Golf, Kaunisto and the El Cid Lounge - LA Kings Insider

Spraying to all fields here…

First, a reminder that spots are still available for the 23rd-annual Dave Taylor/Jim Fox Golf Classic, which will take place Monday, June 13, at the Moorpark Country Club. The tournament, which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, includes Kings alumni and personalities such as Fox, Taylor, Marcel Dionne, Gary Edwards, Daryl Evans, Mark Hardy, Glen Murray, Ian Turnbull, Rogie Vachon, Bob Miller, Nick Nickson and Patrick O’Neal. Registration — part of the fee is tax-deductible — and sponsorship information can be found by clicking here.

Also, my eventual replacement is being groomed, as Kings prospect Ray Kaunisto has started blogging about his summer and experiences as a player. Ray’s first correspondent piece is an item about Brandon Kozun. You can cheek out his blog by clicking here, and he’s also a self-described “Twitter Pro,” at

Finally, there’s this gem. The talented Craig Custance of The Sporting News did an item on NHL trades that worked and didn’t work this season. Guess who made the list? Talking about Dustin Penner, Dean Lombardi gave this quote to Craig regarding Penner’s future: “Dustin is at the cross-roads of his career. He can choose to use his athletic ability to either become a dominant power forward in the National Hockey League or be a dominant number four hitter for the El Cid Lounge in a men’s softball league—the choice is his.” The El Cid Lounge, according to Yelp, is a bar in Ludlow, Mass., about a half-hour outside of Lombardi’s hometown of Holyoke. Tell `em Dean sent you, and maybe you’ll get a free drink. Or a spot on the softball team.