Slava Voynov is on his way back to Manchester. It’s an easy move to understand, as the team was carrying an extra defenseman and it seems that coach Darryl Sutter has settled on Alec Martinez. Thus, it was time for Voynov to head back to the AHL, where he can play large minutes every night [...]
Penguins Kris Letang – sharp dresser ZZ Top were right. Every girl’s crazy about a sharp dressed man. Just ask center Jarret Stoll. Most of his Kings’ teammates have selected him as ‘best dressed’ guy in the room – although Brad Richardson disagrees. Regardless of who can lay claim to being the cat with the sharpest [...]
Martinez and Simmonds (photo: K. Spatz) During a conversation with coach Terry Murray just a few days after the Kings were eliminated from the playoffs, he acknowledged that Wayne Simmonds “hit a bit of a wall” last season. It wasn’t that surprising of a statement from the coach though. After all, Simmonds saw his goals, [...]
Murray with Williams (photo: D. Sheehan) Granted, he didn’t take the team to the playoffs his first year behind the bench in Los Angeles. However, in year two, Kings head coach Terry Murray guided the club to 101 points and they returned to the post-season for the first time in nearly a decade. He backed [...]
The Los Angeles Kings haven’t played a game since April 14th. And they’re not scheduled to return to their practice facility in El Segundo until mid-September. Which means we’re past the midpoint of the summer break. So, what have the players been up to? Here’s a brief rundown of some of their activities… Anze Kopitar [...]
It’s been more than a decade since both the Kings and Ducks were in the playoff hunt this late in the season. Surprisingly, the two teams have never participated in post season play at the same time though. Could this be the year? We’ll still have to wait a few more weeks to see. However, [...]
Just over a week ago PennerMania was launched in Los Angeles. On message boards and social media sites most Kings fans were over the moon about GM Dean Lombardi’s acquisition of left winger Dustin Penner. And by the time he made his debut a few days later vs. Phoenix it had nearly become an epidemic…even appearing as [...]
The recent multi-player deal by the Colorado Avalanche with the St. Louis Blues (Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk along with a draft pick for Erik Johnson, Jay McClement and a pick) has some observers wondering if the Avs could make another significant move. Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reported the latest making the rounds [...]
Kings Coach Terry Murray said the team needed a win over the Islanders to make a good road trip a great one. They lost, ending their 11-game point streak. What went wrong? Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Willie Mitchell and others try to provide some answers.
The LA Kings played another strong game vs the Capitals and left Washington 4-1 winners. Article includes post game notes on Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Mike Green – as well as comments from Dustin Brown and Kevin Westgarth.
Article features comments from LA Kings Drew Doughty, Jack Johnson, Ryan Smyth, Jarret Stoll, Wayne Simmonds and more regarding their thoughts on the team’s first half performance…and what to look for in the second half of the NHL season.
LA Kings tough guy Kevin Westgarth offers his take on some New Year’s Resolutions for several of his teammates – including Ryan Smyth, Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson and several more.
The Edmonton Oilers are a mess right now, coming off a season that found them at the bottom of the league standings. Then, earlier this week they fired their training staff. In this interview we hear from Chad Moreau – the previous Oilers strength and conditioning coach. He responds to Pat Quinn’s criticisms in the Edmonton papers…and tells some stories about MacTavish, Chris Pronger and the Oilers run to the Stanley Cup finals in 2006. Oh yeah, he also talks about Taylor vs. Tyler too!
Nicklas Lidstrom became the first player to captain a team to a Stanley Cup who was not from the US or Canada.
If the Caps are on their way to raising a Cup, it would certainly be a nice vision to behold the GR8 Eight hoisting the Stanley Cup for the fans at the Verizon Center with “C” elegantly emblazoned on his chest.
But is he ready for that much more of a challenge?