Found May 21, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
No one has ever questioned Drew Doughty skill level. Only Steve Stamkos was drafted higher in 2008, and even questioned that move. But the one knock against him since his days in junior has been his compete and conditioning level. The nickname "Doughnuts" is not exactly flattering to a player with out of this world talent.  But when he broke into the league as an 18-year old, we quickly forgot about the relaxed character and what he tipped in at. Doughty was marketed as a franchise blueliner, and he got off on the right foot by playing every game of his rookie season save one. He did not quite shatter the thirty point barrier as a rook, but his low shooting percentage and poise on the ice made it clear that he was here to stay.   While many players go through the cliche sophomore slump, Doughty took his game in the opposite direction, and the world noticed. He came out on fire early in the season, and it was clear that the youngster was going to make a run at Team C...

Kings deliver tix to actor in Jell-O

Rainn Wilson, who portrays Dwight Schrute on The Office, tweeted that he had never been to a hockey game, so the Kings offered him tickets, only with a unique method of delivery.


LA TV station shows wrong Kings mascot

At first it was NBC LA botching the Kings’ logo, then it was FOX’s Liz Habib butchering some highlights, and now it’s CBS’ turn to screw up something LA Kings-related. CBS rolled some Kings mascot footage before showing Kings-Coyotes highlights from Game 4, but they used the Sacramento Kings mascot. Disappointingly, the blunder gives CBS LA into repeat offender status...

Check out this clever Reebok ad featuring Jonathan Quick found outside the Staples Center

When I go to bed with my wife I know I’m not going to score either, and she doesn’t even own a Kings jersey. These ads, presumably put up by Reebok, can be found in and around the Staples Center area of Los Angeles, and while they reference a sex joke by playing on Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick’s last name, they aren’t in the least bit offensive.  Dare I say it, they...

Power play, net presence absent in Kings' loss

There may be a few dents in the Los Angeles Kings' seemingly impenetrable shell, after all. By dropping a 2-0 decision to the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center, the Kings lost for the first time in over a month and showed that home close-out games while nursing a three-games-to-none series lead don't necessarily bring out the best of their recent playoff...

Kings taking on playoffs one game at a time

LOS ANGELES In six weeks, the Los Angeles Kings have evolved from Clowed-out to close-out. They are in the process of putting to rest many of the intangibles that have been inflicted upon the organization since Jacques Demers called Kerry Fraser to his bench with 1:45 remaining in Game 2 of the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. From the suspect goaltending spread over so many seasons, injuries...

According to the NHL, the Kings are DOOOOMED

Hi, welcome back to Barry Melrose Rocks. We have been watching hockey, and haven't been able to write about hockey. The NHL HAS been writing about hockey though. The Los Angeles Kings are up 3-1 on the Phoenix Coyotes, but they lost their Sunday game, which totally derails the momentum they had built. Or something. Bring on the negativity,! Kings know they have to refocus...

Return to road might be advantage for Kings

The Los Angeles Kings can't really explain their success on the road in these playoffs. They just hope it continues. The Kings blew an excellent chance to wrap up the Western Conference Finals on Sunday afternoon, as they lost 2-0 to Phoenix at Staples Center. The series now shifts to Phoenix, where the Coyotes should, theoretically, retain the advantage, but this hasn'...

Los Angeles Kings Display Is Gold

The marketing and P.R. department for the Los Angeles Kings must love and hate this, we are assuming they are not the ones who actually footed the bill for this. WIth the Stanley Cup Finals one win away we hope to see more like this. via Puck Daddy Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

With Game 4 loss, Kings show mortality

During yesterday's matinee, the Phoenix Coyotes finally broke through against the Los Angeles Kings, winning their first game of the series by a 2-0 score. Jonathan Quick was not perfect and the Kings offense was not dynamic. In short, they looked beatable-- a description they avoided through their first 13 games.Was the Kings' first loss in 32 days a product of their weakness...

When the Phoenix Coyotes failed to escape elimination against the Los Angeles Kings

It was past nine minutes into the overtime period when Drew Doughty was seen erupting in anchor, while protesting an interference call handed down on the back end of the Los Angeles Kings’ zone. The end result was anything but memorable for the Phoenix Coyotes.  Pitted against the second best penalty kill units this playoffs season, the ‘Yotes and coach Dave Tippett...

LA's weakness

 The Los Angeles Kings haven't done much wrong in these playoffs. In fact, they've compiled an 11-2 record against the No. 1, 2 and 3 seeds so far and have never trailed a series. With a win tonight, they're heading to the Stanley Cup.  That said, they have shown one very distinct weakness: the power play. With the man advantage in this postseason, Darryl Sutter'...

2005 Sports News: Dwight Schrute Gets Kings Tickets In A Jell-O Mold

Actor Rainn Wilson wanted tickets to Game 4 of the Western Conference Final between the Los Angeles Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes, so the wacky Kings Twitter team — the same team who helped build Stanley Cup sandcastles and just trolled Marlon Wayans (Marlon Wayans!) for liking basketball more than hockey — responded the only way they knew how: by referencing the first episode...

NHL Playoff Observations -- Sunday

Just a few things that caught my eye ... Submissive dawgs roll over and let you scratch their bellies. Aggressive ones crash Jonathan Quick's crease. Finally.  Kings' success = blazing speed + aggressive forecheck. Neither were apparent in their game today. Darryl Sutter will get the ship righted quick. Ray Whitney has a fantastic glove hand. It...
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