Gann Matsuda On The Hockey Writers: LA Kings Must Keep It Simple Without Kopitar, Williams

LOS ANGELES — Although the Los Angeles Kings were not lighting the National Hockey League on fire by scoring goals in bunches before losing their top two scorers, the task at hand has become far more difficult. After losing right wing Justin Williams to a dislocated right shoulder on March 21, and then losing star... Continue Reading →

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Gann Matsuda On The Hockey Writers: From Top To Bottom, LA Kings Must Raise Their Level Of Play

LOS ANGELES — Those who are old enough to remember the CBS television show from the late 1960’s, The Wild Wild West, starring Robert Conrad and Ross Martin, should be able to relate very easily to what’s been going on in the National Hockey League’s Western Conference this season. Indeed, the The Wild Wild West... Continue Reading →

Gann Matsuda On The Hockey Writers: Will LA Kings Netminders Hold Up Or Collapse From All That Weight On Their Shoulders?

LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — The Los Angeles Kings are currently in the Western Conference playoff picture, holding down the eighth and final playoff berth, through games played on March 6. But they are just four points behind the fourth place Chicago Blackhawks, and six points behind the Pacific Division-leading San Jose Sharks,... Continue Reading →

Gann Matsuda On The Hockey Writers: Defenseman Prospect Alec Martinez Is Making An Immediate Impact With LA Kings

LOS ANGELES — Back in the spring of 2008, defenseman prospect Alec Martinez had just finished his third year at Miami University (Ohio) and had put his John Hancock on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings. Several months later, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi predicted that his fourth round (95th overall) pick... Continue Reading →

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