…And Now You’re Caught Up – March 21, 2011

It’s been another busy week in the sports world, so you may have missed a few odds and ends out there.
Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
Here are the ten Kings related (or at least hockey related) items you should definitely know about heading into the week ahead…
* Call it the junior hockey version of [...]

Kings Prospects Finish as WHL and OHL Scoring Champs

Vey (WHL) and Toffoli (OHL)

In what is almost becoming a broken record, the Kings prospects are at it again.
Last year Brandon Kozun won the WHL scoring title.  Then, a few months ago it was Brayden Schenn re-writing the World Junior record book…
Now this – Tyler Toffoli and Linden Vey finished atop the scoring races in their [...]

100 Games Later, Little Has Changed for Kings-Ducks

Game one of the Kings-Ducks rivalry was a one goal game back in December 1993, a night that began with the two teams tied in the standings.
Fast forward more than 15 years and game #100 ended 2-1 (in overtime) and the clubs were separated by just three points in the standings.
They’re also now tied in [...]

Pre-Game Notes: Ducks vs Kings for the 100th Time

It’s been more than a decade since both the Kings and Ducks were in the playoff hunt this late in the season.
Surprisingly, the two teams have never participated in post season play at the same time. Could this be the year?
When it comes to regular season match-ups, this will mark the 100th time the Kings [...]

Dustin Penner Looking to Bring the Penner Cup to LA

Tonight will be another first for Dustin Penner, as he suits up for the Kings against their cross-town rival – and his former club – the Anaheim Ducks.
Players always have a special bond to their first team. It’s usually the team that drafted them or where they scored their first goal. And if they happen [...]

Drew Doughty Comments on Mark Hardy

photo courtesy of Michael Zampelli

Earlier this week former Kings defenseman and assistant coach Mark Hardy was a guest on the MayorsManor podcast.
Among the myriad of topics discussed was the play of the Kings current defensive group, many of whom Hardy coached over the last few seasons. Specifically, he broke down some of the challenges Drew [...]

More Notes on Yesterday’s Prospect Report

The Hockey News ‘Future Watch’ list has created several questions for some people, so here are a few follow-up notes on yesterday’s article…
* Why Oscar Moller wasn’t ranked is a multi-part answer. First, the list is pretty much for 21-and-under prospects. Moller turned 22 in January. However, he wasn’t ranked last year either. So, what’s [...]

Update on Kyle Clifford and Last Night’s Fights

Brad Richardson will be in the line-up tomorrow night, playing left wing.
That’s per coach Terry Murray after practice today.
You can extrapolate from that the fact that rookie Kyle Clifford will get the night off. Murray also talked about Clifford a little when talking about Kevin Westgarth’s fight last night vs. the Blues.
MM: Earlier in the [...]

Coach Murray: ‘I screwed up’ Preparing for St. Louis

OK, so fan-gate is behind us now.
Los Angeles Kings coach Terry Murray re-addressed his comments on the booing last night here.
Let’s move on…
They say if you don’t learn from your mistakes (and/or history), you’re bound to repeat things in the future.
As such, after practice today Murray provided some thoughts on the Blues going 4-0 [...]

Kings Coach Murray Still Talking About Fans Booing

At practice today, Kings fans were still a hot topic.
As you’re probably heard by now, coach Terry Murray was very peeved after the game last night – specifically about fans booing the team off the ice heading into the second intermission.
During his super short post-game press conference yesterday, part of his quote was “That is [...]