September 25, 2016 6:18 pm - Lindsay Czarnecki

Kings vs. Kings quotes: Kempe, Forbort, Brodzinski

Adrian Kempe, on how he can build consistency in his game: I think in my first year here last year I think that’s really important for me to get to know the game and how the game works here. I think that was a big lesson for me before I came into this season. I think I played a pretty well season last year and I know that I have to be more consistent. I learned that a lot from last season, I think that’s going to be a big part of my game this year to try to be […]

September 25, 2016 2:43 pm - JonRosen

Kings vs Kings lineups, format

Good afternoon from Citizens Business Bank Arena, where it was a crisp 97 degrees when pulling into the parking lot. The rosters for today’s competition, which begins at 3:00 p.m.: WHITE Goalies 33 – Thomas McCollum 35 – Jonah Imoo Defensemen 5 – Zach Trotman 24 – Derek Forbort 45 – Alex Lintuniemi 50 – Vincent LoVerde 58 – Erik Cernak 82 – Chaz Reddekopp Forwards 10 – Devin Setoguchi 21 – Nick Shore 25 – Paul Bissonnette 39 – Adrian Kempe 40 – Patrick Bjorkstrand 41 – T.J. Hensick 49 – Michael Mersch 51 – Austin Wagner 60 – […]

September 25, 2016 9:11 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

Goalie depth issues answered with Zatkoff, Campbell

In an effort to fill up what became a sudden goaltending depth hole a season ago, the Kings welcomed home a former prospect over the summer and took a chance on a once-promising prospect. Jeff Zatkoff never played in a meaningful game in a Kings sweater despite being in the organization’s pipeline for nearly five years. He couldn’t have guessed that in this roundabout way he’d get the chance to be back in L.A. “It’s exciting for me,” Zatkoff said after the third day of Kings camp on Saturday. “You leave, you don’t think that you’re probably going to end […]

September 24, 2016 12:21 pm - Lindsay Czarnecki

Bissonnette, Hensick to bring veteran intangibles to Reign

Paul Bissonnette is back for more. T.J. Hensick will have a fresh start. Two of Ontario’s veterans, both signed to AHL deals in the offseason, will be expected to bring their games in their own way for the 2016-17 season. For a third straight season Bissonnette, well-known as a lovable winger in all hockey circles, is again entrusted with showing younger players the standard in which professionals need to carry themselves on and off the ice. “With the [AHL] rules and you’re only allowed five vets playing, it kind of helps when you have an older guy that’s — if […]

September 22, 2016 1:10 pm - JonRosen

On the eve of camp…

Happy autumn, Insiders. Training camp is upon us. There’s usually not a great deal of news on the day the Kings report – the first scheduled media availability follows tomorrow’s 10:00 a.m. on-ice session – but Helene Elliott penned a column in today’s LA Times that shares a few tidbits. She notes that Jonathan Quick will take some post-World Cup time off to be with family before returning “early next week,” and shares what LAKI has also suggested this summer — that Matt Greene, Rob Scuderi and Tom Gilbert are all, more or less, in the same boat. “We’re still […]

September 21, 2016 5:16 pm - JonRosen

September 21 postgame quotes: Mike Stothers

On whether he looks at today’s game as a loss, or whether he was happy with allowing one even strength goal over two games: I prefer to look at it as I thought we played five really good periods out pf six. I thought today’s second period we weren’t very good, and it cost us the hockey game, you know? That’s the bottom line. But things like that are going to happen. It’s a process that they’ve got to learn, that pro hockey, the American Hockey League, the NHL, you’ve got to keep working. You’ve got to keep competing and […]

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