Kings players on which Canucks defenseman comes to mind

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Last hour we posted some Word Association with seven members of the LA Kings, where they took on four big names from the Vancouver Canucks.  As always, there were some very interesting answers.
Now, let’s go in a slightly different direction.
We threw a twist into things and asked “When you hear ‘Vancouver defenseman,’ which player comes [...]

Back to school for Keaton Ellerby – new friends and homework included

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Defenseman Keaton Ellerby had played nine games this season with the Florida Panthers when the Kings acquired him. Since then, he’s played nine games with his new club and is slowly starting to settle in.
From Dean Lombardi saying his coaching staff needed to give him a foundation, to coach Darryl Sutter reminding everybody Ellerby is still [...]

Word Association: Five Kings take on five Red Wings

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Several LA Kings players said they didn’t have redemption on their minds when playing the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, despite a 7-4 loss at the Honda Center earlier in the season being perhaps their low point of the year.
What does that have to do with tonight, you ask?  Well, a recent last second loss in Detroit has been [...]

Lombardi on what he’s seen from Doughty, Voynov and the young D

Guess what?  There’s even more from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi.  In the following riff he talks about the team’s young defense – starting with the play of Keaton Ellerby and then moving on to Drew Doughty, Slava Voynov and other guys manning the blueline…
“As a collective unit it’s the youngest in the league. [...]

Ron Hextall opens up about the play of Doughty, Penner and Quick

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Earlier today Kings’ Vice President and Assistant GM Ron Hextall was on Hockey Night in Canada radio,  a show hosted by Elliotte Friedman and former goaltender Kelly Hrudey. They touched upon a myriad of topics in their 15-minute conversation,  including Drew Doughty, Keaton Ellerby, Dustin Penner, Jonathan Quick and more. For those who missed the show, [...]

Keaton Ellerby is trying to catch up, hasn’t received all the memos yet

Being traded is nothing new to Keaton Ellerby. For his 19th birthday the Kamloops Blazers – his junior team since entering the WHL – dealt him 700 miles away to the Moose Jaw Warriors.
Things were a little different last Friday though when his home address shifted all the way across the U.S., going from Florida to [...]

Trio of Kings’ players provide early reviews on Keaton Ellerby

Trading a fifth round draft pick for a guy playing on another teams’s third defensive pairing usually doesn’t bubble up to the surface as a major story. However, when the defending Stanley Cup Champions are missing two of their key weapons on the blueline and the new guy coming in is only a few years [...]

What will Sutter say? Coach returns to LA with plenty on his mind

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Following the Kings first practice back in Los Angeles since returning from their five-game road trip, here’s what LA coach Darryl Sutter had to say…
– On the just completed road trip: “Well obviously we weren’t really good in Anaheim. Played well in Columbus, deserved to win. Nashville we couldn’t generate anything against them because they’re [...]

DETAILS: LA Kings get big defenseman from Florida for draft pick

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Although the Kings’ players are getting the day off today, the same can’t be said for GM Dean Lombardi.
Early this morning it was announced that Los Angeles had acquired left-handed defenseman Keaton Ellerby from Florida in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Here are 10 Tidbits on the deal…
– The fifth round [...]