POLL: Who Will Seize The Opportunity?

With Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar out of the line-up for the final seven games of the regular season (and longer), nearly every Kings player is talking about guys needing to step up.
And although that seemed to be the theme of the day at practice yesterday, coach Terry Murray was stressing opportunity…
As in, “an opportunity […]

Dustin Brown Remembers When Kings Were Spoilers

Saturday afternoon the Kings passed their latest ‘trap game’ test with flying colors, beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-1.
However, the season ending injury to Anze Kopitar will have a ripple effect throughout the team, as nearly every player will be asked to step up and take on more responsibility – maybe none more than rookie Trevor […]

Dustin Penner on His Possible Out-of-Body Experience

Dustin Penner has played 417 regular season games in the NHL. However, none of them have been against the Oilers since March 9, 2007.
A few months after that game he signed an offer sheet (restricted free agent contract), which the Ducks didn’t match. Meaning he was moving to Edmonton.
Over the next several years he played […]

Kings Prospect Report – Round 1 Playoff Updates

While the Kings and nearly all of the Western Conference teams are still fighting for their playoff lives in the NHL, this weekend marked the beginning of post season play for the Canadian (Junior) Hockey League and the NCAA.
As noted last week, all of the Kings top prospects – with one exception, Jordan Weal (who […]

To Be Continued…

Anze Kopitar suffers season ending ankle injury vs. Avs (photos by Michael Zampelli)

Coming up on Monday afternoon (after practice)…comments from Dustin Brown, Dustin Penner and Trevor Lewis on where the Kings go from here.RELATED ARTICLES:
The Mayor vs. Kopitar
RECAP: Dean Lombardi’s Meeting with Shareholders
Dustin Penner on PennerMania
Shane Doan Would Pick Kopitar
Dustin Penner talks about facing the […]

Interview with Kings college prospect, dman Derek Forbort

 Standing 6’5″ and a freshman at the University of North Dakota, Derek Forbort is still years away from seeing time on the blue line in Los Angeles.
Still, when he goes from being the Kings number one draft pick in June 2010 to the team’s highest rated defensive prospect eight months later (according to The […]

Interview w/ Kings Prospect Nic Deslauriers (QMJHL dman)

Timing is everything in life. How many times have you heard that saying?
For Kings prospect Nic Deslauriers it rang true earlier this season.
A year after being taken by the Kings in the third round of the NHL draft he found himself traded by his junior team over the summer. He was off to join the […]

Interview with Kings Prospect JF Berube (QMJHL Goalie)

The future has never…NEVER, EVER!…looked brighter in net for the Los Angeles Kings.
Already blessed with two solid aces at the NHL level (Jonathan’s Quick and Bernier), plus two gems in the making at Manchester (Martin Jones and Jeff Zatkoff), it’s easy for some to forget about JF Berube.
After all, he plays in the Quebec Major […]

Dustin Penner on ‘Smart and Edgy’ Oscar Moller

As if there hasn’t been enough change in his life recently, Dustin Penner gets a new linemate for tonight’s game with the San Jose Sharks.
It’s well known by now that former Kings draft pick Oscar Moller was recalled this week and will start on the top line – much to the chagrin of Kevin Westgarth […]

Stoll, Shootouts and San Jose

A few weeks back, Kings forward Jarret Stoll was very humble when I asked him about being all but guaranteed money in the shootout – saying “I don’t know about that,” and later adding “But, yeah, they’re going in for me. I’m just trying not to change too much. Maybe it looks like I only […]