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Smyth Still Wearing The Red Practice Sweater

from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider,

Question: Do you have a target date in mind for a return?

SMYTH: “No. I’ve got to listen to what they say. Obviously I want to be back right now, but it’s a matter of letting nature take its course and listening to the trainers and the doctors.”

Question: Are you giving any thought to that three-day Canada trip as a possible return, just to have a target to shoot for?

SMYTH: There are always positives, for sure, but I’ll see what the doc says on Saturday and then I’ll know more. For me to speculate on something, over the top of the doc, I don’t want to do that.”

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LA Gets The NHL Draft

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (December 4, 2009) – For the first time in its 46-year history, the NHL Entry Draft will be held in the State of California. The Los Angeles Kings and STAPLES Center will host the two-day event on June 25-26, 2010, the National Hockey League announced today.

Round one, on Friday, June 25, will be broadcast live by Versus in the US and TSN and RDS in Canada as well as NHL Radio, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.  NHL Network (U.S. and Canada) will carry rounds 2-7 on Saturday, June 26, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Evening Line

“I think it starts individually. I think it’s everybody’s job, in this room. When you lose a couple games, you can’t point fingers at other people or look elsewhere at what’s going on. You have to take a look at yourself and correct the problem with your own game. That’s how we’re all going to get out of this, by making sure that we’re all, individually, doing what we need to do to win these games and prevent a tailspin, like what happened last year.

“Everyone knows what it takes to win. You can’t use the youth excuse. That was last year. Now it’s about preparation and it’s a personal thing. Everyone has to look at themselves and realize that they have to be better. That’s what is going to make our team better.”

-Matt Greene of the LA Kings via Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider.

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Smyth Could Be Out A Month

via Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider,

Ryan Smyth will be out of the lineup for up to one month, Terry Murray said after practice today. Murray would not detail what Smyth’s “upper-body” injury is. As expected, Alexander Frolov will skate on the first line. Teddy Purcell will skate with Handzus and Simmonds.

Murray said Rob Scuderi continues to be day to day with his lower-body injury.

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Injury Talk

via Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider,

The Kings’ injury updates are not good.

Ryan Smyth will not play tomorrow night and will be out “longer than that, for sure,” according to Terry Murray. Smyth, still officially listed with an upper-body injury, is scheduled to see a team doctor tomorrow for an evaluation. Hopefully we’ll know more after that.

Murray said Rob Scuderi came to the practice facility for treatment this morning but also will not play tomorrow. Murray said he is “progressing, but not ready.”

via Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,

Semin played through the wrist injury (and other bumps and bruises) while Ovechkin was out, but apparently the wrist was not improving.

It’s unclear how much time he’ll miss.

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Lightning Win In OT… Celebrate.. Oh Wait…

Lightning lose in shootout to the Kings.

The goal by the Lightning was waived off, goalie interference…

Team, player and NHL reaction on the non-goal can be found here.

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Luc Joins Leno

BURBANK, Calif. – November 11, 2009 – On Thursday, November 12 recent inductee to the NHL Hall of Fame Luc Robitaille will take to the ice on “The Jay Leno Show” (Monday-Friday, 10-11 p.m. ET).  The Stanley Cup winner will take penalty shots on Leno’s IT guy in a segment called “Extreme Johnny.”

Robitaille made the NHL All-Star team 8 times in his career and logged 668 career goals and adding 726 assists.  The left winger skated for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the New York Rangers, the Detroit Red Wings and the Los Angeles Kings.

Thursday’s show will also feature an in-studio visit by Penelope Cruz and a “Ten @ Ten” with Dolly Parton.

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Big Night In LA

from Helene Elliott at the Fabulous Forum,

No matter how often the Kings said they’re not approaching tonight’s game against the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins as a gauge of their own progress—and they’ve said it often the last few days, including after Thursday’s game-day skate—you know they’re geared up for this. And they should be.

Defenseman Rob Scuderi, who left the Penguins to sign with the Kings as a free agent over the summer, said Wednesday that the Kings are hoping to be like the Penguins someday. So why not measure yourself up against the Penguins tonight?

That’s not to say the Kings can—or should—copy the Penguins’ game plan. The Kings don’t have the top-to-bottom skill to do that. But persistence isn’t measured in point totals. A poised, smart, disciplined approach is their best chance at competing well.

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A Small Peek

A behind the scenes look at the LA Kings Ice Crew photo shoot!

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After A Month, Kings Get A ‘B’

from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider,

The Kings have 18 points in 14 games, good (at the start of today) for second place in the Pacific Division and third in the Western Conference. The Kings have games in hand over quite a few teams, but given that they have already played eight road games, that’s impressive, by any measure.

At this point, I’m grading the team a B, with offense being the (very surprising) strong point, the defense being solid, the goaltending being adequate and the special teams being subpar. Keep in mind, I’m judging the Kings on a high scale, against the best of the best.

The goaltending part of this is the most subjective, as always.

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