Calgary

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. The team will head to the rink for meetings in just over half an hour, so this will be a short GM, C. But there was an interesting arrival in Calgary last night, when there were high wind warnings in the region and YYC experienced gusts of 75 km/... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and Happy New Year, Insiders. May you and your loved ones be touched with happiness, health and comfort in 2016. How are you celebrating the New Year? Are you still recovering from the Y2K world shutdown? We're looking forward to potentially ringing in the New Year more tha... Read More
Calgary, AB

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. We're in downtown Calgary, and the area around our hotel has turned into a construction zone encompassing several city blocks as new skyscrapers have rapidly emerged from the Eau Clare earth and have seemingly doubled in height since our last vis... Read More
Calgary, AB

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. So let's just get it out of the way: it is very cold here. It is so cold that, as I am writing this, I am told by the application on my phone that it is minus-two degrees outside. Apparently it will remain three degrees between 11:00 a.m. and 3:0... Read More
Calgary Tower

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, imaginatively named Calgary Tower. The 626-foot structure that stands next to our hotel opened in the summer of 1968 and was originally named the Husky Tower as part of a downtown redevelopment project undertaken by Marathon Realty and Husky Oil. The shaft... Read More
Calgary, AB

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning from Calgary, where the local residents are just waking up on a Daylight Savings time-affected Monday morning. I don't recall seeing this type of light at 8:00 a.m. from this hotel. Because numbers of hotel rooms are like Snapchat photos in the sense that they stay with you for a sho... Read More
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Good morning, Calgary

There's no easing back into the NHL schedule. After an 8:00 p.m. road start, the Kings knocked off the Avalanche 6-4, drove to the outskirts of the Denver metropolitan area, boarded a two hour-plus charter flight, touched down in Calgary at roughly 2:40 a.m., and eventually settled down into the tea... Read More
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Good morning, Calgary

After being greeted in Calgary last night by four degree weather upon exiting the plane, it has risen to a robust 18 degrees amidst some light snow that has continued to fall downtown. Snow doesn't necessarily photograph well - just take my word for it. Weather can change rapidly in this city - I've... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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