Los Angeles Kings: Something New Is In The Air

November 7th, 2009 by Gann Matsuda Leave a reply »
LOS ANGELES — These days, the air smells different in the Los Angeles Kings’ dressing room at Staples Center.

Over the summer, the “Event Level” corridor and most of the dressing rooms at Staples Center were renovated.

Included in the renovations was the Kings dressing room which has a much more clean, modern look to it. The renovations include wood-like paneling, new carpet, a four-speaker stereo system, a mini-theatre where the players and coaches can watch and analyze video, and more.

But the newly-remodeled dressing room is not the only reason the air smells different.

Indeed, what you smell when you walk into the Kings dressing room is not just sweaty jerseys and equipment. These days, something quite new, at least to this crop of Kings, is in the air and the aroma is strong and unmistakable.

That smell is the powerful scent of confidence exuding from the pores of each and every Kings player, something they have had since the first game of the season, despite playing their worst game in recent memory in a 6-3 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on October 3 at Staples Center.

Since that time, the Kings hav ...

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