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Good morning, Ottawa

Good morning, Ottawa, and good morning, Insiders. "Does this hotel have views of Parliament?" I innocently asked Nick Nickson in the hotel lobby at 1:30 a.m., knowing full well that, were I to be so fortunate, there might be a Munters unit to longingly describe in sonnet form. No such luck! Thoug... Read More

Good morning, Montreal

Good morning, Montreal, good morning, Youppi!, and good morning, Insiders. It's a fine, if rainy, morning in a city we see so infrequently. I've shared this about New York in the past: there are certain cities we visit where there's sometimes an awed hush while we drive through them. It's not nec... Read More

Good morning, Winnipeg

Good morning, Winnipeg, good morning, Insiders, and good morning, 2018-19 road schedule. So! Let's ease into these road games against the ::checks notes:: Western Conference championship finalists. It's the Jets' home opener tonight, marking the second time in six years the Kings will hear the f... Read More

Good Morning, Stockton.

Good Morning Insiders! After last night’s defeat in San Jose, the team hopped on a bus and drove to Stockton for the second game of this weekend’s back-to-back set. Despite being the visiting team, Ontario actually arrived at Stockton Arena before the Stockton Heat, who were in the process of bus... Read More

Good Morning, San Jose!

Good Morning from San Jose! Welcome to Game 1 of 68 in the newest season of AHL Hockey – With Jon’s blessing, I plan to add onto his “Good Morning” series this season when I travel with the Reign, with the goal being to introduce some new cities in AHL markets and to provide some general, if not... Read More

Good morning, Las Vegas

Good morning, Las Vegas, and good morning, Insiders. The first-ever postseason match-up between the Golden State and the Silver State is upon us. Tension is high. A nascent rivalry evolves. Let's talk... MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. Long before the Golden Knights, there were the Las Vegas Stars, an... Read More

Good morning, Edmonton

Good morning, Edmonton, good morning, Insiders, and good morn to you, final stop of the final road trip of the 2017-18 regular season. (No, we're not counting one-offs in Anaheim as road trips.) The Kings, who departed Denver shortly after 1:00 p.m. and touched down in Edmonton some two-plus hour... Read More

Good morning, Denver

Good morning, Denver, and good morning, Insiders. After deicing and leaving the light snow in Winnipeg, we flew south for an hour and 50 minutes and descended beneath partly cloudy skies to a typically mild and fair day in Denver. It will reach the low-70's in the Mile High City this afternoon. T... Read More

Good morning, Winnipeg

Good morning, Friendly Manitoba, and good morning, Insiders. Gazing out at the corner of Portage and Main, a debilitating sense of dread came over me. Here I was uploading photos, and then quickly, I shot up from the desk to issue a piercing cry. A knock at the door. "Is everything OK, Insider? W... Read More

Good morning, St. Paul

Good morning, St. Paul, and good morning , Insiders. It's a chilly but fair day in Minnesota's capital, and clear enough to look out across Rice Park and see banners advertising upcoming productions of Rigoletto and Kinky Boots hoisted to the facade of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. A... Read More

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, Las Vegas

Good morning, Las Vegas, and good morning, Insiders. And thus Josh Cooper’s scorched earth reign of terror has finally and firmly come to pass. Let us all gather to bask in this epoch of plenty and feast from limitless cornucopia sprouting from his crumbled and hollowed out effigies. It’s goo... Read More

Good Morning, Winnipeg

Hello from Winnipeg, Insiders! It’s the final stop on our trip. Looking outside my window at the near zero degree weather with snow flurries, South Florida – where we started this trip – feels like a distant memory. That being said Winnipeg is one of my favorite locations on the NHL circuit. The in-... 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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