April 2011 - Page 2 of 31 - LA Kings Insider
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Murray discusses Anze Kopitar

Question: How would you evaluate Anze Kopitar, in terms of taking the next step? MURRAY: ``Kopitar, his game went to the next level. He's a complete player. He plays both ways, both ends of the rink. I love where his game is at right now. His attitude in the locker room is becoming more of a lead... Read More
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Lombardi, Murray discuss injuries

Question: In terms of injuries, is there anyone this summer who will require surgery? LOMBARDI: ``Williams, obviously there's going to have to be an issue there, and that's kind of going to be a player thing (as to whether he has shoulder surgery). I think I told you this before, and I forget the... Read More
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Murray, on taking the next step

Question: What has to happen, from this year to next year, to get over the hump of just being a playoff team, to making some noise in the playoffs? MURRAY: ``I think the big step would be to have home-ice advantage. I think that would be a very big step. That's a very simple way of throwing it ou... Read More
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Lombardi, on team attitude

Question: What should the reaction be to this season? You made the playoffs again but you didn't go deeper, the way you wanted to... LOMBARDI: ``I want guys pissed off. I've said it before. You know you're turning the corner when guys go home and they're pissed off. I sense that. Versus, I've see... Read More
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Murray, on the San Jose series

Question: Now that you've had a little time to reflect, how do you analyze the series against San Jose? MURRAY: ``In talking about it through the series and at the end of Game 6, it was about us, in my mind. When you go into a series and you have Kopitar out of it, you're wondering, can you score... Read More
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Murray, on how to improve scoring

This will be the last question/answer tonight, and then we'll pick it up again in the morning… Question: A year ago, you talked about the need to improve 5-on-5 scoring. It went up by three goals, but the goals-against also went down. Is that acceptable, or does the scoring need to improve? MU... Read More
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Lombardi, on improving the roster

Question: At the end of the previous two seasons, you said the main focus was for the young players to improve. In terms of improving the team, how much is that still the case, and how much do you need to go outside and look for help? LOMBARDI: ``I sill think that's a huge thing. Don't forget, th... Read More
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Johnson added to Team USA roster

USA Hockey announced this afternoon that Kings defenseman Jack Johnson has been added to the roster for the IIHF World Championships, which start Friday in Slovakia. Johnson won a silver medal competing for the United States at last year's Olympics and also has represented his country at the World C... Read More