Projected lineups and notes from Tuesday’s morning skate at the Scottrade Center: Projected Lines – Los Angeles Kyle Clifford – Anze Kopitar – Jeff Carter Dustin Brown – Mike Richards – Justin Williams Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis Dustin Penner – Brad Richardson – Jordan Nolan Robyn Regehr – Drew Doughty Rob [...]
On whether there was a transitional period with L.A., and whether that period is in the past: “Yeah, for sure. I think when I felt the worst of the transition period was…that Chicago-Calgary-Edmonton trip. I think that was a bit of a tough trip for me. I mean, those three teams are hard-working teams and [...]
-The save that Cory Schneider made on the Mike Richards and Trevor Lewis two-on-one capped off an excellent sequence of Good Hockey. As the Kings were killing a penalty in their own zone, Mike Richards covered a lot of ice to disrupt the release of a Dan Hamhuis wristshot from the top of the circles. [...]
On whether the game was more wide open than the team would have preferred: “Yeah, I think it was a little more wide open than we would have liked. They came hard. They got a couple quick goals, and going down 4-0 isn’t always the way you want to start things off. We’ve just got [...]
On his first game as a King, which came one day after his first practice: “It was good. It’s always tough jumping into a new team with new systems, and stuff like that, but I thought I caught on and was just trying to play simple tonight. I thought we put in a solid effort [...]
There was a lot to discuss when the Kings practiced at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville on Saturday morning – the arrival of Keaton Ellerby, Anze Kopitar’s country of Slovenia qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and a vastly different set of lines and defensive pairings.
On how he found out he had been traded: “I was in bed and Dale Tallon called me. He just said that I had been traded to the Kings. A lot of things rushed through my head in a split second, but now that I’m here, I’m super excited, and I’m just ready to get [...]
The Kings acquired lefthanded defenseman Keaton Ellerby from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2013 NHL draft. The fifth round pick was the one acquired Wednesday in the trade that sent Andrei Loktionov to New Jersey. As the result of the trade, defenseman Andrew Campbell was assigned to Manchester [...]