The world may indeed be getting smaller everyday thanks to the internet, cell phones and other technological advances. But, when you’re a General Manager in the National Hockey League and your number one center goes down with a knee injury 5,000 miles away – during a period where you’re prevented from talking to him – words [...]
Earlier today the Kings put defenseman Andrew Bondnarchuk on waivers, all but confirming what has been expected this week – prospect Jake Muzzin looks to be the guy who will replace Willie Mitchell on the roster to start the season.
How much playing time he’ll actually get is still in question. With the absence of [...]
Much to their chagrin, the LA Kings opened training camp today without the services of top center Anze Kopitar. When we asked coach Darryl Sutter about his plans for the top six forwards on Thursday night he was pretty coy about things. GM Dean Lombardi spilled the news though, Jeff Carter was temporarily moving back to center.
Last weekend, initial reports out of Sweden indicated Anze Kopitar’s right knee had a mild sprain and he’d be out 2-3 weeks. After he received an MRI there on Monday the Kings were given a copy of the report. Soon thereafter, Kings GM Dean Lombardi confirmed to Helene Elliott of the LA Times that the original diagnosis looked [...]
Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube didn’t end 2012 as planned.
He had expected to be in Manchester the last few months, after spending his first pro season in the ECHL last year. However, GM Dean Lombardi and staff determined it would be better for Berube to play with the Ontario Reign again, rather than be a back-up to Martin Jones [...]
Center Anze Kopitar, who was the first member of the LA Kings to sign overseas during the lockout, suffered a knee injury in Sweden earlier today.
According to reports from the Stockholm Globe Arena, the damage took place late in the first period of a game between Mora and their cross town rival, Leksands. Kopitar was [...]
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 [...]
Over the past four months, the NHL lockout has meant different things to different players. For LA Kings defenseman Alec Martinez it’s been a journey that first took him to the other side of the globe to play for TPS Turku in Finland. Now, with the addition of plates in his face to repair a [...]
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 [...]
Most people want good news heading into the weekend. Unfortunately, LA Kings forward Kyle Clifford received a double shot of bad news late last week.
After signing with the ECHL’s Ontario Reign just before Thanksgiving, he’s played in five games and has three goals and six points. So things were going fairly well until they started to unravel [...]