It makes for a good storyline, but there’s disappointment in store for anyone who expects
Kuemper, who’s expected to back up
"It's just a business. I'm not going to have any sour emotions towards anyone in the Minnesota organization," said Folin, whose goal against Chicago on Sunday might keep him in the lineup when the Kings try to extend their winning streak to six. "I really enjoyed playing there. I had three great years and I have lots to be thankful for. It was a good time in my life and I made lots of really good friends."
He has felt comfortable with the Kings from the start. "I like being around the guys in the room. You can tell there's a lot of experience," said Folin, who shares a South Bay home with Kuemper. "There's a lot of guys around the room that's won a couple Stanley Cups, and it shows. It's fun to be part of it every day and I'm just pushing to get better, something I've been doing my whole career."
Kuemper never seized the Wild's starting job and lost his backup role late last March when Alex Stalock was promoted.
"I think I knew I wasn't going to be back in Minnesota, which was a lot of mixed feelings," said Kuemper, who is 4-0-2 with a 1.72 goals-against average and .944 save percentage in eight games this season. "It was the only team I'd ever played for and a lot of good experiences there, but I'm really happy to be here now and really happy with how things have been going."
KINGS VS. MINNESOTA WILD
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
On the air: TV — NBCSN. Radio — 790.
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