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Forum answers VII

Here's the seventh set of ``Open Forum'' questions and answers... ---------- Leo4kings asked: Rich, I am a little concerned for our toughness in regards to having someone stand up to other teams tugs. I know we have size, but not necessarily a fighter on the line up as it is. Not suggesting to... Read More
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Forum answers VI

Moving on, here is the sixth set of the ``Open Forum'' questions and answers... ---------- PurpleRocks asked: Again thank you for all your amazing work! It really means a lot! If there is a lockout do you know if they will try and revamp the schedule that was realeased or will they completely ... Read More
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Stanley’s big weekend

The Stanley Cup tour continues, and this weekend it spent time with two players who played a big role in bringing it to Los Angeles. Dustin Brown had the Cup in Ithaca, N.Y., while Jonathan Quick had it in Connecticut. Some of the pictures that come out of these trips are just priceless. Here are a ... Read More
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Payne introductory interview

It was a long travel day yesterday, followed by about 11 hours of sleep, so pardon the tardiness but, as expected, the Kings officially announced the hiring of Davis Payne as assistant coach. Before I get back to the ``Open Forum'' questions and answers, here's a KingsVision interview with Payne.. ... Read More
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Kings to hire Payne as assistant

Dean Lombardi confirmed, via email, this morning that the Kings will hire Davis Payne as an assistant coach to replace Jamie Kompon (as first noted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Payne fills the qualifications that Darryl Sutter set forth last week -- in this post -- when he talked about hiring... Read More
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Cup comes to Redondo Beach

The Stanley Cup is back in Los Angeles for a couple days, before it heads back to the East Coast, and there will be another chance to take pictures with it tomorrow morning, thanks to Jim Fox and friends. The Cup will be available in the parking lot of the Redondo Beach Cafe (1511 South Pacific Coas... Read More
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Forum answers I

I didn't forget about all the great ``Open Forum'' questions that people have been posting over the last few days, but now that we're through all of the evaluations -- I can't believe more people didn't think Doughty and Kopidor would win the Super Bowl -- it's time to turn to those questions and an... Read More
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Special final evaluations

BRAD DOTY AND ANZE KOPIDOR This season: 0 games, 0 goals, 0 assists. The good: Doty passed the ball really well and Kopidor made a lot of points into the net. The bad: They aren't actually real people. Going forward: Television stations will continue to treat hockey like a quaint diversion, ... Read More
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Evaluation: Dean Lombardi

DEAN LOMBARDI This season: 40-27-15 record, 16-4 in playoffs. The good: After back-to-back playoff appearances, Lombardi could have taken a ``stay the course’’ attitude and simply hoped his young team would develop on its own. Instead, last June, he made a bold move for Mike Richards, and also a... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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