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Good morning, Montreal

Good morning, Montreal, and good morning, Insiders. Our team charters a train at least once a year. This has been on the Ottawa-Montreal (or vice versa) route or in travel between either Newark or Philadelphia and Washington. It's enjoyable! It's comfortable, it's relaxed, there's wine. We're sti... Read More

Good morning, Ottawa

Good morning, Ottawa, and good morning, Insiders. Ahh! Ottawa! Or Kanata. I'm not quite sure where the dividing line is, actually. Our hotel's address says the former, although Ottawa, like West Springfield, is three times the size of Texas. Anyway, we're out in the suburbs this time, and a view ... Read More

Good morning, Toronto

Good morning, Toronto, and good morning, Insiders. Few cities are as much fun to visit as Toronto, which seems to buzz with youth and energy downtown, even on casual, chilly Sunday nights. I can't even begin to comprehend what it was like here in June. During Game 3, it was evident some 3,000 mil... Read More

Good morning, Chicago

Good morning, Chicago, and good morning, Insiders. A stick tap to those in silver-black-and-white we saw at our St. Paul hotel yesterday - those who made the drive across the Upper Midwest or took flights from points beyond to see the Kings lose important moments of the game and get flattened in ... Read More

Good morning, St. Paul

Good morning, St. Paul, and good morning, Insiders. Good morning... college hockey! For a city that doesn't offer the same type of "recreation" as Nashville or Vegas, or the same weather as Los Angeles or San Jose, St. Paul is still an enjoyable stop. First, it's Minnesota, and we work in hockey,... Read More

Good morning, St. Louis

Good morning, St. Louis, and good morning, Insiders. GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! Our St. Louis hotel, where I've spent approximately 11 of my 38 years on this planet, has undergone extensive renovations. We didn't stay here last year - you may or may not recall from the 14th edition of Good Morning, St.... Read More

Good morning, Winnipeg

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Winnipeg. Hello from the corner of Portage and Main, allegedly the windiest intersection in North America, and not in the Lombard Street way. Because of reasons unknown hockey, I've found myself abroad for national elections more often than the ty... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. Vancouver! The finest big city in North America. Whether or not you agree likely hinges on your view of precipitation, but as a former Seattle resident who didn't mind the cold, dark winters or having to adjust his windshield wiper speed 93 tim... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. Late night! Our first late night of the season. We spent only 31 minutes in the air, though with an 8:00 p.m. start, a game with lots of stoppages, and a ride to the Edmonton airport that's only a few minutes shy of the extended cut of Kill Bill,... Read More

Good morning, Edmonton

Good morning, Edmonton, and good morning, Insiders. Finally, finally, FINALLY, game one. I applaud your patience, Kings fans. The Tampa Bay Lightning clinched a playoff spot last night. We're back in Edmonton. Edmonton would seem to be a fitting place to start a hockey season, though the word... Read More

Good morning, Glendale

Good morning, Glendale, and for the final time this season, good morning, Insiders. If you're reading at this point of the season, on a Tuesday morning in April the day after a 7-2 loss with the LA Kings nine points behind the 14th-place Western Conference team, thank you. Thank you so much for f... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. So, you may be wondering why Good Morning is up around the crack of dawn on a day (BREAKING) there will be no practice. A ha! Today is a ski day, my friends, and @alex_faust and I are heading up to Whistler to get some good turns in within some... Read More
Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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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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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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