8:22 PM EST, Fri December 06, 2013
Los Angeles Kings Rumors & News
LA Kings Insider 16 mins ago
Ben Scrivens will return to Toronto next week as a member of the Los Angeles Kings, though there is no certainty that he will draw the start against his former club. The Kings open the trip with a pair of back-to-back games at Montreal and Toronto, and given Martin Jones’ play in his debut NHL performance, and Darryl Sutter’s acknowledgement that undesirable aspects were “slipping in a little bit” to Scrivens’ game, there’s certainly a possibility that Jones will draw one of the starts on the trip, which is comprised of a pair of back-to-back sets. Los Angeles will also [...]
LA Kings Insider 1 hour ago
On the players he admired growing up: I don’t really remember watching a whole lot. I remember going to Leafs games and stuff. I think it’d have to be some of the Leafs guys and obviously Mats Sundin was the top guy there and the top guy in the league. There were so many players when I was growing up. [Reporter: Is there someone you liked who would be considered a sniper?] I don’t really remember or recognize anyone that really stands out…Like I said, when I was growing up, I wouldn’t say I watched hockey every night. I would [...]
LA Kings Insider 2 hours ago
On whether he’s happy with the team at the Thanksgiving evaluation point: I don’t go by U.S. Thanksgiving because the season started this year a week earlier. So if you look at it, when you break it all out, I don’t look at it as 82. I look at it as 80, I look at it when you get to 20, I look at it when you get to 40. This year,41 is actually the calendar year, which if you base it on 82, that’s half a year. You know what? Tomorrow’s 30 games. If we had 40 points, you’d [...]
LA Kings Insider 3 hours ago
What does Darryl Sutter use as criteria to help him select players in the shootout after the familiar names are off the board?
Los Angeles Times 7 hours ago
Kids facing life-threatening diseases get a lift from a contingent of more than 20 Ducks, including Saku Koivu, who overcame his own cancer diagnosis in 2001 to play again.Surrounded by a room full of NHL players, high school freshman Christine Ianev sat on her hospital bed with a beanie atop her head and saw the Ducks' eyes straying to a wall with a photo collage.
LA Kings Insider 8 hours ago
LA Kings Insider will be going live with several minor changes to the site at 9:00 a.m. The biggest change will adjust the site’s facade. Instead of one lead story and a dominant banner photograph, the stories and excerpts will be placed into smaller, rectangular boxes with a thumbnail photo. When you click on the individual story, it will appear as it usually does, with large photograph at the top of the page. There will also be an adjustment to the site’s logo and branding at the top of the page. This will all come into focus very shortly. This [...]
LA Kings Insider 23 hours ago
On his first NHL win: It was an exciting time obviously. I was happy with the result, but it’s back to work today. We’ve got big games coming up here, so it’s right back to work. On the phone calls and texts he received after the game: I got a bunch that night from back home the next morning from the guys in Manch. It was lots of friends and family watching, which was great. Like I said, it was exciting, but right back to focus here. [Reporter: can you share what your folks had to say?] They were just [...]
Los Angeles Times Dec 5, 2013
As a kid, he played almost every sport. Now, he does a little of everything as a rapidly improving NHL center.Although many kids had hockey dads pushing them, Nick Bonino didn't need any prodding to explore an athletic life that built him into a versatile Ducks center who was recently awarded a $5.7-million contract extension through 2016-17.
On taking a hit from Dustin Penner: It didn’t feel great, so I owe him one. On the year Penner is having playing with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf: He looks good on the ice and obviously he’s having a really good year so something must be working for him down there. On where Penner hit him: I’m pretty sure it was his hairy back that got me. No, it was his back. I don’t think it was his elbow, because I was hunched over a little anyway and him being pretty tall. Maybe on the follow through it looked [...]
Jeff Schultz was the defenseman left without a roster spot when the training camp game of musical chairs finished. After recording a plus-four rating and one assist in three preseason games, the 6-foot-6 blueliner who recorded 23 points (3-20=23) and a plus-50 rating with the Washington Capitals in 2009-10 cleared waivers and joined the Manchester Monarchs, where he recorded one goal, two points and an even rating in 23 games for the first place club. Because the Kings had been operating with six healthy defensemen after Matt Greene was placed on injured reserve, Schultz’s recall provides...
‘Tis the season, Kings fans. The Kings are getting into the festive spirit with a Holiday Party during the Saturday afternoon game on December 21 against the Colorado Avalanche. A VIP Package costs $175 per ticket and includes the following perks: -Access to the Green Room starting 45 minutes prior to the game, ending 30 minutes after the game end -Lower level seats close to all the action in section 108 -VIP access to the Green Room located on the event level throughout the game -Catering throughout the game -Open bar (free beer, wine, and soda) -Visit from Bailey, the [...]
The Kings returned to the ice for a non-contact skate after a recovery day on Wednesday, which allowed injured reserve-designated players Matt Greene and Trevor Lewis to participate fully in practice. The players are getting closer to returning, though there still isn’t any timetable on their returns. Greene has missed the last 14 games while rehabilitating an upper-body injury and is on long term injured reserve, while Lewis has missed six games due to a lower body injury. “Greener started with the group, and I asked Lewie this morning if he wanted to skate,” Darryl Sutter said. “It...
On Martin Jones appearing “poised” and “relaxed”: He’s been here. He was here as our third guy through a lot of our playoff experience. And he’s in the same age group as a lot of these guys, and he’s played with a lot of [those] guys, so I think the characteristic would be that he’s ‘comfortable’ with it. [Reporter: It didn’t surprise you.] Well, I mean, when you look at it, shootouts are about 70% goalie success…and that was a nine, both goalies. That was an extended one in terms of goalies performance. [Reporter: Still, for a rookie, facing the [...]
A quick practice update: Trevor Lewis and Matt Greene are participating fully in this morning’s practice. Greene was paired with Jeff Schultz, while Lewis skated opposite Daniel Carcillo on a line centered by Linden Vey. All other lines and pairings appeared normal.
HELLO, INSIDERS PODCAST. IT HAS BEEN A WHILE. JD and I are back with 46:31 of smooth listenin’ for you on this Thursday morning. We look back at the St. Louis and Anaheim games while analyzing recent personnel decisions, such as the one that placed Martin Jones in the crease against the Anaheim Ducks in Tuesday’s tense Kings victory. There is only one Simpsons reference, and one WHL reference. PLEASE GIVE US LOTTERY NUMBERS. PLEASE. Toronto-based writer James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail joins us as a guest and explains to us what he saw in Ben Scrivens that [...]