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Good morning, Glendale

Good morning, Glendale, and good morning, Insiders. It's a hazy morning in the Sonoran Desert on the dawn of the 70th game of the LA Kings' season. After a night of deep sleep was interrupted by a murder of crows outside the hotel, it's time to get weird. Stick taps to Edward Sharpe, aka ... Read More

Good morning, Glendale

Good morning, Glendale, and good morning, Insiders. A very happy Black Friday to you. An early flight from Santa Barbara necessitated a 4:45 a.m. taxi to the airport, and after our 6:10 PT takeoff and 8:15 MT touch down, I completed the journey by arriving at the Westgate Entertainment Distr... Read More

Good morning, Glendale

Good morning, Arizona, and good morning, Insiders. One would think that this second floor room, which comes equipped with a window gazing out upon the roof of the covered hotel driveway, would be floor seats of prime Munters viewing. Sadly, it is not. The 2016-17 Quest For Munters came up emptyha... Read More

Good morning, Glendale

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Glendale, Arizona. I missed you, Westgate Entertainment District. I thought we were really working on something after our rookie games and that preseason split-squad. You drew me in with chicken tortilla soup and sports highlights at Yardhouse. With each ... Read More

Good morning, Glendale; podcast!

Good morning, western suburbs of Phoenix, and good morning, Insiders. Good morning, intricate network of Munters units. These units won't have to worry about working overtime today. No, not with the storm that drenched California now making do above the desert. We're on an interesting prec... Read More

Good morning, Glendale

This hotel has become one of the most familiar haunts along the Western Conference circuit, and along with our downtown St. Louis hotel, it almost feels like a crime that I'm not paying rent given the frequency of our visits. My hotel room on this trip faces out from the narrow width of the hotel, l... Read More
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Good morning, Glendale

Until we’re able to reinstate yesterday’s posts, it’s business as usual at the traveling headquarters of LA Kings Insider. Looking southeast from the western Phoenix suburbs through the barren desert landscape, the University of Phoenix Stadium sits in the foreground of the wide Salt River Valley ho... Read More
Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.
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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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