The end of our local camp in coming to an end. I just wanted to forward some info onto the Kings fans. This is something written br Rich Hammond. It is Very informative. I feel for the Kings and Ducks with their "Road trip from Hell". The Ducks got it worse....Stay Healthy all...
"It's hard to believe that there's only one day of camp left in Los Angeles. After Tuesday night's preseason game, we won't see the Kings in Los Angeles again until Oct. 1.
Crawford switched things up today and had the whole group -- 39 players, minus Scott Parse (more on that later) -- on the ice together at the same time for the first time. For the first time, you're starting to see how the team might take shape. In fact, later today I think I'll do a bit of analysis of where the Kings are, in terms of line matchups and available roster positions. There are some interesting scenarios shaping up. I also have interviews with Crawford, Jack Johnson, Dustin Brown and Tom Preissing.
And here's the biggest one. Talk to people who have watched a lot of training camp, and you'll hear that Jonathan Bernier just might be the Kings' best goalie. It's going to be very interesting to see what they do with him. I think the decision is going to be harder than anyone anticipated. The thought process is twofold...one, the Kings have to make sure he's ready to play. Two, they have to make sure they don't stunt his development. It's a tough, tough thing, and the last thing Crawford wants to do this season is mess up the goaltending situation.
Here's how some of the major players practiced:
I don't know if this has been mentioned already, but Scott Parse has a bad back. He hurt himself lifting weights right before camp started and he's been off the ice. He's been cleared to skate, and did so after practice today. No timetable yet on when he might practice.
Lots of special-teams work at practice today, and there will be another session this afternoon dedicated specifically to special teams."
Go Kings Go!!!