News, notes, links and multimedia:
–The Kings will continue to honor Chrissy Duarte and the victims of the October 1 Las Vegas shooting. Click here if you would like to make a donation in Chrissy’s honor to Kings Care Foundation.
–Number switches, via the Kings. Michael Amadio moves from 52 to 10, while Paul LaDue sheds his 38 in favor of 2, worn by fellow North Dakota product Matt Greene. (LaDue wore 6 at North Dakota.) Here’s Matt Greene stepping up to make a hit on Barry Tallackson:
Players to have previously worn 2: Matt Greene, Richard Petiot, Bryan Muir, Frantisek Kaberle, Doug Zmolek, Darryl Sydor, Alexei Zhitnkik, Brian Benning, Jim Wiemer, Craig Redmond, Ken Hammond, Mike McEwen, Howard Scruton, Jim Brown, Bob Gladney, Dean Turner, Al Sims, Trevor Johansen, Rick Chartraw, Randy Manery, Ab DeMarco, Bart Crashley, Terry Harper, Bill Mikkelson, Bob Woytowich, Dale Hoganson, Bob Wall
Players to have previously worn 10: Toby Rieder, Devin Setoguchi Kris Versteeg, Christian Ehrhoff, Mike Richards, Marco Sturm, Brayden Schenn, Alyn McCauley, Nathan Dempsey, Mathieu Schneider, Donald Audette, Don MacLean, Neal Broten, Jeff Shevalier, Warren Rychel, Dennis Smith, Mike Allison, Sean McKenna, Morris Lukowich, Billy O’Dwyer, Phil Sykes, Bob LaForest, Terry Ruskowski, Victor Nechayev, Brock Tredway, Scott Gruhl, Dave Morrison, Bernie Nicholls, Rick Martin, Steve Carlson, Vic Venasky, Jim Stanfield, Howie Hughes
Apparently Bernie Nicholls wore #10 in November, 1981. Who knew?
–Luc Robitaille spoke about the team, the LA Kings Audio Network (5:00 mark on the KLAC interview, which is the best one; 1:20 on the KOST interview; 20 seconds into the KBIG interview), the Vegas Golden Knights and hiking while joining three radio stations last week:
—Click here to access and bookmark the Kings’ media guide.
–Bovada has shared that since releasing their team-by-team point lines, the heaviest \OVER bets are St. Louis (97.5), Edmonton (91.5) and Arizona (81.5%), and the heaviest UNDER bets are Montreal (80.5), Ottawa (69.5) and Winnipeg (105.5). Also via Bovada:
LA Kings Point Total Over/Under
Anze Kopitar: 79.5
Ilya Kovalchuk: 60.5
Jeff Carter: 55.5
Drew Doughty: 55.5
–From LA Kings Production:
–Photos from today’s LA Kings Golf Tournament benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: