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New On KingsCast: Episode 127 – Voynov Is My Homeboy

In Episode 127 – Voynov Is My Homeboy, Keith Korneluk and Chris Kaliszewski sing the praises of Los Angeles Kings’ defenseman prospect Slava Voynov. They also review recent games, and resurrect an old KingsCast segment, “How’s That One Guy Doin’?”. Read more of this post

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Los Angeles Kings: Dustin Penner, Slava Voynov Are Both Anxious Get Off To Strong Start

After being sidelined by leg injuries, LA Kings left wing Dustin Penner is working to get off to a strong start.
Photo: David Sheehan

EL SEGUNDO, CA — After being the target of heavy criticism for his poor play and physical conditioning late last season after being acquired from the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings left wing Dustin Penner dedicated himself to improving his strength and conditioning during the off-season.

Even then, Penner had fans up in arms about his alleged poor conditioning after a photo appeared on Twitter back in August that “proved” he was badly out of shape.

The photo turned out to be totally misleading—an understatement of epic proportions, as Penner’s dramatically improved strength and conditioning had already been well-documented.

After all that, Penner was looking forward to getting off to a strong start, but you may know what author John Steinbeck wrote about the best laid plans…

Indeed, instead of starting off on the right foot in the Kings’ season opener against the New York Rangers in Stockholm, Sweden on October 7, and against the Buffalo Sabres on October 8 in Berlin, Germany, Penner was sidelined for those games by multiple injuries.

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New On KingsCast: Episode 125 – Return to Staples ’11

Keith Korneluk and Chris Kaliszewski are back with their thoughts on the Los Angeles Kings’ “home” opener, and the play of rookie defenseman Slava Voynov. They also look back at the season opening road trip in Episode 125 – Return to Staples ’11. Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty Audio: Los Angeles Kings Prepare For 2011-12 Home Opener

Rookie defenseman Slava Voynov will make his NHL debut on October 18, 2011, when the LA Kings host the St. Louis Blues at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Photo: David Sheehan

EL SEGUNDO, CA —The Los Angeles Kings are back from their four-game, European/East Coast trip to start their 2011-12 season, and they were hard at work at practice on October 17, 2011, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California.

Left wing Dustin Penner, who suffered what was called a knee contusion during the first period at Philadelphia on October 15, left the ice after about twenty minutes. He went to see Kings doctors for an evaluation.

Defenseman Slava Voynov, who was recalled from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League on October 16, due to an apparent shoulder injury suffered by defenseman Drew Doughty at Philadelphia (he was placed on injured reserve), practiced with the team and was paired with defenseman Willie Mitchell.

Voynov is expected to see a lot of ice time on October 18, when the Kings host the St. Louis Blues in their home opener. Read more of this post

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