KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Let’s Talk About Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown, who has captained the Kings since 2008, has been stripped of the ‘C’ in Los Angeles.  (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) There is a different feel to the Los Angeles Kings these days. Failing to make the playoffs in 2015 followed by an exit from this year’s playoffs in the first round, after just five games, has most feeling it’s time for some changes in Los Angeles...
Via The Hockey Writers
23 hours ago

Kings Well Represented in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

The final rosters for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey were announced yesterday. Last summer the Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was named general manager for Team USA, and he made his final seven selections for the full 23-player roster yesterday, which included Kings goalie Jonathan Quick. Lombardi has been on the United Stated Hockey Advisory Board since 2009, and helped with the...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Changing Captaincy Likely to Benefit Brown, Kings

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you’re heading — Lao Tzu If multiple reports are correct, longtime Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown will not be wearing the “C” starting next season. And for both Brown and the Kings, that may end up being the best possible outcome. TSN’s Frank Servalli Broke the Story On Friday, TSN’s Frank Servalli tweeted...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Report: Kings remove captain's 'C' from Dustin Brown

The Kings would neither confirm nor deny a report Friday that right wing Dustin Brown would have his captaincy taken away from him next season. The Canadian sports network TSN said on its website that Brown was told he would no longer be the Kings’...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings reportedly to strip Dustin Brown of captaincy

The Los Angeles Kings are making a change at captain. Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports that Kings captain Dustin Brown has been told he will no longer be the captain of the team and that they’re going in a different direction with the C. The move is and isn’t surprising. It is surprising because Brown has been the captain in LA since 2008. He’s led the Kings to two Stanley...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings to strip Brown of captaincy — who wears the ‘C’ next season?

Dustin Brown still has six years and $32.5 million remaining on his contract with the Kings, but it appears as though he’s about to spend the rest of his days in Los Angeles without the captaincy. TSN’s Frank Seravalli reported Friday afternoon that Brown, 31, has been told he won’t be the Kings’ captain next season and that Los Angeles plans to “go in a different direction”...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Los Angeles Kings: Sutter to return behind the bench

The Los Angeles Kings recently agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with Head Coach Darryl Sutter. The contract will begin in the upcoming NHL season. Sutter joined the Kings as their head coach on December 20, 2011. He replaced Terry Murray who was relieved of his duties that season. He has been with the team for four full seasons. However, this season marks the fifth he has...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings agree with coach Darryl Sutter on new multiyear deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings and coach Darryl Sutter have agreed to the terms of a new contract. The team announced the new multiyear deal Friday though it didn't offer details beyond saying that it begins with the upcoming season. General manager Dean Lombardi had said last week that the Kings had offered Sutter a deal that was ''very fair'' to the two-time Stanley Cup...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings agree with coach Darryl Sutter on contract extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings and coach Darryl Sutter have agreed to a multiyear contract extension that begins in the fall. The two-time Stanley Cup champion coach reached an agreement that is reportedly for two more seasons with an option for a third. His current deal was to expire July 1. ''I have lots of coaching left,'' the 57-year-old Sutter said Friday during a...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings coach Darryl Sutter says his decision to re-sign with team was 'clear and easy'

Darryl Sutter had plenty of reasons to agree to a new multi-season contract with the Kings. In fact, he said Friday during a conference call with reporters his decision to stay with the team he led to Stanley Cup championships in 2014 and 2012 was...
Via The OC Register
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings agree with Coach Darryl Sutter on new contract

Cross one item from Kings general manager Dean Lombardi’s off-season to-do list. The Kings and Darryl Sutter have agreed on a new contract for the two-time Stanley Cup championship-winning coach. A team spokesman said a formal announcement will be...
Via The OC Register
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings, coach Darryl Sutter agree to 2-year contract extension

With less than two months left before his contract was set to expire, the Los Angeles Kings have extended Darryl Sutter's deal by two years, according to the Los Angeles Times.The Kings were eliminated in five games by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs, but Sutter has won two Stanley Cups with the team (in 2012 and 2014) since he was hired in 2011.Terms of the...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings GM: Coach Darryl Sutter has contract offer to return

LOS ANGELES (AP) Coach Darryl Sutter has an offer to return to the Los Angeles Kings, and the club is waiting to find out whether he will accept it. General manager Dean Lombardi said Friday that the Kings' offer is ''very fair'' to the two-time Stanley Cup champion coach. Lombardi says he isn't concerned that Sutter might not return for a sixth season, and he doesn't think money...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

What happened to the Los Angeles Kings?

