And Now You’re Caught Up – the 11/28/2011 edition

We know you’ve been busy the last few days – with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Super Saturday, Slow Down Sunday and then Cyber Monday today.

It’s a lot for anyone. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered.

Knowing that you’ll want to catch up on all the key news, notes and quotes surrounding the LA Kings before they return to action tonight, we’ve put together a little cheat sheet for you.

Here are the 10 things you’ll want to plug into before the puck drops at 7:30…

– Evaluating coach Terry Murray’s new line combinations, the top three lines will have a new look vs. San Jose (link), plus Willie Mitchell talks about Jack Johnson, Slava Voynov, Drew Doughty and the Kings’ new defensive pairings (link).

– Is Dustin Penner planning a heel turn? (link)

– NHRA’s 7x top fuel champion Tony Schumacher drops by to talk hockey (link).

– On Thanksgiving, several LA Kings players shared which teammate they’re most thankful for this year – includes Drew Doughty, Jarret Stoll and others (link), plus a guest author rated the top referees  currently in the NHL and explained why you should care who they are (link).

– Jack Johnson explains his hit on Mike Ribeiro (link) and coach Terry Murray weighs in on the situation too, saying there’s a time and a place for those sort of things (link).

– Kyle Clifford says that after receiving some advice from Stoll, he’s ready to roll (link)

– A few fun facts on the Kings vs Blackhawks – items on current and former Kings (link).

– Ethan Moreau talks about taking bad penalties lately (link) and coach Murray then goes off when talking about Moreau’s slashing of ‘his buddy’ (link).

– Regarding ‘that play’ in Dallas, Mike Richards weighs in his part (link) and Doughty thinks the Kings weren’t lined up properly (link).

– Kevin Westgarth scored his first NHL goal recently, then he visited MayorsManor to talk about other firsts in his life and even did a little play-by-play for us (link)

…and now you’re caught up.

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