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Kings practice notes: Mike Richards assigned to AHL

Struggling center Mike Richards has cleared waivers and been assigned the Kings AHL affiliate, the Kings announced Tuesday.  Richards was placed on waivers Monday and the move was instantly scrutinized. A veteran with a sizable contract, Lombardi tried to trade Richards but talks never materialized. During Tuesday's practice, he was not on the ice at the Toyota Center, instead on...
Via Fox Sports West
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Kings' Mike Richards clears waivers, assigned to Manchester of AHL

  The Los Angeles Kings have assigned Mike Richards to their AHL affiliate after the high-priced center cleared waivers. The Kings assigned Richards to the Manchester Monarchs on Tuesday after no NHL team picked him up. Richards went on waivers Monday after several seasons of declining offensive production. Although he played a key two-way role on the Kings' two Stanley Cup championship...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Los Angeles Kings release center Mike Richards

A person familiar with the move tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings have released center Mike Richards. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the Kings had not announced the decision. Richards was a standout for the Flyers when he was acquired by the Kings, but his scoring has dropped every year since - from 18 goals in 2011-12 to just five halfway...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Brown, Kings need to wreak havoc to score

The Los Angeles Kings have proven that they are in dire need of offensive help. Since the injury to winger Tanner Pearson and the illness of Tyler Toffoli, L.A. has lost four out of five games. They’ve scored more than two goals in only one out of those five contests – their 5-3 loss to […] The post Dustin Brown, Kings need to wreak havoc to score appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Metallica drops ceremonial puck at Sharks game

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo of Metallica were in the house at “The Shark Tank” Wednesday night as the San Jose Sharks paid tribute to the legendary band during the team’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. The fellas, three-fourths of the band — Kirk Hammett was not present — took part in...Read More The post Metallica does ceremonial puck drop at...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hit the Lights: Sharks hosting ‘Metallica Night’ during game against Kings

The SAP Center, colloquially — and fittingly — known as “The Shark Tank,” an NHL venue already known for its passionate fans, will be especially rocking on Wednesday night when the San Jose Sharks host the Los Angeles Kings. Why? Because it’s Metallica Night, that’s why. Among the festivities planned for the evening include band...Read More The post Hit the Lights: Sharks...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Doughty making strong case for Norris Trophy

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is a consummate professional and a player L.A. can always depend on. A beacon of consistency, Doughty can score, is an excellent defender and has an impressive résumé. Along with winning two Stanley Cups with the Kings, he has also won two gold medals in the Winter Olympics, a silver medal […] The post Drew Doughty making strong case for Norris Trophy...
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

When will the L.A. Kings flip the switch?

The L.A. Kings have done it again, this time in a 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames. Los Angeles went ahead late in the game, after Matt Greene was able to find the net on Flames’ goaltender Joni Ortio’s glove side. Three minutes and 32 seconds is the time it took for the Kings’ lead […] The post When will the L.A. Kings flip the switch? appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 1/19

What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings on Puck Drunk Love can be found here. Keep in mind that based on the 2013-14 NHL season, 13 out of 16 playoff teams ranked in the top 16 of these same analytics power...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Erin Andrews & Chrissy Teigen Go To War With Jarret Stoll’s Ex-Girlfriend

  I knew the tweet was going to start a war when Erin Andrews figured out that Jarret Stoll’s ex, Katie Cassidy, was trashing her on Twitter over her sideline abilities during the NFC Championship game. And the odds were good that Pageviews defender Chrissy Teigen would take time out of her busy schedule to fire off a shot for Carmen Sandiego. Cassidy and Jarret Stoll dated before...
Via Busted Coverage
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings retire Rob Blake’s No. 4

Saturday night was an emotional night for the Kings organization. Before the Kings played the Anaheim Ducks at the Staples Center, the Kings organization retired Rob Blake’s No. 4 and raised his jersey to the arena rafters. On the matter of his number being retired Blake said “I think it’s a little overwhelming when you walk out and you see [all of it] on your behalf. For me...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings lose seventh shootout of the season in loss to Ducks

Tie games have become a nightmare in Los Angeles. Two wins and 10 losses in overtime. Even worse, one win and seven losses in shootouts. Maybe it's too tough to play 82 games like they're all Game 7.  On a night where emotion was nearly enough to carry the Kings to a big, Pacific Division win over their Freeway Faceoff rivals from Anaheim, they fell short in the shootout. Somehow...
Via Fox Sports West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings shopping Mike Richards

