It may not be a regular-season game but the annual Frozen Fury event in Las Vegas has always garnered a plethora of excitement, especially for fans of the Los Angeles Kings. This year’s installment — played, as per usual, against the Colorado Avalanche at the MGM Grand Arena — will take place on Saturday, October 3 at 7pm PST (10pm EST).
Being the final game for both clubs this preseason, this game should — if it hasn’t already — determine which players will make the final cuts and thus, start the regular season at the NHL level.
For the Kings, Jordan Weal is more determined than ever to crack the big club’s roster while Michael Mersch — not scheduled to be a full-time King just yet — is certainly giving the club’s front office and coaching staff something to seriously consider. The backup role is Jhonas Enroth‘s to lose but Peter Budaj and Jean-Francois Berube are certainly making their own cases as to why they should be backing Jonathan Quick up from next week on.
After suffering upper-body injuries last week against the Avs, defensemen Jake Muzzin and Matt Greene will not be participating in Saturday’s preseason finale. However, Muzzin is expected to be ready for Los Angeles’s season-opener on Oct. 7 when the Kings play host to the San Jose Sharks. Matt Greene’s status, however, is still up in the air.
While it still just a preseason, the annual Frozen Fury event allows Kings fans from all over the world to connect enjoying, among other things, watching their team play. While the event has garnered a plethora of excitement, that will multiply this year as fans of the silver-and-black have had to be extra patient in seeing their team hit the ice.
While I wish all fans in Las Vegas this weekend to be safe, I am also wishing that they enjoy a wonderful game on Saturday.
Enjoy the game!