LA Kings coach Sutter opens up on his plans for Bernier

Bernier at practice (photo: David Sheehan)

Goalie Jonathan Bernier has started just eight of the Kings’ 48 games last year. However, it’s not his 3-4-1 record that is holding him back from getting more playing time – it’s starter Jonathan Quick, who is posting such incredible numbers that he’s starting to generate discussions about being a […]

Kings coach Darryl Sutter wants to know ‘What is history?’

LA Kings forward Mike Richards wasn’t the only one with a lot to say prior to the Kings leaving for Calgary today. Coach Darryl Sutter shared thoughts on Anze Kopitar‘s health, the instigator rule, his return to Calgary, the Kings schedule and much more.
For you soundbite readers, here’s a taste of the three-word Sutterisms – […]

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 […]

Coach Sutter and Kopitar talk about Practice at Bernie’s

As reported earlier today, Bernie Nicholls was an on-ice guest at Kings practice this morning. He knows new coach Darryl Sutter well, having played for him with two different organizations – then, sticking around to ‘help out’ with the Sharks after he retired.
We already took a look at what Nicholls had to say about […]

Bernie Nicholls on LA Kings, interest in coaching and love for Sutter

There was a surprise guest at LA Kings practice today.
When all was said and done, the full picture surrounding Bernie Nicholls‘ appearance was still a bit cloudy. However, in his own words, it was 22-below back in Ontario yesterday, so he couldn’t get here fast enough.
When asked how long he’ll be here, he offered a […]

Darryl Sutter to be welcomed aboard by Bob Miller

If there is one thing synonymous with the LA Kings, it would have to be Bob Miller – the voice of the team for nearly 40 years. Fittingly, he’ll oversee tomorrow’s press conference where Darryl Sutter will be officially announced as the Kings new head coach by GM Dean Lombardi.
Today is an off day […]

Breaking down the lack of scoring with Kings coach Murray

The LA Kings haven’t been scoring enough goals to win hockey games on a consistent basis and everybody’s talking about, including coach Terry Murray.
Following practice today, he not only answered questions, he also had some facts to share…
Question: Is the parity in the league – and the fact a lot of teams play the […]

Xbox is hurting Dustin Penner, Richards might be helping

Penner remains out for Kings (photo: D. Sheehan)

On second thought… Dustin Penner will not be in the Kings line-up tomorrow night versus Florida. After indicating as such earlier in the week, coach Terry Murray said he’s ‘not quite’ ready yet. He also assured the small group gathered to speak with him after practice […]

Kings coach Murray not a fan of Moreau slashing ‘his buddy’

LA’s coach Murray (photo: D. Sheehan)

Last hour, we posted comments from Ethan Moreau regarding the penalty he took late in the game on Wednesday vs. the Dallas Stars.
Terry Murray was still a little hot under the under collar when asked about it today, more than 36 hours later.
“He took a horseshit penalty, that’s ridiculous,” began […]

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 […]