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Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. The Kings' spread out post-Christmas break, pre-bye week Western Canada jaunt has reached its final stop, and lo, there are tall buildings. They are so tall, in fact, and LAKI is at the base of the U-shaped hotel, that the photos represent the ve... Read More

Good morning, Edmonton

Good morning, Edmonton, and good morning, Insiders. There are a number of NHL cities that are great hockey towns; one of them, Detroit, even has a trademarked HOCKEYTOWN moniker that falls on top of the Red Wings' logo. STATE OF HOCKEY, also trademarked. But even in the American footprint across ... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. Hey, we're back in Canada! It has been over two months since our travels last brought us north of the border. This is a familiar trip. It's the fourth consecutive year we've spent the late December punctuation to the holiday season in Western C... Read More

Good morning, San Jose

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Silicon Valley. I had been dreaming of a Munters Christmas, but sadly, that dream was not realized. Munters sightings across our great league are becoming as rare as herds of Nubian ibex nobly galloping across the central Eritrean highlands. And, make no ... Read More

Good morning, Philadelphia

Good morning, Philadelphia, and good morning, Insiders. It's too bad that the Tri-State leg of this road trip ended in Brooklyn, because unlike Madison Square Garden or Prudential Center, there's no convenient means to take the train down to Philadelphia. Barclays Center sits atop the Long Island... Read More

Good morning, New York

Good morning, Manhattan, and good morning, Insiders. I love New York, but I'm not always in love with New York. There are a few parts of the greater Tri-State Area that, if the sun hits the pavement right, do feel like home. My dad is from White Plains, and Westchester County and Fairfield County... Read More

Good morning, Newark

Good morning, New Jersey, and good morning, Insiders. If only someone could have written a song about being "on the road again." This is the third of four East Coast trips for a group that is yet to visit Western Canada, Dallas, Denver, Nashville or Minnesota. It begins with an overnight stay... Read More

Good morning, Chicago

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Chicago. Not a bad schedule, this. Hastened by a 7:00 p.m. local time start, we were out the doors (err, loading dock) of the Scottrade Center at 10:20 yesterday and up in the air just before 11:00 p.m. We touched down at Midway before 11:45, and after le... Read More

Good morning, St. Louis

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning... St. Louis? We're apparently back in St. Louis, one month and one day after having last visited the Big River. This was a shock to me, because in my sleepwalking daze last night, I stumbled towards a hotel room that checked off none of the Bright Lights/... Read More

Good morning, Washington

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, District of Columbia. The one visit per year to our nation's capital is among the favored road stops. It is one of the Please Don't Let Us Visit On The Second Night Of A Back To Back cities out east, like Toronto, Montreal and Boston. (New York doesn't qu... Read More

Good morning, Detroit

Good morning, Detroit, and good morning, Insiders. Good morning, Little Caesars Arena. I'm not sure what to make of all this. It's obviously exciting to see such a beautiful, state of the art rink in downtown Detroit, but Joe Louis Arena's retro charm, lack of amenities and deafening acoustics we... 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, Las Vegas

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Las Vegas. This is a reminder that you are still able to donate for the Christiana Duarte Memorial Fund through this link. Have a wonderful Sunday, Insiders. The team will meet at T-Mobile Arena but isn't expected to get on the ice this morning. I'll ... 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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