LA Kings Dustin Brown on off-ice value of Mike Richards

A few weeks after the blockbuster trade that brought Flyers captain Mike Richards to the Kings, coach Terry Murray made one thing perfectly clear – Dustin Brown is his captain.
Then, when Richards was introduced to the media soon thereafter, he let it be known – he didn’t have any grandiose plans about taking on a [...]

POLL: Looking forward to what at LA Kings HockeyFest?

HockeyFest 2011 is this Sunday and it marks the official end of summer…or more importantly, the return of hockey!
Now, I didn’t include ‘the announcement of Drew Doughty signing’ in the poll because I’ll assume that would be the winner – in a landslide.
Instead, selecting from the events actually on the schedule (published earlier today here), [...]

LA Kings HockeyFest 2011 – schedule and past notes

For the third straight year, HockeyFest is on the move.
And if it’s anything like the prior two, this is a can’t miss event for Los Angeles Kings fans.
Each year the event has been tweaked slightly, largely based on feedback by fans and players attending the event.
What started out at LA Live in 2009, then moved [...]

Moreau’s highs and lows from Edmonton and Columbus

A few days ago Ethan Moreau got his first taste of being inside Staples Center as a member of the Kings. It between observing the work being done to the ice and taking photos with other guests, he shared several thoughts about signing his recent deal with Los Angeles.
First off, even though it’s a [...]

Ethan Moreau happier to be with Kings than playing them

Ethan Moreau was practically a member of the Kings before he ever signed a contract.
Over the last few seasons, many of his former friends and one-time teammates were traded here – guys like Jarret Stoll, Matt Greene and Dustin Penner.
Combine that with the fact he’s spent many of those summers in Southern California training with [...]

Hockeywood Insider podcast – talking Doughty, Moreau, etc.

Today I joined the guys from The Hockeywood Insider podcast for another discussion about the Los Angeles Kings and hockey news in general.
In the episode below, we talk about the Drew Doughty contract negotiations, LA’s signing of Ethan Moreau, Tyler Toffoli‘s chances of making the Kings this season…and then we have a fun debate about [...]

Penner says Moreau adds more leadership to the LA Kings

If you’re a free agent hockey player still looking for a job, here’s a word to the wise – put your stats away for now and hold up a sign that says ‘have letter, will travel.’
That is, if you have one.
LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been collecting former captains and assistants this summer – [...]

Chirping with Dustin Penner

Have you heard? The Kings acquired a left wing on Monday from the Edmonton Oilers.
Of course you have!
By now, most Kings fans know the basics on Dustin Penner. He’s a big forward (6’4″, 245 lbs), under contract for one more year and will play on the top line with Anze Kopitar.
Apparently, earlier this season some [...]

STAT CHECK: LA Kings at Columbus Blue Jackets

The Kings are back in action later tonight and looking to pick up at least a point for their 10th straight game, having gone 7-0-2 recently.
They’ll be taking on a Columbus team that is just a few points behind them in the Western Conference standings and a group on their own hot streak lately, [...]

Tuesday’s 10 Tidbits – Turning the Page

At what point is last season really over? Was it when the Kings were eliminated from the playoffs? Was it draft weekend, with it’s heavy emphasis on the future? Was it July 1st, when the free agency window opened? Perhaps, it’s when training camp finally opens in a few weeks.
If the truth is somewhere in [...]