INSIDERS. Part II. Evaluations. Observations. Color. Part I of yesterday's conference call with GM Rob Blake is here. There are more news and news-y offerings there. And once you’re done with this, consider checking out Justin Williams, Jonathan Quick, Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll at 6:30 p.m. PT T... Full Story
Kings General Manager Rob Blake spoke to media on an extended call yesterday and covered a variety of subjects, including several Ontario Reign related notes. For Part 1 of the call from an LAKI perspective, click here...with more to come!
Blake talked about a trio of young defensemen – Mikey And... Full Story
INSIDERS. News! News-y items! Heavy swaths of quotes will follow; the bullet points come first.
-- First, as the news shared: News. On today's conference call with reporters, General Manager Rob Blake shared that Jeff Carter isn’t yet healthy and wouldn’t be ready to play were the season to resum... Full Story
INSIDERS. A fine Monday afternoon to you, if that is indeed what day it is. Yuk yuk yuk.
Some good notes and player evaluations from last Friday’s Jim Fox-moderated Zoom panel with LA Kings assistant coaches. The entire conference call fits squarely in the immediate 560x315 box; feel free to pre... Full Story
John Crouch/Icon SportswireMonday’s Drew Doughty conference call began and evolved like so many Doughty scrums. There was a mature open to the call that even veered towards standoffish when he rejected a lay-up of a question about teammates he’d avoid quarantining with.
But T-Rex doesn’t want to... Full Story
INSIDERS. Several notes to pass along. First, as the hockey world expressed its warmth and condolences to the Bowkus family this past week, there were a few figures and friends whose kind words didn’t make it into the final story. They range from Trent Yawney, a teammate of Bowkus’ in Saskatoon, to ... Full Story
These are testing times across the globe, and in our family and community networks and our Southland hockey and friendship circles, we’re all doing what we can to ensure those around us are able to remain healthy while reducing the physical, mental and financial strains associated with a global pand... Full Story
INSIDERS. Notes and bullet points following today’s press conference with GM Rob Blake:
-- Click here for the Forbort news.
-- Another bit: Los Angeles retains 25% of Forbort’s salary, so they’ll retain two of the allotted three salaries through the end of the season. (50% of Kyle Clifford's ... Full Story
INSIDERS. One last set of notes and quotes before we kick off tonight’s 7:00 p.m. nationally televised game against Calgary. As shared earlier, Cal Petersen will start. “The plan is to play him tonight and we want him in a situation where he feels good. His first game was a good game. He got no run ... Full Story
INSIDERS. Several quick notes, because it’s almost time for warmies.
The vitals: We’re expecting Quick (UPDATE, 5:30 p.m.: It's Quick), who’s 7-4-0 in 11 career appearances against New York with a 2.37 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. If we include, ahem, playoffs, he’s 3-2-0 all... Full Story
INSIDERS. Game night. LA Kings-Coyotes (FOX Sports West / FOX Sports GO / LA Kings Audio Network) starts with a 6:00 p.m. PT LA Kings Live pre-game show in which Patrick and I will share some of our Kobe Bryant memories and what he’s meant to us as sports fans, commentators and as dads.
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It was a special day for Anze Kopitar who arrived in St. Louis with his family after a quick trip to the Caribbean, a surprise for his father Matjaz, who had joined the team in Florida for the Dads/Brothers Trip. It was the first time in his five All-Star Games he was able to return to the bench to ... Full Story