Teemu Selanne looks ahead to his final Olympics

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Pre-game quotes from Teemu Selanne following the Ducks morning skate in Anaheim, prior to their game vs. the visiting Chicago Blackhawks…
Was going to the Olympics something you always wanted to do?
“Obviously it was a big thing.  When I was a young boy and watching the Olympics it was something special and a dream for me [...]

With lockout likely over soon, will Alec Martinez be ready for LA?

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When a speeding puck flies from the blueline and smashes into your face, it might be hard to find a series of positive events in the aftermath or reconstructive surgery. Yet, for Alec Martinez, it’s pretty much a perfect storm of good luck that has him back playing again.
Back home in Texas, where he makes his [...]

MayorsManor Injury Radio w/ LA Kings dman Alec Martinez

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Among the many sub-stories to the NHL lockout is the number of players who’ve signed deals to play in Europe.  And specific to the LA Kings, the player the organization is most likely concerned about is defenseman Alec Martinez.
Back on November 13th he was struck in the face with a slapshot while playing for TPS Turku in Finland.  MayorsManor had [...]

UPDATED: Alec Martinez at hospital after taking puck to the face

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Kings defenseman Alec Martiinez spent last week back home in Dallas. Although the NHL lockout was nearing the completion of its second full month, he was feeling pretty good about himself. Martinez had been over in Finland playing for TPS Turku and just before leaving he scored his first goal with the team. After ten games [...]

Martinez checks in from Finland, talks first goal with TPS

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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 [...]

Video highlights of Alec Martinez playing for HC TPS in Finland

Over the last few days we’ve kept you updated on Alec Martinez‘ first week of action over in Finland. Through Friday, the 25-year old Kings defenseman had played in three games for TPS Turku and was averaging a team-high 24:45 in ice time per game. He’s also been credited with eight shots on goal but has yet [...]

Updates from Europe – Friday’s games with Kopitar, Martinez and Bernier

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It’s been a busy day so far and here’s what happened in Europe over the last few hours with a few of the LA Kings players…
– Kopitar in Sweden: Mora IK defeated Troja 4-2, with the first goal of the game coming off the stick of Anze Kopitar. Younger brother Gasper was on the ice at the time, [...]

Exclusive: Alec Martinez explains the joy and pain of signing in Finland

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When Kings captain Dustin Brown threw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium a few weeks ago several of his LA teammates were at the park that night too – including Alec Martinez.
The Michigan native is a major sports fan, including baseball. But, truth be told, he’s a Detroit fan through and through. In fact, [...]