Sharks’ players react to Torres hit and pending disciplinary hearing

Sharks forward Raffi Torres will appear before the NHL Disciplinary Committee in New York on Thursday afternoon. As such, Torres will definitely miss Game 2 in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, the status of Jarret Stoll’s availability for the game remains unknown at the time of this post.
Regardless, San Jose defenseman Jason Demers thumbed out a tweet in [...]

VIDEO: Raffi Torres hit on Jarret Stoll in Game 1 – Sharks at Kings

The following video is of Raffi Torres’ hit on Jarret Stoll from the second period of Tuesday night’s playoff game between the Sharks and Kings…

REVERSE ANGLE

Stoll did not play another shift after the hit.
Following the game, here’s a link to what Kings coach Darryl Sutter had to say about the situation.
Meanwhile, Sharks coach Todd McLellan [...]

Monday practice report – comments from Matt Greene 5/13/13

On his 30th birthday, Matt Greene skated in the full practice with his LA Kings teammates earlier today. Perhaps as a slight nod to their inspirational leader, the whole D-unit wore green jerseys – usually not a color used by the defensemen, only forwards. Regardless, here’s what he had to share after coming off the [...]

Dustin Brown suspended two games, Kings recall Tyler Toffoli

Following a play along the boards Thursday night, there were questions about a hit from Dustin Brown that knocked Jason Pominville out of the game between the Kings and Wild.
Depending on your point of view, LA’s captain was either responding to a check he was about to receive from Pominville or he threw an illegal elbow [...]

Dustin Brown on the elbow and game vs Wild (with video)

Following the Kings 2-1 loss in Minnesota on Tuesday, here’s what LA captain Dustin Brown had to share…
- On the third period: “First good shifts.  You kind of build on them, and Bernie made a couple saves in the third that he had to.  That gave us a chance to win, and we had some [...]

Lombardi on the Willie Mitchell injury situation and what’s ahead

Defenseman Willie Mitchell, arguably the Kings best overall player on the blueline last season, has missed all of 2013 after injuring his knee during the lockout (explained here).  As he told us recently, it’s been a frustrating experience to go from finally winning a Stanley Cup to sitting on the sidelines waiting to return. However, after [...]

Tyler Toffoli called up- here’s the skinny

In a somewhat surprising move – at least based on timing, not on merit – the Kings have called up prospect Tyler Toffoli from the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).
Here’s the skinny..
- He loves to tan in LA, more on that in a minute (see radio link)
- Has 48 points in 55 AHL games this season (28G, [...]

Simon Gagne dispels cancer talk

Simon Gagne has enough to worry about without some people thinking he had cancer too.
It seems much of the recent confusion stemmed from a tweet posted by an Edmonton reporter when the Kings were in Canada to play the Oilers.
Simon Gagne had a tumour the size of a tennis ball removed from his neck during the summer. [...]

Wait, is Matt Greene out for the season or not?

Just as the LA Kings were boarding their plane and heading off to Colorado this afternoon it was announced that defenseman Matt Greene had been placed on injured reserve (retroactive to January 19) and Andrew Bodnarchuk was called up from Manchester as a roster replacement.
Although coach Darryl Sutter described it as a ‘mid-body’ injury, it was [...]

Willie Mitchell opens up about his knee injury and what’s next

A teary-eyed Willie Mitchell in an interview with MayorsManor a few days after the Kings won the Stanley Cup was one of the lasting memories of the team’s dramatic run through the playoffs. After all, he had given us a passionate plea from deep in his soul just a few months earlier, where he explained his [...]