Episode 24: From Russia with Kov
For what has to be the first time in their history, the Los Angeles Kings have actually landed a big name free agent and we, The Bannermen, have no idea what to do with ourselves. Ilya Kovalchuk is a member of the LAKings eight years after first flirting with the team, ending the longest period of flirting between two eventual lovers that anyone has ever seen.
We break down the signing, the NHL draft, other targets the Kings had and even make a prediction on what Drew Doughty will get on his next contract (SPOILER: We were right!). Also, we try not to get too giggly when creating our possible line combinations for the upcoming season and furthermore, try not to wet ourselves with excitement over the Kings potential top power play unit. It’s Episode 24 and Alex Frolov would be proud!