The Royal Half

Audio: LAKI, ORI join Kings Men Podcast

Good morning from Montreal, Insiders, where it's chilly, but probably not as chil-ly as where you are in Southern California right now. Big podcast today. Lindsay talks Reign, Jack talks Kings Weekly, The Royal Half talks whatever it is he's an expert about, I talk Kings, and Jesse wraps it all toge... Read More

November 9 practice notes

Good day to you from the Kings' El Segundo offices. When the team took the ice for practice earlier today, they were aligned thusly: Black: Pearson-Kopitar-Brown White: Lucic-Carter-Toffoli-Weal Yellow: Gaborik-Andreoff-Lewis Blue: Clifford-Shore-Nolan -Jeff Carter left the ice at 10:25 a.m... Read More

Audio: LAKI joins Kings Men Podcast

No other group of writers, bloggers and podcasters will get you as informed and prepared for tonight's Kings-Blue Jackets as those who took part in the hour-long conversation on today's Kings Men Podcast. After Jesse Cohen, The Royal Half and I analyze the Kings' 8-1-0 stretch by paying special atte... Read More

Audio: Kings Men Podcast season preview

We've got a good thing going here, Insiders. After a test run with our new equipment last week, All the Kings Men Podcast returns as Jesse Cohen, Pat Donahue, The Royal Half and I salute the birth of the 2015-16 season by recapping the Manchester Monarchs' Tuesday night ring presentation and discuss... Read More
Golf Links

Tuesday morning links: July 14

ESPN.com: How Toews' and Kane's paychecks impact NHL contracts ($) There are comparisons to be drawn between the Chicago stars and Anze Kopitar, who has one year remaining on his current contract. Surprise! Kopi's name comes up: For other teams to duplicate the success the Blackhawks have enjoyed ... Read More
Podcast

Audio: LAKI joins All the Kings Men Podcast

Good morning, Insiders. A new podcast is upon us. Thanks to Jesse Cohen for the invitation to join on another OH MY GOD THIS THING IS 61 MINUTES. If you have a long commute to work, here's an opportunity to get caught up on Kings news and analysis. Guests include yours truly, Section 328 - a Carolin... Read More
The Royal Half

Audio: LAKI joins All the Kings Men Podcast

The newest All the Kings Men Podcast is up, and this week Jesse Cohen, Pat Donahue and I are joined by The Royal Half to discuss several early season topics: That 70's Line (and when to honor a line with a nickname), a spike in early season Kings fights, Florida Panthers attendance and Brayden McNab... 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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