Good morning, Glendale - LA Kings Insider

Good morning, Arizona, and good morning, Insiders.

One would think that this second floor room, which comes equipped with a window gazing out upon the roof of the covered hotel driveway, would be floor seats of prime Munters viewing. Sadly, it is not. The 2016-17 Quest For Munters came up emptyhanded again, and if we’ve now been traveling for four months with only one view our favorite industrial strength evaporative cooling systems, it does make even the most traveled Munters Hunter question whether or not we have simply entered the long-whispered Winter Of Munters Discontent. Such a theory has never been proven and is sure to spark rankled partisan debate on these pages, if not outright riots on the hallowed soil of Glendale. Do not forget the spring of 2012, Insiders, when these silver behemoths kept us cool and comfortable amidst temperatures that soared above 105 degrees.

Thank you again for your patience during a self-imposed personal day yesterday related to Life Things. That allowed me to fly out this morning and snap several photos that have been added to my Burbank Airport at Dawn series:

Red sky in morning, blogger take warning. Red sky at night, blogger’s delight. With all of these inside jokes being shared, it’s probably time to head next door to the team’s morning skate, which has been pushed up by half an hour to 11:00 a.m. There’s a lot to come, including howling, on a busy game day, Insiders. Let’s talk soon.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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