10 Tidbits on new Kings dman Robyn Regehr

The Kings have acquired rugged defenseman Robyn Regehr (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) from Buffalo for two second round draft picks, coming in 2014 and 2015.  Through 29 games with the Sabres this season, he’s posted zero goals and two assists. Regehr is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, as he’s playing out the [...]

Martinez checks in from Finland, talks first goal with TPS

You know the old saying – tenth time’s a charm.
Well, at least it was for Alec Martinez.
Playing in his tenth game with TPS Turku earlier today, the 25-year old defenseman finally scored his first goal in Finland.
“Yeah, it took long enough!” Martinez said when we caught up with him a few hours after he found the back [...]

The good, the bad and the something – with Matt Greene

The last few days have been a mix of the good, the bad and the ugly for the LA Kings. After a disappointing loss to the Stars on Thursday – a game the Kings were leading with less than six minutes to go in regulation – they bounced back with a big win in [...]

Alec Martinez loves Sutter, even when he scratches him

Defenseman Alec Martinez (photo by: Dinur)

Second year defenseman Alec Martinez is not expected to be in the line-up tonight when the Kings take on the Flames in Calgary.
In fact, after coach Darryl Sutter took over, Martinez sat out the next six games in favor of Slava Voynov. Once the Russian rookie was injured, #27 was [...]

What are Sutter and Doughty talking about on the bench?

In the period leading up to Darryl Sutter being hired as the new Kings coach many were talking about his aggressive, heavy handed approach.  Yet, GM Dean Lombardi tried telling anybody who would listen at the team’s press conference last week, ‘He’s not a raving lunatic.’ In fact, to date, we haven’t seen much [...]

Quotes from the Coyotes locker room after 4-3 loss to LA

The Phoenix Coyotes brought a collection of former Kings with them to Staples Center last night – including coach Dave Tippett, goalie Jason LaBarbera and forward Patrick O’Sullivan. However, LA outshot them 35-29, out-hit them 28-25, won more faceoffs, killed every Coyotes penalty, chased LaBarbera early in the third period and won the game [...]

Former King Mike Weaver talks time in LA, Dustin Brown

Mike Weaver was originally signed as a free agent by Los Angeles in July 2004 and he spent the following year in Manchester (AHL), while the NHL went through a season-long lockout.
That team won 51 games, was led by brand new Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau and featured such names as Dustin Brown, Mike Cammalleri, [...]

Willie Mitchell on the new defensive pairings

The Kings have only played 22 games so far this season, yet defenseman Willie Mitchell is already on his third different partner.  Twice he’s been teamed with Slava Voynov for a stretch of games – once when his regular partner, Drew Doughty, was injured and then more recently when the Russian blueliner was called up [...]

Coach Murray and Voynov compare notes on his first NHL game

Unexpectedly, Slava Voynov received more attention than all but a few players during the Los Angeles Kings training camp this year.
With Drew Doughty unsigned, the Russian-born defenseman played in every possible exhibition game and was the last player cut before opening night.
He was off to a solid start in Manchester (AHL), picking up a couple [...]

Coach Terry Murray pushing and pulling Jack Johnson

It’s been said many times that Jack Johnson may have played his best hockey in the NHL during the six game stretch when Drew Doughty was out of the line-up last October.
Statistically, there was a dramatic difference. In those games, he collectively totaled seven assists and was a minus-1. His output in the [...]