February 2010 - Page 2 of 15 - LA Kings Insider
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Cliche’s opportunity

Based on conversations with Dean Lombardi and Terry Murray, it seems as though Marc-Andre Cliche is basically being given a week-long tryout at practice, to see if he can earn a roster spot with the Kings. Based on the answers below, it seems like what Murray would like to do is have Cliche as his f... Read More
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Brown video chat

Click below to watch the video chat I did this morning with Dustin Brown from Vancouver, in which Brown talks about the rivalry with Canada, playing left wing, Team USA leadership and other aspects of his Olympic experience. Also, the Kings Care Foundation is auctioning autographed Olympic jerseys o... Read More
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Going mobile

Many of you have already seen it, but there's a new mobile site for the blog, which should make it significantly easier to view on mobile devices. Any other suggestions for improving the blog are always welcomed. It's a split practice for the Kings this morning. They skated for 50 minutes, left the... Read More
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Olympic semifinals set

The Olympic men's hockey semifinals are set for Friday, with the United States to face Finland and Canada to face Slovakia, with the winning teams meeting on Sunday for the gold. For the Kings' Olympians, it means at least two of them will win medals. It's possible that all five Kings will win medal... Read More
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Back on the ice

The Kings' first post-break practice, this morning, went one hour and included a lot of skating, passing and shooting but very little ``battle.'' That's by design. The worst thing that could happen is for a player to strain a groin or hamstring while gearing up to get ready for NHL play again. Here ... Read More
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An interested observer

Terry Murray spent part of the Olympic break at his home in Maine and got to spend time with his wife and daughters, an in-season rarity for anyone involved with the NHL. Before the break, Murray had said he wouldn't go out of his way to watch the Olympic hockey games, but today Murray said he was, ... Read More
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Cliche in the NHL

Marc-Andre Cliche was called up by the Kings from Manchester today -- along with Rich Clune -- and if Cliche stays around and plays Tuesday in Dallas, he would be making his NHL debut. Cliche, 22, has 10 goals and 11 assists in 50 games with the Monarchs this season and is known as a strong defensiv... Read More
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Storr `returns’ to Kings

It's hard to believe that Jamie Storr is still only 34 years old. After he spent parts of nine seasons with the Kings -- he was the backup goalie on the last Kings team to make the playoffs, in 2001-02 -- Storr made an NHL stop in Carolina and AHL stops in Lowell, Springfield, Utah and Philadelphia ... Read More
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Williams’ comeback

Here's what Justin Williams said today about his rehabilitation for his broken ankle... ----- Question: You haven't been around the team a lot during your rehab, but I imagine you've been working out in the mornings... WILLIAMS: ``I've definitely been around. I was able to get permission to... Read More
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Back on the ice

The big news from today's practice actually happened before practice, when Justin Williams skated for the first time since breaking his ankle on Dec. 26. Williams said his recovery has been going well, with no setbacks, and that he has a target date in mind for his return, but one he didn't want to ... Read More
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Cliche, Clune called up

Rich Clune is back with the Kings today, and he has been joined by Marc-Andre Cliche. I'm not certain, at the moment, whether Cliche is just here for practice time or whether he will stay next week. Bonus points if you can guess who is filling in as the second goalie. Hint: It's a former King.... Read More
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Technical advances/difficulties

The good news is that this blog has now been switched over to a stronger server. You shouldn't notice any difference -- other than, hopefully, that we won't have any outages like we had a few weeks ago -- but it's definitely a good move for me. On the negative side, due to Internet issues in Vanc... Read More
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Questions for Brown?

Southwest Airlines willing, I will be back in Los Angeles in a couple hours, and I'm scheduled to do a video chat with Dustin Brown from Vancouver. Do you have any questions for him? Previous Brown chats -- posted here -- have covered the early parts of Brown's Olympic experience, but since then he ... Read More