The series between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks started out looking like it would be a close series. The first four games were one goal deficits and even being down 3-1 in the series Kings’ fans have seen their team come back from worse. However, game five on April 22 was a different story with the Sharks winning 6-3 to send the Kings home. The problem was that...
Via isportsweb.com
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier has officially retired

After a 17-year career, Vincent Lecavalier has called it quits in a move that wasn’t a surprise to anyone. His midseason move from the Flyers to the Kings was a reclamation project that actually seemed to work out for the always contending Kings. I wrote in my midseason piece about Lecavalier’s trade that I believed that the Flyers won the trade by a large margin. Analyzing it...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

LA Kings: Who needs to step up for game five

Facing a 3-1 series deficit at home tonight in the Staples Center, the LA Kings will need their top players to start performing. Goaltender Jonathan Quick has been good enough to keep the Kings competitive against the San Jose Sharks. However, he can’t win the series alone, and the Kings will need their star players like forwards Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Marian Gaborik, and...
Via isportsweb.com
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

In the face of overwhelming adversity, the LA Kings somehow won Game 3

Down 0-2 in the seven game series, the Los Angeles Kings won an absolute thriller in overtime at the SAP Center at San Jose on Monday night by a final score of 2-1. Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into the extra period after Dustin Brown landed a monster hit on Brenden Dillon in the neutral zone to free up the puck and Pearson's path to the net for the game-winner.While we'd ususally...
Via Fox Sports
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Sharks vs. Kings

VitalsLos Angeles: (48-28-6) 2nd in Pacific DivisionSan Jose: (46-30-6) 3rd in Pacific DivisionSeason SeriesThe Sharks took three of the five matchups between the California foes this season, including a 5-2 victory on March 28 that clinched their playoff berth.Looking at the MatchupThe most obvious  story line heading into this series is that this is the rematch of the 2014 first...
Via Yardbarker
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

The great Norris Trophy debate: Drew Doughty vs. Erik Karlsson

All sports fans love to argue, especially about which players are better than others. Hockey fans have sunk into this debate this season, arguing about Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson.  With the end of the season approaching and award voting about to start, fans are looking for a definitive answer. Who's had the better season...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Returning to Stanley Cup Form

At this time last year, the Los Angeles Kings were struggling. They had fallen from grace, and the two-time Stanley Cup Champions did not make the playoffs. However, this year, the Kings are leading the Pacific Division and are dominating every night that they play. They played a rough game against the Washington Capitals Wednesday, where they were leading 3-0 and then had to stop...
Via The Sports Journal
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kings and Lucic have exchanged contract proposals

Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic stated he’d like to spend the rest of his career with the organization earlier last month, despite being in his first season with the club. According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, Lucic’s camp is trying to make a new contract a reality, as the pending unrestricted free agent and the Kings are working on a long-term deal and have “exchanged...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals center Mike Richards has drug charges dropped

The nearly year-long saga of Mike Richards’ Canadian drug charges is finally over, as a judge issued a stay in a Manitoba court on Wednesday. It likely means there will be no more charges hanging over the head of the 31-year-old Washington Capitals center. Stayed charges in Canada can be brought up again within a year, but per the CBC report, are a rarity. Richards was stopped...
Via The Comeback
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Los Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar Underrated?

We all know who Anze Kopitar is. Alternate captain for the Los Angeles Kings, two-time Stanley Cup champion and an amazing elite NHL center. Though he doesn’t lead the league in points and goals every single year, he goes completely under the radar. Seriously. The first-line center, who signed a huge extension with the Kings in mid-January, was snubbed in All-Star voting. What’s...
Via The Sports Journal
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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