AUDIO: TFP Live guest spot – talking LA Kings contracts, summer plans

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Over the weekend I joined David Pagnotta and Dennis Bernstein for another guest spot on The Fourth Period Live – a weekly show on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed the Kings taking on the [...]

Darryl Sutter’s end of season comments on the Kings, and a look to next year

End of season comments from Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, Jonathan Quick and more have already been posted. So, let’s check in with the coach and see what he had to say. Here’s some of Darryl Sutter’s thoughts from his presser earlier today at TSC…
On if he has had a chance to decompress, and [...]

End of season thoughts from Rob Scuderi – now what?

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We already have comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi up on the homepage, talking about the Rob Scuderi contract situation.
Now we check in with the defenseman himself, for some thoughts on the just completed season and an eye on his future. Here’s what he shared today…
On if he has had time to come to [...]

End of season thoughts from Dustin Brown, Kings captain

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Yesterday we posted end of season thoughts from Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, Jonathan Quick and Kings GM Dean Lombardi. Now, after spending some time at the team’s practice facility today, we have a fresh batch of news and notes.
Lets’s start with LA captain Dustin Brown. Here’s what he had to share…
On how he tore his [...]

End of season thoughts from Kings rookie Jake Muzzin

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Sometimes it takes a while to mature, develop and get the opportunity to play in the NHL. For Jake Muzzin, the second time has proven to be sweeter than the first. After originally playing 11 games in the fall of 2010, it took him several years to make it back. Yet, he made the most [...]

End of season thoughts from Kings rookie Tyler Toffoli

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His pro debut with the Manchester Monarchs, playing in the AHL All Star Game, being named the AHL Rookie of the year, multiple call-ups to the Kings, two goals in the NHL’s regular season, followed by another pair of goals in ten playoff games – plus one of the best nicknames in hockey…it’s been quite the year [...]

Lombardi weighs in on the Kopitar mystery, plus overall health of team

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Yesterday we posted comments from Kings forward Anze Kopitar after specifically asking if he was injured during the team’s playoff run this year (Why not start the end-of-season conference call off with a bang, right?).
Basically, the Slovenian center confirmed our earlier reports that he wasn’t injured. So, what exactly was going on that saw his [...]

Kings GM Dean Lombardi on who goes first – Voynov or Scuderi

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We’ve already posted some of the Dean Lombardi quotes from today’s conference call. Yet, there’s even more!
Here, the Kings GM goes into one of the key issues he’ll be dealing with in the coming days and weeks – possible contract offers for Slava Voynov (restricted free agent) and Rob Scuderi (unrestricted free agent).
This is what Lombardi had [...]

Jonathan Quick on his struggles, his teammates and being ‘in the same boat’ as the Avs

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Quotes from LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick on Sunday’s end-of-season conference call…
On the feelings and emotions today:
“The first feeling I would say is disappointment. I think a lot of our team and I think that we could have made a push for it there again. I think as a team, and individually, I don’t think [...]

Mike Richards – was a believer, now just heartbroken

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Quotes from Mike Richards on Sunday’s end-of-season conference call…
On where this playoff run ranks in difficulty compared to previous runs:
“I’m not sure. It’s a tough question right now, haven’t had much time to look back on it. I know physically it’s been one of the most grueling, just with the first series how physical it [...]