June 2010 - LA Kings Insider
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Free-agent eve

Well, tomorrow is clearly one of the biggest off-ice days of the year in the NHL world, the start of the free-agent signing period. Since the end of the season, I've been of the mind that the Kings will seek a top-six forward and a top-four defenseman, one through free agency and the other via trade... Full Story
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Hickey interview

Thomas Hickey's time with the Kings has been a series of fits and starts. Impressive at times, held back by injuries at others, Hickey is still looking for his big breakthrough with the Kings. I caught up with him after today's development camp game... ---- Question: You've been to a handful o... Full Story
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Kozun interview

It's fair to say that Brandon Kozun's career is going in the right direction, Undrafted in his first year of eligibility (2008), Kozun was a sixth-round pick of the Kings last year, then went on to lead the Western Hockey League in scoring with 107 points. Kozun was part of the Canadian World Junior... Full Story
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Teubert interview

Colten Teubert wasn't on the ice for today's development camp, and when I went to shake his hand, I found out why. Teubert has a soft cast on his right hand/wrist, the product of a broken bone he suffered late in the season while playing for the Ontario Reign. Teubert hasn't had the easiest of times... Full Story
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Schenn interview

It's been a big year for Brayden Schenn since he was drafted No. 5 overall by the Kings last June. Schenn was highly impressive in his first NHL training camp, returned to junior hockey as captain of the Brandon Wheat Kings and led them to the finals of the Memorial Cup and also participated in the ... Full Story
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Camp update

Development camp has wrapped up, on ice, for the day. Coaches decided to skip the second on-ice session and have players do off-ice work. The scrimmage ended with a score of 5-1, as Bud Holloway and Robbie Czarnik each had two goals. Trevor Lewis had one and Jordan Weal scored on a penalty shot. Th... Full Story
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Free-agent frenzy

With the start of the free-agent signing period coming up Thursday, it's worth taking a look at who some of the top free agents are, by position. NHL.com did a nice breakdown of the top nine by position, with a few others listed. You'll never guess who the top left winger is! Free-agent left wing... Full Story
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Hardy update

I'm not sure how much widespread interest remains in this, but there's no harm in posting it for those who might be interested… Craig Renetzky, the Woodland Hills-based attorney for former Kings assistant coach Mark Hardy, called to let me know that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., ha... Full Story