October 2009 - LA Kings Insider
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New lines

Just got some info that I wanted to pass along... Justin Williams is expected back in the lineup Monday, and the Kings will skate as follows: Smyth-Kopitar-Williams Parse-Stoll-Simmonds Frolov-Handzus-Brown Ivanans-Richardson-Purcell Peter Harrold is expected to be a healthy scratch, as is ne... Full Story
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After one month…

Well, after 30 days, I'm taking one off. Happy Halloween! I beg of you, please don't petition to have me replaced! First, some housekeeping. You might see, on the left and right, some additions to the page. Some of you have already noticed the picture, for which I'm receiving some well-deserved ri... Full Story
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The art of the hipcheck

Is it mere coincidence that after Rob Scuderi's fine, for his low hit on the Jason Chimera, that Drew Doughty executed two perfect hip checks in the next two games? He had one against San Jose and an even better one last night against Vancouver. A couple days ago, Terry Murray -- former NHL defensem... Full Story
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Lewis to Manchester

Trevor Lewis has been assigned to Manchester of the American Hockey League. No surprise, given that Lewis has turned into the regular healthy scratch. It's also very good news for Scott Parse, who presumably will be staying once Justin Williams is back. Parse certainly earned a spot, in my opinion. ... Full Story
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Murray happy with Quick

Is it just me, or has Jonathan Quick played better in games in which the Kings have recorded one point (or none) than in the games the Kings have won? Still no indication that Quick is leaving the net any time soon. Here's what Terry Murray had to say about Quick's most recent efforts... MURRAY: `... Full Story
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Randy Jones quotes

I was able to talk with new Kings defenseman Randy Jones today, a few hours before he flies from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. Question: How did you find out about the trade, and what were your thoughts when you heard about it? JONES: ``Actually, I was sleeping when I guess it happened. The night... Full Story
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Game story (Oct. 29)

Tonight's game story, with video, stats, etc. Thanks for reading! Canucks beat Kings 2-1 in shootout The Kings finished with the second-best October in franchise history, with 18 points on an 8-4-2 record. The 1990-91 Kings went 9-3-1 in October for 19 points. No practice for the team tomorrow... Full Story
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Canucks postgame quotes

Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault: ``The first thing we wanted to do obviously was shut down their best line. I thought, except for that last shift where Kopitar was able to read our defenseman, our guys did a pretty good job containing them and keeping them to the outside. They’re such a strong lin... Full Story
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts... (on having the same feeling as last night...) MURRAY: ``A bad feeling. It's a useless part of the game, the shootout, but the fans love it. For that, I like it, because the fans are excited. They're standing up and waiting for the next shooter. It is good for t... Full Story