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Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. Late night! Our first late night of the season. We spent only 31 minutes in the air, though with an 8:00 p.m. start, a game with lots of stoppages, and a ride to the Edmonton airport that's only a few minutes shy of the extended cut of Kill Bill,... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. One last Western Canada trip to rule them all. Other than the truncated 2012-13 season - it has been a while since we said "truncated" or "abbreviated" to describe 2012-13, as we did so many times that year - the Kings have played at least two ga... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. Hello from the team hotel downtown, one I'll always remember from a Silvertips road trip early in the 2007-08 season. Every time we arrive here - which is often late at night - I think back to my first extended road trip in the WHL, and how our c... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. I've always enjoyed sharing non-hockey conversation topics in this column, but when losses in six of seven segue into a 6-2 loss to a non-playoff team, it's not the right time to share movie reviews and go Munters hunting. (Admit it, the Munters ... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. The Kings' spread out post-Christmas break, pre-bye week Western Canada jaunt has reached its final stop, and lo, there are tall buildings. They are so tall, in fact, and LAKI is at the base of the U-shaped hotel, that the photos represent the ve... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. I'm at a slight loss for words here, gang. I had already written two sentences of what I had believed would be the final Good Morning post of the season before realizing that no, it isn't, because the Kings play in Vancouver on Thursday. Oops! Ho... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Alberta, and good morning, Insiders. Good Lord, it's a road game! An actual hockey game played away from the friendly confines of Staples Center that doesn't feature an early rush hour commute from El Segundo to downtown. Technically, I'd be able to commute via light rail - there's ... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, Nashville, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. Oh, a Minnesota-Calgary back-to-back, you say? Sure, why not. Based on a quick check, this is the longest distance back-to-back set of games since the Kings played on Long Island and at Dallas on consecutive... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. The team will head to the rink for meetings in just over half an hour, so this will be a short GM, C. But there was an interesting arrival in Calgary last night, when there were high wind warnings in the region and YYC experienced gusts of 75 km/... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and Happy New Year, Insiders. May you and your loved ones be touched with happiness, health and comfort in 2016. How are you celebrating the New Year? Are you still recovering from the Y2K world shutdown? We're looking forward to potentially ringing in the New Year more tha... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. We're in downtown Calgary, and the area around our hotel has turned into a construction zone encompassing several city blocks as new skyscrapers have rapidly emerged from the Eau Clare earth and have seemingly doubled in height since our last vis... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. So let's just get it out of the way: it is very cold here. It is so cold that, as I am writing this, I am told by the application on my phone that it is minus-two degrees outside. Apparently it will remain three degrees between 11:00 a.m. and 3:0... Read More
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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