Dustin Penner is one of those players that can be described as a lot of different things to a lot of different people. He’s universally loved by his teammates and has likely frustrated every coach he’s played for. Many fans love him, others want to love him, but resist because of his point totals. Physically, [...]
Welcome back to summer school. This is Salary Cap 101, week two.
Please take copious notes, there will be a pop quiz later this week.
We pick things up following the trade that went down over the weekend between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Let’s begin with a few quick reminders – (a) when evaluating a [...]
It’s no real secret at this point, the LA Kings have major salary cap troubles this summer. As Kings GM Dean Lombardi pointed out earlier today though, finally pulling the trigger on the Jonathan Bernier trade has gone a long way towards determining what the team will be capable of doing to round out their [...]
Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following Game 4 vs. Chicago…
Q. Did you feel there was a lack of desperation?
Q. At all?
Q. Did they shut you down in the third period or did you shut yourself down?
“Yeah, I think once they scored the quick goal after the penalty kill, 10 seconds after, I think we [...]
Comments from Tyler Toffoli after the Kings 3-1 win over the Blackhawks in Game 3…
On if the team feels more confident:
“I just think it’s another game. Playing in front of the crowd we had tonight, it was so loud. From the start of the game, the fans were crazy and I think that definitely helped [...]
Comments from rookie Tyler Toffoli following the Kings’ morning skate in advance of Game 3 vs. the Blackhawks…
On always being available for the media:
“They tell you if they want you to wait around. So if they tell me to wait around, then I’ll wait for them.”
On how effective his line was in Game 2:
“Yeah, we [...]
As reported earlier, the Kings did not take to the ice for a morning skate today. So, in advance of Game 2 with the Blackhawks, several players were made available for questions when the team arrived at the United Center. Here’s what Jarret Stoll and Dustin Penner had to share…
Q. A day after, first game [...]
It’s not that surprising when players opt out of morning skate on the second of back-to-back games during the regular season. It’s even less of a shock when it happens during the playoffs though. Still, at this time of year, teams do a great job of making players available for pre and post-game quotes (with a [...]
The Kings took a much deserved needed day off today. However, the team’s PR staff organized a conference call with three players (thank you!). First up was Dustin Penner. Here’s what he had to share…
On knowing they are half-way through the playoffs:
“It felt great. A sense of accomplishment, we’re half way there. And [...]
On his opinion of how he is playing:
“Not bad. Could be better.” (reporter: “In what ways?”)…”, score more goals. More offensive zone time.”
On how to get more offensive zone time:
“Just have to do it. Pretty simple: see, hear, do.”
On what he did to relax a little on his day off yesterday:
“It wasn’t really a break for [...]