Kings and Blues players talk another one-goal game, LA wins 3-2

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Post-game quotes from both locker rooms following the LA Kings 3-2 win over the visiting St. Louis Blues on Monday night…
– Jake Muzzin on defending home ice: “Home ice is important. We’ve got to create a better identity for ourselves at home, play a little stronger, win more games at home and make it a […]

MayorsManor: What line-up the LA Kings should use, not what it will be

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Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to read the article put up over the weekend predicting what moves the Kings would be making to get down to the maximum roster size of 23 players. Perhaps the most common question asked this week is how/why Tyler Toffoli didn’t make the final list.
It’s explained in that […]

Matt Greene not buying what Colin Fraser is selling

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Earlier today we posted comments from Colin Fraser, where he intimated he would get the better of Matt Greene in a good ‘ol hockey scrap. Ever the opportunist, we felt it only fair that Greene be given a shot at a rebuttal.
“Yeah, I don’t know about that,” he said, shrugging off the mere suggestion.
Then, after […]

Raw post-game thoughts from Drew Doughty after Kings win in Anaheim

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On beating the Ducks:
“It kind of set the tone for the season. I think we play them at home next, so it kind of set the tone for that game, too. I’m sure both teams in that game will have more of their full lineups dressed. We’re happy with the win. We didn’t play too […]

Kings camp, Day 1 – checking in with the new guys and Muzzin

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Some raw quotes following the Kings afternoon session on the first day of training camp 2013…
– Jake Muzzin on if he did anything fun over the summer: “Nope. Strictly business all summer.” (sarcasm)
– Muzzin on if he uses the nickname Gordo, what teammates now call Jordan Nolan: “I don’t call him Gordo. I call him […]

Salary Cap Crunch – Kyle Clifford or Trevor Lewis?

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We keep waiting for people to beg for mercy, complaining that their heads hurt from all the math. Instead, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive all summer long to our series of salary cap articles. And why not, if there was ever a period in NHL history where you really needed to understand the cap […]

LA Kings Media Roundtable Part 4 – talking defense and division

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We know you’ve been patiently waiting all week for the next installment from the annual KingsCast summer forum – aka the Kings Media Roundtable.  So, here we go with episode four…
Along with a handful of other people who cover the team, we recently spent time debating key issues currently surrounding LA’s hockey team.  In the initial video […]

End of season thoughts from Kings rookie Jake Muzzin

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Sometimes it takes a while to mature, develop and get the opportunity to play in the NHL. For Jake Muzzin, the second time has proven to be sweeter than the first. After originally playing 11 games in the fall of 2010, it took him several years to make it back. Yet, he made the most […]

Jake Muzzin received the message, loud and clear

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Rookie defenseman Jake Muzzin played in 45 of the Kings’ 48 regular season games. During that span he posted seven goals, 16 points and led the team with a plus-16 rating. He arguably deserved to be in the conversation for the Calder Trophy. He’s also gone on to patrol the blueline in 15 of LA’s 16 post-season […]

Game 4 morning skate – Greene on Muzzin’s development and Carter’s mumbles

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Following the Kings’ morning skate at Staples Center, here’s what defenseman Matt Greene had to say heading into Game 4 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
On how Jake Muzzin has improved this season:
“I think he’s found a way. You have to find a way to stick around, stay in the lineup. I think he did that with […]