As lunch with Simon Gagne is about to get started -- perhaps Philly cheesesteaks, in honor of the Kings' recent additions? -- here's the second set of the open forum questions and answers...
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I'll be taking some vacation time starting in a few days, but stay tuned tomorrow, as Simon Gagne will be in town and I'll get a chance to chat with him about joining the Kings. Is he preparing an offer to buy No. 12 from Andrei Loktionov? Also, there's time to sneak in a mid-summer Open Forum. I'm ... Read More
It's becoming more and more common for pro athletes to share their thoughts 140 characters at a time through Twitter -- in instance, you can say hello to @DustinBrown23, @JonathanQuick32 and @MRichie18, to name three -- but Kings prospect Ray Kaunisto is taking it a step further. Not only does Kauni... Read More
For those at work who can't watch the video interviews -- or can't come up with a compelling reason to explain to the boss why you're watching hockey interviews -- here are some of the highlights of Terry Murray's interviews, starting with his impressions of the development camp...
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Thanks once again to reader Chasen for passing along more great photos. This set was taken during yesterday's action...
Tuesday development camp photos
This one, in particular, grabbed me. It really goes to show how little room shooters have to find a hole against a set, well-positioned goalie... Read More
Here's a second set of video interviews from development camp yesterday, with players (and Terry Murray) talking about the camp and the future...
Chris Gibson interview
Kevin Gravel interview
Nicolas Deslauriers interview
Nick Shore interview
Terry Murray interview I
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Development-camp bonding experiences aren't only for the players. On Monday, after the work was done at the practice facility, Kings management members, coaches, scouts and staffers split into two groups -- golf and fishing -- and went on their respective excursions. There was no reliable report fro... Read More
The development camp had to be a bit frustrating for one prospect, goalie Jean-Francois Berube, who had to stand and watch after undergoing hip surgery last month. Berube, who turns 20 tomorrow, is coming off a solid junior season, one in which he had a 2.60 goals-against average, a .902 save and a ... Read More
Along with management, coaches, scouts and staffers, a guest watched part of the Kings' development camp today, clad in a workout shirt and shorts and with a towel around his neck. Dustin Penner, at 6-foot-4, still towers over everyone, but he appears rather slimmer than when last publicly seen. Pen... Read More
Another of the Kings' restricted free agents rejoined the fold today, as Brad Richardson signed a two-year contract for a total of $2.35 million. Richardson gets a salary bump from his $900,000 last season. His new salary-cap hit is $1,175,000, and in terms of cash, Richardson will make $1 million i... Read More
Dean Lombardi talked today about two of the Kings' most-relevant summer subplots, the Drew Doughty contract talks and the disputed Ryan Smyth-Colin Fraser trade with Edmonton. The first one is simpler. Lombardi said his contract guru Jeff Solomon, the Kings' vice president of hockey operations and l... Read More
The development camp is done for the day -- they literally turned out the lights -- after two practice sessions and one scrimmage. Recent draft pick Nick Shore scored the only goal in the 40-minute scrimmage and Chris Gibson made a handful of nice stops.
Dean Lombardi also chatted about a handful o... Read More