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Kings will add to Saturday's TV traffic jam

October 7, 2008 | 12:58 pm

Drew Doughty

In a previous post, Times Sports Editor Randy Harvey mentioned that the 5:07 p.m. (PT) starting time for Saturday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series would result in a television overlap with the UCLA-Oregon football game.

In this confluence of sports seasons it slipped his mind that another important event will take place about the same time: the Kings' NHL season opener at San Jose at 7 p.m, on Fox Sports Net West.

I'll be there for that one, eager to see how this latest rebuilding project pans out and -- maybe -- to earn the right to boast someday that I saw Drew Doughty's NHL debut. Even if restricted free agent Patrick O'Sullivan signs today, it's unlikely that he would play Saturday, but we'll keep you posted.

I'll also be in San Jose for the Ducks' season opener on Thursday. The Ducks and Sharks figure to be two of the best in the West this season, so it will be an early test for both.

Happy hockey season to all!

-- Helene Elliott

Photo: Second overall pick Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings poses on June 20, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario. Credit: Andre Ringuette/Getty Images