There’s a report coming out that the Los Angeles Kings, in an attempt to gauge interest in their center Mike Richards, contacted the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs to discuss a trade. According to Pierre LeBrun, talks didn’t go far because of the money left on Richards’ deal: five years of his 12-year, $69 million contract, with a cap hit of $5.75 million. Richards...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings Twitter makes suicide joke

Typically, the Los Angeles Kings have been one of the NHL’s most unique social media members, with a Twitter feed that is one of the more entertaining in all of pro sports. Need I remind you of their bromance with the Columbus Blue Jackets Twitter feed? Even the best can slip up sometimes, as the Kings did on Monday night: Both tweets were deleted by the morning, but everyone...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Monarchs Will Be Well Represented at the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic

Manchester Monarchs, AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, defenseman Colin Miller will participate in his first AHL All-Star Classic January 25-26 in Utica, N.Y. Miller leads all Monarchs defenseman with 23 points this season including 8 goals and 15 assists. Colin Miller, Brian O’Neill, Nick Shore and Jordan Weal have been selected to the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic: http:/...
Via Beyond The Benches
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinez on loss to Jets: 'You can't give up that many goals and expect to win'

Are the Los Angeles Kings in dire straights or are they on the up-and-up again? It's difficult to tell at the moment. The Kings earned a point Saturday, and showed gritty resolve in a comeback effort. But the problem was that the Winnipeg Jets had some comeback in them too. The Kings have now lost five of their last seven games, including three-straight, punctuated by a 5-4 shootout...
Via Fox Sports West
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings send three, Ducks one to NHL All-Star Game

The defending Stanley Cup champs will be well-represented in Columbus, Ohio, during NHL All-Star Weekend. The league announced Saturday afternoon that the Los Angeles Kings will send two players, center Anze Kopitar, defenseman Drew Doughty, to the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game Sunday, Jan 25., at Nationwide Arena.  Rookie winger Tanner Pearson will also be on hand that weekend as...
Via Fox Sports West
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ticket preview for season for Stanley Cup rematch this Thursday night

This Thursday will be a rematch of the 2014 Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings hosting the New York Rangers at the Staples Center. The last time these two met in Los Angeles, the Kings won in overtime to win Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals and hoist the Cup for the second time in three years. Prices for tickets to the clinching game were the highest they had been all season...
Via NY Rangers Blog
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings reveal new Stadium Series Jersey

The Los Angeles Kings Stadium Series jerseys have officially been revealed. As previously speculated, they're going to be wearing ice cream sandwiches for the outdoor game against SJ. I think I might give these an an edge over the San Jose Sharks version of the two-tone design. Tough to say. Still want to wait until I see them in-game. Both are a lot better than any of last year...
Via Hockey Fan Land
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Unveil Stadium Series Uniforms Which Feature White Pants (Photos)

The Los Angeles Kings will have a unique look at the Stadium Series, to say the least. The Kings unveiled their Stadium Series uniforms Tuesday, and it’s unlike something we’ve ever seen before. Gone is the Kings black-heavy look. While there’s still some black, the new unis — to be worn Feb. 21 vs. the San Jose Sharks — feature plenty of white. The 2015 Stadium Series...
Via NESN.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Judge: Kings’ Slava Voynov Can Stand Trial On Domestic Violence Charge

TORRANCE, Calif. — Slava Voynov’s wife told police the Los Angeles Kings defenseman hit, choked and pushed her into a television in their bedroom during a fight in October, an officer testified Monday. After hearing the description of the injuries to Voynov’s wife, a judge ruled Monday that there is enough evidence against the player for him to stand...
Via NESN.com
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Doughty says the Kings need to “turn this thing around quickly”

The Los Angeles Kings have been a difficult team to analyze so far in 2014-15. At home, the Kings are a strong side with an 11-4-1 record. On the road, their record is 4-6-5. It’s been a tale of two teams and the Kings are currently performing below the great expectations assigned to the defending Stanley Cup victors. As other teams in the West continue to pull ahead, the Kings...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

OHL suspends two players for abusive comments on Tinder

The Ontario Hockey League has suspended Greg Betzold of the Petersborough Petes & Jake Marchment of the Belleville Bulls for abusive, sexist comments made on the “dating” app Tinder recently. Both players were given 15 game bans each after screenshots of their comments went viral this week. Prior to league’s sanctions, both Betzold and Marchment Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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