November 2010 - Page 3 of 29 - LA Kings Insider
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Freeway faceoff

It's one of the strangest facts in Southern California sports. Since the Ducks joined the NHL in 1993, the Kings and Ducks have never made the playoffs in the same season. Well, if the playoffs started this morning -- they don't, so don't panic -- neither team would be among the top eight in the Wes... Read More
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Zeiler clears

According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, who is the king of the waiver-wire transactions, John Zeiler has cleared and will be eligible to join the Kings this morning. Because it's a road game -- albeit a nearby one -- the Kings won't be on the ice until 11:30 a.m. in Anaheim for their morning skate.... Read More
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Big weekend for Monarchs

The AHL's Manchester Monarchs have been the anti-Kings of late. While their parent club has stumbled through a 1-6-0 skid, the Monarchs have won four consecutive games and eight of their last nine games. The Monarchs swept their three weekend games by a combined score of 18-5. Brayden Schenn has ... Read More
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Anyone have matches?

Terry Murray grew up in frosty Quebec and spends part of his free time in Maine, so he knows something about firewood and kindling. In referencing his team's recent play today, Murray said, ``The wood is wet, and the spark is not setting a fire right now.'' Is it possible that John Zeiler could be `... Read More
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Smarter play needed

The merit of the plus-minus statistic has been discussed ad nauseum, and there's really nothing to add to the debate. It's a widely-recognized statistic, though, and if you accept the idea that its fluctuations will even out over the course of a full season, it's at least useful in terms of evaluati... Read More
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No popcorn or Raisinettes

When the Kings were approximately 10 minutes behind their usual schedule, in terms of getting on the ice this morning, it wasn't difficult to figure out what was happening. The grim-faced players finally emerged from the locker room, having been put through a highly-critical film session, one that p... Read More
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Injury updates

Willie Mitchell (broken wrist) and Alexei Ponikarovsky (broken finger) both skated before practice today, and both will be looking to get good news from the doctor soon. Terry Murray said today that Ponikarovsky will go for another x-ray tomorrow, and hopes to get fitted with a softer cast, and that... Read More
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Bloodied, but still smiling

Kevin Westgarth was still smiling this morning. Breathing? That too, although it might have been a little more difficult. Westgarth said he likely suffered a broken nose during last night's fight with the city of Chicago's only known mountain, John Scott. Scott measures in at 6-foot-8 and north of 2... Read More
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Sunday practice update

Practice started a few minutes late today, and after it ended, Terry Murray indicated that he had put the players through a tough, critical film session. Murray said that he would keep the top three lines intact at the start of tomorrow's game but indicated he would be open to making changes during ... Read More
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Postgame notes (Nov. 27)

Some notes from last night's game... -- The Kings lost for the sixth time in seven games, 2-1 to Chicago on Saturday night, and fell to ninth place in the Western Conference, tied in points with San Jose but ahead by goal differential. -- The Kings, after a 12-3-0 start, are now 13-9-0. Throu... Read More
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Chicago postgame quotes

Here are some quotes from the Chicago dressing room last night… COACH JOEL QUENNEVILLE (on the game…) ``I think that was probably our best team game, as far as finding ways to get through it. Everybody’s sticking together and battling right through it. Crow was great in the net for us tonight, ... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts… (on the recent lack of scoring…) MURRAY: ``Scoring’s not there. There were good flurries at the end, in the last seven or eight minutes of the third period, which gives you an opportunity. But the consistency of that kind of an attitude needs to be there. It's n... Read More