Posted December 18, 2011 on AP on Fox
Kings general manager Dean Lombardi announced Tuesday that Darryl Sutter will be the team's new coach. Sutter will assume his duties beginning with practice on Wednesday. The Kings also plan a news conference Wednesday to introduce Sutter. The Kings fired coach Terry Murray on Dec. 12. Assistant coach John Stevens coached the team on its recent road trip, which concluded with a 3-2 shootout win on Monday in Toronto. Sutter has a career head coaching record of 409-320-131 in 860 regular-season games. The 53-year-old Sutter last coached with Calgary in 2006.

Kings D Mitchell expected to sit out again

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell is expected to sit out Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Kings coach John Stevens said Mitchell was doubtful to play due to a groin injury. Mitchell has missed four of the past five games. After he was sidelined for two games, he returned to play against Dallas last Saturday before sitting out games at Boston and Columbus...

Golden Opportunity For Darryl Sutter

The Los Angeles Kings have all the ingredients to make a run at the Stanley Cup. They are deep up front, on defense and in goal. But they are strangely adrift, as they proved while falling 8-2 to the Red Wings with interim coach John Stevens at the helm. So new coach Darryl Sutter is positioned to become the difference maker. He will crack the whip on this talented and well-compensated...

Saturday Ice Chips: Quick Scratches On the Scoreboard

Welcome to Saturday Ice Chips. We're experimenting here at PDL with an ongoing Saturday series that highlights some of the posts we've been reading over the past week. If we think this holds some weight, you'll be sure to see a similar post like this every Saturday. Remember: If you see something you think we should write about or should include in our Saturday post...

Simon Gagne: French Connection

Simon Gagne steps off the ice at the Kings’ El Segundo practice rink and glides into the locker room. He moves so smoothly, it’s almost as if he never left the slick sheet of frozen water. Like generations of French-Canadian players wh...

Red Wings-Kings game-day updates: About the Kings, Valtteri Filppula’s emergence and physicality

As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to face off against the Los Angeles Kings tonight (7 PM EST, FSD/FS West/WXYT), MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that the Wings have also chosen to conserve their players’ energy given that the team has to play four games (endure four tie zone changes) over the course of the next six nights: Optional skate for Wings today. Same lineup expected: 93...

Red Wings-Kings wrap-up and overnight report: Emmerton and the Wings’ depth kick back

I had to watch this one from my family’s Christmas party (it was lovely) with the volume off for over half the game, but I felt that the Wings’ 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings finished at such a lopsided score for a simple reason: around seven minutes into the second period, when the Wings would have been very happy to cruise along with a 4-1 lead, still shaking the loosey...

Kings Discuss Their Problems

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times, The Kings are all talked out after rehashing their 8-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings moments after the game, while the stench was fresh, and again before they practiced Sunday. They hope venting their frustrations will free them to have a better performance Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs in interim Coach John Stevens’ finale before...

Kings-Maple Leafs Preview

The Los Angeles Kings are expected to have their new coach in place later this week, which means John Stevens will get one final chance at the helm of the sputtering team. Before Darryl Sutter takes over, Stevens will try to help the club bounce back from its most lopsided defeat in two-plus seasons Monday night against the host Toronto Maple Leafs. Sutter has signed a multi-year...

Anger pours over for Kings

Matt Greene leads a spirited clubhouse meeting after the team is routed by Detroit on Saturday. Interim Coach John Stevens says he was encouraged by the intensity at Sunday's practice.Matt Greene leads a spirited clubhouse meeting after the team is routed by Detroit on Saturday.

Permanent Expression (part two)

*Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a special two-part feature. Part one, featuring Matt Greene, Kyle Clifford and Jonathan Bernier, can be read by CLICKING HERE: .     Like g...

Kings-Red Wings Preview

With their opponent in a dreadful offensive slump, the high-powered Detroit Red Wings would appear to have a prime chance to extend one of the longest home win streaks in team history. The Los Angeles Kings, though, have been successful recently at Joe Louis Arena. The league's lowest-scoring team faces arguably the NHL's hottest offense as the Kings try to win their fourth...

Los Angeles Kings (14-13-4) at Detroit Red Wings (19-10-1), 7 p.m. (ET)

The Kings weren't able to break out of their scoring slump on Thursday, but they still managed to snap a five-game skid. They might not get as lucky tonight against the high-powered Red Wings.

Red Wing Justin Abdelkader's foot injury just a bruise

He said he will be good to go for Saturday's home date with the Los Angeles Kings.

Matthew Barry: Has Dean Lombardi Done a Good Job?

poll by (please add what I’ve missed – will update) THE GOOD Pavol Demitra for Patrick O’Sullivan and 1st Round Pick (Trevor Lewis) Hiring Terry Murray 2nd round picks Oscar Moller, Kyle Clifford, Wayne Simmonds Getting rid of Sean Avery Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll for Lubomir Visnovski Taking Denis Gautier AND a 2nd round pick...
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