AUDIO: Guest spot on Sportsnet Radio – Kings at Sharks preview

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Time to talk some LA Kings and San Jose Sharks hockey. Once again, I joined Sportsnet 960 to share some news and opinions on tonight’s battle for first place in the Pacific Division. Among the topics we hit on were – Darryl Sutter, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, Slava Voynov, Willie Mitchell, Jonathan Quick, [...]

Rangers locker room quotes in LA – including Richards, Callahan, Vigneault

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Post game quotes from the Rangers locker room after 3-1 win in Los Angeles on Monday night…
Coach Alain Vigneault on NY’s style of play:
“I really liked the way we responded after they scored, we came right back at them and we kept pushing the pace. Obviously, we got a little bit lucky on the third [...]

Word Association and Kings v Rangers preview with Brad Richards

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With the Rangers practicing at Toyota Sports Center in advance of their game vs the Kings on Monday night, we had a chance to catch up with forward Brad Richards. Here’s what he had to say…
- On how playing in Los Angeles at the Staples Center compares with playing in the famed Madison Square Garden: [...]

Latest from camp – MM chats with Carcillo, Garon and Richards

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Here are some raw quotes from a myriad of players following the Kings practice on Thursday…
- Dan Carcillo on how he’s feeling as training camp winds to a close:
“Good. I feel like myself again in the last year (?). Getting over the hump. So it’s encouraging, and just getting into game shape- this back to [...]

Matt Frattin out for game vs Avs, but fitting in nicely with Kings

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Who might be the luckiest guy in Kings training camp this year? None other than Matt Frattin.
He’s gone from being in and out of the line-up the past two seasons in Toronto to being handed the left wing spot on a line with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter.
Not too shabby, eh?
Unlike some other players who [...]

Matt Frattin quotes after game in Anaheim

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Raw quotes from Kings forward Matt Frattin following Tuesday’s pre-season game in Anaheim…
On how much he has practiced special teams:
“Not that much. A little bit on the morning skates before games. Just breakouts and end zone a little bit. It’s five on zero, so it’s nothing with pressure. In games, we’re moving the puck really [...]

Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 pre-season rankings, numbers 1-5

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Now that you’ve had a chance to hopefully digest the first part of these rankings (posted here), where we looked at the lower half of the top 10, it’s time to get into the high rent district. This edition of our Kings pre-season prospect rankings features a new number one overall, another player who climbed six [...]

Mike Richards – was a believer, now just heartbroken

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Quotes from Mike Richards on Sunday’s end-of-season conference call…
On where this playoff run ranks in difficulty compared to previous runs:
“I’m not sure. It’s a tough question right now, haven’t had much time to look back on it. I know physically it’s been one of the most grueling, just with the first series how physical it [...]

CONFIRMED – Mike Richards in for Game 5, plus Kings’ probable line combos

Game 5 of the Western Conference Final is set to begin momentarily and it’s been confirmed, Mike Richards will play for the LA Kings tonight.
As such, here are the line combos coach Darryl Sutter is expected to use vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
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Dustin Brown – Jarret Stoll – Justin Williams
Dustin Penner – Jeff Carter – Tyler [...]

Jeff Carter on his mouth, payback and the play of several teammates

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Sometimes timing doesn’t work out the way you want it to. Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was scheduled for a 10:30am PST phone hearing today with the NHL to discuss possible supplementary discipline for his high stick on Jeff Carter in Game 3.  And with several LA Kings players and coach Darryl Sutter set to meet [...]