POLL: Who Will Seize The Opportunity?

With Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar out of the line-up for the final seven games of the regular season (and longer), nearly every Kings player is talking about guys needing to step up.
And although that seemed to be the theme of the day at practice yesterday, coach Terry Murray was stressing opportunity…
As in, “an opportunity [...]

Dustin Penner on ‘Smart and Edgy’ Oscar Moller

As if there hasn’t been enough change in his life recently, Dustin Penner gets a new linemate for tonight’s game with the San Jose Sharks.
It’s well known by now that former Kings draft pick Oscar Moller was recalled this week and will start on the top line – much to the chagrin of Kevin Westgarth [...]

The Dream is Dead for Kevin Westgarth

You know the saying – when one door closes, another one opens.
Well, with Justin Williams unavailable (due to a shoulder injury sustained Monday night), Kings coach Terry Murray had a hole to fill on the top line with Dustin Penner and Anze Kopitar.
Sure, he could have gone with frequent fill-in Wayne Simmonds or the guy [...]

Terry Murray on the new guy, Oscar Moller

With the injury to Justin Williams, the Kings recalled Oscar Moller from their AHL affiliate in Manchester this week.
In 59 games for the Monarchs this year Moller has scored 23 goals, second on the team (LW Bud Holloway leads with 25 goals). He also spent four games up with the Kings earlier this season, scoring [...]

Pre-Game Notes: Ducks vs Kings for the 100th Time

It’s been more than a decade since both the Kings and Ducks were in the playoff hunt this late in the season.
Surprisingly, the two teams have never participated in post season play at the same time. Could this be the year?
When it comes to regular season match-ups, this will mark the 100th time the Kings [...]

RECAP: Dean Lombardi Meeting with ‘Shareholders’

Kings GM Dean Lombardi met with a group of about 500 season ticket holders – whom he repeatedly referred to as the team’s shareholders – at their training facility in El Segundo, CA Sunday morning.
Backing him up were Chris McGowan (Chief Operating Officer), Jeff Solomon (VP of Hockey Operations) and Ron Hextall (Assistant General Manager).
Among [...]

LA Kings Players on Favorite Moments in Anaheim

In 48 regular seasons games at the Pond / Honda Center the Kings have only managed to generate 17 wins.
However, many of the games have been memorable – or at least featured memorable moments.
Like any good rivalry, the contests are often very close. In fact, about 20% of the games played between the two teams in Anaheim have [...]

Kings in Giving Mood on Red Kettle Night

Jonathan Quick just might be the biggest Grinch in all of HockeyTown, USA right now.
The Red Wings were trying to get into the holiday spirit by hosting Red Kettle night on Monday. And why not – the Salvation Army has a big presence in Detroit, including hosting the world’s largest kettle in Campus Martius Park.
While [...]

Final Audition?

When is the right time to cut bait with a prospect?
Kings GM Dean Lombardi has openly said he probably waited a year too long with Brian Boyle, in terms of getting maximum trade value.
It’s just so tough though. When a kid hasn’t even played a full season – or probably two – in the NHL, [...]

Development Camp 2010 Wrap-Up

Today was the third and final scrimmage at the Kings annual Development Camp.
The teams have been the same all week…for the complete rosters click here.
While it was mostly “bigger names” that stole the headlines at Wednesday’s scrimmage (i.e. Holloway, Jones and Weal), some of today’s highlights belonged to non-roster, camp invitees.
Zach Harnden, an undrafted winger out [...]