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from Dirk Hoag of On The Forecheck, The Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres are the big winners today with the NHL’s release of the 2012-2013 Regular Season schedule, when you examine the travel burden faced by all 30 teams.
Thanks to the fact that this season will not have opening games over in Europe, the Kings will travel more than 10,000 fewer miles than last season, when they led the league. The Sabres, who had to cope with a league-most 21 sets of games played on back-to-back nights in 2011-2012, now have the 2nd-fewest in the NHL, with only 11 on tap for the upcoming campaign.
This marks the 5th year I’ve taken the NHL’s regular season schedule and added in information that tells you how far each team travels along the way during the 82-game grind, how many times they have to play on back-to-back nights, and some strength-of-schedule information as well.
continued including a whole bunch of travel related stats…
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LOS ANGELES PresidentGeneral Manager Dean Lombardi of the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings announced today that qualifying offers have been sent to the following seven restricted free agents:
Dwight King - LWJustin Azevedo - CAndrew Campbell - DThomas Hickey - DStefan Legein - RWDavid Meckler - LWJake Muzzin - D
The following player was not sent a qualifying offer,...
The Los Angeles Kings have reached agreements in principle to re-sign centers Jarret Stoll and Colin Fraser, two big contributors to their Stanley Cup title run.
The Kings say they reached the deals Friday.
Stoll, who turns 30 on Sunday, is the Kings' third-line center and faceoff specialist. He also plays extensively on the Kings' penalty kill.
The veteran has spent the...
The 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings have sent qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents.
In order to obtain the right of first refusal or a compensatory draft pick for players who sign an offer sheet with another club, a one-year "qualifying offer" must be extended to any current restricted free agent by June 25.
If a team does not give a qualifying...
The Los Angeles Kings have chosen left wing Tanner Pearson with the 30th pick of the first round of the NHL draft.
The Stanley Cup champions made the final selection of the first round on Friday night.
The 19-year-old Pearson is a late bloomer by NHL draft standards. He was draft-eligible for the third time after failing to get picked in each of the past two years, but a dynamic...
from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider, Give that we’re near the close of the day, it’s likely that there will not be any resolution today to the Drew Doughty case. Doughty’s attorney, Craig Renetzky, said he expects a decision to be made within the next 48 hours. Doughty has been accused of sexual assault by a 25-year-old woman, but no charges have been filed. Renetzky graciously...
You might have to forgive Jonathan Quick for still being in a little bit of a daze. He did just win sports' coolest trophy, after all. The Stanley Cup-winning goalie might still wake up some days in disbelief, but he already has an idea what he might do when it comes his turn to spend a day with the Cup. Quick spent his college years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst...
Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell put it best during the long-and-winding Stanley Cup run when he was pondering the race for the Conn Smythe Trophy.
"They're thinking about the other big trophy," he said of his teammates.
But Kings goalie Jonathan Quick would get to hold two big trophies the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe, becoming the third American...
Via GuillaumeL_MTL on Twitter, Sportsnet’s Darren Millard reports that the Los Angeles Kings have kept Jarret Stoll in the fold:
LAK lock up Jarret Stoll for another 3 yrs $9.275. #sndraft
There's no justifiable argument against Evgeni Malkin winning the Hart Memorial Trophy. During a Pittsburgh Penguins season beset by injuries up and down their lineup and with character role players forming much of the team's depth, Malkin alleviated much of the pressure on others to perform in Crosby's absence by shaking off injuries of his own to appear in 75 games...
I haven't seen any of these guys play, have you?
By the time they're ready to play in the NHL, I'll be collecting social security (if it's still around).
The Kings are hoping Scott Howson is stupid enough to actually KEEP the #30 pick.
Here's a look back at the #30 picks
2003 - Shawn Belle, Blues - Corey Perry was selected 2 slots earlier, Patrick...
The season is over, and the Stanley Cup has been awarded. But the NHL still has some hardware to hand out. In just a few days the NHL will hand out the Calder, Hart, Norris, Vezina and Jack Adams Trophy at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.The league’s best players will invade Sin City, and will wait for the crowning of the NHL’s best rookie, head coach, defenseman,...
The 2011-2012 season officially ended last night with the 2012 NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas. While the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup, the big winners on the year were St Louis, Sweden and, in my opinion, Nashville, even though they didn't go back to Music City with as much hardware as they would have liked.
For a season that started with a record breaking number of...