October 2009 - LA Kings Insider
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New lines

Just got some info that I wanted to pass along... Justin Williams is expected back in the lineup Monday, and the Kings will skate as follows: Smyth-Kopitar-Williams Parse-Stoll-Simmonds Frolov-Handzus-Brown Ivanans-Richardson-Purcell Peter Harrold is expected to be a healthy scratch, as is ne... Read More
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After one month…

Well, after 30 days, I'm taking one off. Happy Halloween! I beg of you, please don't petition to have me replaced! First, some housekeeping. You might see, on the left and right, some additions to the page. Some of you have already noticed the picture, for which I'm receiving some well-deserved ri... Read More
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Root for the home team…

Playing the San Jose Sharks this week brought back some memories for Terry Murray, who was a defenseman for the Oakland-based California Golden Seals in the early 1970s. Murray shared his memories of how the Seals players were close with the pro baseball and football players in town. Murray played f... Read More
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The art of the hipcheck

Is it mere coincidence that after Rob Scuderi's fine, for his low hit on the Jason Chimera, that Drew Doughty executed two perfect hip checks in the next two games? He had one against San Jose and an even better one last night against Vancouver. A couple days ago, Terry Murray -- former NHL defensem... Read More
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Lewis to Manchester

Trevor Lewis has been assigned to Manchester of the American Hockey League. No surprise, given that Lewis has turned into the regular healthy scratch. It's also very good news for Scott Parse, who presumably will be staying once Justin Williams is back. Parse certainly earned a spot, in my opinion. ... Read More
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Murray happy with Quick

Is it just me, or has Jonathan Quick played better in games in which the Kings have recorded one point (or none) than in the games the Kings have won? Still no indication that Quick is leaving the net any time soon. Here's what Terry Murray had to say about Quick's most recent efforts... MURRAY: `... Read More
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Randy Jones quotes

I was able to talk with new Kings defenseman Randy Jones today, a few hours before he flies from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. Question: How did you find out about the trade, and what were your thoughts when you heard about it? JONES: ``Actually, I was sleeping when I guess it happened. The night... Read More
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Do you like the shootout?

We know how Terry Murray feels about the shootout. He hates it. He said it last night and then, just to make sure everyone knew, he repeated it for the benefit of a local radio reporter who joined his postgame press conference late. How do you feel about the shootout, now that it's in its fifth ye... Read More
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Game story (Oct. 29)

Tonight's game story, with video, stats, etc. Thanks for reading! Canucks beat Kings 2-1 in shootout The Kings finished with the second-best October in franchise history, with 18 points on an 8-4-2 record. The 1990-91 Kings went 9-3-1 in October for 19 points. No practice for the team tomorrow... Read More
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Canucks postgame quotes

Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault: ``The first thing we wanted to do obviously was shut down their best line. I thought, except for that last shift where Kopitar was able to read our defenseman, our guys did a pretty good job containing them and keeping them to the outside. They’re such a strong lin... Read More
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Kopitar, Quick postgame quotes

ANZE KOPITAR (on the back-to-back games...) KOPITAR: ``It was two hard games. There was a lot of hockey played. Playing 60 minutes -- actually 65 minutes -- two consecutive nights here, it wears down the body a little bit. A day off is always welcome. You get to spend time away from the rink and ... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts... (on having the same feeling as last night...) MURRAY: ``A bad feeling. It's a useless part of the game, the shootout, but the fans love it. For that, I like it, because the fans are excited. They're standing up and waiting for the next shooter. It is good for t... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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