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 […]

Penner on missing the Ducks game, when he’ll be back

Penner after LA Kings practice

When the Kings returned from Europe last month, Matt Greene shared a story about the one thing he never wants to see again…and yes, it had to do with Dustin Penner.
Well, yesterday, it wasn’t quite up to the level of the Greene story – but, Penner was practicing with a yellow jersey […]

Murray not impressed with Loktionov so far, chance is now

Loktionov in preseason (photo: M. Zampelli)

Along with his comments about Slava Voynov and the new defensive pairings (posted in earlier articles last hour), Kings coach Terry Murray had plenty to say about the ‘other’ Russian who’s now in town, forward Andrei Loktionov.
For the second day in a row, Murray had the 2008 NHL draft pick […]

Murray gives major props to Martinez, talks Voynov’s return

As noted in the post last hour, after Kings practice today coach Terry Murray discussed he defensive pairings he’ll be using tomorrow night against the visiting Anaheim Ducks.
With Slava Voynov back in LA, to replace the injured Alec Martinez, things were mixed up a bit – as Voynov will be partnered with Willie Mitchell, Drew […]

Kings coach Murray ‘Jack and Doughty are coming of age’

One of the more newsworthy items coming out of Kings practice this morning was coach Terry Murray revealing how he’ll use the just-called-up Slava Voynov.
With Alec Martinez going on the injured reserve list yesterday, it allowed the Russian blueliner to return to Los Angeles.
Murray said he’ll be pairing Voynov with Willie Mitchell, moving Drew Doughty […]

Murray – ‘That line could be together another three games’

Sometimes, with guys like Kevin Westgarth and Matt Greene, it’s hard to tell if they’re being serious. The humor is always present.  With other people, say – Kings coach Terry Murray – you’re not always expecting a joke or even a wise crack. Like any good leader though, he’ll keep you on your […]

Scott Parse, Terry Murray and their ‘issues’

Left wing. If only solving the Kings’ challenges at that position was as easy as typing those eight letters.
Last year, Scott Parse missed nearly the entire season due to hip surgery. A December trade for Marco Sturm wasn’t the answer. A February trade for Dustin Penner yielded few points. And then, […]

LA Kings coach Murray wouldn’t mind less from Doughty

When you’re one of the best players on a team, the spotlight always burns a little brighter on your performance – both good and bad.
And when you sign the richest deal in team history, that only intensifies things.
For Drew Doughty, the season probably hasn’t gotten off to the start he was hoping for. Sure, after […]

Kings coach Murray explains why Bernier will start vs NJ Devils

The biggest news item from today’s morning practice was that Kings coach Terry Murray will put Jonathan Bernier in net vs. the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night at Staples Center.
Regular starter, Jonathan Quick, is riding a three game shutout streak – the longest in team history – having just defeated the Blues, Coyotes and Stars.
Why […]