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LA Kings 2011 Training Camp: No More Stick Handling In A Phone Booth For Dustin Penner

TRAINING CAMP COVERAGE: In this story, forwards Trevor Lewis and Ethan Moreau share their thoughts about training camp and what lies ahead for them, left wing Dustin Penner talks about his increased speed and quickness, and…did you know that left wing prospect Richard Clune is a food critic?


LA Kings left wing Ethan Moreau (left) is shown here during a drill at
the Kings’ 2011 Training Camp on September 19, 2011.
Photo: David Sheehan.

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Day 3 of the Drew Doughty saga has come and gone with no end in sight to the contract dispute between the 21-year-old holdout defenseman and the Los Angeles Kings. Coincidentally, it was also Day 3 of the team’s 2011 Training Camp, which saw the team focus on the system they will play.

“It’s been good, it’s been fast,” said veteran left wing Ethan Moreau, who was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent to a one-year deal on August 23. “We’ve been on the ice a lot, probably more than I’ve been on the ice in the last ten years. We’ve been working on system play, which is important.”

“Sometimes, when you don’t do that, and you’re go into exhibition play, it’s a little chaotic out there, so it’s been a good start,” added Moreau. “It’s been hard, but it’s been good.” Read more of this post

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Gann Matsuda On The Hockeywriters.com: LA Kings Looking For More From Second Line

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings are 1-1 two games into the 2010-11 National Hockey League regular season, and while it is way, way too early to identify trends, either positive or negative, the Kings have scored just twice in the two games, once on the power play and once in a five-on-five situation.

To make matters worse, the Kings generated few chances during five-on-five situations in both games, in part because of tight checking by the Vancouver Canucks on October 9 (Kings won that game at Vancouver, 2-1 in a shootout) and by the Calgary Flames on October 10 (Flames won, 3-1, in Calgary). Read more of this post

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