May 2012 - Page 5 of 23 - LA Kings Insider
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Blast from the past for Mitchell

It’s a stretch to say that the start of the Stanley Cup Finals is a ``homecoming'' for Willie Mitchell, who was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 1996. Mitchell only played 18 games for the Devils, and the home games were played in the Meadowlands arena, not the current Prudential Center, but Mitc... Read More
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Kings-Devils tale of the tape

How did the Kings and the New Jersey Devils match up statistically this season? Here’s a look at some of the major categories, both in the regular season and the playoffs... REGULAR SEASON Goals/game: Kings 29th (2.29), Devils 15th (2.63) Goals against/game: Kings 2nd (2.07), Devils T-8th (2.50) Po... Read More
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Saturday practice update

It's a full-team practice this morning for the Kings, one focused primarily on special-teams and 5-on-5 work, rather than individual drills. The Manchester guys and scratched players are serving as something of a special-teams scout team. There's a huge crowd on hand, rivaling the rookie-game scrimm... Read More
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Ties run deep for Kings, Devils

The Kings learned who their Stanley Cup Finals opponent will be last night, and although the teams don't play very often, there is a startling number of ties between the Kings and the New Jersey Devils. Here's a rundown... -- Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell was drafted by New Jersey in the eight... Read More
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The farmer on the ice

Darryl Sutter is in charge of a couple dozen humans and approximately 300 animals. The humans are getting the bulk of his attention these days, as they -- that would be the Kings -- have reached the Stanley Cup Finals. Because of that, Sutter still has plenty of work to do on the ice. Otherwise, he ... Read More
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Finals broadcast plans announced

The Kings have announced their portion of the broadcast plans for the Stanley Cup Finals. All of the games will be televised on either NBC or NBC Sports Network, while Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans will have the radio call on 1150-AM and affiliates. Bob Miller and Jim Fox will be at all of the games,... Read More
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More `live ammo’ for Kings

The Kings made it through practice today without any traffic accidents. Including goalies, there were 27 players on the ice (plus coaches). The total has been growing over the last couple weeks. First, third goalie Martin Jones joined the group, followed by AHL players Marc-Andre Cliche and Jake Muz... Read More
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Friday practice; full ice

The Kings are on the ice, and even though it's late May, it looks more like mid-September training camp with all the bodies on the ice. The full playing roster is out there, plus the regularly scratched players, the Manchester guys and Simon Gagne, skating in a "fifth line" role with Marc-Andre Clic... Read More