Taylor Hall, on matching up against Drew Doughty and the Kings' top defensive pairing:
"We always appreciate going up against the best players. That’s just how it is in the league, and we always know that we’re going to have to do a good job, not only offensively but defensively. We’re playing 20 m... Read More
Updates from this morning's skate at Rexall Place:
-Jonathan Quick was the first goaltender off the ice for the Kings, which would indicate that he will be tonight's starter against the Oilers.
-Simon Gagne, Brad Richardson and Andrew Campbell skated longer than the rest of the team, which wou... Read More
Helene Elliott of the LA Times recaps Monday’s practice in the absence of Darryl Sutter, who was tending to family responsibilities. She raises the issue of Drew Doughty’s lack of scoring. “There's no question we need our defense to contribute offensively,” assistant coach John Stevens said. Slava V... Read More
Dr. Jerry Buss passed away at the age of 80 on Monday and left behind a legacy as amongst the most influential executives in the history of American professional sports. Buss purchased the Kings, the Lakers and the Forum from Jack Kent Cooke for 67.5 million dollars in June, 1979, a pivotal moment i... Read More
Though Mike Richards referred to Jonathan Quick's performance against Chicago as "outstanding", the Kings' goaltender wasn't exactly ready to pat himself on the back the morning after he stopped 34 of 37 shots in a 3-2 loss.
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My first LAKings.com feature was posted earlier today, detailing the shared experiences between Dustin Brown and Drew Doughty, a pair of former first round draft picks who grew up on the fly after making their debuts as 18-year-olds. Because players that have graduated past an entry level contract n... Read More
Colin Fraser sat down with LA Kings Insider from the visitors' dressing room at Rexall Place this morning for this week's FrasCast, which hits on topics such as Alberta's cowboy culture and the best ice in the National Hockey League.
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On what has influenced the power play improvement:
“I think the big thing is just the work that we’ve done on it. We’ve run through at least twice a week in practice where everyone’s going to be or what kind of plays we need to have. When you have that – I know where Drew’s going to be 90% of the t... Read More
Though he's seen time up and down the left side of the Kings lineup this season, judging from the lines at practice earlier today at Rexall Place, Kyle Clifford will be skating alongside Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown during tomorrow's game in Edmonton. As stated below, his game won't change.
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Kings Director of Amateur Scouting Michael Futa presented Amateur Scout - Western Canada Brent McEwen with his championship ring earlier today at the Rexall Place media commissary. All rings have now been presented to the club's amateur scouts.
McEwen shows LAKingsInsider the ring and then puts i... Read More
Lots of content will be posted through the afternoon on the blog. Most importantly, I want to offer my sincere condolences to the Buss family on the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss, perhaps the most influential person in the history of Los Angeles sports culture. I spoke with Bob Miller about Dr. Buss, wh... Read More
Judging by the colors of the practice jerseys at Rexall Place this morning, line adjustments may be in store for the Kings when they take the ice Tuesday against the Edmonton Oilers.
In gray: Clifford-Kopitar-Brown
In white: King-Richards-Carter
In purple: Penner-Richardson-Stoll-Williams
In y... Read More