VIDEO: LA Kings at Hamburg Freezers (great highlights)

Below are the video highlights from yesterday’s Kings game in Hamburg, Germany. Forget the fact that this was just a pre-season game, take note of the great camera angles and fantastic slow motion stuff they captured… it’s really a thing of beauty.
All the goals are featured – along with nice footage of Justin Williams, […]

Bye, bye Hamburg – Kings vs Freezers post-game notes

The pre-season is now officially over for the Los Angeles Kings after they defeated the Hamburg Freezers 5-4 earlier today in Germany.
POST-GAME NOTES:
– The Kings were allowed to play the game under German Elite League rules, thus they had 20 skaters, plus two goalies. The line combinations and D-pairings were:
Scott Parse – Anze Kopitar […]

MayorsManor podcast – European travel with the LA Kings

LA Kings plane ride (photo by J. Quick)

The MayorsManor podcast is back for the 2011-12 NHL season and this edition isn’t going to need much of an intro.
Prior to the LA Kings departing for their season opening trip to Europe for the NHL Premiere series, we caught up with various players to talk about the […]

POLL: What should the LA Kings do with Scott Parse?

Last night in Colorado, Kings forward Scott Parse recorded his first point of the pre-season.
However, just a few days ago, coach Terry Murray said he wasn’t necessarily looking for goals or assists out of the 27-year old winger right now. Instead, he wanted to see his feet moving – something Murray claimed has been […]

Rich Clune – ‘Not a lot of guys here will win the scoring title’

Clune at Kings training camp (photo: CIKIRI)

Take the following players on NHL contracts: Trevor Lewis, Ethan Moreau, Scott Parse, Brad Richardson, Jarret Stoll, Kevin Westgarth…add in prospects Brandon Kozun, Andrei Loktionov and Tyler Toffoli…then top it off with Trent Hunter, who is in camp on a tryout deal…what do you have?
Ten players vying for six […]

Tyler Toffoli – ‘my emotions will be going’ for game tonight

Toffoli at Kings camp (photo: CIKIRI)

When hockey players meet out on the ice for the first time, they never know where that brief encounter may someday take them.
For Tyler Toffoli, running into Ethan Moreau this summer has eventually brought the two to an unexpected place – not only teammates, but now linemates.
“When I was here […]

Coach Murray helps close the loop on Brad Richardson

Richardson while training (photo: K. Spatz)

The list of names competing for a spot on the bottom two lines of this year’s LA Kings squad was already quite packed in mid-August.
With Jarret Stoll, Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Kevin Westgarth taking up four of the six roles, that was probably going to make for a fun […]

Matt Greene calls out Dustin Penner and Ethan Moreau

It was bound to happen sooner or later.
When you get a bunch of big personalities in one room, it’s not always he who barks the loudest is the toughest.
For the past few months, the debate has raged on in Los Angeles – or at least among pockets of Kings fans – who is funnier, Matt […]

Simon Gagne likes what he sees so far, even the travel

Which one is Gagne?

Simon Gagne was one of several big-time additions to the Los Angeles Kings roster this summer, even if his arrival has been somewhat lost in the shuffle. Signing on July 2nd, he fell between the blockbuster trade for Mike Richards, the heavy pursuit of Brad Richards and last month’s arrival of Ethan […]

Matt Greene pulls no punches about Penner’s conditioning

Matt Greene (photo: K. Spatz)

This needs to be the final article on Dustin Penner‘s weight…
Matt Greene loves to joke around. He’s sarcastic, witty and has some of the best comebacks you’ll ever hear.
However, while on stage at HockeyFest yesterday, he became instantly serious about one topic – Kevin Westgarth’s singing ability. Greene swears the Kings […]