WATCH: LA Kings Video Practice Report (1/31/14)

Before you get to the 4 videos below, here’s my take on today. Practice was intense, physical and lasted an hour. My observation of the player’s overall mood was focused and determined. They weren’t down at all that I could see. The coaching staff was all business, even at times when players joked, yelped and […] Read more

Kings vs. Blue Jackets Pregame Skate Report

From Kings News Daily by Paul Armbruster This morning’s pregame skate was not typical in many ways. I believe it was the first time this season only one goalie came out and that goalie was Bernier, which means Quick would be the starter by default. Regehr, Scuderi, Richards and Richardson also stayed off the ice. The […] Read more

Practice Report: The Greene and Penner Show

By Paul Armbruster • • Practice Viewing Tip: When the water bottles are not lined up on the ledger in front of the benches, you know it’s not going to be a regular Kings practice. And that’s exactly what happened this morning at the Toyota Sports Center after the Kings shootout loss to the […] Read more

Practice Report: Regehr, Greene and Penner!

By Paul Armbruster • • Shortly before the trade deadline, the LA Kings took to the ice for an optional practice Wednesday morning at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. I’ll get right to my observations and video report as I’m sure there will be many quotes to come from the locker room […] Read more

Friday Practice Report: Richards MIA

By Paul Armbruster • • The glaring news at practice this morning was the absence of Mike Richards. I’m sure an update will be coming soon but I suspect it was simply a ‘maintenance day’ given to players presumably nursing a nagging injury such as a bruise or mild sprain, etc. *UPDATE: There is […] Read more

No Go: Toffoli to sit, Richards fine

By Paul Armbruster • • Today’s pregame skate saw the entire Kings squad on the ice, including Tyler Toffoli and Mike Richards, who it was believed may be injured after the shot he took by the Flames Tim Jackman. But this morning’s skate revealed Richards was just fine as he participated in all the […] Read more

Quick to start first of back-to-backs against Flames

By Paul Armbruster • • Today’s pregame skate saw a split Kings squad take the ice prior to their matchup tonight against the Calgary Flames. Jonathan Quick got most of the work before leaving the ice first indicating his position as starter in net. Jonathan Bernier stayed behind with presumed scratches Richardson and Drewiske […] Read more