EL SEGUNDO, CA — Not long after the 2008-09 season ended Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi and head coach Terry Murray both said that the most important factor in their team’s improvement would be for their players, especially their best players, to get stronger and improve their conditioning.
Anze Kopitar (left) and Justin Williams (purple jersey, at right)
look on during drills at the LA Kings 2009-10 Training Camp.
Photo courtesy Los Angeles Kings.
The players appear to have gotten the message.
Back in July, most of the players got together here in the Los Angeles area to work out and bond.
“It was the first year we tried to do it and we had a really good response,” said Kings right wing and team captain Dustin Brown. “The majority of the players—there were a handful of guys who didn’t come or weren’t able to come. But, at one point or another, we had ten guys here for about two weeks and as some guys went out, other guys came in. It’s something to build on.” Read more of this post