Stoll on the Stars, skill, stats and snapping them back

Last hour we heard from Drew Doughty, who shared some thoughts about the Kings match-up tonight with the Dallas Stars.
Now, we turn to some comments from Jarret Stoll…
“We know they’re a good team,” said LA’s third line center. “They have a lot of skill and a lot of guys that can hurt you. You […]

Drew Doughty not worried about playing hungry Stars team

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty comes into tonight’s game $2,500 lighter in the wallet – while some complain that isn’t much for a guy who signed a $56-million contract a few months ago, it is the maximum allowable under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
LA will be facing what should be an angry Dallas team. Not […]

VIDEO: Roenick breaks down Doughty’s hit on Oshie

Earlier today, the National Hockey League let it be known that Kings defenseman Drew Doughty will not be suspended for his hit on the Blues’ TJ Oshie in the final seconds of last night’s game.
As a first time offender, the $2,500 fine levied against him was pretty much as expected.
In the clip below, Jeremy Roenick […]

Westgarth goes from ‘stewing in his juices’ into the line-up

Westgarth remains positive (photo: M. Zampelli)

By all accounts, Kevin Westgarth had a great summer. He married his longtime girlfriend and signed a two-year contract extension with the Kings.
Things haven’t been so good since though.
Coming off a season where he played 56 games, roughly two-thirds of the regular season games, he’s only seen action in […]

Doughty wishes he ‘had an exact reason’ for what’s wrong

Drew Doughty – LA Kings (photo: M. Zampelli)

Two goals and five assists probably isn’t what GM Dean Lombardi had in mind when he signed the Kings top defenseman to an eight-year, $56-million contract in September.
It was something acknowledged over the weekend, when coach Terry Murray spoke about Drew Doughty not giving the team what they […]

Alec Martinez talks injury recovery and Slava Voynov

Alec Martinez is slowly recover from injuries he sustained against the Minnesota Wild nearly 10 days ago. However, the 24-year old defenseman did leave LA with the team today, as they began a two-game road trip with a flight to St. Louis for tomorrow’s game against the Blues.
Following practice today, he shared the following […]

Mike Richards on his latest left wings – Stoll and Loktionov

Earlier today we heard from Kings coach Terry Murray and center Jarret Stoll about the line shuffling that took place during the third period on Saturday afternoon.
Now we check in with Mike Richards, who saw his left wings swapped out…
Richards on Andrei Loktionov – “He’s a smart player. I think he’s going to get […]

Stoll and Murray talk center vs left wing, possible changes

During his post game presser on Saturday, LA coach Terry Murray said he wouldn’t be sticking with the third period line combinations he used against Detroit – which featured Andrei Loktionov as the third line center and moving Jarret Stoll to the second line left wing.
However, after practice today, he seemed to soften his stance […]

Mike Richards on the return of Sidney Crosby to the NHL

While a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, Mike Richards played the New Jersey Devils a total of 41 times, which was more than any other team in the league.
Just one game behind were the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Somebody else can look up how many of those 40 games featured Sidney Crosby – although it’s safe to assume […]

Coach Murray on shots – ‘That’s how you score you goals’

If you thought the Kings looked like a different team against Detroit than the group who played Anaheim and Minnesota in the previous three games, Murray would agree with you.
“That was the one thing that maybe disappointed me as much as anything in the game, is that we were not skating anywhere near the way […]