EL SEGUNDO, CA — The Los Angeles Kings had an off-day on May 9, with none of the players skating during what was scheduled to be a noon PDT practice. Instead, players had meetings and got treatments for whatever ails them, and a few took time to speak to the media, who were huddled together in a small locker room near the Olympic-sized ice rink at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, their practice facility.
Center Anze Kopitar, left wing Dustin Penner, winger and team captain Dustin Brown, and head coach Darryl Sutter all spoke to the media.
The full interviews for Kopitar, Penner and Sutter are available only from FrozenRoyaltyNHL on YouTube (contains bonus footage).
Scroll down for the video interviews.
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In case you missed it, Kings’ Hall of Fame play-by-play announcer Bob Miller, the 40-year Voice of the Kings, has a new book out, Tales From The Los Angeles Kings Locker Room. You can win a free, autographed copy, but you’ll have to do a little homework to enter the contest. Here’s what you need to do:
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Miller became a media honoree in the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) in 2000, when he received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, recognizing those members of the radio and television industry who made outstanding contributions to their profession and the game during their career in hockey broadcasting. But being honored by the HHOF has not prevented Miller from openly criticizing the HHOF. Briefly describe Miller’s criticism.
Like everyone else, Miller lamented the work stoppage that plagued the NHL, resulting in the shortened regular season this year. But he also offered a way to resolve it. What was his solution?
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NOTE: The following interviews with Kopitar, Penner and Sutter include bonus coverage only available from FrozenRoyaltyNHL on YouTube.
Interview With Dustin Brown via KingsVision On YouTube
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The Kings are now the team to beat in the NHL, they have become like the Miami Heat.