Dallas

Good morning, Dallas

Good morning, Insiders, good morning, Dallas, and good morning, second night of a back-to-back. So, it was a warm, 1:00 a.m. descent from the aircraft stairs at Love field, and by the time we arrived at the team hotel, it was- MOTHER OF PEARL. I HAVE FOUND IT. THE ONE MUNTERS THAT RULES TH... Read More
Dallas, TX

Good morning, Dallas

It was a typical practice-and-travel day yesterday. The timing was actually perfect for blogging: I got a story up while the plane was on the ground and wrote two more stories from the air just in time for the ding that signaled the plane had descended under 10,000 feet and the wireless internet wou... Read More
Dallas, TX

Good morning, Dallas

Good morning Dallas, and good morning Insiders. MUNTER'S UPDATE: I gave you my word that there would be Munter's units in today's Good Morning post. I will fulfill my oath. For those of you with soft eyes, this Munter's unit may look familiar: it is actually part of an LAKI stock photo fro... Read More
Dallas, TX

Good morning, Dallas

Good morning and Happy New Year, Insiders. You will be happy to know that our hotel in the charming Uptown neighborhood of Dallas is reknowned for its Munters units. Here's a shot from the second floor Munters Observatory: It was a late touch down at Love Field in Dallas - so late that there ... Read More
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Good morning, Dallas

Munters unit connoisseurs, rejoice! Room 208 looks directly out at this beauty. The Kings are in Dallas for the final time as divisional rivals, and they’ll be facing a desperate Stars team four points out of the playoffs with a game in hand on eighth place Detroit. Known as a team that often br... Read More
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Behold: American Airlines Center

Could this be? Could this be the last "Behold" post...ever this season? Welcome to the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Stars since the move from Reunion Arena following the 2000-01 season. There are three franchise-specific retired numbers honored in the rafters here: Neal Broten (#7), ... Read More
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Good morning, Dallas

From the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the Lone Star State, a two hour flight south has deposited us into the Pacific Division's eastern outlier. That may seem to be an innocent, Spanish style-roofed house pictured at center, but it is most certainly a nightclub that was causing quite the hullabaloo d... 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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