San Jose GM Doug Wilson Tries To Pull Another Fast One In Remarks About LA Kings’ Dustin Brown

COMMENTARY: San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson stirred the pot last night, during his team’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, citing his disappointment with Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown, and the Kings organization, for not expressing concern for injured Sharks forward Tomas Hertl. But why did Wilson make those remarks publicly, rather than through the usual league back channels? Why did he go to the media with his remarks? What was Wilson trying to accomplish? Frozen Royalty just might have the answer…

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson
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LOS ANGELES — According to multiple reports out of San Jose, on December 23, during their game against the Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson approached the media who cover the team on a regular basis during the second intermission, and talked about his disappointment that Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown has not expressed concern for the welfare of Sharks rookie forward Tomas Hertl, nor has anyone else from the Kings organization.

To review, Brown and Hertl collided in the neutral zone late in the first period during a game at Staples Center on December 19. The result was knee-on-knee contact, with Hertl suffering a right knee injury that will sideline him for at least one month, and could require surgery.

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Frozen Royalty Video – LA Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick: “You’re Looking For The Pain, Trying To Find It”

The Los Angeles Kings are hoping goaltender Jonathan Quick will be back in goal for them, making saves like the one shown above during an early-November 2013 practice, soon.
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — It was an optional skate day for the Los Angeles Kings on December 22, and most remained off the ice until the team holiday party began, with their families skating as part of the festivities.

A handful of players practiced, including forwards Daniel Carcillo, Matt Frattin, defenseman Willie Mitchell, and goaltenders Martin Jones (for about 15 minutes), and Ben Scrivens. But all eyes were on goaltender Jonathan Quick, who continues his rehabilitation work while recovering from a grade 2 groin strain (partial tear).

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