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2014-15 Los Angeles Kings Preview: Dynasty Brewing In L.A.?

The Los Angeles Kings became the first team to win two Stanley Cups in three years during the salary cap era when they defeated the New York Rangers in a five-game championship series last season. The Kings’ next challenge is to become the first repeat champion since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings. Los Angeles came closer to repeating than many of the recent champions in 2012-13...
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The role of the captain in NHL has changed

With the announcement by the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday that there would be no team captain, with four alternates acting as a pseudo-captain’s committee instead, there was a bit of talk about just what the Canadiens were doing. How could they go without a captain, especially given their rich history of leaders? How can a team go forward without a clearly defined leader? You name...
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Mike Richards Wants To Move Up The LA Kings Depth Chart

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Mike Richards, it sounds like anyway, kept his word to the Mad Professor. Faced with the possibility of his contract being bought out by the Stanley Cup champions, the 29-year-old Richards vowed to Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi in June that he would be more committed to his workouts this summer to help bring back the Mike Richards of old...
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Mike Richards not content to be Kings' fourth-line center

Mike Richards, it sounds like anyway, kept his word to the Mad Professor. Faced with the possibility of his contract being bought out by the Stanley Cup champions, the 29-year-old Richards vowed to Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi in June that he would be more committed to his workouts this summer to help bring back the Mike Richards of old. He would commit himself to trying to...
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Review and Preview: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings are living up to their royal namesake.#450341290 / gettyimages.comLOS ANGELES KINGSRoster changes: IN: Adam Cracknell (from St. Louis), David Van Der Gulik (from AHL Lake Erie) Roster changes: OUT: Willie Mitchell (to Florida), Linden Vey (to Vancouver) Re-signed: Marian Gaborik (UFA), Dwight King (RFA) Cap situation:2014-'15: 23 players, $69.79M...
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Kings Injury Update: Jonathan Quick might not be ready for preseason games

According to Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is still recovering from his wrist surgery, and might not be able to start playing just yet.  Quick's surgery took place back in June, and was only expected to take 10-12 weeks to recover. Although he is still hoping to be ready for training camp, it is still a question of whether or not Quick...
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Dean Lombardi Not About To Give Away His Secrets On Analytics

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider, Los Angeles Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi isn’t one to surrender his own analytics blueprint, however. “You can get my book when I’m done,” he joked. He acknowledged that he has spoken on the phone “a number of times” with former Boston Red Sox General Manager and current Chicago Cubs Director of Baseball Operations...
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Whether Quick plays in preseason will ‘go right down to the wire’

Jonathan Quick was originally projected to spend 10-12 weeks recovering from his wrist surgery, but as it turns out he might need at least a bit longer than that, per the Los Angeles Times. Kings GM Dean Lombardi said that whether or not Quick plays in the preseason at all will “go right down to the wire.” If that happens, it could make Quick sluggish for the start of the season...
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WATCH: Former NHLer Ladislav Nagy scores incredible goal in KHL

The KHL season is only a few days old but there’s already a challenger for the Goal of the Season award.  The game was between AK Bars Kazan and Bratislava Slovan.  The scorer was former NHL forward Ladislav Nagy playing for Bratislava. Nagy received the puck behind his goal.  What followed was a masterclass of balance and control as Nagy skated through the entire Kazan defense...
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Dean Lombardi Says The Kings Are Focused On Another Cup Run

from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, The Kings general manager talked about the current approach from his players as they get ready for their Stanley Cup defense. It is, he noted, a subtle contrast from when they first won the Cup in 2012. “They were on a mission when they left [for the summer],” Lombardi said. “We’ve never had so many players back this early. When...
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Kings team up to help one of their own

Hockey season won't begin for a few weeks but several members of the Kings are planning to gather Saturday to help a little boy whose smile and bravery can make them feel better no matter how they've played. Charlie Pope is the 2-year-old son of Jennifer Pope, senior director of the Kings' community affairs department and the charitable Kings Care Foundation. Charlie...
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Kings alumni vs. Russian All-Stars off due to travel issues

Back in July, the Kings announced an alumni team would play a Russian All-Star squad as part of September’s Hockey Fest celebration. Now, the game is off. On Wednesday, the Kings issued the following statement: The Los Angeles Kings Alumni Game against the Russian All-Star team on Sunday as part of Kings Hockey Fest 2014 presented by Pizza Hut has been changed, the club announced...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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All That Has Transpired: Los Angeles Kings

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season. Today, we take a look at the Los Angeles Kings. By: Gemma Fagan Los Angeles Kings Marian Gaborik cashed in this offseason with the Kings after scoring a league best 14 goals in the playoffs. (Bruce Bennett...
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Los Angeles Kings Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Los Angeles Kings C 1. Anze Kopitar  2. Jeff Carter 3. Jarret Stoll  4. Mike Richards 5. Jordan Nolan L 1. Marian Gaborik  2. Tanner Pearson  3. Dwight King  4. Kyle Clifford  R 1. Dustin Brown 2. Tyler Toffoli  3. Justin Williams...

Western Conference Preview: Los Angeles Kings

When you’re defending the Cup, you’ve earned the right to be our final preview from the Pacific Division. After looking ahead at the Flames, Oilers, Coyotes, Canucks, Sharks and Ducks, let’s discuss the 2014-15 Los Angeles Kings. Additions: Adam Cracknell … Continue reading → The post Western Conference Preview: Los Angeles Kings appeared first on Committed Indians.
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