10 Tidbits from coach Darryl Sutter’s pregame presser

Tonight marks game one of the Sutter-era with the LA Kings.
Following the team’s traditional morning skate at their practice facility in El Segundo, the newly appointed coach shared some thoughts. Here are 10 tidbits from his morning debriefing…
– “I think we’re ready to go. If you look at our season to date, we’ve […]

10 Final Tidbits to wrap up the LA Kings pre-season

Just a few notes to close out the pre-season coverage as we march towards Friday’s season opener…
– LA finished their eight-game exhibition schedule with a 4-2-2 record.
– For the second time in three years, Anze Kopitar led the team in pre-season scoring, picking up five goals and four assists, nine points total, in six games played […]

Five final thoughts on the Kings vs Avs at Frozen Fury 2011

In front of a sell-out crowd at the MGM Grand on Saturday (announced as 11.478), the Kings lost 4-1 to the Colorado Avalanche. To close the chapter on this year’s event, here are five post-game notes…
– The last time the Kings lost a 60-minute game to the Avalanche in Las Vegas was all […]

Welcome to LA – 10 Tidbits on Dustin Penner

Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi paid a steep price today to acquire the player he needed.
Or did he?
In Dustin Penner he got a 29-year old left wing who’s under contract for one more year and brings plenty of size, at 6’4″ 250 lbs.
The deal was Penner for Colten Teubert (a former first round pick), the Kings […]

10 Tidbits on Alec Martinez

Alec Martinez won’t subtly return to the NHL tonight. He’ll be joining a Kings team that’s lost four of their last five games.
He’ll also be facing some small little club you may have heard of, the Montreal Canadiens. Outside of Toronto, it may just be the most hockey crazed market in North America.
Fortunately for him, […]

10 Tidbits on Scott Parse (updated)

Whenever Kings GM Dean Lombardi is speaking to a group of people, there are usually a few memorable quotes.
HockeyFest in September was no exception. He got the attention of quite a few people by claiming “Scott Parse is near the top three on the team in terms of skill.”
When coach Terry Murray later announced that […]

10 Tidbits on Mattias Norstrom

He never won the Stanley Cup. He only scored 14 goals with the team. He made a single appearance in the NHL All-Star Game. And there are very few, if any, truly defining moments from his 11 years in Los Angeles.
Yet, Mattias Norstrom will forever be remembered as the Captain of the Kings.
He’s back in […]

10 Tidbits on the Home Opener

Last night the Kings opened their home schedule with a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers.
It was the first time the two teams had met since Friday the 13th, last November. The Kings were as unlucky as you can get that night…or they were just really, really bad…losing to the Thrashers 7-0, their worst loss […]

Camping Guide 2010 – thoughts from Stoll

Coverage from training camp continues today with two short articles, one each with Matt Greene and Jarrett Stoll.
After the players suiting up to face the Ducks tonight went through their morning skate, a second group took to the ice at TSC. Greene, Stoll, Rob Scuderi, Peter Harrold, Trevor Lewis, John Zeiler and a few […]

Welcome to LA – 10 Tidbits on Willie Mitchell

It’s been an interesting summer for the LA Kings in terms of roster moves.
While the July headlines were dominated with news on various left wingers, August will certainly be remembered as the month of D.
Just weeks after word surfaced that Matt Greene could possibly be out until November recovering from a shoulder injury, the Kings once-deep prospect pool suddenly thinned […]