Several site notes from the Kings morning skate:

-LA Kings Insider will be undergoing a redesign that should take place at some point during the Stanley Cup Playoffs or early in the off-season. The change will be mostly aesthetic; there will be an updated skin and background, and each story will be accompanied by a picture. When we get closer to the update, I’m going to ask for Insider-submitted photos that would accompany particular articles. As for fundamental changes to the site, Insiders will soon have the ability to edit their posts, and we’re even tinkering with some kind of point system that will allow other Insiders to give a “+1” to posts that they particularly like.

-I totally dig all the interaction on the site and that Insiders seek out other Insiders to meet at games, before games and at TSC. Because I’ve only met a few of you and would love to get to know you guys better – and I feel many of you would like to get to know each other IRL, LOL – I’m planning on hosting a playoffs watch party during a Kings off-day in the first round of the playoffs. Would you attend? Would you mind coming to West LA or the South Bay on a weekday? Would you prefer a bar-type setting or a restaurant setting? We’d likely all get together to watch an early Western Conference game, schedule permitting.

-As for the moderation of those who distract from the general direction of LAKI conversation, I’m going to try to be a little quicker with my moderation trigger finger than in the past. Keep in mind that I don’t always catch everything immediately, and I generally only skim the game threads once or twice while the game is in progress. If you ever have any questions or would like to call something to my attention, you can email me at jonnyrosen@gmail.com, and I’ll do my best to respond as quickly as possible.

-I welcome all your thoughts on the above topics in the comments section below.

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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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