February 2010 - LA Kings Insider
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Congrats to Doughty

With Canada's 3-2 overtime victory over the United States, Drew Doughty became the first player to win Olympic gold while representing the Kings. Adam Deadmarsh and Aaron Miller won silver playing for the United States in 2002, and four Kings have won bronze medals. Congrats also to the Kings' silve... Read More
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Chat at noon

Everyone getting ready for USA-Canada? Check back soon, and we'll do a live chat here during the game. Practice is ongoing now in El Segundo, with 4-on-4 drills. Dustin Brown, Michal Handzus and Jonathan Quick will be back in L.A. tonight and will fly to Dallas with the team tomorrow. Drew Doughty ... Read More
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Medal time

The bronze medals in men's hockey will be awarded tonight when Slovakia plays Finland. If Slovakia (with Michal Handzus) wins, it will mean that all five Kings in the tournament will win a medal. That won't be the most for a single NHL team though. Chicago has six players still going: Tomas Kopecky ... Read More
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Canada vs. Slovakia

One more semifinal to go. Who will win, Canada's Drew Doughty or Slovakia's Michal Handzus? Either way, it's setting up nicely for the Kings' players. If the Canada-Slovakia loser beats Finland in tomorrow's bronze-medal game, all five Kings will win a medal. Feel free to discuss the developments of... Read More
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Three down, three to go

The Kings have made it through three days of practice, and three remain. Tomorrow, there isn't an on-ice practice, but the team will workout in El Segundo before branching out for the rink tour. After that, it's practice Sunday and Monday before Tuesday's game at Dallas. The practices have been i... Read More
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Updated rink tour assignments

For those who were planning on going to the Kings' rink tour tomorrow, there have been a couple changes on the player assignments. Here's the updated list... Aliso Viejo Ice Palace – 9 Journey, 949-643-9648 (Davis Drewiske, Anze Kopitar, Ryan Smyth) Iceoplex Simi Valley – 131 West Easy Street,... Read More
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USA vs. Finland

It's almost time for the USA vs. Finland Olympic hockey semifinal? Who will win? Feel free to discuss here, and also head over to www.hockeywoodla.com/kingschat for a live chat with Jim Fox. Practice is ongoing in El Segundo, with a scrimmage at the moment. Justin Williams was on the ice with teamm... Read More
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Going for hardware

The medals are in sight at the Olympic men's hockey tournament. The United States (with Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson and Jonathan Quick) plays Finland at noon Pacific time -- and yes, it's actually televised live -- and Canada (with Drew Doughty) plays Slovakia (with Michal Handzus) at 6:30 p.m. The l... Read More
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Kings rink tour

The Kings will conduct their sixth-annual rink tour on Saturday afternoon, at six locations throughout Southern California. Groups of players, coaches and broadcasters will travel to the rinks to conduct on-ice clinics with youth hockey players and take part in autograph sessions. The event is fr... Read More
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Williams’ return `quite likely’

Justin Williams' recovery from his broken ankle is going to be hard to judge on a day-to-day basis, but it's safe to say that everyone in the Kings organization is enthused about the progress that Williams has made in the past two months, and today, Terry Murray expressed great optimism that William... Read More
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Fourth-line philosophy

Following up on the Cliche/Moller post, it seems to me that the Kings are trying to give themselves as many roster options as possible, particularly in terms of the ``bottom six'' forwards, going into the stretch run. Terry Murray has been consistent in his belief that the Kings need an ``enforcer''... 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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