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Waking up with the Kings: November 16

Darryl Sutter has repeatedly said that the Kings are not using their injuries as an excuse, and there’s a good reason for that. Any type of acknowledgement of the impact of injuries on the team’s standing by the head coach could vindicate the strain of failing to collect two points and make certain ... Read More
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 15: Francois Beauchemin #32 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against Kyle Clifford #13 of the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center on November 15, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The view from Colorado

Denver Post Semyon Varlamov has 32 saves in Avalanche win over Kings "After suffering their fourth shutout loss of the season against Boston on Sunday, the Avs had a prime chance to open the scoring against the Kings, when they were on the power play for over seven minutes of the first period.... Read More
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November 15 morning skate notes

A good afternoon to you from downtown Denver, Insiders. Notes and the such: -The Kings held a regular morning skate at the Pepsi Center. Anze Kopitar did not skate, though the rest of his teammates did. Lines: King-Lewis-Purcell Pearson-Carter-Toffoli Brown-Dowd-Setoguchi Clifford-Shore-Nol... Read More

Good morning, Denver

Good morning, Denver, good morning, Insiders, and good morning... new Coyotes building? No, obviously this has nothing to do with Denver, or tonight's opponent, the Colorado Avalanche. But there was a loose, obscure tie-in derived from a discussion with Darryl Sutter yesterday after recorders wer... 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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