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LA Kings Appear To Have Just One Spot Left To Fill On Blue Line

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Following the 2009-10 season, the Los Angeles Kings lost defensemen Sean O’Donnell, Randy Jones and later in the summer, Matt Greene.

While O’Donnell and Jones signed with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Tampa Bay Lightning, respectively, Greene underwent shoulder surgery is expected to miss the first month of the 2010-11 season, at least.

That left the Kings undermanned on the blue line, but, even with Greene out of the lineup, the Kings defenseman corps looks to be better than last year’s model.

That improvement began with the loss of Jones—addition by subtraction. It continued with the Kings’ acquisition of veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell, who was signed to a two-year unrestricted free agent contract worth $3.5 million per year on August 25, 2010. Read more of this post

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LA Kings Head Coach Terry Murray Talks Defense, Goaltending

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: In part 2 of a series of stories based on an interview with Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray, we look at the Kings’ defense and goaltending as their 2010 training camp approaches. Look for the third and final installment of this series on Thursday, September 9.


EL SEGUNDO, CA — As the saying goes in hockey, defense and goaltending is what wins championships and for the Los Angeles Kings, while their goaltending looks to be on the rise, there may be a question or two on defense, despite the presence of James Norris Trophy finalist Drew Doughty and the increasingly confident Jack Johnson. Read more of this post

LA Kings Turnover A Win In Game One Against Vancouver on NHL Video

Mikael Samuelsson scored two goals, including the game-winner at 8:52 of overtime, to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on April 15 at General Motors Place in Vancouver. Read more of this post

Brown, Williams, Kopitar Lead LA Kings To Shootout Win At Anaheim on NHL Video

Anze Kopitar scored the shootout game-winner, capping a comeback that saw the Los Angeles Kings come all the way back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Anaheim Ducks, 5-4, at Honda Center on April 6. Read more of this post

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