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Good morning, Nashville

Good morning, Nashville, and good morning, Insiders. It was a cool and damp night in Nashville on Wednesday with weather not unlike that which blanketed the Southland at the same time. Drizzle fell from an overcast sky with temperatures in the low 50's, which isn't uncommon for this time of the y... Read More

Good morning, Nashville

Good morning, Nashville, and good morning, Insiders. So! The second day of the first back-to-back of the season is upon us. Generally, on the eve of the schedule release, these are the things I ask SCHEDULOR, Benevolent NHL Scheduling Deity: 1. Where am I for my wife's birthday and Valentine's... Read More

Good morning, Nashville

Good morning, Nashville, and good morning, Insiders. I have a bone to pick. Because of the addition of the Golden Knights, the scheduling matrix is slightly off-axis, and there is a cross-over team in the Central Division that the Kings will visit only once for the second consecutive season. That... 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, Nashville

Good morning, Nashville, good morning, three-game road trip, and good morning, Insiders. The view above is the south-facing view from the team hotel; as opposed to the north-facing view that gazes out upon downtown, this view depicts the still-to-gentrify industrial areas. Here, you can get your ... Read More

Good morning, Nashville

Good morning, Nashville, and good morning, Insiders. It's a beautiful morning in Nashville, as you can see from the skyline above, which captures the Eye of Sauron-looking AT&T Building. It's usually rainy when we're here - we should get wet tomorrow - so a clear, mid-60's day is ideal after the... Read More

Good morning, Nashville

Dreary, nondescript hotel room view on a rainy day? NOPE. Soft eyes were used to spot these beauties, which, like the Kings, will have a day off on a cool, fall day. They're hibernating, no doubt, for that next cycle through a scalding Tennessee summer and could give those Glendale, Arizon... Read More

Good morning, Nashville

What better place to start the post-Christmas slate than Nashville? Among the stops on the Western Conference docket, it's one of the preferred cities due to the close proximity to the rink, nightlife and dining options. On an open day in the off-season, I'm eventually going to come around to using ... Read More

Good morning, Nashville

Good morning Music City, and good morning beautiful new hotel that was under construction when we were here in February. We're adjacent to the Country Music Hall of Fame, which recently underwent a significant expansion and renovation that was capped off with the unveiling of the Taylor Swift Edu... Read More
Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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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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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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