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 […]

LA Kings prospects on TV later this afternoon

Shore and Forbort at Kings camp (photo: C. Ikiri)

There’s no denying the growing impact of U.S. college hockey on the NHL.
And the LA Kings have been ahead of the curve in recent years, with a plethora of former student athletes on their roster.
Heck, on defense Drew Doughty is the odd man out, as everybody else went […]

Ranking the Honda Center and other NHL Buildings

Occasionally when you come across something of interest you file it away in the back of your brain for later.
While preparing for the trip down to Anaheim tonight my thoughts were drawn back to a recent article from Rich Hammond of LAKingsInsider.com , where he ranked his favorite NHL cities.
Having been to 27 different NHL […]

RECAP: Willie Mitchell on NHL Home Ice Radio

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell joined the guys on NHL Home Ice radio earlier this afternoon.  Although they asked a little about the win last night and his injury woes in 2010, the bulk of the interview was spent talking up rookie Kyle Clifford.  Here’s a quick recap…
* How important was it to win […]

STAT CHECK: Boston Bruins at LA Kings

Here are your five fun facts on tonight’s match up between the visiting Boston Bruins and host Los Angeles Kings…
* Even with two long losing spans this season, the Kings are only six points off their point total from last season through 48 games. SIX. Last year they had 57 points, compared to 51 this […]

Quick Back To Making History for the Kings

Goaltender Jonathan Quick set a number of team records for the Kings last season, including games played (72) and wins (39).
Well, he was back to his old tricks again Saturday night in the Phoenix desert.
Actually, it was Glendale. But, that’s beside the point.
Two weeks ago he earned his 19th victory of the season in […]

Recap of Marco Sturm on NHL Radio

For a guy who isn’t playing right now, Marco Sturm sure is wrapping up the frequent miles over the last week or so. From Boston to Los Angeles, then off to St. Louis where he joined the Kings and he’s now in Nashville.
In between travel, rehabbing his knee, and getting to know his new teammates, […]

Welcome to LA – 10 Tidbits on Marco Sturm

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The last time the Kings went looking for help on the left side it took almost the whole summer to figure out that Ilya Kovalchuk would be staying in New Jersey.
Fortunately, this time around, it only took around 10 days to officially […]

Marco Sturm: Five Points on the LA-Boston trade

Magic Mountain has nothing on the Kings this year. If you want a wild ride, just try following LA’s hockey team. Winning streaks, losing streaks, injuries, trades, no trades – it’s a wild ride.
Here are five points on the ‘Marco Sturm to the Kings’ trade…
1. Like the Alexei Ponikarovsky signing over the summer, this isn’t […]

Future Fridays – Interview with Matt Nieto

Matt Nieto grew up in Long Beach, CA as a huge LA Kings fan.
So, it was a little ironic for him when his teammate (Derek Forbort) was selected by the Kings in the first round of the draft this past June.
Perhaps it’s something he’ll get to experience himself though in the not too […]