October 2012 - LA Kings Insider
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A Tale of Two Forums

Continuing in our series about bygone hockey arenas, today I have stories about two Forums in which I did radio and television broadcasts. MONTREAL FORUM One of the most famous hockey arenas, and the one housing the most Stanley Cup Championships was the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Ca... Read More
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Davis Payne-Welcome Aboard!

This the the fourth and final part of the chat I had with Davis...he talks about about "keeping on top" of things when he not behind the bench...challenges of being the new guy with the defending Stanley Cup Champions...assistant coaching responsibilities and working on the power-play coaching...wha... Read More
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Davis Payne III

In part III, Davis is asked about people who influenced him to want to be a coach...what did he know about Darryl Sutter before he interviewed...other "friends' with the Kings...staying in the "mix" when in "transition". JF:  Anyone that sticks out to you, as a major influence, in becoming an... Read More
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Part 2 With Davis Payne

Here is part 2 of the 4 part series with Davis Payne...he talks about his general philosophy re coaching...his approach to his interview with the Kings and assistant coach vs. head coach responsibilities... JF:  General philosophy.  We don’t always like to be labeled but if you were to try to... Read More
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There Used To Be An Arena

With apologies to the Frank Sinatra song, “There Used to be a Ballpark,” I thought I would write some thoughts about NHL arenas which no longer exist or no longer have hockey but where I broadcast Kings’ games during my 40 years with the team.  I was shocked when I started making out a list and foun... Read More
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LA Kings Night With Valencia Flyers

Hey everyone, I'll be in Valencia this Saturday when the Kings bring their game-night experience to the Ice Station Valencia.  Should be a fun night with some good hockey to watch.  Here is the all the info.  If you're there make sure to come say hi!  Click the link below for all the details. LA ... Read More
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War of 1812 “Battle on Ice”

Big game coming up on October 30th, 8:10 pm at the San Diego Ice Arena as the Militiamen, coached by yours truly, will be taking on the Warhawks, coached by Daryl Evans. In an effort to highlight the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and to commemorate 200 years of cooperation and a peaceful bo... Read More
Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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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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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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