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Carcillo to make Kings debut vs. Ottawa

Oct 9, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT

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Looking to shake things up after back-to-back losses, Los Angeles is inserting Dan Carcillo into the lineup for the first time this season tonight against the Senators.

Carcillo, 28, was acquired from Chicago in July and will reportedly replace Dwight King in the lineup and skate alongisde Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, as the Kings try to rebound from defeats to Winnipeg and the New York Rangers.

It’ll be interesting to see how “Carbomb” fits in L.A. When he’s on his game, he can be an effective agitator with some skill — he scored 12 goals and 22 points the year Philly went to the Cup Final, racking up 207 PIM.

He’s also tight with Richards and Carter from those Philly days. In fact, Carcillo was one of the first people to stick up for the pair during the infamous “Dry Island” fiasco.

“I have nothing but good things to say about Mike Richards,” Carcillo told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He’s an amazing person. He’s an amazing captain. It makes me upset kind of how he’s been dragged through the dirt a little bit as well as Jeff Carter.

“I don’t think it’s fair and I don’t think it’s warranted.”

In other Kings lineup news, Alec Martinez will draw into the defense at the expense of Jake Muzzin.

This really shouldn’t come as much of  a surprise, as L.A. head coach Darryl Sutter called out Muzzin yesterday, saying the young blueliner was “struggling” and had to “learn not to turn the puck over.”

  1. 2qswing - Oct 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    OOOOHHH that will make a huge difference. about 8 min TOI, two stupid penalties and a shouting match with the opposing bench.

  2. blomfeld - Oct 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    “I have not yet begun to fight!” … John Paul Jones

    not so sure yet about this Carcillo creature ? … nonetheless, having Martinez back in our line-up is a ‘very’ smart move which will pay immediate dividends ! … in fact, I don’t even understand how he isn’t a regular already ?… and Sutter better make ‘damn’ sure that we come right back with Quickie tonight !

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • joey4id - Oct 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      Do you think the boys had fun in private with Quick? They gotta laugh at these things when the dust settles. Maybe some guy painted the nob of his stick with glue. :-)

      • blomfeld - Oct 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

        Joey – Hope you’re right friend, as they can’t let unfortunate setbacks like that linger … just ‘get up, dust off and back in the saddle’ eh ? :)

      • joey4id - Oct 9, 2013 at 4:14 PM

        hehehehe! I’m sure there was some ribbing going on. Good for team building.

  3. matthewmacisaac - Oct 9, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    As a Flyers fan I can’t believe any team would trade for this overrated turd, muchless let him actually take the ice. He only gets under the ref’s skin and puts your team shorthanded at momentum killing times. He’s just a “poor man’s Avery” which is not a compliment in any light (Avery= biggest Dbag in hockey history- 2nd biggest Carcillo/Cooke take your pick).

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