February 2010 - Page 3 of 15 - LA Kings Insider
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USA vs. Canada

It's a big day in Vancouver, as the United States faces Canada at 4:40 p.m. Pacific time. Other games are Russia vs. Czech Republic at noon and Sweden vs. Finland at 9 p.m. Today is the final day of preliminary-round play. The top four teams earn a bye to the quarterfinals, and if play was already... Full Story
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Morning reading

Before Slovakia's big 2-1 shootout victory over Russia last night, Michal Handzus did an interview with LAKings.com... Handzus Q&A Heidi Androl is also in Vancouver and has blogged about her experiences so far... Heidi's blog Finally, the Wall Street Journal today did a piece of the U.S.... Full Story
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Where are they?

Where are some of the Kings spending the Olympic break? Sean O'Donnell planned a trip to Hawaii, while Oscar Moller was going to stay home in Southern California and take care of his and his roommates' Labrador puppy. Terry Murray was on his way back to the New England area to visit his daughters. T... Full Story
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Olympic videos

For those who weren't there -- I'm not certain if it was on TV or not -- I'll embed below the video of the Olympic ``sendoff'' ceremony after Saturday's Kings-Avalanche game. There are other videos at Kings Vision and more Olympic coverage at lakings.com/olympics. ... Full Story
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The Johnson booing

There was a question about why Jack Johnson was being booed by a portion of the crowd in Vancouver. It goes back to the 2006 World Juniors in Vancouver, when Johnson elbowed Canada's Steve Downie after an empty-net goal. I recently saw one account that described it as Johnson ``viciously'' elbowing ... Full Story
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Wins for USA, Canada

Here's a recap of yesterday's games... USA 3, Switzerland 1: Dustin Brown played 13:27 and did not record any points or shots and had an even rating. Jack Johnson played 16:56 and was plus-1. Jonathan Quick did not play. David Backes, Ryan Malone and Bobby Ryan had goals for USA, and Ryan Miller s... Full Story
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Good break or bad break?

It's hard to know what to make of this 16-day break for the Kings, and in all reality, we won't know until at least a week after it ends. On the positive side, it's never a bad thing for players to get a rest during the season, particularly with a tough playoff stretch run upcoming. On the negative ... Full Story