If you haven’t been following along on Twitter or any of the myriad of local media outlets covering this topic, the Los Angeles Kings have officially released their 82 game television schedule. A whopping 73 games will be shown on FSW with the remaining 9 to be shown on NCBSN.
Stick tap to Jonny Rosen of LA Kings Insider for his hard work in actually reading the press release.
Fan favorites Bob Miller and Jim Fox return for their 41st and 24th seasons’ respectively with the Kings along with Patrick O’Neal, Daryl Evans and Alex Curry, who in her second season, will give social media updates and host the new Kings Weekly television show.
Speaking of which, this new feature will go behind the scenes and offer in-depth looks at how players spend their time off the ice. It will premiere on Wednesday, October 9 at 10:30 pm. New episodes will air weekly every Thursday night throughout the season immediately following “Kings Live” post game coverage.
While I did not see any official announcement, I do believe that Dan Moriarty is not returning.
This is my first post for TPP, so I apologize for the brevity. I will try to present different and more varied coverage of Kings related hockey news in future posts.
In the mean time, if you feel like you’ve missed anything or just want more coverage, check out the following:
John Hoven (aka “The Mayor”) recently sat down with Mark Morris, head coach of the Manchester Monarchs, the AHL affiliate for the Kings. Morris is running the Rookie Camp this year and shared his thoughts on some prospects. The Mayor also compiled a list of Top 10 Prospects. Give him a follow on Twitter @mayorNHL
Jon Rosen does a great job as the Insider of keeping demanding fans well informed. Before games, he’ll give a preview and share his thoughts following them as well. Check him out on Twitter @lakingsinsider
The official website for the Kings has the schedule, results and standings along with all the latest info, including postings from the LAKI. The site also contains news from feature writers who provide stories and interviews that you won’t find anywhere else (literally, no one else has this story). You can follow their ultra hi-larious Twitter account @LAKings. Fair warning, though, their Twitter account is not exactly about being PC. But that’s what makes it so awesome. That and guest Tweeters (no, not Kevin Ryder)
LA Kings PR
There’s no official website, but there is a new Twitter account @LAKingsPR. This account will link the featured stories from LAK.com that I mentioned earlier and share general news
An SBN fan run blog, the writers try to update every once in a while. They have a current feature going of Top 25 Under 25 that you might wanna check out. Occasionally after games, one of the writers will grade players and use #fanycstats like Corsi to provide a more objective? statistical? I’m not really sure, actually… analysis of the game, using the numbers to show proof why a player sucked or was awesome. Official Twitter: @JFTC_Kings
Gann Matsuda provides varied and different coverage on all things Kings related. He is also usually able to gather and post video/audio interviews from players post practice. Give him a follow @frozenroyalty
Other People to Follow on Twitter:
Pretty self explanatory. These are people that you could follow on Twitter for all things LA Kings.
Jim Fox @JimFox19
Daryl Evans @DarylEvans15
Jeremy Zager @JeremyZager (Kings stats guy)
Bailey @BaileyLAKings (Kings mascot)
Patrick O’Neal @Patrick_ONeal
Lisa Dillman @reallisa (LAT reporter; covers both Ducks and Kings)
Helene Elliott @helenenothelen (HHOF honoree/LAT sports journalist)
Elliott Teaford @ElliottTeaford (Daily News sports reporter; covers both Ducks and Kings)
LA Kings Ice Crew @LAKingsIceCrew
The Royal Half @theroyalhalf (Sarcastic and not always very witty, he occasionally finds a golden nugget that’s worth the crap he tweets; also, his blog really has nothing to do with Kings news, but I figured I’d throw it in for something different)
There are more people I could suggest but I think that’s enough for this post. Hopefully I didn’t bore you too badly! Feel free to leave your thoughts or questions or suggestions in the comments section below.