Coach Sutter offers early reviews of Lewis and Loktionov

Much of the Kings roster came into the season with defined roles, both on defense and offense. Two players still searching to find their niche are forwards Trevor Lewis and Andrei Loktionov.
Lewis has benched for a large portion of coach Terry Murray’s final month with the Kings and in 28 games played this year […]

Why Andrei Loktionov needs to be sent to Manchester

Before all the Loktionov lovers lose their mind, relax.
If you’ve heard any of my recent radio/podcast interviews, the kid has talent. He’s still young, he’ll be fine. The Kings thought the cake might be done, they pulled it out of the oven, had a bite and it’s not fully cooked yet. […]

Clifford cements his role on fourth line, others on the clock

Kyle Clifford is still 20 years old.
That’s an important point to remember. Yet, sometimes, a hard fact to keep in mind. People have been calling him things like ‘a kid trapped in a man’s body’ for the last few years. While true, some were expecting more from The Colonel coming into the […]

POLL: What’s the right roster move for the LA Kings?

As reported yesterday, Dustin Penner is set to return to the Kings line-up this Thursday. In order for that to happen though, the team needs to make a roster move to create a slot for him.
If you were the Kings GM, which of the following moves would you make?
To answer the question properly, first […]

Evaluating coach Terry Murray’s new line combinations

All the talk about coach Terry Murray’s re-shuffling of the lines today reminded me of a conversation I had with Andrei Loktionov last Monday.
It was the team’s first practice since their loss to Detroit two days prior and I had asked him about being moved back to center during the third period of that game…
“I […]

Mike Richards on his latest left wings – Stoll and Loktionov

Earlier today we heard from Kings coach Terry Murray and center Jarret Stoll about the line shuffling that took place during the third period on Saturday afternoon.
Now we check in with Mike Richards, who saw his left wings swapped out…
Richards on Andrei Loktionov – “He’s a smart player. I think he’s going to get […]

Stoll and Murray talk center vs left wing, possible changes

During his post game presser on Saturday, LA coach Terry Murray said he wouldn’t be sticking with the third period line combinations he used against Detroit – which featured Andrei Loktionov as the third line center and moving Jarret Stoll to the second line left wing.
However, after practice today, he seemed to soften his stance […]

Loktionov to center, Stoll to wing – only temporary moves

Sunday was a day off for the Kings.
It also gave coach Terry Murray a chance to wash out the blender, dry it off and return it to the shelf from which he removed it on Saturday afternoon.
With the Kings struggling to generate offense against the Red Wings, he moved some of his players around – […]

Detroit Red Wings at LA Kings – five things to know

When the Red Wings arrive at Staples Center this afternoon, it will be the first time they see the Kings this season.
– Over the last six games between the two teams, LA has gone 5-1-0.
– The Kings are 6-1-0 with Slava Voynov in the line-up. Yes, they are also 2-0 with Andrei Loktionov too.
– Detroit’s […]

Coach Murray says ‘Frustration is good’ after Kings 2-1 win

Although the Kings put up 17 shots in the first period – a season high – and outshot the Ducks 37-24, it still took a shootout to decide tonight’s game.
After the Kings 2-1 win, thanks to shootuout goals from Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams, here’s what coach Terry Murray had to say…
– On the overall […]