Found January 13, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Tonight was meet the players party - they all had smiles from ear to ear. Willie Mitchell, whose veteran presence was KEY to the Kings Stanley Cup winning run last season is out for "a while" with a bad knee according to several who spoke with Lombardi. Davis Drewiske is a solid 7th man, not a replacement for Mitchell, and Lombardi doesn't want to throw Thomas Hickey or Jake Muzzin into the...

Lombardi, Sutter to get contract extensions

General Manager Dean Lombardi, whose philosophy of building through the draft and prizing character provided the foundation of the Kings' Stanley Cup championship last spring, has made a handshake agreement with the organization on a four-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season. The deal, expected to be finalized within days, will be announced at the same time as a...

Quick expected to have a heavy workload

The shortened NHL season might force coaches to change their ways, but not the delightfully consistent Kings head coach Darryl Sutter, especially when it comes to his No. 1 goalie. Sutter has done his lockout research and his inner baseball fan surfaced as he said there will be no "pitching rotation" during this 48-game season. "If you look at the last team that...

Kings to visit the White House later this season

Perhaps the Bruce Springsteen song My Hometown should have been playing in the background, the way Dean Lombardi was talking recently about his day with the Stanley Cup in Ludlow, Mass. There will be more Stanley Cup memories when the Kings visit the White House later this season. AEGs Tim Leiweke said that a visit has been tentatively scheduled and that the Kings and the MLS champion...

Kings ship Westgarth to Carolina for Stewart, picks

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Anthony Stewart from the Carolina Hurricanes along with their fourth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft and their sixth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft in exchange for forward Kevin Westgarth, Kings PresidentGeneral Manager Dean Lombardi announced on Sunday. Stewart, 28, has played in 262 career NHL games with the...

Is Erin Andrews Dating L.A. Kings Center Jarret Stoll?

It appears that Erin Andrews and L.A. Kings center Jarret Stoll are really enjoying each other’s company. After spending New Years Eve together at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, rumors began to swirl that the two were an item. Her twitter response (which has since been deleted) didn’t exactly help put the rumors to rest either.                          ...

What Westgarth means to Carolina

According to Aaron Ward, the Los Angeles Kings are dealing Kevin Westgarth to the Carolina Hurricanes. Bob McKenzie chimes in that the 'Canes are sending Anthony Stewart and picks (a fourth-rounder in 2013 and a sixth rounder in 2014) to LA. Westgarth only suited up for 25 games last season, but is more than willing to throw his 6-foot-5, 247-pound frame around when he's...

NHL returns with most teams on ice for 1st skate

The NHL and its fans can finally shift their focus to the ice. A four-month lockout ended last week. Signatures on Saturday salvaged a shortened season. The defending champion Los Angeles Kings and most teams in the league practiced Sunday for the first time. They're all preparing for a 48-game sprint of a season that starts in less than a week. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty...

Hurricanes acquire Kevin Westgarth from Kings

Hurricanes General Manager Jim Rutherford made his second trade of the morning by acquiring Kevin Westgarth from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Anthony Stewart, a 4th round pick in this year's draft and a 6th rounder next year.  Rutherford stated numerous times over the summer that he wanted to acquire an enforcer for the fourth line to "protect" some...

Matthew Barry: Westgarth Trade - Bernier Rumors and more

Call the FBI! Carolina's Jim Rutherford was robbed! Kevin Westgarth, who wasn't going to play at all this season given the shortened schedule and the fact that the West doesn't have any heavyweights anymore was sent home to Carolina in exchange for first round bust (and waived but not claimed) Anthony Stewart (taken one slot ahead of Brian Boyle and 3 slots ahead...
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