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Frozen Royalty Video: LA Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter Joins Local Media Corps…For A Few Moments

Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — As any member of the local media who covers the Los Angeles Kings on a fairly regular basis will tell you, interviewing head coach Darryl Sutter is often quite the adventure.

Although he is certainly not the most forthcoming National Hockey League head coach, and even though he does, in his own, calculated way, use the media to send messages to his players—every coach does, to some extent—Sutter has a very good rapport with the local media, and every so often, his sense of humor makes an appearance, as it did following the team’s November 5 practice.

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LA Kings: Ben Scrivens Took Competition In Stride, And Willie Mitchell: “It’s Business As Usual For Me”

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Ben Scrivens
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — With the pre-season finally over, the Los Angeles Kings put in their first post-training camp practice session on Monday, at their practice facility in El Segundo, California.

Veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell noted that the team still isn’t quite where they want to be before opening the new season in Minnesota on October 3.

“There’s lots of work to do, yet,” said Mitchell. “We’re working on a few things. A few teams get started before us, so we’re just looking forward to it, jumping right in. It’s a back-to-back.”

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NHL Stadium Series: Upcoming Game At Dodger Stadium Is Already Bringing Back Fond Memories For Players

NHL STADIUM SERIES MEDIA DAY COVERAGE: Part 2 of Frozen Royalty’s comprehensive coverage of the NHL Stadium Series Media Day at Dodger Stadiun focuses on how the upcoming outdoor game at Dodger Stadium is a throwback to hockey’s roots, but is a very unfamiliar concept here in Southern California.


From left: LA Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, right wing Jeff Carter, Anaheim Ducks left wing Dustin Penner, and right wing Emerson Etem, shown here at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on September 26, 2013.
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LOS ANGELES — With the National Hockey League’s Stadium Series coming to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on January 25, 2014, where the Los Angeles Kings will host the Anaheim Ducks in one of six outdoor games scheduled this season, something that stands out in all this is the fact that outdoor ice hockey is a completely foreign concept here in Southern California.

Indeed, the fact is that the only outdoor hockey we know here is played on roller skates, or in a pair of tennis shoes in a park, schoolyard, or a neighborhood street.

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LA Kings Training Camp Notes: Frattin Settling In; Muzzin, Brown Could Return This Weekend

Los Angeles Kings winger Matt Frattin
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Just one day before the first of their final two pre-season games this weekend in Las Vegas, the Los Angeles Kings are still trying to get everything together for the fast-approaching 2013-14 National Hockey League regular season, which is just one week away.

To illustrate, despite the fact that he looked like he was in mid-season form, especially during the first period of a 2-1 pre-season win over the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center on September 24, goaltender Jonathan Quick indicated that there is still work ahead.

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