Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Kings Thump Coyotes in Rare Split-Squad Match-up
Raitis Ivanans and Richard Clune pummeled the Coyotes with their fists while David Meckler and Oscar Moller enjoyed 3 point nights as the Kings dropped the dogs 6-4.
The other half of the Kings training camp roster beat the Blues 2-1 in Kansas City.
Now, we don't want to get into too much of a tizzy for a pre-season game, but Richard Clune, who was acquired this off-season for the under-achieving Lauri Tukonen, has been the most impressive player in camp.
With the Kings lacking a true enforcer presence in the middle-weight division Clune has gone from after thought to a very good chance of making the opening day roster.
The Kings head to Colorado for a pre-season game Wednesday. Then the team will head to Vegas for Frozen Fury XI against the Colorado Avalanche. Big Dave will be off to Vegas for the weekend festivities which will include a charity poker tournament, hockey game, and more than likely a beer or 12.