October 2010 - Page 2 of 30 - LA Kings Insider
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Kings 1, Devils 0

Justin Williams put the Kings on the board first. Ryan Smyth carried the puck into the New Jersey zone and passed to Jarret Stoll, who then dropped a pass for Williams. Williams did a slight spin move around Tyler Eckford and beat Brodeur with a wrist shot 6:52 into the game. In case it's not com... Read More
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The view from New Jersey

Fortunately it's not an actual view from New Jersey, but rather a couple stories from the local media looking ahead to tonight's game. First, an item from this morning and then a game story from the Devils' victory over Anaheim last night... Devils get a much-needed win as Patrik Elias moves to c... Read More
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Devil of a game

It's been a bumpy start for the New Jersey Devils, who won only two of their first 10 games and, in a couple of them, had to dress fewer than 23 players because of salary-cap issues. The Devils put together a 2-1 victory over Anaheim last night, as future Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur stopped 2... Read More
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Last chance to impress?

Could this be the final chance for Kyle Clifford and Brayden Schenn to make an impression on Kings coaches and management? Both junior-eligible rookies are expected to be in the lineup tonight, and Terry Murray indicated that before the Kings' next game (on Thursday), the team could decide whether t... Read More
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Simmonds update

As previously noted, Wayne Simmonds participated in this morning's skate and is expected to be in the lineup tonight for the Kings. Simmonds has to leave Thursday's game early after a hit, late in the second period, by the Stars' Matt Niskanen. The team announced that Simmonds had a lower-body injur... Read More
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Kovalchuk, coffee mate

Ilya Kovalchuk got more than $100 million out of the New Jersey Devils, and he got a $5 cup of coffee out of Terry Murray. In case you haven't heard, Kovalchuk -- who comes to town with the Devils tonight -- was pursued by the Kings this summer, a month-long dirge that included the hockey equivalent... Read More
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Simmonds OK to play

Wayne Simmonds is scheduled to be in the lineup tonight. Both Simmonds and Terry Murray said Simmonds suffered a bruise, and nothing more serious, and that Simmonds would be able to play. The Kings will go with the same lineup they used Thursday in Dallas. Drew Doughty took the ice at the end of ... Read More
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Hunters to hunted

Last season, Dean Lombardi and Terry Murray talked often about expectations, and dealing with them. Even though it's early in this season, the Kings are off to a strong start, and in the lead-up to the season they were often touted as one of the league's ``teams on the rise.'' With those expectation... Read More
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Familiar theme

Last season, Alexander Frolov got publicly called out by Terry Murray on Oct. 19. This season, he got publicly called out by John Tortorella on Oct. 29. Does that represent progress? After a 6-4 loss to Atlanta on Friday, in which Frolov skated with Derek Stepan and Brandon Prust, Tortorella said of... Read More
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Rookie success

The clock continues to tick for Kings rookies Kyle Clifford and Brayden Schenn. The Kings have until the 10th game -- for each player -- to determine whether to return them to their junior teams or keep them and burn a year off their pro contracts. Heading into tomorrow, Schenn has played seven game... Read More
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Mattias Norstrom interview

I got the chance, this morning, to catch up with former Kings captain Mattias Norstrom, who will be honored in a ceremony before tomorrow night's home game against New Jersey. It brought back good memories, as Norstrom was always one of the most media-friendly players and always willing and able to ... Read More
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A trap game?

Saturday's game against New Jersey could be a big challenge for the Kings, based on the schedule. The first home game after a lengthy road trip is often referred to as a trap game, because the home squad is relaxed and happy to have the comforts of home, while the visiting team can often play with a... Read More