Parsing through the Kings-Ducks post-game notes, quotes

Yes, the Kings lost 3-1 to the Ducks – or at least that’s what the box score said, even though Anaheim’s roster read more like an AHL team.
And for a guy who has yet to record a single point in two pre-season games, Scott Parse is quickly becoming one of the key focal points of [...]

LA Kings Roster Cuts – details on who was shipped out

Boy how times have changed.
Gone are the days when the Los Angeles Kings were simply looking for warm bodies to round out their roster.
Since April 2006, GM Dean Lombardi and his staff have worked tirelessly to stock the farm system, while simultaneously finding the proper mix of veteran leadership and talented youth at the NHL [...]

LIVE STREAM: Anaheim Ducks at LA Kings pre-season

Thanks to KingsVision you can watch a free live stream of tonight’s Kings game, as they host the Anaheim Ducks in LA’s second (and final) preseason game at Staples center.
The stream below will began at 6:30pm PST, featuring Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans calling the action.
To get you ready, be sure to check out a [...]

Mike Richards moves from Philly teacher to LA student

Richards at Kings camp (photo: M. Zampelli)

In some news that went a little under the radar this summer, the Kings traded away Wayne Simmonds and two other assets for former Philadelphia Flyers captain Mike Richards.
A few days later, his former left wing, Simon Gagne, signed a free agent contract to join him in Los Angeles.
After [...]

Willie Mitchell on injuries, ice time and preseason chaos

Willie Mitchell at Kings camp (photo: CIKIRI)

As you’re about to read from Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, things can be a bit unpredictable at this time of year.
So true.
For the team’s practice session this morning, coach Terry Murray has (at least for now) abandoned the two groups he used yesterday. Today he put the NHL [...]

Post-game notes (2 of 2): Coyotes at Kings 9/21/2011

Earlier we posted the recap from game one of the Kings – Coyotes split-squad game over in Arizona.
Here are ten post-game notes from the second contest, this one was in downtown Los Angeles…
* Slava Voynov looked strong throughout the game. He scored the Kings only goal in regulation (a power play marker at 5:53 [...]

Post-game notes (1 of 2): Kings at Coyotes 9/21/2011

For those into the numbers side of the game, here are ten post-game notes from the Kings game in Phoenix tonight…
* Tyler Toffoli scored in his first ever NHL exhibition game, tying things up at 14:14 of the third period on a power play goal.  He also finished as a plus-2.
* Dustin Penner scored with [...]

Jarret Stoll will have a different view of tonight’s game

Things are coming into focus for Jarret Stoll

A few weeks after the Kings acquired 26-year old center Mike Richards, Jarret Stoll stopped by MayorsManor and let it be known – he’s not feeling like a guy who’s been kicked to the curb by his apparent move to the third line this season.
“I’d be very, [...]

Brett Hextall ready to play his first game at Staples Center

Brett Hextall vs. the Kings (photo: CIKIRI)

During the Kings and Coyotes two-game Rookie Camp tournament last week, Brandon Kozun made the biggest impression on the management group and fans in Los Angeles.
Over on the other side, it was pretty hard not to notice Phoenix center Brett Hextall.
Sure, he’s the son of Kings executive Ron Hextall. [...]

Tyler Toffoli – ‘my emotions will be going’ for game tonight

Toffoli at Kings camp (photo: CIKIRI)

When hockey players meet out on the ice for the first time, they never know where that brief encounter may someday take them.
For Tyler Toffoli, running into Ethan Moreau this summer has eventually brought the two to an unexpected place – not only teammates, but now linemates.
“When I was here [...]