June 2012 - Page 4 of 17 - LA Kings Insider
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Kings’ schedule released

The Kings' 2012-13 schedule has been released -- pending labor peace, of course -- and it does indeed kick off with a home game against the New York Rangers, on Oct. 12. The Kings' start is home-heavy, as they play five of their first seven regular-season games at Staples Center. As usual, the Kings... Read More
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Quick second in Vezina vote

Henrik Lundqvist won the Vezina Trophy, and Jonathan Quick finished second in voting. Also, Shane Doan won the Mark Messier Leadership Award, for which Dustin Brown had been a finalist. Here’s the list of winners for the major trophies. Of the seven, only one went more than a stone's throw west of ... Read More
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Will Quick win the Vezina?

Back to hockey for a while... First, the Montreal Canadiens announced today that they have hired former Kings forward Ethan Moreau as a scout. Also, the NHL Awards will be handed out tonight in Las Vegas, with coverage to begin at 4 p.m. Pacific time on NBC Sports Network. Jonathan Quick is one of t... Read More
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Doughty story update

Here are a few more details on the allegations against Drew Doughty, as provided in reports by the Los Angeles Times and the Daily Breeze (both linked). Per both stories, Hermosa Beach Sgt. Robert Higgins said that a 25-year-old woman has alleged that Doughty forced her into a cab and then sexual... Read More
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Will Lombardi keep Kings intact?

The last post referenced this weekend's NHL Draft, and the quick transition from celebration to drafting. It doesn't stop after that, of course, because just eight days after the draft ends, the free-agency period begins. Three regular contributors to this season's team, Colin Fraser, Dustin Penner ... Read More
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Lombardi, Kings prepare for draft

And, just like that, the NHL Draft is almost here. The first round of the draft takes place Friday in Pittsburgh, only 11 days after the Kings celebrated their Stanley Cup Finals win. Dean Lombardi and his staff will fly to Pittsburgh tomorrow for final preparations in this most unusual of years. In... Read More
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Where will the Cup end up?

After tomorrow’s NHL Awards in Las Vegas and the draft this weekend in Pittsburgh, Kings players and staff can start putting the Stanley Cup on tour. Every player and coach and many staff members get to spend a day with the Cup. Most take it to their respective hometowns to spend time with family an... Read More