KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP Top prospects for LA Kings is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 30 teams throughout August. Today, the Los Angeles Kings. Trades and poor position in the NHL Draft have hindered the Los Angeles Kings from building their organizational depth. Th...
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Reasons for optimism, questions facing Kings is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 30 teams throughout August. Today, the biggest reasons for optimism and the biggest questions facing the Los Angeles Kings. A first-round exit in the Stanley Cup Playoffs was not what the L...
1 day ago Inside look at LA Kings is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 30 teams throughout August. Today, the Los Angeles Kings. A close look at the Los Angeles Kings last season revealed some cracks in their armor, even after they...
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Paul Bissonnette Receives PTO from Los Angeles Kings

Paul Bissonnette has signed a professional tryout offer (PTO) with the Los Angeles Kings. Over the last two seasons, Bissonnette has played under one-year contracts within the Kings organization as a member of the Manchester Monarchs in 2014-15, and the Ontario Reign in 2015-16. Other PTO signings today: @BizNasty2point0 to Kings Raman Hrabarenka to Leafs — James Mirtle (@mirtle...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

2015-2016 Season Review: Dwight King

Dwight King barely played half a season thanks to a pre-season injury. Was it a good half?
Via Jewels From The Crown
6 days ago

2016-17 promo schedule out, plus ticket on-sale info

The Kings announced their promotional/giveaway schedule today for the 2016-17 regular season at STAPLES Center and it is as follows in the grid below. Also, single game tickets for home games will go on sale to the general public on September 1. Even more info at the bottom of this post. (Please note that all promotional dates are subject to change. Click here for changes and additions...
Via LA Kings Insider
6 days ago

3 Rookies Likely to Make the 2016-17 Kings

For a team as low on cap space as the Los Angeles Kings, an infusion of young, cheap rookies onto the roster is not just important — it’s an operational imperative. The numbers don’t lie. Los Angeles has $56.1 million of 2016-17’s $73 million salary cap tied up in eleven players, including one (Mike Richards) who is currently an unrestricted free agent with a dim future in...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Just how quickly will the Toronto Maple Leafs compete?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to be a case study for analytics whether we want them to be or not. After bringing in multiple analytics consultants and assistant general manager Kyle Dubas, the target was placed firmly on their back. For better or for worse, you will see different writers pointing at the Maple Leafs as the reason why analytics are faulty and not worth your time...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings High School Hockey League expands for Year 2

Operating in its second year in 2016-17, the LA Kings High School Hockey League has nearly doubled in size comparison to its first year. With 15 teams mostly located in the San Fernando/San Gabriel Valley areas all the way up to Santa Barbara and Bakersfield, the league is now split into two divisions: Varsity and Junior Varsity. There is a total of 10 Varsity teams and 5 Junior...
Via LA Kings Insider
9 days ago

Preview: Kings Live offseason special

AUGUST HOCKEY TV ALERT. Following tonight’s Angels-Cubs coverage, FOX Sports West will air the Kings Live offseason special at 8:30 p.m. as Patrick O’Neal and Sean O’Donnell segue from the conclusion of the 2015-16 season, through the draft and free agency period into the team’s outlook heading into 2016-17. There’s a conversation about Dean Lombardi’s talk of “reinventing”...
Via LA Kings Insider
15 days ago

WATCH: Drew Doughty shows off new sticky by destroying mannequins

Hockey equipment companies routinely face the tough task of trying to build buzz around a new product, which is fractionally different compared to other models/iterations. The formula of showing a player skate around the ice or shoot a puck on goal in an online ad has grown pretty stale. That’s why Drew Doughty’s video showing off his Synergy GX stick by Easton Hocky is fun...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 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

LA Kings sign G Jack Campbell, re-sign Dowd and Forbort

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Kings have signed goalie Jack Campbell and re-signed center Nic Dowd and defenseman Derek Forbort. The Kings announced the moves Monday. Los Angeles traded defenseman Nick Ebert to Dallas last month for Campbell, the 11th overall pick in the 2010 draft. Campbell played just one NHL game for the Stars in October 2013, spending most of his...
Via Associated Press
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Dustin Brown upset with Kings stripping him of captain title

LOS ANGELES — After eight seasons and two Stanley Cup titles as the Los Angeles Kings' captain, Dustin Brown thought he deserved better.Brown doesn't agree with the Kings' decision to strip him of their captaincy this summer, and he aired his differences with team management Thursday in a phone interview."I felt like I've done a very good job leading this team," he said. "The...
Via Associated Press
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Kings goalie, GM Rogie Vachon elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Rogie Vachon's very, very long wait ended Monday afternoon. Vachon, a former Kings goaltender who last played in the NHL during the 1981-82 season, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Finally. Vachon won 355 games during a 16-year career in the...
Via The OC Register
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Kings again dealing with lack of first-round draft pick

For the second consecutive year and third in the past four, the Kings do not have a first-round draft pick. But that doesn’t mean General Manager Dean Lombardi will be sitting idle Friday while the rest of the teams bolster their rosters. The Kings...
Via The OC Register
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Kings' Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar clean up at NHL Awards

Drew Doughty has often been seen as the best defenseman in this era to have never won the Norris Trophy but that all changed Wednesday night. Doughty was honored as the league’s top defenseman for the 2015-16 season while fellow Kings star Anze...
Via The OC Register
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kings F Kopitar wins Selke Trophy

One week after Anze Kopitar was named the Los Angeles Kings' captain, he became the franchise's first Selke Trophy winner Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. The Selke goes to the NHL's best defensive forward. Kopitar has been the Kings' leading scorer for nine consecutive seasons, but the Slovenian center's willingness to embrace coach Darryl Sutter's defense...
Via Associated Press
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Dustin Brown Lost His Captaincy

Last week, the Los Angeles Kings announced that star center Anze Kopitar will be the new captain, replacing Dustin Brown. Based on Brown’s resume, this change came as somewhat of a shock. The Kings selected Brown 13th overall in the 2003 NHL draft and named him captain shortly after the start of the 2008-09 season. He was just 23 years old at the time, becoming both the youngest...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier retires after 17 NHL seasons

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Kings forward Vincent Lecavalier formally retired Tuesday after 17 NHL seasons.When he joined the Kings in January, Lecavalier declared the 2015-16 season would be his last. He confirmed his retirement intentions after Los Angeles was eliminated from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in April, putting an early end to Lecavalier's revitalizing...
Via FOX Sports
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings name new captain

On June 16, the Los Angeles Kings named Anze Kopitar as the team’s new Captain. Kopitar takes over the role from Dustin Brown who was named the Captain of the Kings in 2008 and has served in that role ever since. Kopitar was named the team’s Alternate Captain at the same time Brown was given the captaincy. Despite not wearing the “C” for the team anymore, Brown will certainly...
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel gets LA Kings fans to react to 2016 Stanley Cup win

Jimmy Kimmel is known for his viral video pranks, and one of his best recurring sketches happens to “Lie Witness News”, where he gets people on the street to react to fake news. On Monday, Kimmel asked people for their reactions to the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup. The only problems with that being: the Kings weren’t even in the Final, were bounced in the first...
Via The Comeback
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings sign McNabb for two more years

The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Brayden McNabb to a two-year contract. McNabb has played the past two seasons with the Kings and at the age of 25 this will give him a chance to continue to grow even more with them. McNabb was drafted by the Buffalo Sabers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He was drafted 66th overall in the third round. He started playing for the Sabers during...
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings reportedly to strip Dustin Brown of captaincy

The Los Angeles Kings are making a change at captain. Frank Seravalli of 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
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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