Mark Borowiecki

Kings view epic nine-game trip as a team-building exercise

Kings view epic nine-game trip as a team-building exercise

Long trips can promote bonding when players are far from the distractions of family and chores. The Kings will have time to forge lifelong bonds while they play nine straight road games, an odyssey that will begin Tuesday in Buffalo and will be interrupted by the Christmas break after the seventh game.

“There’s still some guys that you get to know better on the road,” forward Trevor Lewis said, “and you spend a lot more time with guys, just going out to dinner, on planes and stuff. It’s good to get to know everyone like that and let loose a little bit.”

The trip will have another benefit for right wing Tyler Toffoli. His parents are planning to drive from suburban Toronto to...

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