PHOTO GALLERY: Avalanche v Kings – Frozen Fury 2013

Night two of Frozen Fury 2013 was a reminder of how difficult it is to play in back-to-back games, even during the pre-season. Coming off their smothering of the New York Rangers the night before, the LA Kings came up short on Saturday night, losing 3-2 to the visiting Colorado Avalanche.
However, with final rosters due [...]

Dustin Brown talks new baby and possible return date

Dustin Brown and wife Nicole added a fourth child to the family earlier this week.  But, there was no rest for the Kings captain, as he was right back on the ice Thursday morning, trying to work himself into game-shape.  Since opening day of training camp two weeks ago, Brown has found himself sidelined with a hamstring [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on EDM radio – talking Kings pre-season questions

On Monday evening I was back on Team 1260 in Edmonton with former NHL player Jason Strudwick to share some insights and opinions on the LA Kings upcoming season. If you missed the spot when it aired live, the full segment is available below for your listening pleasure.
We’ll tackle all the major questions surrounding the [...]

For Colin Fraser, it’s all about the fight

In addition to the ongoing battle at Kings training camp for roster spots on the blueline, there’s still some unfinished business among the third and fourth lines, as well. Outside of Jarret Stoll being cemented in as one of the pivots, multiple cases can be made for various players to occupy the other five positions.
For center [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on Edmonton radio – talking Brown and Clifford

With all the breaking news surrounding the LA Kings this week, I once again took a few laps around the hockey radio airwaves – with guest spots on the NHL Network (Sirius/XM), Sportsnet in Calgary and The Team in Edmonton.
If you missed the Calgary spot, it’s posted here.  We talked about a handful of topics, including the [...]

Dustin Brown on team conditioning and his injured knee

Among the many injuries announced when the Kings were eliminated from the playoffs was a knee injury to captain Dustin Brown. At the time, it was said that had it not been the playoffs, he probably would have been sidelined for about a month.
During Thursday’s conference call to talk about his new eight-year contract extension, [...]

Lombardi impressed by Brown during contract negotiations

Thursday brought a plethora of comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi, new Assistant GM Rob Blake and team captain Dustin Brown.
Guess what though? There’s still more!
This article will round out the thoughts shared by Lombardi. It’s the final set of quotes from his conference call with the media, where he talked more about the Brown [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on Sportsnet – talking Brown, Blake and more

On Thursday afternoon I was once again a guest on Sportsnet radio in Calgary. We talked about all the latest news surrounding the LA Kings – including Dustin Brown’s contract extension, Ron Hextall leaving for Philadelphia, the hiring of Rob Blake, who will coach Manchester next season, prospects on the rise, adding Dan Carcillo, [...]

Lombardi – ‘It was what you would expect your captain to do’

Here’s more from Kings GM Dean Lombardi, talking about the eight-year contract extension signed by team captain Dustin Brown…
- On why the extension came together so quickly:
“I think it’s well known that Brownie did his own contract, but the biggest thing, I think, is that you’re starting to have all the blocks in place for [...]

Dustin Brown – ‘We weren’t built to win the Cup just one year’

There’s a lot of news in Kings Land today, so be patient. We’re cranking it out by the truck load. If you want the skinny on Rob Blake being hired, full comments from the former Kings defenseman and GM Dean Lombardi are already up.
Now, let’s hear from Kings captain Dustin Brown, who signed an eight-year [...]