Mike Stobe / National Hockey League
September 20, 2014 4:12 pm

Richards on his summer, Lombardi’s Kenora visit

Mike Richards, on his summer: It was good, it was nice. It was exact same as every other summer. Richards, on the short summer: I’m getting used to it, I guess it’s a normal summer now for the past X amount of years. It’s a good thing to get used to. Richards, on Lombardi visiting Kenora, Ontario: Yep, I had him over for a workout and for a lunch and ...

Andrew D. Bernstein / National Hockey League
September 20, 2014 2:04 pm

How the short off-season affects the Kings (and camp)

When the 2012-13 season opened on January 19, 2013, 221 days had passed since the Kings hoisted the Stanley Cup on Staples Center ice for the first time. When their second banner drops on October 8, 2014, only 116 days will have elapsed since the last time they took the ice in a game that mattered. “It doesn’t really feel like I left, to be honest with you,” Justin Williams ...

Harry How / Getty Images Sport
September 20, 2014 1:29 pm

September 20 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On the first three on-ice sessions of training camp: No issues. [We’d like to] work our way into the games. Lots of guys, lots of reps. On how he’ll determine who’ll stay at home, and who’ll travel to Arizona on Monday: All the veterans will play one of the games. We’ll fill in with kids from there. That’s one advantage for young players when you’re playing a doubleheader like that. ...

Derek Leung / Getty Images Sport
September 20, 2014 9:17 am

Greene, Gaborik discuss extensions, focus

Though there will be decisions made over the potential 12 players bound for restricted or unrestricted free agency 10 months from now, there are two players whose futures have been firmly established with a team with which they have won a combined three Stanley Cups. Reports surfaced on June 23 and 24 that Matt Greene was close to inking a four-year, $10M extension. On June 25, LA Kings Insider reported ...

Dave Reginek / National Hockey League
September 19, 2014 3:18 pm

Quick not yet 100% but on track and optimistic

There was guarded optimism at Toyota Sports Center on Friday when Jonathan Quick, who underwent wrist surgery on June 24, joined his team on the ice and appeared no worse for the wear after the first team-wide practice of training camp. The original diagnosis was that he would be sidelined from 10-to-12 weeks, and September 16 represented the 12-week anniversary of his surgery. While he’s happy with his progress, he ...

Dave Sandford / National Hockey League
September 19, 2014 2:56 pm

On attempting a mid-training camp return

The Los Angeles Kings opened training camp on Friday without their most important defenseman, and while there’s not much known about the particulars of Drew Doughty’s upper-body injury, Kings hockey operations have confirmed that the issue is of the “day-to-day” variety. More from Lisa Dillman: Kings playing it safe w/Doughty. His injury occurred back home (London, Ont) when he was skating with a pro group… — lisa dillman (@reallisa) September ...

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
September 19, 2014 1:36 pm

September 19 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On why it has been so difficult to repeat as champions in the NHL: It’s probably cause it’s the toughest trophy to win, so to do it back-to-back, especially in the salary cap [era] in a parity league – I mean, if we’d have lost Game 7 to Chicago in the conference finals, then we wouldn’t be talking about it. It tells you how close it is. [Reporter: What will ...

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