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Old 11-14-2006, 03:24 AM   #26
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look at your line under marty. Misspell?
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:32 AM   #27
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look at your line under marty. Misspell?
nope. look under your line quacky.
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LOS ANGELES (CP) - Former star left-wing Luc Robitaille has been given a job in the Los Angeles Kings' front office, the club announced Wednesday.

Robitaille, hired as the Kings' alternate governor, will focus primarily on the Kings business operations and community relations.

"The game of hockey has been extremely good to me and my family, and I have always considered the Kings to be my second family," Robitaille said in a statement. "Even though I'm not on the ice anymore, my goal remains the same - to bring the cup to Los Angeles."

Robitaille is the highest scoring left-wing in NHL history with 668 career goals and 1,394 points. He played 14 of his 19 seasons with the Kings (1986-87 to 1993-94, 1997-98 to 2000-01 and 2003-04 to 2005-06). He also played for Pittsburgh, the New York Rangers and Detroit.

The Kings will retire Robitaille's No. 20 jersey in January 20.
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Luc is also going to help AEG try and bring a hockey team to Kansas City since AEG built an arena in KC.
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I like lucky hes always been one of my favorite players hes been around the block and knows his shyt (he will be an asset)
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I like lucky hes always been one of my favorite players hes been around the block and knows his shyt (he will be an asset)
I hope he takes over for Tim Leiweke who is the Kings President right now sometime down the road. I can't stand Tim Leiweke who is an idiot in my book. The only reason they made changes with the coach and General Manager in the offseason is because of the team right down the freeway.(Ducks) It will be an embarrasment if the Ducks win the cup before LA did.
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Kings get smoked 7-3 by the best team in the NHL IMO.
Ducks 5 SJ 0

Time to plug your nose and admit that the Ducks are at least the hottest team in the West.
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:51 PM   #33
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Kopitar takes Brodeur to school.

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Anze is creating a fever in LA, people are tagging the walls off the freeway that has Anze on it. Pretty Cool!

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yeah, graffitti is real cool. Ive never seen that in Orange County. You going to AZ for the game CB?
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yeah, graffitti is real cool. Ive never seen that in Orange County. You going to AZ for the game CB?
People in OC just are not creative which is why you won't see that in OC, an original boring city.It doesn't look good right now for me going to AZ...but there is a slim chance I go...
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Game Time: 7:30 PM PST | 10:30 PM EST
Location: Staples Center | Los Angeles, CA
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Kings' defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky, out with a groin injury, practiced with the team Friday, but said he was still not close to being ready to play

Goaltender Mathieu Garon (groin) is unavailable until next week

The Kings have five players in the World Junior Championships later this month, Jack MF Johnson, Trevor Lewis and Jeff Zatkoff (United States), Jonathan Bernier (Canada) and Niclas Andersen (Sweden)

The Kings face the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center on Tuesday and then in San Jose on Thursday

Click Here for the television schedule of the LA Kings


“I can only apologize for that. We didn't play with the desperation that I know we can play with. I feel awful about that effort. When you have an effort like that, you really do have to search your souls. And we're going to have to do some serious searching for the entire team.” – Coach Marc Crawford

“We can look at that and say that's who we are, or we can look at the Anaheim game. We beat one of the top teams. We played a good, solid game that day. We have to stay on that path. The other way is not an option. We're 30 games into the season, we can't wait any longer.” – Mattias Norstrom

“We have to find a way to be a team that can put back-to-back-to-back games. That's what we've been searching for all season. Until we do it, there will a question about who we are.” – Craig Conroy

“It's kind of a weird rule (in the labor agreement). It kind of handcuffs everybody. I don't understand why you'd have to go through waivers if you're getting called up to your NHL team. I would understand if you were getting sent down, but getting called up?” – Jason LaBarbera, on the rule keeping him in Manchester

