The L.A. Kings 2011-2012: Observations of a Hockey Noob

Posted on October 14, 2011 by

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick during warmup prior to a National Hockey League game.

So far into this very young season, the L.A. Kings have won one game and lost two. I’ve been reading up on the team and the consensus is they have not yet lived up to their potential, given all we’ve been hearing about how “strong” and “deep” their team is this year. In last night’s game, the third in the season, Ilya Kovulchuk of the New Jersey Devils dominated the ice, but the Philly factor came into play when Simon Gagne scored for the Kings, and loss or not, our goalie Jonathan Quick is awesome.

My biggest question is do all hockey fans panic after only three games (one of which the Kings won), or is that just this team? I looked it up and there’s somewhere around 80 more games to be played. I’m willing to give them a chance, but what do I know, I’m a newbie.

It was obvious that this Kovalchuk character brought high energy to the ice and dominated the game last night, while the Kings started well but then petered out at the end. I searched around to try to find out why, and learned – read more -


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