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Wednesday morning links: January 13

I don't have an update as of yet on the state of the Anze Kopitar negotiations, though I'm hoping to receive one later today. As I and others have stated repeatedly, it has been expected that the deal would be finalized in January, and with four days absent of any game, it is expected that the curre... Read More
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Tuesday morning links: July 14

ESPN.com: How Toews' and Kane's paychecks impact NHL contracts ($) There are comparisons to be drawn between the Chicago stars and Anze Kopitar, who has one year remaining on his current contract. Surprise! Kopi's name comes up: For other teams to duplicate the success the Blackhawks have enjoyed ... Read More

Friday morning links: May 29

Thank you again for the patience while off-ice matters were attended to yesterday. Regularly scheduled programming continues today with this attractive minute-long NHL ad: Elsewhere... -Well, this doesn't sound good. The L.A. Daily News reported on Wednesday that a Blackhawks fan is suing ... Read More
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Monday morning links: March 30

GRANTLAND Katie Baker: The Roomies -This is what you'd call a "must read" piece, if you haven't already taken a look. Willie and Megan Mitchell, as you're probably already well aware, have taken first overall pick Aaron Ekblad in as a member of their family during the 19-year-old's rookie season. ... Read More
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February 25: Monday morning links

So there’s kind of a big game at Staples Center tonight, and Helene Elliott relies on the never-shy Drew Doughty for an excellent quote. “To see up there, a team in our division, a team that I think all of us in here feel for sure that we're a better team than them, that kind of makes us frustrated... Read More
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February 19: Tuesday morning links

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
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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