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February 5, 2016 4:37 pm - JonRosen

LAKI media panel at Tip-A-King!

Insiders. Bloggers. Passersby. If you’re at Tip-A-King tomorrow afternoon, come chat with Jim Fox, Rich Hammond and I from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. It’s one of the last “official” events at Tip-A-King, and it will contain substantial discourse on this Kings team, league topics and hockey media. We’re going to have fun. This isn’t going to be “class.” It’ll be interactive, and you’ll ask questions to the former and current Insiders as well as one of the most highly respected analysts in the sport. It will take place in the 4D Theater, which sounds like an incredible type of theater, […]

February 5, 2016 4:03 pm - JonRosen

Systems reinforced, direction addressed before long trip

The Kings are in an interesting and unique predicament when it comes to setting up their schedule in advance of the annual Grammy Trip. They’ll fly to Boston on Monday morning to open a seven-game swing that will also pit them against all three New York-area teams, Washington, St. Louis and Nashville. Prior to league play Friday, all seven opponents currently occupy a playoff spot. But before embarking on this two-week challenge, they’re stuck in holding mode. They won’t play this weekend, though practices Friday, Saturday and Monday will be sandwiched around Saturday’s annual Tip-A-King fundraising event. Because of outside […]

February 5, 2016 3:01 pm - JonRosen

February 5 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On the team’s outlook before the Grammy Trip: Just want to make sure we’re going out with the right attitude and frame of mind more than looking at the trip part of it. I think there have been games lately where our top guys have gotten away from the foundation of our team and the foundation of what helps you win. I want to make sure in the days leading up to it – being today is the first day – we’re getting those guys back in order in terms of the structure that we need to play with. [Reporter: […]

February 5, 2016 2:35 pm - JonRosen

February 5 practice notes

Good afternoon, Insiders. Let’s get down to brass tacks. -The Kings held a full team practice in which everyone was accounted for. Practice lines, as grouped by color-coordinated jerseys, indicated no changes to the lines shown last night. Because the Kings don’t play until Tuesday and will practice three times prior to then, here are topics more worth our while than today’s practice lines: Good Morning landing videos from the 2013-14 season, noble gases, Pensacola Comic Convention and corn futures. -The team practiced for well over an hour. This wasn’t some punitive measure undertaken by the coaching staff, but rather […]

February 5, 2016 12:19 pm - JonRosen

Waking up with the Kings: February 5

Thursday’s 4-2 loss offered very little to appreciate from the perspective of Kings fans as the visiting Anaheim Ducks, clad in highway worker-hued jerseys, opened up a 2-0 first period lead, used a 15-4 shot advantage in the second period to chase Jonathan Quick, and held on for a comfortable 4-2 win that signified the gains and momentum in their own game while illuminating several shaky individual performances by the home team. Los Angeles endured an abysmal start marked by mistake-prone and flat-footed hockey. For as impressive as Vincent Lecavalier has been in his Kings tenure, especially in helping to […]

February 4, 2016 11:26 pm - JonRosen

February 4 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 55-45-24 all-time against Anaheim, a record that includes a home record of 33-18-11. The Kings fell to 1-1-0 against the Ducks this season, with games remaining at Honda Center on February 28 and at Staples Center on March 5 and April 7. Tonight’s game was only the third in the last 11 regular season games between the teams that wasn’t decided by one goal. -Los Angeles fell to 18-11-1 against the Western Conference and 11-7-0 against the Pacific Division. -The Kings have both scored and allowed 29 goals over their last 10 games […]

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