January 27, 2010 1 Comment
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LOMBARDI ON FROLOV: Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi talks about Alexander Frolov, his enigmatic forward, whose contract expires at the end of this season. Part 3 of a series. Look for part 4 later this week.
LOS ANGELES — Since the 2002-03 season, winger Alexander Frolov has been a top six forward for the Los Angeles Kings. A highly-skilled player, Frolov has a definite scoring touch, good hands, and he can pass the puck as well as anyone. The 27-year-old native of Moscow, Russia is also strong along the boards and in the corners and has an uncanny ability to protect the puck once he gets it.
The 6-3, 208-pound winger, who was selected by the Kings in the first round (twentieth overall) in the 2000 National Hockey League Entry Draft, had his best seasons in 2006-07 (35 goals, 36 assists for 71 points) and 2008-09 (32 goals, 27 assists for 59 points). In his six seasons in the NHL prior to the 2009-10 season, Frolov has scored twenty or more goals in each season, except for the 2002-03 season (fourteen goals), his rookie year.
Frolov has displayed flashes of brilliance, but has been an enigma throughout his career because it is evident that he is capable of reaching another level, but does not seem to have the mental makeup to play at that level, night in and night out. Read more of this post
January 16, 2010 9 Comments
LOS ANGELES — Jarret Stoll, Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar scored goals and Kopitar was credited with the shootout game-winner, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans during a matinee affair at Staples Center on January 16.
The Kings got off to a good start with Stoll opening the scoring at 11:42 of the first period, beating Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas on a jam play at right crease. Read more of this post
January 15, 2010 Leave a comment
LOS ANGELES — After losing three straight and finding themselves one point out of the Western Conference playoff race, the Los Angeles Kings needed to turn things around in a big way, and they got the job done with a 4-0 shutout victory over the Anaheim Ducks in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center on January 14. Read more of this post
January 12, 2010 Leave a comment
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings traditionally go through a “December Swoon,” as they seem to always lose a bunch of games every December.
Although the Kings entered December on a roll, they began to cool off in a big way about two weeks into the month and now they are in full swoon, albeit a couple of weeks later than usual, having lost seven of their last ten games and eight of their last twelve. Read more of this post