“Depending on injuries and what not, we would assess it on an ongoing basis whether we take a chance bringing him up or not. It would depend on other teams' injuries and what not, but that's a hypothetical question. He's been a total pro. When we called up Barry, I called and explained the whole thing to him, and he was great. He's certainly earned a lot of respect from myself and from our organization.” – Ron Hextall, about Jason LaBarbera


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**2006-07 Regular Season Stats**

Leading Scorers:

Rookie Leader:

Kopitar, LA - 24 points (6 G, 18 A, -6) | Stastny, COL - 20 points (7 G, 13 A, -6)


Forwards:

Frolov, LA - 29 points (17 G, 12 A, -5) | Sakic, COL - 29 points (11 G, 18 A, +2)


Defensemen:

Visnovsky, LA - 22 points (7 G, 15 A, -5) | Liles, COL - 18 points (5 G, 13 A, +6)
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Probable Starters: (subject to change)

Cloutier, LA - 19 GP Record: 5-10-2 GAA: 3.76 | Theodore, COL 18 GP Record: 8-7-1 GAA: 2.94

GAA:
LA – 3.37 (27th in NHL)
COL – 2.86 (16th in NHL)

Avg. Goals:
LA – 2.70 (21st in NHL)
COL – 3.00 (11th in NHL)

Power Play %:
LA – 18.1 (11th in NHL)
COL – 15.9 (18th in NHL)

Penalty Kill %:
LA – 79.4 (27th in NHL)
COL – 79.8 (24th in NHL)


Pacific Division Standings:
1. Anaheim Ducks (22-3-6) 50 pts
2. San Jose Sharks (20-9-0) 40 pts
3. Dallas Stars (19-10-0) 38 pts
4. Los Angeles Kings (10-16-4) 24 pts
5. Phoenix Coyotes (11-16-0) 22 pts

Western Conference Standings:
1 Anaheim Ducks (22-3-6) 50 pts
2 Nashville Predators (18-7-3) 39 pts
3 Edmonton Oilers (16-10-2) 34 pts
4 San Jose Sharks (20-9-0) 40 pts
5 Dallas Stars (19-9-0) 38 pts
6 Detroit Red Wings (16-7-4) 36 pts
7 Minnesota Wild (15-11-2) 32 pts
8 Calgary Flames (13-10-3) 29 pts
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9 Colorado Avalanche (13-13-2) 28 pts
10 Vancouver Canucks (14-14-1) 29 pts
11 Chicago Blackhawks (10-12-4) 24 pts
12 Los Angeles Kings (10-16-4) 24 pts
13 Phoenix Coyotes (11-16-0) 22 pts
14 Columbus Blue Jackets (8-16-2) 18 pts
15 St Louis Blues (7-16-4) 18 pts
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Key/Division Games Tonight:
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Detroit Red Wings 4:00 PM PST | 7:00 PM EST - CBC
Anaheim Ducks @ Tampa Bay Lightning 4:30 PM PST | 7:30 PM EST
Columbus Blue Jackets @ St. Louis Blues 5:00 PM PST | 8:00 PM EST
Chicago Blackhawks @ Minnesota Wild 5:00 PM PST | 8:00 PM EST - HD Net
Dallas Stars @ Phoenix Coyotes 6:00 PM PST | 9:00 PM EST
Vancouver Canucks @ Calgary Flames 7:00 PM PST | 10:00 PM EST - CBC
Nashville Predators @ San Jose Sharks 7:30 PM PST | 10:30 PM EST

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I'll give it to you, 24cb.....Kopitar is hot stuff.

Avery is still a punk ass little b**** though.
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I'll give it to you, 24cb.....Kopitar is hot stuff.

Avery is still a punk ass little b**** though.
The thing Kopitar needs is someone to play with, he is one of the best passers in the league and yet whoever he passes it to doesn't know what to do with it. It's frustrating to watch however the future is VERY bright. We have 5 prospects playing in the World Junior Championships, which is an NHL high. I just can't wait to see Jonathan Bernier come up in 2-3 years to replace Cloutier ( assuming he is around that long). Some people say Bernier is the next Roy. I also expect that the Kings get more picks or prospects when the trade deadline comes up because we have some vets to unload like Conroy.


