LA Kings: Can Third Line of Handzus, Ponikarovsky, Simmonds Be More Than A Shut Down Line?

EL SEGUNDO, CA — As the Los Angeles Kings head into their 2010 exhibition season tonight (September 22, 2010) at Colorado, much of what head coach Terry Murray has in mind for his team is already apparent, especially in terms of his forward lines.

At this point in the Kings’ 2010 training camp, Murray has Anze Kopitar centering the first line with Ryan Smyth and Dustin Brown on the wings, with Jarret Stoll centering the second line between Scott Parse and Justin Williams. Read more of this post


Gann Matsuda on Los Angeles Kings’ Second Line Is A Big Question Mark During Training Camp

EL SEGUNDO, CA — As the Los Angeles Kings get their 2010 training camp revved up, head coach Terry Murray knows that one of his challenges going into the 2010-11 season is to address his team’s lack of five-on-five scoring in recent years. Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty Audio: LA Kings 2010 Training Camp-Opening Day

Frozen Royalty was at opening day of the Los Angeles Kings’ 2010 training camp to take in the proceedings and interview as many of the players as possible, along with head coach Terry Murray.

Here you will find the raw audio of interviews with ten players and two separate interviews with Murray. Read more of this post

LA Kings Ink Scott Parse To 2-Year Deal

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On May 26, the Los Angeles Kings signed left wing Scott Parse to a two-year contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal is rumored to be worth $1.8 million, averaging $900,000 per year.

Parse, 25, scored eleven goals and added thirteen assists for 24 points with a +13 plus/minus rating and 22 penalty minutes in 59 regular season games last season.

Parse’s eleven goals tied him for tenth among National Hockey League rookies and he was tied for second among rookies in plus/minus (first among rookie forwards). He made his NHL debut on October 24, 2009, at Phoenix.

The 5-11, 197-pound native of Portage, Michigan also played in four playoff games, but did not record a point. Read more of this post

Los Angeles Kings Show Improvement On Road Trip-NHL Video

Going into their recent, quick two-game road trip, the Los Angeles Kings were in free fall mode, losing games due to poor, uninspired efforts.

They put in a better effort against at Minnesota on March 29, but their poor special teams play helped lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win.

But the real improvement came on March 30, when the Kings skated into Music City to face the Nashville Predators, who are in fifth place in the Western Conference and are a team the Kings have been unable to beat in two seasons. Read more of this post