Here's what Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco had to say about playing the Kings tonight:
"It's no secret that when we play these guys we have to be the hard-working team. I think LA presents challenges in may different phases of the game. "
On going 4-0-0 against the Kings last season: "I thoug... Read More
While we wait for the Kings to take the ice for their Morning Skate, here are a couple notes...
Including last season's playoffs, the Kings are 14-2-2 in their last 18 road games (4-1-2 in regular season and 10-1 in playoffs).
The Kings have had a .500 or better road record the last three season... Read More
It's a crystal-clear day outside as the Kings prep for their first road game of the season.
Here's a look outside the team hotel...you can see Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies) in the distance. The Kings have their morning skate in a bit...we'll have notes throughout the day. Don't forge... Read More
The Kings landed in Denver earlier this afternoon as they get set to take on the Colorado Avalanche tomorrow. It's the Av's Home Opener tomorrow, as they began the season Saturday with a loss in Minnesota.
The Kings have been somewhat streaky against the Avalanche lately...They lost all four mee... Read More
Comment from Kings here in Denver as it relates to Matt Greene's injury: Matt Greene was placed on IR today due to a mid-body injury. As for recovery timeframe, we plan for the worst and hope for the best.... Read More
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, one of the side rinks at the Toyota Training Center was open for pleasure skating, but on the main sheet, it was back to work for the Kings. Coach Darryl Sutter put his team through its first practice after Saturday’s 5-2 season-opening loss to Chicago in preparation ... Read More
It was one of those rare, crystal clear days in downtown Los Angeles; the kind where you feel like can reach out and touch the Hollywood sign. Given the elaborate stagecraft on display during the pregame ceremony celebrating the Kings’ Stanley Cup championship, STAPLES Center could just as easily ha... Read More
Officially, the final reward of the Kings’ Stanley Cup championship comes tomorrow, when the team raises its first championship banner before the season opener at STAPLES Center. For President/General Manger Dean Lombardi, President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille, and Head Coach Darryl Sutter,... Read More
Another day brought another step forward for Anze Kopitar, who practiced with the team for the second consecutive morning without experiencing any flare-ups.
“I’m feeling pretty good,” Kopitar said. “I have had a couple days of full practice with the team and it didn’t blow up on me, didn’t feel ... Read More
The most interesting development at today’s morning practice was the sight of center Anze Kopitar skating with his teammates. Although Kopitar has not yet been cleared for contact, he said afterward he did not experience any pain or swelling in his sprained right knee. Still, Kopitar does not know i... Read More
Outside the Toyota Training Center, an unseasonable cold spell continued to grip Los Angeles. Inside, Coach Darryl Sutter turned up the heat on the Kings as he put his team through a spirited practice, full of tempo and contact, in preparation for Saturday’s season opener vs. Chicago.
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A day after the Kings opened their abbreviated training camp before overflowing bleachers and a robust contingent of a couple dozen media members, the numbers at the Toyota Training Center dwindled on Day Two.
With about 25 fans looking on and a press corps reduced to dozen media members, the Kin... Read More