November 2009 - Page 29 of 29 - LA Kings Insider
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Appreciating the sacrifice

Ryan Smyth's father, Jim, didn't need to make the flight from Los Angeles. He was able to drive from the family's Arizona home and meet the team at dinner last night. This morning, Ryan talked about what the trip meant to him... Question: Being on this trip, what kind of memories does it bring bac... Read More
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One proud papa

After today's skate, I chatted for a few minutes with Jim Greene, Matt's father, who made the trip out west from Grand Ledge, Mich. Mr. Greene talked about the fathers' trip... JIM GREENE: ``It's just always good to be able to spend time with my son. We don't see him that often. We watch TV. We pu... Read More
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Monday morning skate

Based on circumstantial evidence, it seems as though Jason LaBarbera might get the start in goal tonight for Phoenix. The starting goalie is typically the first one off the ice after a morning skate, and today that was LaBarbera. But no confirmation on that. For the Kings, they're expected to skat... Read More
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Fathers on trip

The fathers (and sons, and everyone) enjoyed a great dinner last night, and now they're heading over to check out the morning skate. Here's the list of fathers on the trip... Bryan Brown, Paul Doughty, David Drewiske, Jim Greene, Jim Harrold, Jack Johnson Sr., Butch Jones, Matjaz Kopitar, Ted Purc... Read More
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Fathers' days

The Kings' traveling party grew by 16 today, as the team had its first-ever ``fathers' trip.'' I'm not sure which team was the first to do this, but it's a really nice gesture, in which teams invite players' fathers to fly on the team plane to a visiting city (or cities), have a big dinner and allow... Read More
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Clune returns

Richard Clune, who had been out with a groin injury, returned to action this weekend for the Manchester Monarchs and scored a goal today in a 3-2 overtime loss to Hartford. Jonathan Bernier, after a victory on Friday -- followed by another great game by Jeff Zatkoff on Saturday -- took the loss and ... Read More
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Jones settling in

Randy Jones had his second practice with the Kings on Sunday, and isn't expected to play Monday at Phoenix, but Jones said he is fitting in better by the day. JONES: ``The nerves kind of settle down a little bit and meet everyone, meet the guys, and get on the ice and get associated with everybody... Read More
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Light at end of Ersberg's tunnel

For the fist time in a couple weeks, Terry Murray indicated that he plans to get goalie Erik Ersberg in a game sometime soon. Jonathan Quick will start tomorrow against Phoenix, and likely Thursday's and Saturday's games as well, but Murray said Ersberg ``probably will'' play sometime on the five-ga... Read More
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Murray talks about new lines

First, thanks to everyone for the kind words yesterday. It was good to get back to the rink today, and in a couple hours I'll be off to Phoenix. At practice today, the Kings skated at full strength and skated as Terry Murray said they would: Smyth-Kopitar-Williams Parse-Stoll-Simmonds Frolov-H... Read More