June 2011 - Page 3 of 5 - LA Kings Insider
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Jersey at the draft

Well, here's a bit of news from the draft, albeit not what you might expect. The Kings sent out, on Twitter, a picture of their ``runner'' -- the kids who get the task of delivering communication back and forth between the main draft table and the team tables -- who just happens to be wearing what w... Read More
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It’s almost draft time

It's a bit of an odd day. The first round of the NHL Draft is today (4 p.m. Pacific time on Versus) but the Kings don't have a pick until tomorrow, and the biggest topic remains the aftermath of the Mike Richards trade (the Kings announced today that they have sold 154 season seats since the trade) ... Read More
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Going forward…now what?

Now that the dust has settled a bit from yesterday's big trade, let's shuffle the deck for a moment and see what comes up. At this point, what might the Kings' lineup realistically look like in 2011-12? Here's one guess, which is no better or worse than any at this point… Penner-Kopitar-Williams ... Read More
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The view from Philadelphia

First, a hello and thanks to those Philadelphia Flyers fans who came on board yesterday to share their thoughts about the Mike Richards trade. Very insightful and helpful, and you're always welcome here! How did the Richards trade get covered in the Philadelphia media? Here's a sampling of stories, ... Read More
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Trade recap, video interview

To read my LAKings.com recap of the Mike Richards trade, please click here. Of course, Dean Lombardi and much of the Kings' front office is in St. Paul for the start of the NHL Draft today. At the moment, the Kings don't have a first-round pick, but we'll get into talking about the draft a little la... Read More
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Conference call highlights

Just got off the conference call with Mike Richards and Dean Lombardi. Richards expressed a lot of the emotions typically expressed by players who have just been traded: optimism mixed with a bit of shackle, but reiterated frequently that he was pleased to be coming to Los Angeles. As for Lombard... Read More
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Murray talks about Richards trade

Terry Murray was gracious enough to take a few minutes, from his (sometimes) offseason home in Maine, to chat about the Kings' acquisition of Mike Richards. Murray was an assistant coach in Philadelphia when Richards broke into the NHL, and the player and coach spent three seasons together. Murray s... Read More
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One more aspect of the trade

As if the day couldn't get any stranger... Officially, the Kings have traded Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds and a 2012 second-round draft pick to Philadelphia for Mike Richards and a young forward named Rob Bordson. Here's the rub. According to a source, the Flyers included Bordson in the trade beca... Read More
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Mike Richards to Kings

TSN's Gord Miller is reporting, as a ``done deal,'' that the Kings have acquired center Mike Richards from Philadelphia in exchange for Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds. I've been able to confirm that those talks between the teams were in serious stages, but still waiting for confirmation on comple... Read More