Milestone Moment – Rob Scuderi’s first NHL game

For Rob Scuderi, February 12, 2004 may not have been where his hockey story began, yet it did mark ‘day one’ of his officially becoming an NHL defenseman.
Playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins at the time, his team traveled to Florida for a game with the Florida Panthers…
“Well, unfortunately, we lost (5-1),” said Scuderi, when asked […]

Former King Mike Weaver talks time in LA, Dustin Brown

Mike Weaver was originally signed as a free agent by Los Angeles in July 2004 and he spent the following year in Manchester (AHL), while the NHL went through a season-long lockout.
That team won 51 games, was led by brand new Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau and featured such names as Dustin Brown, Mike Cammalleri, […]

Marco Sturm happy to move on from the lows of LA

Sturm in LA, January 2011 (photo: C. Ikiri)

When you’ve played over 900 games in the NHL, a 17-game stint with a team isn’t exactly something that’s going to stick out in your mind. Still, returning to LA tonight with the Florida Panthers to face his former team – and we use that term rather loosely […]

Kings Pass Felix Potvin, Barry Potomski in 3-2 Win

Losing sucks. Winning is fun.
In honor of those simple facts, let’s look back at last night’s Kings’ win over the visiting Florida Panthers with a little humor and wit – or at least attempt some.
You should have known you were in for a good time though just by reading the headline. Any article featuring past players like Barry […]

Ryan Smyth Readies for the Florida Panthers

Ryan Smyth is the eldest of the veterans on this year’s LA Kings team. So, he’s been there, done that when it comes to most things in the National Hockey League – including losing streaks.
In the article below he talks leadership, preparing for the Florida Panthers and provides some thoughts on a former teammate.
MM: With […]

Two Minutes In The Box…with Brad Richardson

Brad Richardson has been up, down and all around this season for the LA Kings. He’s played top line minutes with Anze Kopitar…and been a fourth-line role player along side Kevin Westgarth.
So, naturally, in the article below he covers things from all bases – talking about the team’s recent play, this week’s game preparation and […]

Ponikarovsky – Reporting From The Sidelines

Alexei Ponikarovsky was brought in this summer to essentially replace Alexander Frolov on the third line.
He seemed to be fitting in just nicely until he broke his finger on November 6th vs. Nashville – ironically, the same night fellow newcomer, Willie Mitchell, was injured too.
In the article below, Ponikarovsky talks Florida Panthers hockey, updates […]

Future Fridays – Interview with NHL prospect Nick Bjugstad

On a Saturday afternoon earlier this summer, things were lining up perfectly. Almost too perfectly.
Twenty one summers prior, Scott Bjugstad signed with the Kings after spending one season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  While he scored only five goals over the next three years in Los Angeles, it still allowed him entry into a very small club – players […]