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver?

    It would be slightly concerning if I said, "As far as the boyish young man pictured above can take us," because Patrick Kane does look like he just got his driver's license in this photo...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 873 reads 0 comments

  21. Kings 9 Game Winning Streak: More Than Just 18 Points

    I was fortunate enough to attend the game that took place at Staples Center on Saturday, Feb. 6. That game was between the Los Angeles Kings and the Detroit Red Wings...

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  22. Paul Martin, Mike Komisarek Out: Team USA Loses Two Defensemen To Injury

      Today, Team USA GM Brian Burke announced that defenseman Paul Martin has officially bowed out of the Olympics due to an arm injury.  According to the Toronto Star, Mike Komisarek (shoulder) will not play either...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 1,949 reads 2 comments

  23. Hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics: Breaking It Down Team By Team

    I will attempt to outline the basics of what hockey fans need to know for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. First, some useful links: U.S. TV Schedule Full Olympic Hockey Schedule Official Standings Page Let's get started...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about over 4 years ago 577 reads 16 comments

  24. Is Alexander Frolov Leaving the Los Angeles Kings? If So, Who's Headed West?

    A former 35-goal scorer, Alexander Frolov was a healthy scratch for Monday night's game in Dallas. Kings Head Coach Terry Murray said he has been very unhappy with his play this season and has ...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about almost 5 years ago 914 reads 7 comments

  25. A Plea to Versus & The NHL: Stop Insulting Hockey Fans & TV Viewers

    I wrote part of this article exactly a year ago—after the initial NHL broadcasts on Versus made me angry enough to do so. I never published it, hence making it an exercise in "letting off steam...

    Reed Kaufman Written by Reed Kaufman about almost 5 years ago 418 reads 12 comments