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March 9 morning skate notes

A happy and fulfilling Wednesday morning to you, Insiders. Jonathan Quick took the ice at 9:46 a.m. and had the entire sheet to himself, as you can see above. When he was joined by his teammates several moments later, the team aligned as so: Lucic-Kopitar-Carter Pearson-Lecavalier-Toffoli Ki... Read More
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No update yet on Muzzin/Greene

I generally avoid posting updates that are LOL THERE IS NO UPDATE, but the word back from hockey operations this morning is that Jake Muzzin and Matt Greene are scheduled to see the doctor "later today," so the next update on their statuses will likely come at some time in the afternoon. Both player... Read More
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Monday morning links: March 30

GRANTLAND Katie Baker: The Roomies -This is what you'd call a "must read" piece, if you haven't already taken a look. Willie and Megan Mitchell, as you're probably already well aware, have taken first overall pick Aaron Ekblad in as a member of their family during the 19-year-old's rookie season. ... Read More
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The View from Washington

THE WASHINGTON POST Alex Prewitt: Troy Brouwer scores twice as Capitals take down Kings, 4-0 " faced minimal scoring chances through two periods, denying a breakaway from Marian Gaborik and sprawling onto his belly to punctuate a glove save on Jeff Carter’s backdoor cut." Alex Prewitt: Post... Read More
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The View from Washington

WASHINGTON POST Katie Carrera: Washington Capitals squander lead, but salvage a point in shootout loss to Los Angeles Kings “We had control of that game,” Karl Alzner said. “We had two points in our hands and the fact that we don’t have it now is frustrating. I hope it doesn’t come down to tha... Read More
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Kings sign Jeff Schultz

The Los Angeles Kings have signed 27-year-old left-shooting defenseman Jeff Schultz. Jeff Schultz to LAK, one year, $700K.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013 In 2012-13 the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Schultz had three assists and logged a minus-6 rating in 26 games for the Washi... 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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