August 2010 - Page 2 of 3 - LA Kings Insider
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Shattered glass

As the Kings wait to hear about Willie Mitchell's plans for the season -- what is it about guys who seemingly can't decide where to sign this summer? -- there's one member of the organization who got an up-close and personal look at the defenseman the Kings would like to sign. This story in 24 Hours... Read More
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Bob Miller radio interview

Bob Miller was a guest on 710-AM's L.A. Sports Saturday with host Mark Willard, talking about the Kings' prospects this season and some other sports topics, including Brett Favre and his beloved Chicago White Sox. Despite his poor taste in baseball teams, Bob is a great guy and always a great interv... Read More
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One more note

One thing I forgot to mention about the retreat -- which is odd, because it's one of the things that interested me most -- was the announcement that Staples Center will have a new high-definition scoreboard/video board for the start of this season. Those of us who sit in the 300 level, in particu... Read More
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Kings retreat report

As I mentioned earlier, I got the chance on Thursday to attend a ``retreat'' for Kings staff at L.A. Live, an all-day event at the Grammy Museum that included approximately 60 staff members and featured 12 presentations from members of the organization. The event was hosted (for lack of a better ter... Read More
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Dustin Brown interview

Yesterday, I was invited to spend the day downtown at a Kings staff meeting, in which heads of different departments (from hockey operations to group sales, and everything in between) spoke about the present and future of their respective areas. It was a highly interesting day, and I'll have a signi... Read More
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Changing the rules?

The NHL started its ``research camp'' today in Toronto, where 33 draft-eligible prospects skated and tested out proposed new rules that the league wanted to get an ice-level look at. The proposed changes, as posted by NHL.com's Mike Morreale, included... *Hybrid icing rule *No line change for te... Read More
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Lombardi on Edmonton radio

Dean Lombardi was a guest on ``Oilers Lunch'' on Team 1260 in Edmonton today, talking about a variety of issues. Lombardi said he met with Colten Teubert this morning and learned that Teubert has a bone injury in his hand and will be out for perhaps the next three months. There's also an interesting... Read More
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A travesty

I'm really not sure how this happened, because I thought the issue had been settled, but it seems as though Five Guys has been named ``best burger'' by Zagat's as part of its annual survey. In-N-Out finished second. I'm thinking of getting the results voided and calling Richard Bloch. Let's hope thi... Read More
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Decision time?

In their wide search for defensemen, the Kings have looked at 33-year-old Willie Mitchell, whose season (with Vancouver) was ended in January because of a concussion. Mitchell worked out for the Kings last week and, according to Sportsnet, is being pursued by a handful of other teams and might make ... Read More
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Rookie/training camps

The Kings will hold their annual rookie camp, a precursor to regular training camp, from Sept. 10-13 at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. Practice times (and rosters) are still to be determined, but already scheduled are two rookie games against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena. The Kin... Read More
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Thanks!

Just had to mention that I was very heartened to come read the comments here tonight and see that not a single person fell for the online garbage that I was the ``source'' for some fictional trade report. Just goes to confirm what I already knew, that the readers of this blog are the best around! Th... Read More
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Poll time

There's still no indication from the Kings that they're interested in re-joining the Ilya Kovalchuk drama -- they're maintaining a public silence, and I've heard nothing of any substance since Monday -- but that doesn't prohibit debate, does it? The Kings were left holding a 15-year, $80-million off... Read More