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Ryan Smyth Out Of World Championship With Fractured Ankle

via a Chris Johnston tweet,

Ryan Smyth says he has a fractured ankle. He’s heading back to Los Angeles on Wednesday.

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Kings Want To Add Offense

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Keep an eye on the Los Angeles Kings; they are going to be real aggressive in trying to add a big name this offseason.

Plan A will be a run at star winger Ilya Kovalchuk on July 1. If the Kings strike out there, they might then go after unrestricted free-agent forward Patrick Marleau if he hasn’t been re-signed by the Sharks. Marleau played under Kings GM Dean Lombardi during the exec’s time in San Jose, so that’s a natural fit.

If they can’t land Kovalchuk or Marleau, then the trade route is always there. The Kings’ system is loaded with assets after years of proper rebuilding, and there will be NHL teams needing salary-cap relief with forwards for sale.

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Jack Johnson Named Team USA Captain

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Jack Johnson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Los Angeles Kings/Univ. of Michigan) was today named captain of the 2010 U.S. Men’s National Team that will play in the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Championship, May 7-23, in Cologne, Gelsenkirchen and Mannheim, Germany….

In addition, four alternate captains were named, including Nick Foligno (Buffalo, N.Y./Ottawa Senators), Matt Greene (Grand Ledge, Mich./Los Angeles Kings/Univ. of North Dakota), Eric Nystrom (Syosset, N.Y./Calgary Flames/Univ. of Michigan) and Kyle Okposo (St. Paul, Minn./New York Islanders/Univ. of Minnesota).

more at USA Hockey…

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Kings May Only Get Better

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

...The Canucks saluted the Kings too. “They’ve got a great team,” Henrik Sedin said. “If they can stay together, they’re going to be an unbelievable team for a lot of years.”

That prediction has a better chance of coming true if they get better goaltending, or at least the consistency Quick displayed before his late-season fade. Smyth made a point of consoling Quick after the game.

“I thought he had an excellent year. He’s the one reason we’re here in the playoffs. And I just wanted to tell him that and that he’s a big difference,” Smyth said.

His play is also one of the reasons they’re done, though depth up the middle and a lack of speed on defense were keys too.

Those thoughts are for General Manager Dean Lombardi to ponder in the coming months. On Sunday players couldn’t help but ponder what might have been.

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Save Of The Night

Roberto Luongo robs Ryan Smyth.

Watch a different angle below…

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Shane O’Brien Discusses His ‘Clown’ Fight

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

O’Brien raised his index finger and gestured to the crowd, palms up, as if to request more applause for his pugilistic feats. Kings Coach Terry Murray criticized him and called him a clown. O’Brien’s employers reportedly didn’t like it much, either, and called him in for a chat before he spoke to the media in Vancouver on Saturday.

“I wasn’t trying to show anybody up or anything like people keeping saying and talking about,” he told reporters in Vancouver before the Canucks flew to Los Angeles. “It was a big game, there was some emotion, the crowd was standing and next thing I know I was raising my hands in the air.

“It was probably a little immature and uncalled for, but at the same time, I don’t know, for those of you out there who have been in a fight sometimes you don’t think before you act—I’m pretty good at that. I’ve got to start thinking before I do stuff. I’ve done a lot worse in my life.”

He also complimented the Kings’ coach.

read on and watch the video of the fight if you missed it earlier…

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Cue The Circus Music

via Gordon McIntyre of the Vancouver Sun,

Terry Murray didn’t mind the Rick Rypien/Rich Clune fight, won hands-down by Rypien.

But he called Shane O’Brien a “clown” for the way he celebrated a narrow decision over Wayne Simmonds seven seconds earlier.

After Simmonds and O’Brien went to the ice with O’Brien on top, the Canucks defenceman got up like he was Tie Domi after thumping Bob Probert, first raising his index finger in the air like he’s No. 1, then waving his hands at the crowd with his palm uplifted.

“You don’t need to rub it in at the end of a fight, skating around with your hands in the air acting like the clown that he is,” Murray said.

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Canucks Throw Kings Off Their Game

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

“You’ve got to put this behind you and we have to get back to our game, our basics that made us successful throughout these 90 games that we’ve played so far,” Kopitar said. “We want to get back to that and get ready for Game 6.”

If it’s their last game, another clunker like their performance on Friday would be the memory they carry into the summer, not the many areas in which they progressed this season.

“Everyone knows that the effort has to be put in, in this situation. We’re going to face elimination,” Kopitar said. “Even from game one right to the last whistle here I thought everybody wanted to battle. Tonight was one of those games where pretty much everything goes wrong. We weren’t sharp. But we have to put it behind us and get ready.”

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Hockey Players Just Say No

from Marc Malkin and Dahvi Shira of E Online,

Jaimee Grubbs may have scored a hole-in-one when she allegedly had an affair with Tiger Woods, but the golf pro’s alleged former mistress isn’t having much luck landing other professional athletes….

“Jaimee made a beeline for a table full of [Anaheim] Ducks and [L.A.] Kings NHL hockey players,” an eyewitness tells us. “She walked up, and the guys were just like, ‘Can we help you?’ She said, ‘I’m a model. My name is Jaimee.’ “

When the hockey hunks looked uninterested and a little confused, Grubbs went on to tell them she appeared in Maxim’s February issue. Still unimpressed, we’re told the guys went back to minding their own business.

read on and I would have to question a table of Ducks and Kings players sitting together…

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Are You Buying Smyth’s Story?

Looked like Ryan Smyth got his bell rung didn’t it?

Watch the video…

But no…

via Ben Kuzma of The White Towel,

“My leg went numb,” Smyth said before Game 4 Wednesday. “I had a quick pinch in my nerve or something and numbness and I couldn’t feel my legs. But I feel fine.”

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