2009 - Page 89 of 90 - LA Kings Insider
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Harrold in, Martinez out

Peter Harrold will play on defense tonight instead of Alec Martinez. The reason, Terry Murray said, was that Martinez sustained a ``lower-body injury'' in drills AFTER practice yesterday, when he was on the ice working with coaches. Martinez is officially listed as day-to-day, but Murray indicated t... Read More
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Teachable moment?

Before I head out to the morning skate, one last tidbit from yesterday... In practice yesterday, Terry Murray stopped a drill -- one that could be called a ``battle'' drill behind the net -- and talked to Teddy Purcell about the proper way to do the drill. The scene wasn't as long and intense as w... Read More
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More on Doughty

A lot has been made over the past couple days about Drew Doughty's season-opening performance. The attention, of course, comes from the contrast from last season, when Doughty so rarely looked like a teenage rookie. Yesterday, Terry Murray expressed confidence in Doughty's ability to bounce back, an... Read More
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Sharks: No Pavelski, no changes?

San Jose will be without center Joe Pavelski tomorrow night. The San Jose Mercury News reported today that Pavelski will be out for two weeks and quoted the team as saying that Pavelski underwent ``a minor procedure ... for a lower body injury.'' Vague much? That makes ``therapy day'' sound revealin... Read More
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Martinez/Harrold update

Terry Murray said he had not yet decided whether to replace rookie Alec Martinez with Peter Harrold in tomorrow night's game. Harrold practiced at right wing today because of Wayne Simmonds' absence. Murray also insinuated, after a later question, that he would consider changing up all of the defens... Read More
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Quick('s) start

From a pure statistical standpoint, the opening game was a rough one for Jonathan Quick, who allowed six goals on 30 shots. There was plenty of debate – as there usually is for goalies – about how many goals were ``bad goals.’’ That’s immensely subjective. For the record, I would put two goals in th... Read More
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Remember last year?

For those still distraught over Saturday's Kings loss, remember that it could be worse. Like, say, last year, when the Kings started 0-2 after home-and-home losses to San Jose. The Kings started in San Jose, lost 3-1, then came to Staples Center the next night and lost 1-0. Terry Murray referenced t... Read More
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Monday practice update

Wayne Simmonds, according to Terry Murray, got a ``therapy day'' today. For those not already well versed, ``therapy day'' is generally coach-speak for ``he's nursing something minor and I don't want to say what it is.'' Simmonds is expected to play tomorrow, and the fact that Murray didn't move any... Read More