Marco Sturm happy to move on from the lows of LA

Sturm in LA, January 2011 (photo: C. Ikiri)

When you’ve played over 900 games in the NHL, a 17-game stint with a team isn’t exactly something that’s going to stick out in your mind. Still, returning to LA tonight with the Florida Panthers to face his former team – and we use that term rather loosely [...]

Scott Parse, Terry Murray and their ‘issues’

Left wing. If only solving the Kings’ challenges at that position was as easy as typing those eight letters.
Last year, Scott Parse missed nearly the entire season due to hip surgery. A December trade for Marco Sturm wasn’t the answer. A February trade for Dustin Penner yielded few points. And then, [...]

Lombardi has a plan for free agents, not just wingn’ it

For those not following along on twitter and/or facebook today, here is where things stand with free agency…
Back when Kings GM Dean Lombardi arrived in Los Angeles in the spring of 2006 he immediately began talking about building the team from the net out.
More recently, he’s acknowledged that the team needs to be stronger [...]

Dean Lombardi in The King’s Speech

Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi probably isn’t getting much sleep these days.
With the NHL Trade Deadline looming tomorrow afternoon tough decisions must be made. He has to worry about his current players, future players and even how some players on other teams might fight in with the club he’s assembled this season.
During intermission yesterday [...]

For Those Scoring Along at Home…

The Kings will go with several new line combinations tonight.
Plus, a possible Elvis sighting at Staples Center?
* Alexei Ponikarovsky returns to the line-up and will move all the way up to the top unit with Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown. With his old team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, coming to town on Monday night, was [...]

Kings – Predators Preview w/ Nashville’s Marcel Goc

Against many odds, the Nashville Predators continue to find ways to win enough games to make the playoffs year after year. Last season marked their fifth post season appearance in the last six years.
Yet somehow, coach Barry Trotz, the second-longest tenured coach in the NHL behind only Buffalo’s Lindy Ruff, is repeatedly over looked for [...]

POLL: What’s Your Line?

At some point in your life you’ve probably heard Albert Einstein’s quote about insanity being defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Perhaps that’s why – among other reasons – coaches tend to mix up their line combinations. And Kings coach Terry Murray is certainly not adverse to testing [...]

30 Second Timeout… with Marco Sturm

It’s been two weeks now since Marco Sturm played his first game with the Kings. Along the way he’s picked up a couple of goals, an assist and is a plus-3.
From the outside looking in, he appears to be getting his strength and speed back – the two things he’ll need to be successful [...]

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The Captain Cools Off Colorado

Heading into action tonight most of the focus was on number 10 for the Kings due to the debuting Marco Sturm. When things were over, 23 was the number of the night. Dustin Brown had four points (2g, 2a) and Jonathan Quick made 23 saves.
Back on April 1 of last season Brown had the first [...]