February 2012 - Page 3 of 21 - LA Kings Insider
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Monday skate update

Jonathan Quick was the first goalie off the ice, so he's the designated starter. No changes are expected from Saturday's lineup. More notes and quotes to come, including Darryl Sutter's thoughts on the power play and trade-deadline hysteria...... Read More
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Monday skate; all present

The Kings are on the ice for their morning skate in Nashville, and on trade-deadline day, there is perfect attendance. (Colin Fraser was caught chewing gum and will have to write standards after school.) The lines and pairs, so far, look the same as Saturday, so we'll see if that holds up. More upda... Read More
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Morning in Nashville

We're a little under four hours until the passing of the NHL trade deadline, and so far things are relatively quiet. Here in Nashville, it's been a beautiful morning. There's a Tractor Supply Company convention in town, and believe me, you haven't seen a party until you've seen a Tractor Supply conv... Read More
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Roster flexibility for 2012-13

Given tomorrow’s trade deadline, and on the heels of the Kings’ acquisition of Jeff Carter and his massive contract -- 10 years, after this one -- it might be instructive to look ahead to next season, and what the Kings’ salary structure looks like. Here’s one look, albeit one that is basic. It assu... Read More
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Kings enter fourth quarter

With 20 games remaining in their regular season, the Kings essentially have entered the ``fourth quarter.'' Things are not trending in the right direction for the Kings. In their first 21 games, they had an 11-7-3 record. In their next 20 games, they had a 9-7-4 record. In their last 21 games -- the... Read More
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Brown’s unusual hat trick

For those who aren't aware of the Elias Sports Bureau, they do an amazing job of finding statistical notes on players and teams, on very short notice. I have no idea how they do it, bu they're good. Elias came up with this note (on ESPN.com) on Dustin Brown's hat trick last night: ``Brown's fi... Read More
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Postgame notes (Feb. 25)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- Dustin Brown recorded the first hat trick for a Kings player this season, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Saturday night at Staples Center. -- Brown also had one assist, and pushed his season totals to 17 goals and 18 assists. Brown scor... Read More
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The view from Chicago

In the last month, has there been more of a hard-to-figure team than the Chicago Blackhawks? They had a nine-game winless streak, then a four-game winning streak, and now have dropped back-to-back games and didn’t really distinguish themselves in either one. To be certain, injuries have played a big... Read More
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The Key Three: Feb. 25

How would the Kings respond to the trade for Jeff Carter, and to the reports that captain Dustin Brown might be on the trading block? Pretty darn well, actually. From the opening minutes, the Kings looked sharp and motivated. In one of his first shifts. Carter nearly took goalie Corey Crawford’s hea... Read More
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Sutter postgame quotes (Feb. 25)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts... (on the game...) SUTTER: ``Two points. That’s what it’s about now.’’ (on the Kings’ offensive breakthrough...) SUTTER: ``It’s probably similar to the game in Phoenix, quite honest. It was a big game for Brownie, right? On the power play early, Jarret Stol... Read More
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Carter postgame quotes (Feb. 25)

Jeff Carter’s postgame thoughts... (on the game...) CARTER: ``The guys were hot tonight. Well, Brownie was hot. It’s great to see. Obviously, if you look around at the players in this (locker) room, everybody has got some offensive talents. For whatever reason, they haven’t been going in, but h... Read More