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Take a look at the changes to the LA lineup for this season.
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Finally it's hockey season -- everybody on Patrick go to jail and I'm excited about this kings team. As does everybody write what this is a great show. You hockey fans all access inside peek at everything that went into this upcoming season but first let's start with some of those offseason moves who's in and who's now out. Right it's bad -- gonna miss him He wanted to finish where He started up and Edmonton. Michael ponson is a fan favorite is now playing for San Jose I could be trouble Alexi product Borowski. One and done for pony Wayne Simmons and radiation. Since I was a fan favorite everybody hope He does well in Philadelphia Shaq will be a star in the NHL all right who's it. Mike Richards kings fans get ready to see one of the best all around players in the -- Simone Gagne firepower two time forty goals for. Ethan Moreau veteran and He will definitely help the room. -- under a real surprise -- -- out of camp He could bring scoring touch to that fourth line spent part the last nine years with the Islanders. Now the addition of Richards and Gagne is certainly grabbed a lot of attention and announced to the league that the -- top six forwards. Can play would anybody. Our process and there's -- gets against that any team in this league underdog. -- -- minister process I think our top six is good as anybody in the league right now you're probably gonna. It's hard to do. Six players together. Think we've done it. It's been a common refrain this entire things offseason the team's biggest lead was made in their top two forward lines with the addition of Mike Richards and Simone Gagne. And if you -- the kings players they'll tell you it was much needed. They throw. -- I've been here it's been. Widely known the cars and the number one need to -- shut him down to do that as few runs they score but not enough that effectively. He opens tend to see Terry won't Garner and one. That's difficult for us along some night known for its fun certain. The other night the second time in service games on the road you know well when playoff gonna come next if it's something that there will help us you know to reach your goals. At the core of this top six strength are two of the league's elite Saturday Mike Richards and -- -- -- but off. The value batting Richards is easy to see which his fewer skill and grit. But the value of hearing him cope with -- can be seen examples throughout the rest of the NHL's Western Conference. Last season the Red Wings and ducks and Sharks all won their divisions and all advance to the second round of the playoffs. With the Sharks and Canucks making the conference finals. So what -- these teams have in common they each have beliefs that are meant to anchor both of their top two lines. -- dot soup and Henrik Zetterberg of Detroit Hendrickson Dina and Ryan Kessler in Vancouver and Joseph Thornton and Joseph put Belsky in San Jose. And on top of that the two teams to eliminate the case of the playoffs each of the previous seasons. We're with the ducks and Sharks if the kings are truly ready to join the ranks of the Western Conference lead. They had to start in the mid. If you look at teams that had a lot of success in the playoffs last before you know. You know they have depth -- in the middle and what teams try to do against your team usually itself and matching there. Walter checking line against your your top line. Oh if you only have one Topps set and then no it's easy to match but if you have to. Tough guys and you know you know the deal I'm gonna be able to. There's things on the ice if you handle Parker Wilson's son that are most involved in the front and -- from affords -- porn -- -- most involved baseball. A lot of players go through them a lot of break helpful through the whole team comments come from the middle infield while you're going defenseman was on. I think is. Makes the other team. Think twice -- we want to match up against them. -- -- to his -- of seriousness was still I think it makes sense but after checking line and I talked. Defensive pair -- so. He had a little little break on not sometimes and if they decide to to match up against the first time and -- -- -- -- Well as Mike gets settled as a member of the LA kings He was kind enough to let us spend some time with them on the way to a morning skate. Let them here. A little bit different is it and and -- later -- north in Canada loved every -- -- enough. Keeps me. A little bit different to get used to first and so hard and I talked a couple people miss. Most of the a lot of people -- Trying to pretty good and -- Farnsworth I've -- Two. That's it. Just -- general thoughts and anchor there and once they get settled here and our field to venture out here and -- It's been. A little bit of a whirlwind the last month and how often. Trying to get sent up and saying goodbye I guess a lot of people in Philadelphia and and being welcomed by a lot of people in LA Tucson. I look forward to starting the season with LA and a new chapter in my life and Tom my hockey career. -- there was -- hectic offseason for an hour trip from. My dads traded its first couple weeks are really busy and have second and things are -- Clemens -- -- Just different things going on so surprised to get off hysteria. System wise knowing we're playing poker assistant. I first got another little to pull those around him. -- -- feeling out process and comfortable. And competitive. I guys just get the practice and I got ahead then thanks for coming. -- --