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LA Kings Defenseman Keaton Ellerby: “You’re Always Battling For A Spot”

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Keaton Ellerby
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — In this space on September 14, I reported that defenseman Alec Martinez, one of the Los Angeles Kings’ defensemen who could be the odd man out once the 2013-14 National Hockey League regular season begins due to the Kings’ current surplus of players on their blue line, indicated that he is not worrying about his shaky situation.

“You’ve just got to focus on your own game,” said Martinez. “Get your own game in order so that you’re playing well, and let the chips fall where they may.”

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There’s A Silver Lining In LA Kings’ Failed Defense Of 2012 Stanley Cup Championship

“Sometimes you have to lose again to remember how hard it was to win.”
LA Kings right wing Justin Williams
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — More than one week has passed since the Los Angeles Kings were bounced out of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks, who took the Kings out in a rather decisive five games in the Western Conference Final.

Since that time, the Stanley Cup Final has begun, with the Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins tied, with one win each, heading into Game 3 in Boston (tonight, 5:00 PM PDT; televised on NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS). Meanwhile, Kings players are already into the summer routine, many having already left Southern California for home.

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LA Kings Forward Prospect Linden Vey Is On The Right Side of the Puck In Second Season With Manchester Monarchs

Forward prospect Linden Vey, shown here during the Los Angeles Kings 2011 Development Camp at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, July 11-12, 2011.
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LOS ANGELES — Scoring 28 goals with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League this season, right wing prospect Tyler Toffoli was so good in the AHL, that he was named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team on April 10, and as the Outstanding Rookie on April 12.

Even more impressive is that Toffoli was so good that he received those accolades even though he has been with the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings since March 10.

With the Monarchs, Toffoli played on a line with fellow Kings prospects, forwards Linden Vey and Tanner Pearson, and they scorched the rest of the AHL.

“It was just something where I think we’re all smart players, skilled players, and [each of us] brings something different to the line,” said Vey, who was selected by the Kings in the fourth round (96th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. “We kind of complement each other, and for the time Toffoli was here, we just went on a run.”

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Young LA Kings Blue Liner Jake Muzzin Isn’t Going Anywhere For Awhile

FROZEN ROYALTY EXCLUSIVE: Features comments from exclusive interviews with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin, and assistant coach John Stevens.


LA Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — When defenseman Jake Muzzin scored at 8:35 of the third period at Phoenix on January 26, he accomplished something that the vast majority of people can only dream about.

Indeed, when he scored his first National Hockey League goal on Saturday night, helping lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale, Arizona, he fulfilled one of his dreams.

“It was pretty exciting to get [my] first [NHL] goal,” he said. “It was big, but it was good to get the win as well.”

Muzzin, 23, received several congratulatory messages and phone calls that night.

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