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Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. Vancouver! The finest big city in North America. Whether or not you agree likely hinges on your view of precipitation, but as a former Seattle resident who didn't mind the cold, dark winters or having to adjust his windshield wiper speed 93 tim... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. So, you may be wondering why Good Morning is up around the crack of dawn on a day (BREAKING) there will be no practice. A ha! Today is a ski day, my friends, and @alex_faust and I are heading up to Whistler to get some good turns in within some... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. Pool party! While this room has a private deck some eight-to-10 steps from a swimming pool and would surely make for a festive indoor-outdoor space in the summer, everyone who has lived in these parts knows that summer is only held from July 4 ... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. So, Academy Award nominations were revealed this morning. Continuing this site's annual Academy Awards coverage second attempt at movie reviews, LAKI doesn't have any really strong opinions other than hoping Laurie Metcalf wins the Best Support... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. Hey, we're back in Canada! It has been over two months since our travels last brought us north of the border. This is a familiar trip. It's the fourth consecutive year we've spent the late December punctuation to the holiday season in Western C... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Pacific Northwest, good morning, Insiders, and good morning... final good morning post of 2016-17? We opened the season with a blank canvas. "Let's go exploring!" Calvin said with a day and a season full of possibilities ahead. The idealism, hope and innocence inherent in a 0-0-0 re... 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, Vancouver

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, super, natural British Columbia. Ah, yes. The end-of-season Western Canada trip. Every full season since 2010-11, the Kings have traveled to play at least two teams from the Canucks/Oilers/Flames rodeo during either the final or penultimate week of the se... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Vancouver. Since descending from an overcast sky on our approach into YVR yesterday afternoon, we've experienced about as typical of a December 27-28 as one would expect in Vancouver, which is a stunningly beautiful world-class city but also very grey, da... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. It's kind of a big day today. Yes, it's the first day of the Kings' three-games-in-four-nights Western Canadian swing - and there will be plenty of coverage of said road trip - but it's also Opening Day. I'm not the baseball fan I once was, but ... 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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