September 23, 2013 |
Sick, in this case, was not a bad thing. The Kings were giving kudos Monday to a former teammate, Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier , who was the man of the hour after his spirited fight against goalie Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. "Sick," said Kings left wing Kyle Clifford , with the knowing smile of an enforcer. Said Kings defenseman Drew Doughty : "That was awesome. I texted him after and told him it was pretty sick. I always knew he [Bernier]
September 10, 2013 |
Remember those wobbly, unfocused off-seasons the Kings once stumbled through? Indeed, they have become a thing of the past. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi and his staff have been as efficient off the ice as the team has been proficient on it. They have sliced through another long to-do list this summer, largely keeping the core intact. As they will attempt to go deep into the spring for a third straight year, the Kings nevertheless face several questions with players arriving Wednesday and training camp officially opening Thursday.
March 28, 2013 |
At one point Wednesday night, according to Canada's TSN network and other media outlets eager to appear to be experts, Jarome Iginla had been traded from Calgary to Boston for two prospects and a first-round draft pick. A few scrupulous souls like Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe were cautious and said the trade hadn't been confirmed, but most followed TSN's report like lemmings to the sea. Um, not so fast. Iginla, the valiant right wing who will be 36 this summer, was traded to Pittsburgh, not to Boston, a true stunner.
December 29, 2010 |
Kings tonight VS. PHILADELPHIA When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 22-13-1, Flyers 22-9-5. Record vs. Flyers (2009-10): 0-1-0. Update: With the Kings playing back-to-back games for the second time in five days, Coach Terry Murray said he plans to start backup goalie Jonathan Bernier against the Flyers. The rotation of Bernier and regular starter Jonathan Quick worked pretty well earlier this week with the two combining to give up only a goal in consecutive wins.
June 23, 2013 |
Add Kings Coach Darryl Sutter to the significant list of wounded Kings. Even he was fighting through an injury during the long-and-winding and grueling playoff run to the Western Conference Final. Unlike his players, Sutter was hurt long before the shortened season started. He finally had double-hernia surgery after the Kings were eliminated by the Blackhawks, and, in fact, had it repaired, robotically. CBS TV, locally, reported last week on the Da Vinci robotic surgical system and Sutter's recent procedure . His boss, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi, joked about Sutter's legendary stubbornness.
November 15, 2010
Kings tonight AT SAN JOSE When: 7:30. Where: HP Pavilion. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 12-3-0, Sharks 8-5-2. Record vs. Sharks (2009-10): 3-2-1. Update: The Kings extended their winning streak to six Saturday and set a franchise record with their eighth straight home win to start the season but now begin a stretch in which they will play five of six on the road. Included in their league-leading 92.2% penalty killing rate is an active streak of killing 22 consecutive penalties.