April 2011 - LA Kings Insider
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Handzus joins Team Slovakia

Michal Handzus has officially been added to Slovakia's roster for the IIHF World Championships, which are underway in Slovakia. Handzus has been a longtime participant for Slovakia in international play, most recently at last year's Olympics. Without Handzus, Slovakia beat Slovenia 3-1 in its openin... Read More
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Forum answers VII

Into the home stretch, here's the seventh set of ``Open Forum'' questions and answers... ----- Jonah asked: Throughout the season and especially in the playoff series I noticed players getting kicked out of the faceoff circle fairly often. What occurs when a player is asked to leave? It seems ... Read More
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One assist for Johnson in win

Jack Johnson had one assist as the United States beat Austria 5-1 in its opening game of the IIHF World Championships in Slovakia. Austria narrowed the lead to 2-1 in the second period, but then the Americans scored three consecutive goals. Johnson assisted on Craig Smith's power-play goal late in t... Read More
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Forum answers VI

The sixth set of ``Open Forum'' questions and answers... ----- Cortex949 asked: We hear a lot about players contracts all the time. The length, the dollar amount, the break down year by year, and even the performance incentives, but I want to know how they actually get paid. When do they take ... Read More
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Forum answers V

The fifth set of ``Open Forum'' questions and answers... ----- TK asked: 1) Do you foresee a point in the future where most teams, from all the pro sports, travel with team writers like yourself? If so, does that mean the end of the beatwriters at local newspapers? 2) The Kings have a great gr... Read More
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Forum answers IV

The fourth set of ``Open Forum'' questions and answers... ----- MK Ultra asked: When Wayne Gretzky or any other former “star” players attend a game at Staples, do they have to buy tickets? Are they given tickets by the Kings? What goes on here? Answer: I don't know for certain, but I'm rela... Read More
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Forum answers III

The third set of ``Open Forum'' questions and answers... ----- ForumFan asked: In terms of personnel do you have any idea why Bud Holloway has never been given a chance and been recalled from Manchester? Will he and Voynov be invited to camp? Answer: I know that the Kings had internal discu... Read More
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Forum answers II

Here's the second set of the ``Open Forum'' questions and answers... ----- Orphios asked: 1. Is there a chance of seeing one of the kids (Hickey, Camphell (RA I know), Muzzin, or Voynov) in the defensive front six next year if Martinez stays in place. 2. Are they going to give Bernier a chance... Read More
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Forum answers I

We'll kick off the Open Forum feedback with the first set of questions and answers. Many more to come... ----- Marc Nathan asked: obviously a disappointment, but last year, I flew to Manchester to catch later rounds of the AHL post-season, and had the pleasure of spending time chatting with Ro... Read More
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`Open Forum’ session

The monster series of ``exit interview'' quotes from Dean Lombardi and Terry Murray is complete, so how about a postseason Open Forum? One note to start… After this is done, I'll be doing player-by-player (and coach/GM) evaluations, so any specifics about individuals are likely to be covered there, ... Read More
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Murray discusses Wayne Simmonds

Question: When you look at Wayne Simmonds' year, was it a step backward? MURRAY: ``He had a bit of a lull. I don't know if he took a step backwards. Maybe half a step. I thought, in the first couple years, there was a lot of physical involvement, a lot of grit, a lot more confrontational stuff. S... 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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