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Jake Muzzin has joined Matt Greene at practice. Blog/Internet/fan favorite Alec Martinez might be back with Keaton Ellerby. Despite being a simple practice combo, this sent shockwaves across Los Angeles.

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With the season just days away, Jon Rosen tweeted a bit of practice information that would seem harmless at first glance.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Muzzin taking reps with Greene; Martinez with Ellerby.</p>&mdash; Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/lakingsinsider/statuses/385087014174871552">October 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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It's not even a surprising development, is it? However, there are three important facts to consider.

  1. After being "given more of an opportunity" during camp by head coach Darryl Sutter, Alec Martinez had a good training camp topped off by an excellent performance at Frozen Fury.
  2. Jake Muzzin sustained a knee injury last week; many thought this may have opened the door for Martinez.
  3. People LOVE Alec Martinez.

So, naturally, this caused an uproar.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>WHAT NOOOOOOOOO RT <a href="https://twitter.com/lakingsinsider">@lakingsinsider</a> &quot;Muzzin taking reps with Greene; Martinez with Ellerby.&quot;</p>&mdash; Ryan Dunn (@SharksGotMyLeg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SharksGotMyLeg/statuses/385087272678219776">October 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Woof "<a href="https://twitter.com/lakingsinsider">@lakingsinsider</a>: Muzzin taking reps with Greene; Martinez with Ellerby."</p>&mdash; Joshva (@SoundFlyer14) <a href="https://twitter.com/SoundFlyer14/statuses/385087457718730752">October 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>(Martinez jersey at <a href="https://twitter.com/JFTC_Kings">@JFTC_Kings</a> HQ slowly falls off wall) RT <a href="https://twitter.com/lakingsinsider">@lakingsinsider</a>: Muzzin taking reps with Greene; Martinez with Ellerby.</p>&mdash; Eric (@hailrover) <a href="https://twitter.com/hailrover/statuses/385095280275636224">October 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/lakingsinsider">@lakingsinsider</a>: Muzzin taking reps with Greene; Martinez with Ellerby." NOOOOOOOOOOOOO</p>&mdash; Nut (@DoctorGonzzzo) <a href="https://twitter.com/DoctorGonzzzo/statuses/385095464254570496">October 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It&#39;s as if tens of nerds cried out and were suddenly silenced&quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/lakingsinsider">@lakingsinsider</a>: Muzzin taking reps with Greene; Martinez with Ellerby."</p>&mdash; Rudy Kelly (@rudykelly) <a href="https://twitter.com/rudykelly/statuses/385096016124321792">October 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ RT <a href="https://twitter.com/lakingsinsider">@lakingsinsider</a> Muzzin taking reps with Greene; Martinez with Ellerby.</p>&mdash; jean louise finch (@langluy) <a href="https://twitter.com/langluy/statuses/385096975210643457">October 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/lakingsinsider">@lakingsinsider</a>: Muzzin taking reps with Greene; Martinez with Ellerby.&quot; But Doughty said....</p>&mdash; Michael Gleason (@MrGleasonator) <a href="https://twitter.com/MrGleasonator/statuses/385097040109125632">October 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TweetsFromSpring2013&amp;src=hash">#TweetsFromSpring2013</a> RT <a href="https://twitter.com/lakingsinsider">@lakingsinsider</a>: Muzzin taking reps with Greene; Martinez with Ellerby.</p>&mdash; The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) <a href="https://twitter.com/theroyalhalf/statuses/385097256325484544">October 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="http://t.co/1Zf1jZ5qm4">http://t.co/1Zf1jZ5qm4</a> RT <a href="https://twitter.com/lakingsinsider">@lakingsinsider</a>: Muzzin taking reps with Greene; Martinez with Ellerby.</p>&mdash; Dwight King Jr. (@RobertJFTC) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobertJFTC/statuses/385097915410034688">October 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Nothing signals the return of regular season hockey like Twitter blowing up over practice updates. And with the Kings starting on a back-to-back, who's to say that Sutter doesn't switch Martinez into the lineup for Game 2 of the season? But since people have strong feelings, we'll ask the question anyway...