BTW Avery won that fight with Lappy.
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No way! Take those purple, Avery lovin' glasses off.
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No way! Take those purple, Avery lovin' glasses off.


upon further review Avery got a couple shots on Lappy's face, and Lappy was hitting Avery in the back. Though Avery got tossed for the game misconduct so Avery loses this one on a technicality.
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Ha. Thank you. He loses it based purely on what a puss he is anyway. It took him 2 years to finally drop em with Lappy anyway. PUSS! ( Not you, him. )
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Great article on ESPN.COM on Anze Kopitar.




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LOS ANGELES -- Kings center Anze Kopitar is acting as a tour guide this week.

His mother, Mataja, and his 14-year-old brother, Gasper, have traveled from Slovenia to Southern California for their first trip to the United States, and will spend Christmas with Anze.

Anze Kopitar has impressed his coaches and teammates with his wisdom-beyond-his-years attitude. Oh, and he can score, too.

Over the weekend, before their arrival, Kopitar was already talking about what he would show them.

"The beaches, Universal Studios, Disneyland," he said in the Kings' Staples Center dressing room, sounding a bit excited and -- just for a moment, and for once -- like a teenager.

Although he just turned 19 in August, Kopitar led the NHL in rookie scoring for much of the season, at least until the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin recovered from his shoulder problem and hit the ice running. And everywhere, whether it be in the Kings' dressing room, on the road, in the games, even when he's sampling the on-the-town attractions, what's striking about Kopitar is not just his size (6-foot-4, 220 pounds), but his maturity.

Close your eyes and you swear this is a 30-year-old.

Maybe it has a bit to do with the path he had to take.

Kopitar was raised in Jesenice, near both the Italian and Austrian borders, when Slovenia was considered part of Yugoslavia.

In the early 1990s, Yugoslav troops attempted to quash Slovenia's attempt to become an independent nation again. In 1992, when Kopitar was 5, the United Nations finally recognized Slovenia.

"Obviously, we were scared when those things were going on," Kopitar said. "But everything turned out fine. … When the war was going on, it was only for about 10 days and it didn't impact us. But all the people were happy."

That was about the time when he was beginning to pick up the sport under the tutelage of his father, Matjaz, who had played and gotten into coaching.

"Hockey was not that big in Slovenia," Anze said. "There was always soccer and basketball before hockey."

Soon, though, hockey was No. 1 for Anze.

"My dad made me an ice surface as big as this room," he said, gesturing around the dressing room. "Every time I would come home from school or kindergarten, I would just put on skates and play there."

At 15, he was playing in a men's league, and it was obvious he was at a crossroads. His father coached the local team, which was part of an Austrian league, but there were other challenges on the horizon for Anze.

"I reached my goals in Slovenia," he said, "so I knew I had to go somewhere else and step forward."

He had just turned 17 when he went to Sodertalje, Sweden, to play, first with a junior affiliate, but then in the Swedish Elite League for five games in 2004-05 and all of last season. (His mother also had to accept the loss of Anze as a waiter in the family restaurant.) There were no "billet" parents for him; he lived alone in an apartment near the Sodertalje arena.


"It was hard because I wasn't around my family," he said. "I was there by myself, but I got used to it. I liked hockey so much, I was willing to pay that price, too."

The Kings had made him the No. 11 overall pick in the 2005 draft, and it's not out of line to wonder if that one word in his bio -- "Slovenia" -- caused just enough skepticism to drop him out of the top 10.

"I think that was part of it," he said, and then smiled. "Actually, I'm glad I went later, because you can't really beat L.A. for the lifestyle, so I'm really happy about that."

He says it -- "L.A." -- naturally, and he wouldn't look out of place singing along with Randy Newman and riding down the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible. His apartment is in Hermosa Beach, and he again is living alone after his original apartment mate, Patrick O'Sullivan, was sent down to Manchester of the AHL. Kopitar is developing a friendship with fellow Slovenian Sasha Vujacic, the Lakers' guard, so there are occasional bursts of conversation in Slovenian at the teams' joint practice facility in El Segundo.

