July 2012 - Page 5 of 6 - LA Kings Insider
article placeholder

The quotable Darryl Sutter, 2012

Darryl Sutter’s arrival as Kings coach in mid-December gave the Kings a boost and it certainly livened things up in the media sessions. Terry Murray, almost always, was as kind and patient as a coach could be. He would stand and thoughtfully answer questions until reporters got everything they neede... Read More
article placeholder

Kelowna gets the Cup

In the summer of Stanley, the Cup's next stop is Kelowna, B.C., as goalie consultant Kim Dillabaugh gets a day with it. For those in the area, Dillabaugh will make the Cup publicly available tomorrow from noon-2 p.m. With a donation (to the MS Society of Canada) anyone can come take a picture with t... Read More
article placeholder

Player evaluation: Clifford

KYLE CLIFFORD This season: 81 games, 5 goals, 7 assists, minus-5 rating. The good: It’s easy to forget that Clifford didn’t even turn 21 until halfway through this season. Listed at 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, Clifford isn’t a monster on the ice but he uses his size effectively and he’s fearless. Clif... Read More
article placeholder

Development-camp photos

Loyal reader Chasen Ikiri has once again been kind enough to share his great photos from development camp, which he took yesterday. They're a great complement to the videos that Paul dutifully posts for everyone, and Chasen does consistently outstanding work so please give them a look... Developm... Read More
article placeholder

The King of Rochester

Nick Nickson got some time this week to visit family in upstate New York, and WHEC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Rochester, did this nice (written and video) piece about Nick, which can be seen/read at the link below... The king of Rochester Also, KingsVision was able to put together a series of vi... Read More
article placeholder

Tracking the Stanley Cup on tour

The Kings' Stanley Cup summer tour is well underway, and it will be a fun summer for the players and coaches, each of whom will get a chance to spend the day with the Cup. Here's one attempt at tracking the summer... I put together a Google map with tracking some of the Cup's major stops thus far, w... Read More
article placeholder

Player evaluation: Carter

JEFF CARTER This season: 16 games, 6 goals, 3 assists, minus-1 rating with Kings (39 games, 15 goals, 10 assists, minus-11 rating with Columbus). The good: Carter’s arrival, in a late-February trade with the Blue Jackets, brought a wave of enthusiasm to the Kings, who were stuck in a deep offens... Read More
article placeholder

Player evaluation: Brown

DUSTIN BROWN This season: 82 games, 22 goals, 32 assists, plus-12 rating. The good: In his final 21 regular-season games, Brown totaled eight goals and 15 assists. In his 20 playoff games, he totaled eight goals and 12 assists. That’s 16 goals and 27 assists in 41 games. Double that -- the equiv... Read More
article placeholder

The Cup reaches Slovenia

The Stanley Cup has reached the Kopitar family home in Slovenia. Below is a look at (from bottom) Kopitar's brother, Gasper; father, Matjaž; and his grandfather with the Cup atop a log at the family home, one that has been used a tribute to the hockey accomplishments of Anze and Gasper over the year... Read More
article placeholder

Player evaluation: Bernier

First, the regularly scheduled Stanley Cup update... After its days with Slava Voynov and Andrei Loktionov in Russia, the Cup has now reached Slovenia and Anze Kopitar will have his day tomorrow (it's now evening in Slovenia). Make sure those accordions are tuned... Also, it's time for the annual p... Read More