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Teddy Purcell back for second stint with Kings

EL SEGUNDO – Teddy Purcell was here once before. It was six years ago, but it seems as if it was only yesterday. The Kings' training facility is the same now, but different. Many of the faces are familiar, making his homecoming all the more...
Via The OC Register
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

September 24 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On the format for Sunday’s Kings vs. Kings game in Ontario: We’re going to play 30 5-on-5, 30 minutes. And we did last year, too, we’ll go into 4-on-4, 3-on-3, and some automatic special teams. Things like that. It’s a little early to play a game, third day, right? So you’ve got to be careful. We’ve got seven games this week counting tomorrow. We’ve got to look at a...
Via LA Kings Insider
14 hours ago

Training camp roster, groups, schedule

Training Camp Groups GROUP A Goalies Jack Campbell Jack Flinn Jeff Zatkoff Defensemen Kale Clague Jacob Friend Kevin Gravel Paul LaDue Zachary Leslie Kurtis MacDermid Alec Martinez Rob Scuderi Damir Sharipzianov Zach Trotman Forwards Mike Amadio Andy Andreoff Sean Backman Jonny Brodzinski Dustin Brown Jeff Carter Andrew Crescenzi Justin Gutierrez Michael Latta Lucas Lessio Joel Lowry...
Via LA Kings Insider
1 day ago

Dean Lombardi’s Right: He’ll Be His Own Harshest Critic

Via Jewels From The Crown
1 day ago

Matt Luff Gets Entry-Level Deal With Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have signed 6-foot-3 forward Matt Luff to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Thursday. The 19-year-old native of Oakville, Ontario was an undrafted free agent who spent last season with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). There he scored 27 goals and 57 points in 61 games. He also grabbed a goal and two assists in four...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Top 200

We are through 149 players in my rankings; I can't believe there's still 101 players to go! Thanks to a commenter, I realized that I had Tyler Toffoli ranked twice. I'm only human! Anyways, things are already getting thin at this point in drafts. There will be some guys who are here for their safety but I'm deferring to players with upside at this point in the draft. Locking...
Via Razzball Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter should be “full go” at training camp

I don’t always like reporting these bits before seeing the whites of the player’s eyes, so to speak, but a hockey operations source told LA Kings Insider that Jeff Carter, who was unable to participate in the World Cup of Hockey after suffering a lower-body injury during training, is expected to be “a full go” when training camp opens at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo...
Via LA Kings Insider
2 days ago

Kings training camp preview: Five burning questions

1. Who will fill the vacancies on defense? Drew Doughty won the Norris Trophy last season as the NHL’s top defenseman, an honor many believed was a season or two late in coming. Jake Muzzin took strides last season toward becoming an elite...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings are sticking to a familiar formula, but can it still work in a changing league?

With each pass, shot and rush down the ice, the Kings move farther and farther from their Stanley Cup championship in 2014. Each hour, day, week and month creates an ever-widening gap that cannot be ignored in the fast-moving world of the NHL. The...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lombardi, Tortorella defend US World Cup roster decisions

TORONTO (AP) Dean Lombardi pounded the table and tried to explain it all. His eyes darting back and forth, the Team USA general manager tried to explain the Americans' unexpected and disappointing early exit from the World Cup of Hockey. Along the way, Lombardi blamed himself for plenty. The hockey veteran with two Stanley Cup rings said he would have done four or five things differently...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

22 Days to Go: Bounce Back, Marian Gaborik!

Via Jewels From The Crown
3 days ago

L.A. Kings unveil new 50th anniversary jerseys

The Los Angeles Kings are celebrating their 50th season in the NHL by releasing a new alternate jersey to celebrate the joyous occasion. The golden anniversary. #LAKings50 pic.twitter.com/gIzY15TYFG — #LAKings (@LAKings) September 20, 2016 The new duds look pretty slick. The jersey features many highlights from older iconic Kings uniforms and teams with plenty of nods to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LIVE: Kings vs Coyotes rookie scrimmage

Via NHL.com
4 days ago

LA Kings 50th Anniversary Jersey Unveiled

The Los Angeles Kings today unveiled their 50th Anniversary jersey. Kings players will wear the new jersey (which will be the team’s official Third Jersey for the 2016-17 season) tonight during the team’s annual “Meet The Players” event for clu...
Via NHL.com
4 days ago

LA Kings announcer Bob Miller to reduce travel schedule

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bob Miller will return to calling Los Angeles Kings games for the team's 50th anniversary season but will reduce his travel schedule after missing the final three months last season because of quadruple bypass surgery. The team said Monday that Miller will call 58 games, including all home ones, and the first round of the playoffs. His first game will be Oct....
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL and LA Kings Reveal 2017 All-Star Logo

NEW YORK (Sept. 19, 2016) – The National Hockey League and Los Angeles Kings today unveiled the 2017 NHL® All-Star logo as the team prepares to host the League’s showcase of stars for the third time in Los Angeles from Friday, Jan. 27 through Sund...
Via NHL.com
5 days ago

24 Days to Go: Trevor Lewis is Sticking Around

Via Jewels From The Crown
6 days ago

Video: Anze Kopitar was mic’d up and says Team Europe has everyone fooled

Anze Kopitar is one of the best centers in the world regardless of team. So when he talked a little trash on the bench during Team USA vs. Team Europe, we should all probably listen. Anze Kopitar mic’d up at #WCH2016, “We fooled them all with the first two games, boys.” https://t.co/twdX03yu21 — Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) September 18, 2016 Kopitar and Team Europe came...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Versteeg a free agent once again after insurance falls through in Swiss league

Kris Versteeg is on the open market, once again. The 30-year-old inked a one-year deal with SC Bern of the Swiss National League in late July. According to Darren Dreger of TSN.ca, the deal has fallen through. Versteeg is once again a free agent after complications with his insurance. Kris Versteeg is about to be a free agent again. Due to insurance complications Versteeg is expected...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL's rift with IOC still a hot topic of World Cup of Hockey gets underway

At a glance, the transition from the Rio Olympics in the summer to the World Cup of Hockey in the fall seems like a seamless move from one international event to another.What the casual kick-back hockey viewer might not know is how opposing these two events are—how fractured the relationship between the National Hockey League and the International Olympics Committee has become...
Via Yardbarker
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Captaincy role perhaps beneficial for Kings’ Dustin Brown

As the third period barrage of goals showered the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Kings were chased out of the playoffs after a mere five-game quarterfinal tussle with the San Jose Sharks, which marked a disappointing outcome for the second consecutive season (missed postseason in 2015). Inconsistency from the Kings’ star players was surely a catalyst to their elimination, yet...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former BSU Standout Ted Belisle Joins LA Kings As a Scout

The Los Angeles Kings have added hockey mind Ted Belisle to their scouting staff for the 2016-17 season. Belisle, a former Thunder Bay Flyer of the United States Premier Hockey League, is the current head coach of Bemidji State University. Belisle was a captain on BSU’s 2000-2001 team, the program’s second year at the Division I level and its final season under legendary head...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Zatkoff takes Stanley Cup down water slide, because why not?

It’s safe to say Jeff Zatkoff had a good time during his day with the Stanley Cup. The former Pittsburgh Penguins third-string goalie, who captured a Game 1 victory in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, had his day with the Stanley Cup this week, and he certainly made the most of it. Zatkoff decided to take the Stanley Cup down a water slide with some buddies. It’s...
Via The Comeback
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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