As of Tuesday, Kopitar's 24 points (six goals, 18 assists) left him second on the rookie list, six points behind Malkin. The Penguins center seems a lock for the Calder Trophy if he stays healthy, but Kopitar at least will be in the hunt.

"You're used to seeing young players come in, especially offensive players, and they're really good with the puck and on the offense," Kings captain Mattias Norstrom said. "With Anze, he looks like an older player, the way he plays the center position. He's very responsible defensively, so you find him a lot of the time on the defensive side of the puck, coming up on the ice. I would call him more the classic centerman. Most pucks come through him and he gets them out to his wingers. If you look at his stats, you'd think maybe he was cheating a little bit on the offensive side to create offense, but I'd really say the opposite. He's responsible in his own end and he takes care of that before he goes on offense."

And his maturity?

"He's a respectful young player," Norstrom said. "Probably at all the levels he's played, he's been the youngest guy. That's such a pleasant thing to see. He comes in, he listens, and he's really respectful. Then, on the ice, he has no respect, it seems, because of the way he challenges guys one-on-one or how he uses his size."

Kings coach Marc Crawford, who was at Quebec when Peter Forsberg broke into the league at 21 (and looked about 17), said Kopitar "is very mature, very well-grounded. We can't take credit for that. Obviously, he's had a real good upbringing, and that's a compliment to his parents and the people who have been responsible for his development.

"He's a respectful young player. ... That's such a pleasant thing to see. He comes in, he listens, and he's really respectful. Then, on the ice, he has no respect, it seems, because of the way he challenges guys one-on-one or how he uses his size."
-- Teammate Mattias Norstrom on Kopitar

"[Kopitar] maybe could have played here last year, but that wouldn't have been the right step. He's taken the right steps along the way. We weren't totally sure he was ready to play here at the start of the year, but he came very determined to make our decision an easy one."

"[Kopitar's teammates] love him because he shows so much respect for his teammates and, more than that, for the game," Crawford added. "He's very respectful for the people in it. A lot of great young players now come in and they have so much edge to them and their personality. He is so grounded and so respectful and so hard-working. I don't think enough gets said about those types of qualities in people, and to have it from a 19-year-old is so special. We can't take credit for that, but we sure can appreciate that we've got it and are trying to nurture it."

Kopitar is averaging 20 minutes of ice time, as much as Malkin, so the Kings are showing considerable trust in him. The other issue is that with the Kings hoping to reassert themselves in the crowded Southlands sports marketplace, and even avoid becoming completely overshadowed by the Ducks, having a well-spoken young star who could do a guest turn on "General Hospital" as an exchange student couldn't hurt. The Calder Trophy would be a bonus, but not mandatory if the Kings and the NHL consent to use him as a marketing tool.

"Right now, I don't think about the Calder race or anything," he said. "The team is struggling a little bit and I want to help my team the best I can to win games and make the playoffs. If, in the end, I'm rewarded with the Calder Trophy, I would be really glad."
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upon further review Avery got a couple shots on Lappy's face, and Lappy was hitting Avery in the back. Though Avery got tossed for the game misconduct so Avery loses this one on a technicality.
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Cripes. If their next fight is as worthless as the first one they should probably do everyone a favor, and forget about it. They didn't throw many punches and neither guy landed anything worth while. It was a waste of time.

Good find re: the Kopitar article whoever posted it. He's another of the fine young players in the league.
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Johnathan Bernier on TSN talking about his chances to play for Canada in the WJC.




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Cripes. If their next fight is as worthless as the first one they should probably do everyone a favor, and forget about it. They didn't throw many punches and neither guy landed anything worth while. It was a waste of time.

Good find re: the Kopitar article whoever posted it. He's another of the fine young players in the league.
It wasn't worthless! Avery got tossed for cheating. That was great.
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