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Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. Vancouver! The finest big city in North America. Whether or not you agree likely hinges on your view of precipitation, but as a former Seattle resident who didn't mind the cold, dark winters or having to adjust his windshield wiper speed 93 tim... Read More

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, Edmonton

Good morning, Edmonton, and good morning, Insiders. Finally, finally, FINALLY, game one. I applaud your patience, Kings fans. The Tampa Bay Lightning clinched a playoff spot last night. We're back in Edmonton. Edmonton would seem to be a fitting place to start a hockey season, though the word... Read More

Good morning, Glendale

Good morning, Glendale, and for the final time this season, good morning, Insiders. If you're reading at this point of the season, on a Tuesday morning in April the day after a 7-2 loss with the LA Kings nine points behind the 14th-place Western Conference team, thank you. Thank you so much for f... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. So, you may be wondering why Good Morning is up around the crack of dawn on a day (BREAKING) there will be no practice. A ha! Today is a ski day, my friends, and @alex_faust and I are heading up to Whistler to get some good turns in within some... Read More

Good morning, Edmonton

Good morning, Edmonton, and good morning, Insiders. After a 29-minute flight from Calgary, we touched down in Oil Country and made the drive north from the airport to the city center, where we unloaded the buses, picked up our room keys and hopped upstairs - LITERALLY - for a pretty good night o... 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, Raleigh

Good morning, Raleigh, and good morning, Insiders. Nothing to see from this hotel room. The end of the trip - as well as the road portion of the 2018-19 schedule - is in view. After our flight home, there are a pair of Arizona-Anaheim jaunts and a Western Canada three-in-four, and then the cold, ... Read More

Good morning, Tampa

Good morning, Gulf Coast, and good morning, Insiders. Good morning from the SoHo district of charming and leafy Hyde Park, Tampa. Yes, Tampa has a SoHo! This does not depict "South of Houston," as it does in New York, or the trendy part of London, but rather South of Howard, a neighborhood southe... Read More

Good morning, Fort Lauderdale

Good morning, Sunshine State, and good morning, Insiders. Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you. This time that bear done got eaten whole. I say this every time we visit South Florida, but this stop does beat the typical Calgary/Edmonton/Vancouver three-in-fours that we're a... Read More

Good morning, Nashville

Good morning, Nashville, and good morning, Insiders. It was a cool and damp night in Nashville on Wednesday with weather not unlike that which blanketed the Southland at the same time. Drizzle fell from an overcast sky with temperatures in the low 50's, which isn't uncommon for this time of the y... Read More

Good morning, Boston

Good morning, Boston, and good morning, Insiders. The traveling party hopped over the Tri-State megalopolis on a 44-minute flight from Philadelphia to Boston and, because of the late Flyers goal followed by a six-round shootout, pulled up adjacent to Boston Common at 1:00 a.m. As we arrived, lurk... Read More

Good morning, Philadelphia

Good morning, Philly, good morning, William Penn and good morning, Insiders. The LA Kings loaded up a pair of buses and trucked south on the New Jersey Turnpike after Tuesday's game, arriving in Philadelphia at midnight. There were no stops at the Vince Lombardi Service Area. At certain hotel... 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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