Analysis: Mersch Shines In Return, Monarchs Take 1-0 Lead In CCF

Mersch AHL CCF Game 1 by Rich Tilton

When Michael Mersch went down thanks to a hit from Dylan McIlrath in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals, fans collectively held their breaths. In the previous two games, the forward had totaled five goals and been an integral part of what is arguably been the best line in hockey throughout the playoffs. It should come […]

Jonny Brodzinski Discusses Turning Pro, Injury

Brodzinski and Dowd SCSU

After three successful seasons at St. Cloud State University, Jonny Brodzinski was faced with a tough decision that two of his classmates went through the year before. Completing his junior season, the high scoring forward met with several LA Kings brass to decide his future.
Option A was to return for a senior season at the […]

Wait, is Matt Greene out for the season or not?

Matt Greene streching MayorsManor LA Kings

Just as the LA Kings were boarding their plane and heading off to Colorado this afternoon it was announced that defenseman Matt Greene had been placed on injured reserve (retroactive to January 19) and Andrew Bodnarchuk was called up from Manchester as a roster replacement.
Although coach Darryl Sutter described it as a ‘mid-body’ injury, it was […]

Richards – plenty to say about NHL rules, Morrow, Kopitar

After the game last night, Kings forward Mike Richards wasn’t happy with the instigator penalty he was assigned in his fight with Stars’ captain Brenden Morrow.
Prior to the Kings boarding a plane for Calgary, he had a chance to speak about the entire incident at the Kings training facility in El Segundo…
On the overall situation […]

VIDEO: Brenden Morrow’s hit on Anze Kopitar

At the 12:12 mark of the third period – with the LA Kings leading by a goal – Stars’ captain Brenden Morrow put a hit on Anze Kopitar as he was trying to come from behind the net and possibly wrap around the goaltender.
Kopitar did not return to the game, due to something coach Darryl […]

Dustin Brown shaken up on play, sees the doctor twice

Late in the game Monday night vs. Colorado, with LA on a power play, Dustin Brown was hit in the head with a puck right in front of the net. It was a play that may have gone largely unnoticed, except for when the Kings captain went to skate after the puck in the […]

Mike Richards on coach Sutter and his return vs Ducks

In perhaps the best news of the day for the LA Kings, Mike Richards has been officially activated from IR and is set to play in tonight’s game vs. the Anaheim Ducks.
The Kings top goal scorer through the first two months of the season, Richards has missed the last eight games due to concussion like […]

LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi on cheating vs earning it

The Dean Lombardi show continues. Already posted are quotes about Steve Yzerman nearly being traded by the Red Wings, Bobby Valentine coaching the Red Sox and the Kings needing an identity – and yes, those three things are related to his hiring of Darryl Sutter as coach of the Kings.
If you’re late to the […]

Dean Lombardi on the LA Kings using injuries as an excuse

More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi following today’s press conference where Darryl Sutter was announced as the LA Kings new head coach…
– On injuries this season and if the team was different with Mike Richards in the line-up – “You could say that – or Drew, if you want to go to the holdout, then […]

Dr. Terry Murray with the latest updates from the infirmary

Besides the fact that many guys IN the line-up haven’t been producing at their normal levels, the Kings also have several players OUT of the line-up lately.
Following practice today, coach Murray provided updates on the four players who all seem to be just days away from returning…
On Justin Williams (hand injury suffered last night) – […]