Good morning

Good morning, San Jose

Good morning, Northern California, and good morning, Insiders. The flight between LAX and SJC is usually just under an hour takeoff-to-landing. Generally it's an easy trip with the Coast Range visible for much of flight, but a cloud cover obscured virtually everything below once we ascended out o... Read More

Good morning, Edmonton

Good morning, Edmonton, and good morning, Insiders. While we're here, should I establish residence in Alberta? One out of every 7.7 games remaining is a road game against either Edmonton or Calgary, which means A) Buy stock in Allied Winter Wear, Inc., B) It's a good thing we're no longer posting... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. We're back on. The Kings' annual late December Western Canada trip is upon us, and this is a trip that the team has done a good job of grabbing points on in the last two years, having gone a combined 4-1-1 against Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgar... Read More

Good morning, Dallas

Good morning, Dallas, good morning, Insiders, and good evening, seven-city, 12-day road trip. It's hockey-related (sorry), but I've heard from a team PR representative that Jordan Nolan will receive an assist on Nick Shore's goal last night, and Alec Martinez will receive an assist on Jeff Carter... Read More

Good morning, Nashville

Good morning, Nashville, good morning, Insiders, good morning, winter, and happy birthday, Nick Nickson. Nashville isn't the worst place to celebrate a birthday, right? Of all the stops on the circuit, this is probably the very best. Other than "flight distance from Los Angeles," it checks off so... Read More

Good morning, Columbus

Good morning, Columbus, good morning Insiders, and good morning, back nine of the first leg of this road trip. There are flurries falling outside of the window of this sixth floor hotel room, but technically it's still late fall. The winter solstice occurs at 2:44 a.m. PT this Wednesday, which is... Read More

Good morning, Boston

Good morning, Boston, and good morning, Insiders. The deep freeze that has enveloped much of the northern portion of the continent has eased up, and the snow we've experienced on this trip has given way to rain on a mid-50-degree morning in Boston. This all happened very quickly; it was still in ... Read More

Good morning, Buffalo

Good morning, Insiders, good morning, road trip, and good morning, Buffalo. I generally try to avoid the HEY GUESS HOW COLD IT'S GOING TO BE discussion during Good Morning posts this time of year, because, hey, it's winter, it's going to be cold. But, Insiders, this is going to be a chilly cycle ... Read More

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
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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