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Kings Activate Mike Richards

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated forward Mike Richards from the injured reserve list (upper body injury), Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. 

Richards has missed the last eight games due to the injury, which he suffered December 1 in a game against Florida.  In 25 games this season, his first with the club, he has 20 points (11-9=20), 17 penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating.  Richards leads the club with 11 goals and two short-handed goals. 

The Kings host Anaheim tonight (Thursday) at STAPLES Center at 7 p.m. PT.

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Late Evening Line

“I think X and O this team is as good as there is in the game.  One thing that hasn’t changed in this game … it’s men playing a boys’ game and there is some emotion involved and I think that’s what I have to get out of them.”

-Darryl Sutter, head coach of the LA Kings.  Much more on Sutter from Helene Elliott of the LA Times.

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Kings Meet Sutter

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Darryl Sutter ran his first practice on behalf of his new team, the Los Angeles Kings today, and maybe the best news he received all day was that centre Mike Richards was finally available, cleared to practise and likely ready to play again soon after missing most of December with a suspected concussion.

The Kings’ spiral down the Western Conference standings coincided with Richards’s injury and ultimately cost long-time coach Terry Murray his job four games ago. After John Stevens filled in an interim basis - and will be retained as an assistant, in the short term anyway - Sutter will officially coach his first game Thursday night against the Anaheim Ducks, after almost a five-year absence from the NHL coaching ranks.

However, Sutter suggested Wednesday at a post-practice press conference that in his mind, he hasn’t been away at all.

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Live- Darryl Sutter Press Conference

Watch below as the LA Kings introduce Darryl Sutter as their new head coach.

The press conference is scheduled to begin at 4:00pm ET.

added 4:19pm, Conference has concluded.

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Sutter Officially Named Head Coach Of The LA Kings

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have named Darryl Sutter as the club’s new head coach, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. 

Sutter will begin his head coaching duties with the Kings when they take the ice for practice tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m PT. at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo

Sutter – formerly the head coach of the Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks—replaces Terry Murray as the club’s head coach as Sutter becomes the 24th head coach in Kings history.  Murray coached the Kings the past three-plus seasons and was relieved of his duties on December 12.  John Stevens has assumed the duties of interim head coach the past four games.

A 1:00pm PT press conference is scheduled for tomorrow and it will be streamed by LAKings.com.
 

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Video- Any Linesmen In The Crowd?

The LA Kings may have received a break on this goal tonight.

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Video- “Forehand Deke Kopitar”

Maybe Anze Kopitar should take the advice.

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Kings Discuss Their Problems

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

The Kings are all talked out after rehashing their 8-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings moments after the game, while the stench was fresh, and again before they practiced Sunday.

They hope venting their frustrations will free them to have a better performance Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs in interim Coach John Stevens’ finale before Darryl Sutter takes the reins.

Center Anze Kopitar said alternate captain Matt Greene led the outpouring of anger Saturday.

“He stepped up and said a couple words. ‘We can’t do this anymore,’ ” Kopitar said. “He started talking and everybody listened. Everybody cares and understands that this is not the way to go.”

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Your Darryl Sutter Update

from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider,

And now, your daily moment of Darryl Sutter zen. There’s really no change and no surprise. Sutter’s deal to become the next Kings coach is essentially in place, and it will be a multi-year contract to be announced in the coming days. Per franchise policy, no coach can have a contract longer than the general manager’s contract, and Dean Lombardi is signed through the 2012-13 season, with an option for the following season.

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Will Darryl Sutter Say Yes?

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

If he answers affirmatively, it would be the first thing anyone in the hockey world has heard from Sutter in almost a calendar year, which makes his return all the more surprising.

Since being fired as GM of the Flames last Christmas the 53-year-old executive went underground, disappearing from the game that once dominated his life.

Put out to pasture with a big severance cheque and a trail of nasty editorials blaming him for the sizeable hole he’d left the franchise in, Sutter retreated to his family’s homestead in Viking, Alta., to resume farming.

Refusing to answer any of the hundreds of phone calls from lowly media types, Sutter opted not to respond publicly to the ousting and hasn’t been quoted ever since.

Many figured his NHL career was over.

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