February 2010 - Page 3 of 15 - LA Kings Insider
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USA vs. Canada

It's a big day in Vancouver, as the United States faces Canada at 4:40 p.m. Pacific time. Other games are Russia vs. Czech Republic at noon and Sweden vs. Finland at 9 p.m. Today is the final day of preliminary-round play. The top four teams earn a bye to the quarterfinals, and if play was already... Read More
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Today in Vancouver (Feb. 19)

Following yesterday's thrilling men's hockey games -- Canada beat Switzerland and Slovakia beat Russia in shootouts by scores of 2-1, and the United States beat Norway 6-1 -- it's a lighter day today. It's Belarus vs. Sweden at noon, Czech Republic vs. Latvia at 4:30 p.m. and Finland vs. Germany at ... Read More
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Morning reading

Before Slovakia's big 2-1 shootout victory over Russia last night, Michal Handzus did an interview with LAKings.com... Handzus Q&A Heidi Androl is also in Vancouver and has blogged about her experiences so far... Heidi's blog Finally, the Wall Street Journal today did a piece of the U.S.... Read More
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Where are they?

Where are some of the Kings spending the Olympic break? Sean O'Donnell planned a trip to Hawaii, while Oscar Moller was going to stay home in Southern California and take care of his and his roommates' Labrador puppy. Terry Murray was on his way back to the New England area to visit his daughters. T... Read More
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New blog Facebook page

I'm happy to (finally) announce that there is a Facebook page for the LAKingsInsider.com blog, so please sign up and join the community! The blog should feed there as well -- albeit on a slight delay -- and you can also post pictures... LAKingsInsider.com Facebook page... Read More
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Today in Vancouver (Feb. 18)

On the men's ice hockey side, it's a big day as the United States plays Norway at noon, Canada plays Switzerland at 4:30 p.m. and Slovakia plays Russia at 9 p.m. Last night, Slovakia lost 3-1 to the Czech Republic last night, and Michal Handzus had one shot on goal. And don't forget the curling si... Read More
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Olympic videos

For those who weren't there -- I'm not certain if it was on TV or not -- I'll embed below the video of the Olympic ``sendoff'' ceremony after Saturday's Kings-Avalanche game. There are other videos at Kings Vision and more Olympic coverage at lakings.com/olympics. ... Read More
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The Johnson booing

There was a question about why Jack Johnson was being booed by a portion of the crowd in Vancouver. It goes back to the 2006 World Juniors in Vancouver, when Johnson elbowed Canada's Steve Downie after an empty-net goal. I recently saw one account that described it as Johnson ``viciously'' elbowing ... Read More
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Wins for USA, Canada

Here's a recap of yesterday's games... USA 3, Switzerland 1: Dustin Brown played 13:27 and did not record any points or shots and had an even rating. Jack Johnson played 16:56 and was plus-1. Jonathan Quick did not play. David Backes, Ryan Malone and Bobby Ryan had goals for USA, and Ryan Miller s... Read More
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Today in Vancouver (Feb. 16)

The men's Olympic hockey tournament gets underway today, with the United States facing Switzerland (noon), Canada facing Norway (4:30 p.m.) and Russia facing Latvia (9 p.m.). In even more exciting news, the curling tournaments start today. Does Great Britain really have a chance to knock off Canad... Read More
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Good break or bad break?

It's hard to know what to make of this 16-day break for the Kings, and in all reality, we won't know until at least a week after it ends. On the positive side, it's never a bad thing for players to get a rest during the season, particularly with a tough playoff stretch run upcoming. On the negative ... Read More