Good morning

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, 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

Good morning, Montreal

Good morning, Insiders, good morning, Montreal, and good morning hotel room I spent four days in last year (!). I really enjoy writing these Good Morning posts, because I wake up, pour myself a cup of coffee, sit down to my computer and write about things that are very rarely hockey related. We'v... Read More

Good morning, Toronto

Good morning, Toronto, and a very early morning to you, Insiders. Finally, it's that day we've all been waiting for. The election's tomorrow? Already?? Damn that snuck up— Dan Hopper (@DanHopp) November 7, 2016 No, not that day. The day in which Kings fans finally get their firs... Read More

Good morning, Chicago

Good morning, Chicago, and good morning, Insiders. There were frustrating moments last night as Official LAKI Computer's compete level dropped off significantly and refused to boot up. Clearly this is a computer that would have no business playing for Darryl Sutter. There are no nights off in blogg... Read More

Good morning, St. Louis

Good morning, Insiders, good morning, St. Louis, and good morning, first back-to-back of the season. Well, here we are, on October 29 and 30, experiencing our only trips to St. Louis and Chicago. That doesn't feel right - especially visiting Chicago for the only time on the second night of a back-t... Read More

Good morning, St. Paul

Good morning, upper Midwest, and good morning, Insiders. Every year I talk a big game with my colleagues about how I'm going to rate the road cities in the Western Conference during the off-season, taking into account a variety of criteria such as in-arena WiFi, the view from the press box, the dis... Read More

Good morning, San Jose

Good morning, Silicon Valley, good morning, Insiders, and good morning, 2016-17 NHL season. It's always a refreshing time of the year in any sport when you can open the sports section (or, err, click on a standings tab) and see a blank, empty canvas. On equal footing are the Broncos and Browns, the... Read More

Good morning, San Jose

Good morning, San Jose, and good morning, Insiders. And now for our 15th Good Morning, San Jose post. The trip up was as usual as usual could be, other than the fact that the Iron Maiden 747 - Ed Force 1, as I learned - taxied away from us as we boarded the plane. The San Francisco Giants' plane ... Read More

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, San Jose

Good morning, Bay Area, and good morning, Insiders. I've given up on my attempts to embed a Silicon Valley clip into a Good Morning, San Jose post, because LAKI-appropriate clips do not exist. It's too bad, because the HBO show so articulately skewers Bay Area tech culture and stays humming with ... Read More

Good morning, Winnipeg

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Portage and Main. We're in Winnipeg for the second and final time of the season - we were last here on October 26-27 - and it's clear that this is not the first time this hotel room has been occupied. We were in the middle of a moderate snowstorm when we ... 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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