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Greene injury

I just got off the phone with Matt Greene, who went under the knife to repair his shoulder, a procedure with an estimated recovery time of 3-4 months. Greene said that he had the shoulder examined recently due to "general wear and tear," but that examination revealed labrum and rotator-cuff issues, ... Read More
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Lombardi, on Ponikarovsky

Here's the interview I did earlier with Dean Lombardi, regarding his signing of Alexei Ponikarovsky and related issues... ----- Question: Is Ponikarovsky someone you had your eye on from the beginning, or was this more of a reaction to the way the month has played out? LOMBARDI: ``Well, obv... Read More
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Murray, on Ponikarovsky

Here's what Terry Murray said today about the Kings' signing of Alexei Ponikarovsky... ----- Question: From your time in Philadelphia, what do you remember about Ponikarovsky and what type of game he plays? MURRAY: ``Ponikarovsky, he's a hard-working guy. He's going to play at both ends of ... Read More
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Ponikarovsky stuff

We're going to have to come up with shorthand for this guy, because Ponikarovsky really fills a headline... Anyway, I've talked to both Dean Lombardi and Terry Murray about this signing within the last hour, and I'll have the extensive quotes when I have time to transcribe them, but here are some... Read More
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More on Ponikarovsky

Alexei Ponikarovsky is reportedly joining the Kings on a one-year contract, and I should be able to get details shortly. Ponikarovsky, 30, is listed at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, and is a left winger (a native of Kiev) who has been in the NHL for parts of nine seasons, with Toronto and Pittsburgh. He's a... Read More
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Ponikarovsky to Kings

Still up north vacationing, but I received word that the Kings have reached agreement with Alexei Ponikarovsky. More details to come as they're available. This comes on the heels of Alexander Frolov joining the New Yorl Rangers, and with the Kovalchuk situation headed for arbitration.... Read More
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Over? it’s never over….

The Ilya Kovalchuk mini-series has entered the third chapter, with the league seeking to nullify the contract Kovalchuk signed with New Jersey. Dean Lombardi said tonight that the Kings would remain interested in signing Kovalchuk should the opportunity present itself, but it's likely that the union... Read More
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Money matters

People are starting to get a look at Ilya Kovalchuk's new contract. Seems as though it's for 17 years and $102 million, with a massive but curious form of frontloading. I'm told that, in real dollars, Kovalchuk will make $6 million in the first two seasons and $11.5 million, the maximum allowable, i... Read More
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Lombardi quotes, part 2

Here is the second part of the Dean Lombardi interview... ----- Question: Going forward, what is the plan now? What will you try to get done for the rest of the summer, and is there still time to get some momentum going? LOMBARDI: ``Yeah. Obviously you put a lot of work into it, and you'd l... Read More
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Lombardi quotes, part I

Here's the first part of today's post-Kovalchuk interview with Dean Lombardi. The second part will touch more on what will happen going forward... ----- Question: Did you have any idea, before today, that he would be signing in New Jersey, or did you feel like you were in it until the end? ... Read More
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Quotes/info

I don't have the ability to look at other sites/sources right now, so I apologize if this is already out there, but the Kings' last offer was indeed for 15 years and $80 million. It was presented Thursday, and nobody knew until today which offer/team Kovalchuk would choose. I'll have some extensive... Read More
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Kovalchuk to Devils

I'm mobile right now, but for those who haven't already seen the news, the New Jersey Devils have announced that they have re-signed Ilya Kovalchuk. Hopefully, someone from the Kings will be available to discuss what happened in their negotiations, and talk about what their plan might be going forwa... 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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