December 2009 - Page 4 of 32 - LA Kings Insider
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Prospects galore

A couple notes on some guys not yet in the NHL... -- Jonathan Bernier was named yesterday to start the AHL All-Star Game, which will be played Jan. 19 in Maine. Check out that story here. -- Canada beat Slovakia 8-2 yesterday in the World Junior Championships, setting up Thursday's game against ... Read More
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The great eight

Not so long ago, the Kings were first in the Western Conference. They awoke this morning in sixth place, only three points ahead of ninth-place Detroit and four points ahead of 11th-place Minnesota. If Nashville gets a point tonight, the Kings will be in seventh. That shouldn't come as a huge surpri... Read More
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Tuesday injury report

As previously posted, Jarret Stoll traveled with the Kings to Calgary in order to continue rehabbing his strained groin, both on the ice and off the ice, Terry Murray said. Injured players typically don't travel, so that's a positive sign for Stoll, even though both he and Murray insist that Stoll w... Read More
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Mr. Olympics

Depending on how you look at it, Michal Handzus will get either his second or third chance at the Olympics in a few weeks. Handzus represented Slovakia in 2002 (EDIT: and won a gold medal with Slovakia in the 2002 World Championships) and was selected again in 2006, but in the second-to-last NHL gam... Read More
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Should he stay or should he go?

Much of the postgame discussion centered around a play that led up to Minnesota's third goal, an important power-play goal that made the score 3-1 early in the third period. On the play, Alexander Frolov lost his stick and had it broken. In that situation, a player has three options: attempt to play... Read More
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Tuesday practice update

Nothing ground-breaking at practice today. Same players, same lines, with the addition of Jarret Stoll, who stayed on the ice for most of the practice. Stoll will accompany the Kings to Calgary and Minnesota, in order to continue workouts with the team, but won't play in either game. More notes an... Read More
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Wild postgame quotes

The view from the Minnesota locker room last night... COACH TODD RICHARDS ``I think the game got away from us a little bit, but (the Kings) are a very good team and they had nothing to lose. They were down by two goals and their defense was much more active and much more aggressive in the offensi... Read More
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Kings player quotes

I'll put these all on one post, for the sake of brevity. From Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Matt Greene... DUSTIN BROWN ``It's one of those plays where it went right in the corner off Dewey's stick. That was a huge two points that got away from us. That's all that really matters at this point, p... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts... (on the result...) MURRAY: ``I thought we played well enough to win today. We're playing well. We didn't think we played well in Phoenix, but we played well enough to win today. We just need to keep going with the same thing.'' (on the difference in the game.... Read More
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Doughty postgame quotes

Drew Doughty's postgame thoughts... (on the game-winning goal...) DOUGHTY: ``It was just kind of an unfortunate bounce. They kind of got a lucky bounce in the first place, when Jack stepped up there and it kind of bounced between his legs and kind of caused a 2-on-1. I tried going stick-on-puck, ... Read More