Loktionov skating in Detroit, talks playoffs, coaching change

Loktionov unaware of sanctions against Sptifires | Windsor Star

Former Windsor Spitfire Andrei Loktionov of the Los Angeles Kings admitted that he didn’t know many of the details of the Ontario Hockey League’s sanctions against the Windsor Spitfires for alleged violations of the league’s recruitment and benefits regulations, but was certain of one thing.If any money did indeed change hands, it didn’t go into his bank account.“It wasn’t me,” said Loktionov, who has been taking part in informal skates with members of the Detroit Red Wings and other NHL players at Joe Louis Arena. […]

It was an […] enjoyable summer for Loktionov, who added a Stanley Cup to his resume as the Kings became the first No. 8 seed to win the NHL crown last season. Loktionov produced 3-4-7 totals in 39 regular-season games for L.A. and also suited up for two playoff games.“Winning the Stanley Cup, being only 22 years old, it was an incredible experience,” Loktionov said. “Everyone was so happy.”

[…] Loktionov sensed that the Kings could be headed for great things. “It was very important start for us to beat Vancouver,” he said. “When we beat them, we knew we could beat anybody.” Loktionov viewed a mid-season coaching change from Terry Murray to Darryl Sutter as the spark that ignited the Kings’ fire.“We changed the coach and everything started out much better,” Loktionov said. “On the ice and off the ice, everybody was happy to play hockey again.”

 

  1 comment for “Loktionov skating in Detroit, talks playoffs, coaching change

  1. September 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    ugh, he wants to play for the red wings probably fml

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