10 Final Tidbits to wrap up the LA Kings pre-season

Just a few notes to close out the pre-season coverage as we march towards Friday’s season opener…

– LA finished their eight-game exhibition schedule with a 4-2-2 record.

– For the second time in three years, Anze Kopitar led the team in pre-season scoring, picking up five goals and four assists, nine points total, in six games played (more on that in another article soon)

Justin Williams, coming off shoulder surgery at the end of the last season, looks to be in fine form. He had the second most points in the pre-season (two goals, four assists, six points)

Slava Voynov and Kyle Clifford were the only two players to participate in the maximum number of games (seven). Due to the split-squad games with Phoenix on September 21, it would have been impossible for anyone to play in all eight games.

– Kopitar led all players with five goals. Five players tied for second place with two goals each – Williams, Voynov, Brad Richardson, Alec Martinez and Ethan Moreau

– Conspicuous by his absence among the team leaders in points was Jack Johnson. Last year he was tops on the team with seven points (two goals, five assists) and the pre-season before, he finished second only to Kopitar. This time around, he posted zero goals in five games played, with just three assists.  Interestingly, he did that while consistently being among the team leaders in ice time.

– Although individual shot totals aren’t available from the Hamburg game yet, Kopitar looks to have led that category as well. Entering the final game, his 24 shots on goal were significantly more than second place Dustin Brown (17).

Parse Watch Continues… after saying his problems were ‘between his ears’ earlier in camp (article link), Scott Parse somehow made it onto the final roster when the Kings sent Voynov down to Manchester earlier today

– Runner-up for best quote during training camp: Willie Mitchell admitting to forming a bro-mance with Mike Richards. (article link)

– Best quote: It was actually more than a one-line soundbite… Matt Greene taking on Ethan Moreau and Dustin Penner, saying they’ve been riding his coattails and under his wing for years. Classic. (article link)

That’s it.  Time to turn the page. 

Predictions for the 2011-12 NHL season will be posted in a few hours.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

RELATED ARTICLES:

Kyle Clifford raising his own questions during Kings camp

Prospect Brandon Kozun puts the ball in the Kings court

Dustin Brown not buying that he lacks chemistry with Kopitar

Terry Murray helps temper high expectations for this season

Ranking the LA Kings top ten prospects – Who’s #1 now?

  

order here –> MayorsManor Store
View the store to see full line of shirts for men and women, dozen of styles and colors

Recent Articles

scottboomermayorxm

Hoven on NHL Radio: Lombardi, USA-Canada, World Cup

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, live from Air Canada Centre in Toronto, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a myriad of topics related to the World Cup of Hockey – including: Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi, Jonathan Quick, Drew Doughty, […]

kings_glowing_logo

Final Preview: Kings New 50th Anniversary Jersey

The wait is almost over.
Hockey season is nearly upon us. You can all breathe now.
After two largely dismal seasons – at least from a playoff perspective – the Kings will be entering the upcoming campaign with more on-ice questions than in nearly a decade. Sure, they have three of perhaps the best 20 players in […]

Sirius XM NHL Network

Hoven on NHL Radio: Kings Rookies, Jake Muzzin, Ducks Roster, World Cup

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a myriad of topics centering around the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks – including: which rookies should make the jump this season, coach Darryl Sutter, Dustin Brown without the captaincy, Anze Kopitar, […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News