Coach Sutter and Kopitar talk about Practice at Bernie’s

As reported earlier today, Bernie Nicholls was an on-ice guest at Kings practice this morning. He knows new coach Darryl Sutter well, having played for him with two different organizations – then, sticking around to ‘help out’ with the Sharks after he retired.
We already took a look at what Nicholls had to say about […]

Bernie Nicholls on LA Kings, interest in coaching and love for Sutter

There was a surprise guest at LA Kings practice today.
When all was said and done, the full picture surrounding Bernie Nicholls‘ appearance was still a bit cloudy. However, in his own words, it was 22-below back in Ontario yesterday, so he couldn’t get here fast enough.
When asked how long he’ll be here, he offered a […]

Darryl Sutter to be welcomed aboard by Bob Miller

If there is one thing synonymous with the LA Kings, it would have to be Bob Miller – the voice of the team for nearly 40 years. Fittingly, he’ll oversee tomorrow’s press conference where Darryl Sutter will be officially announced as the Kings new head coach by GM Dean Lombardi.
Today is an off day […]

Breaking down the lack of scoring with Kings coach Murray

The LA Kings haven’t been scoring enough goals to win hockey games on a consistent basis and everybody’s talking about, including coach Terry Murray.
Following practice today, he not only answered questions, he also had some facts to share…
Question: Is the parity in the league – and the fact a lot of teams play the […]

Xbox is hurting Dustin Penner, Richards might be helping

Penner remains out for Kings (photo: D. Sheehan)

On second thought… Dustin Penner will not be in the Kings line-up tomorrow night versus Florida. After indicating as such earlier in the week, coach Terry Murray said he’s ‘not quite’ ready yet. He also assured the small group gathered to speak with him after practice […]

Kings coach Murray not a fan of Moreau slashing ‘his buddy’

LA’s coach Murray (photo: D. Sheehan)

Last hour, we posted comments from Ethan Moreau regarding the penalty he took late in the game on Wednesday vs. the Dallas Stars.
Terry Murray was still a little hot under the under collar when asked about it today, more than 36 hours later.
“He took a horseshit penalty, that’s ridiculous,” began […]

Alec Martinez talks injury recovery and Slava Voynov

Alec Martinez is slowly recover from injuries he sustained against the Minnesota Wild nearly 10 days ago. However, the 24-year old defenseman did leave LA with the team today, as they began a two-game road trip with a flight to St. Louis for tomorrow’s game against the Blues.
Following practice today, he shared the following […]

Mike Richards on his latest left wings – Stoll and Loktionov

Earlier today we heard from Kings coach Terry Murray and center Jarret Stoll about the line shuffling that took place during the third period on Saturday afternoon.
Now we check in with Mike Richards, who saw his left wings swapped out…
Richards on Andrei Loktionov – “He’s a smart player. I think he’s going to get […]

Stoll and Murray talk center vs left wing, possible changes

During his post game presser on Saturday, LA coach Terry Murray said he wouldn’t be sticking with the third period line combinations he used against Detroit – which featured Andrei Loktionov as the third line center and moving Jarret Stoll to the second line left wing.
However, after practice today, he seemed to soften his stance […]

Penner on missing the Ducks game, when he’ll be back

Penner after LA Kings practice

When the Kings returned from Europe last month, Matt Greene shared a story about the one thing he never wants to see again…and yes, it had to do with Dustin Penner.
Well, yesterday, it wasn’t quite up to the level of the Greene story – but, Penner was practicing with a yellow jersey […]