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Good morning, Toronto

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, beautiful Sunday along Lake Ontario. Toronto! It is an event when we visit Toronto during hockey season. When the schedule is released, there are several immediate questions: When do we visit New York? (and) When do we visit Toronto? Please don't let the ... Read More

Good morning, Columbus

Good morning, Columbus, good morning, Insiders, and good morning, first stop of a six-city trip. Pitter patter. First things first, Insiders. An apology. I did not adequately capture our landing at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, which I see has been re-branded from the redundant-sound... Read More

Good evening, Shanghai

A good evening to you from Shanghai, and a good morning (or day) to you, wherever you may be. After a 13 hour and 18 minute flight, the Kings touched down at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 6:20 p.m. local time. Not all sites are available here in China - I am able to access LAKI, but Disqu... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Pacific Northwest, good morning, Insiders, and good morning... final good morning post of 2016-17? We opened the season with a blank canvas. "Let's go exploring!" Calvin said with a day and a season full of possibilities ahead. The idealism, hope and innocence inherent in a 0-0-0 re... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. I'm at a slight loss for words here, gang. I had already written two sentences of what I had believed would be the final Good Morning post of the season before realizing that no, it isn't, because the Kings play in Vancouver on Thursday. Oops! Ho... Read More

Good morning, Edmonton

Good morning, Oil Country, and good morning, Insiders. I'm sorry - there will be no additional features on the site today because the sun burned a hole in my retina while I attempted to snap the lead photo. To be honest, I don't really know why I'm apologizing. This is the sun's fault! ::shakes f... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Alberta, and good morning, Insiders. Good Lord, it's a road game! An actual hockey game played away from the friendly confines of Staples Center that doesn't feature an early rush hour commute from El Segundo to downtown. Technically, I'd be able to commute via light rail - there's ... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, Nashville, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. Oh, a Minnesota-Calgary back-to-back, you say? Sure, why not. Based on a quick check, this is the longest distance back-to-back set of games since the Kings played on Long Island and at Dallas on consecutive... Read More

Good morning, St. Paul

Good morning, State of Hockey, and good morning, Insiders. What is the preferred nomenclature, by the way, "Bloggers" or "Insiders?" Didn't Rich go with Bloggers? Syntax aside, the Kings left Los Angeles at noon yesterday, touched down in the Twin Cities on a clear and chilly evening, and arr... Read More

Good morning, Denver

Good morning, Insiders, good morning, Colorado, and good morning, same view (and room?) from November. Weather report (not Weather Report): It's going to be beautiful in Denver today, as it often is. We'll experience abundant sunshine and temperatures that should rise into the mid-70's. It may sn... Read More

Good morning, Ft. Lauderdale

Good morning, Broward County, and good morning, Insiders. I don't want to gush over the spring break-y centers of South Florida when we have Southern California beaches in our own backyard, but has been stated in previous visits to the southernmost outpost of the Atlantic Division, this does beat... Read More

Good morning, Tampa

Good morning, Central Florida, and good morning, Insiders. Well, hey, that was a fun football game last night. I don't think it's possible to get sick of Tom Brady late-game comebacks. Taking advantage of a gutted Atlanta defense that was on the field for 93 snaps (and a Falcons offensive coordi... 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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