Anthony Curatolo is a 31 y/o New Yorker with a passion for the game that takes him into a different category then the regular run of the mill fan. He has an intense, creative, witty style that will either have you love him or hate him within the first paragraph you read from one of his writings. Growing up in a hockey world (his father was raised in Montreal, and his father brought that passion with him into the States) was a blessing in disguise for Anthony. Hockey has become more then a passion and infatuation for, and he hopes to one day have a career within the sport. Picked up originally by the Checking Line (from guest blogs written for HockeyBuzz), Anthony began blogging on a daily basis. When his original site, the checking line, went down the writing passion started to fall off. A few years later, Crash the Crease was born and Anthony was approached and asked to write for them. Since that time (August '08), Anthony has become a panel member on the websites Sunday talk show, as well as branching off and forming 1/3 of the talk show team called "The Hockey Guys!" Now Anthony takes his mind and his writings to the next level as he begins his journey with Hockey Independent and asks that there are many that join him. The Kings are the team, the style is Independent and the game is Hockey - there is nothing better in the universe. Although his pride bleeds for the Orange and Black (yes folks, the Philadelphia Flyers) Anthony is also a FAN of the game, and has knowledge for all 30 teams within the league coming from his true, pure love for the sport in it's entirety. As a voice of a fan for the fans (as we all know is the "Crash the Crease" and "The Hockey Guys" slogans) there will be debate, controversy, praise and love all combined into one giant thing - blogs by Anthony.
News and notes from around Hockeywood, LA.
From waiver wire to Conference Finals, Michael Leighton has found his game and is providing the Philadelphia Flyers solid goaltending. Wait, waiver wire?
HI’s Kings correspondent, Anthony Curatolo, takes a look inside the Los Angeles Kings as they have now entered into off-season planning. UFA’s and RFA’s and stud like goalies, oh my!
On Sunday night, as the final seconds ticked from the play clock high above the ice surface at the Staples Center, Kings fans knew within their hearts that, although their first playoff visit in many years has come to an end, the future will hold many more. Congratulations to the Vancouver Canucks who truly stepped [...]
The Kings now face a do or die scenario tomorrow night as they return home to the Staples Center. Will they be able to fight off elimination?
The Los Angeles Kings look to put a strangle hold on the Vancouver Canucks tonight on home ice. Game four is tonight from the Staples Center beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. PST.
The Hockey Guys will be joined by Al Cimaglia this Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. EST for all your playoff hockey discussion needs.
The Los Angeles Kings return home for Game 3 against the Vancouver Canucks. Will the momentum from game 2 ride into the Staples Center tonight? The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. PST, 10:00 p.m. EST.
The Los Angeles Kings begin their quest for the best prize in all of sports, the Stanley Cup as they face off against the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Los Angeles Kings are in the playoffs and there is an opportunity they can be the dark horse of the Western Conference.
The inconsistency of the Los Angeles Kings continues as the club attempts to find it’s stride heading into the second season within the NHL.
It’s time for the Los Angeles Kings to step up and it needs to start tonight against Colorado.
After their overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks and then the birth of Jonathan Quick’s first child, Los Angeles Kings fans began to wonder what was next. Well Kings fans were in luck as up next were the Dallas Stars. However, a slight fear still remained within the hearts of the Hockeywood faithful. Enter Jonathan [...]
The Los Angeles Kings need to take the point and run with it against the dominant Blackhawks club.
In an effort to reach out to a worldwide community, George Brew of Whats Brewin, Chris Wassel of The Program and Anthony Curatolo of The Hockey Guys have all come together to present an event to raise funds in order to further develop research within the society of Cancer Awareness. Backed by LiveStrong: The Lance [...]
What has gone on in Los Angeles? An opportunity, which the team jumped on, in rebounding last night against Columbus.
The Olympics are over. Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick are all coming home with medals. However, they are all coming home united as Kings again. On Monday night, the Olympic break proved beneficial to one team and not so much to the other. The Detroit Red Wings who seemed to be healthy for [...]
An underdog is a person or group in a competition, frequently in electoral politics, sports and creative works, who is popularly expected to lose. Do you believe in miracles? “Sometimes, the best team in a tournament does not take home the Gold medal”. That was Team USA head coach Ron Wilson’s quote after the United [...]
As of this writing, yest at 2:37 a.m. EST, word on the streets of the left coast are that L.A. Kings forward Anze Kopitar is actively pursuing his United States citizenship. Why you ask? Well, being that Slovenia does not have an Olympic hockey team, Kopitar wants to participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics, barring [...]
The 2009-10 Los Angeles Kings have overcome not only their own issues as a team, but how the league viewed them heading into the season. Now, this Kings team is proving exactly what they are capable of; of course in “cardiac” style.