KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reviewing the L.A. Kings 2016 Draft

The Los Angeles Kings are a team that has largely been built the right way — through the draft. The following players are either locks for the roster (barring a trade) or have a good chance to make the team after having been selected either by former GM Dave Taylor or current general manager Dean Lombardi: -Dustin Brown -Anze Kopitar -Jonathan Quick -Trevor Lewis -Alec Martinez...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

Audio: LAKI, TRH join Kings Men Podcast

A good morning to you, Insiders. Jesse Cohen, The Royal Half and I recorded a podcast last night, and after calling to attention the Jaden, Braden and Kaedens of Western North America, actually got down to business and discussed recent and near-future topics such as the NHL Draft, the Kings’ approach to free agency and how it may differ from previous seasons, and Trevor Lewis...
Via LA Kings Insider
1 day ago

Kings Switch Focus To Free Agnecy

The NHL Draft concluded a few days ago where the league welcomed 211 new players into the vast NHL family. Auston Matthews, who was selected first overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Filip Helt, who was picked at number 211 of the draft, served as bookends for the 2016 NHL Draft. At various spots between those picks were four players taken by the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Kings Qualify Forbort, Dowd, Crescenzi, Campbell; Let Other RFAs Go

Via Jewels From The Crown
2 days ago

LA Kings 2016 Development Camp

The Los Angeles Kings will host the team’s annual Development Camp at Toyota Sports Center next week. On-ice workouts are scheduled to begin on Monday morning, July 4. Media Availability for Development Camp has been set for Tuesday, July 5. Me...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

Kings won’t qualify Roach, Kitsyn, Bartosak

A Kings hockey operations source informed LA Kings Insider this morning that the team will not qualify defenseman Alex Roach, forward Maxim Kitsyn or goaltender Patrik Bartosak. The deadline to qualify restricted free agents is 2:00 p.m. PT. It is expected that remaining RFAs Nic Dowd, Derek Forbort, Jack Campbell and Andrew Crescenzi will receive qualifying offers. By qualifying...
Via LA Kings Insider
2 days ago

Whicker: LA Kings' Drew Doughty used new stats and lots of minutes to win his first Norris Trophy

There's no evidence Drew Doughty lost sleep over the Norris Trophy. When you're done playing 28 minutes, 1 second per game in the NHL, you sleep through everything.If the Kings didn't feel Doughty was already the best defenseman in the league, they wouldn't have paid him $7 million last season.
Via LA Daily News
4 days ago

LA Kings sign Trevor Lewis to 4-year contract extension

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Forward Trevor Lewis has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. The club announced the deal Saturday. Lewis has been a key player on the Kings' depth lines for the past six seasons, playing a defensive game during Los Angeles' run to Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014. He scored two goals in the Kings' Cup-clinching...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NHL Draft: Los Angeles Kings Select D Jacob Friend With 202nd Pick

One more defenseman to cap things off!
Via Jewels From The Crown
4 days ago

Kings again dealing with lack of first-round draft pick

For the second consecutive year and third in the past four, the Kings do not have a first-round draft pick. But that doesn’t mean General Manager Dean Lombardi will be sitting idle Friday while the rest of the teams bolster their rosters. The Kings...
Via The OC Register
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings' Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar clean up at NHL Awards

Drew Doughty has often been seen as the best defenseman in this era to have never won the Norris Trophy but that all changed Wednesday night. Doughty was honored as the league’s top defenseman for the 2015-16 season while fellow Kings star Anze...
Via The OC Register
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings F Kopitar wins Selke Trophy

One week after Anze Kopitar was named the Los Angeles Kings' captain, he became the franchise's first Selke Trophy winner Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. The Selke goes to the NHL's best defensive forward. Kopitar has been the Kings' leading scorer for nine consecutive seasons, but the Slovenian center's willingness to embrace coach Darryl Sutter's defense...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings' Doughty wins Norris Trophy

Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Doughty's first Norris victory ended a lively three-man race that forced voters to decide between pure offensive production and analytical superiority. Doughty, the two-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, beat...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings unable to reach deal with Milan Lucic, who will test free agent market

Unable to reach a deal, Milan Lucic is headed to free agency, leaving the Kings after one season in Los Angeles. General Manager confirmed Lucic’s decision to ESPN in a text message. Lucic, an unrestricted free agent, told ESPN in another text...
Via The OC Register
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Dustin Brown Lost His Captaincy

Last week, the Los Angeles Kings announced that star center Anze Kopitar will be the new captain, replacing Dustin Brown. Based on Brown’s resume, this change came as somewhat of a shock. The Kings selected Brown 13th overall in the 2003 NHL draft and named him captain shortly after the start of the 2008-09 season. He was just 23 years old at the time, becoming both the youngest...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier retires after 17 NHL seasons

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Kings forward Vincent Lecavalier formally retired Tuesday after 17 NHL seasons.When he joined the Kings in January, Lecavalier declared the 2015-16 season would be his last. He confirmed his retirement intentions after Los Angeles was eliminated from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in April, putting an early end to Lecavalier's revitalizing...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings name new captain

On June 16, the Los Angeles Kings named Anze Kopitar as the team’s new Captain. Kopitar takes over the role from Dustin Brown who was named the Captain of the Kings in 2008 and has served in that role ever since. Kopitar was named the team’s Alternate Captain at the same time Brown was given the captaincy. Despite not wearing the “C” for the team anymore, Brown will certainly...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fake L.A. Kings fans busted by Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel likes to expose fake sports fans in his recurring "Lie Witness News" segment.  In the latest segment, a few shameless people celebrated the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup, clearly having no idea that they lost in the first round of the NHL playoffs. [Jimmy Kimmel Live]Related Posts:Fake U.S. soccer fans caught by Jimmy Kimmel (Video) This post appeared...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: These Kings fans believe they won the Stanley Cup this year

Those who watch Jimmy Kimmel Live regularly will recall a recurring bit called “Lie Witness News”, where the Kimmel camera crew will find people who will fall for any fake news story they feed them, even the obviously fake ones. Monday night, they fooled people into thinking that it was the Los Angeles Kings, and not the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won the Stanley Cup on Sunday...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel gets LA Kings fans to react to 2016 Stanley Cup win

Jimmy Kimmel is known for his viral video pranks, and one of his best recurring sketches happens to “Lie Witness News”, where he gets people on the street to react to fake news. On Monday, Kimmel asked people for their reactions to the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup. The only problems with that being: the Kings weren’t even in the Final, were bounced in the first...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Milan Lucic 'very open to signing with Edmonton'

Milan Lucic is one of the offseason’s premier unrestricted free agents, and it appears he’s keeping his options open. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reported that talks between Lucic and the Los Angeles Kings have gone cold. He writes Lucic’s preference is to stick with the Kings, but he’ll gladly hit the market if a deal isn’t reached. “Pending unrestricted free-agent...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings sign McNabb for two more years

The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Brayden McNabb to a two-year contract. McNabb has played the past two seasons with the Kings and at the age of 25 this will give him a chance to continue to grow even more with them. McNabb was drafted by the Buffalo Sabers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He was drafted 66th overall in the third round. He started playing for the Sabers during...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings reportedly to strip Dustin Brown of captaincy

The Los Angeles Kings are making a change at captain. Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports that Kings captain Dustin Brown has been told he will no longer be the captain of the team and that they’re going in a different direction with the C. The move is and isn’t surprising. It is surprising because Brown has been the captain in LA since 2008. He’s led the Kings to two Stanley...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Sharks vs. Kings

VitalsLos Angeles: (48-28-6) 2nd in Pacific DivisionSan Jose: (46-30-6) 3rd in Pacific DivisionSeason SeriesThe Sharks took three of the five matchups between the California foes this season, including a 5-2 victory on March 28 that clinched their playoff berth.Looking at the MatchupThe most obvious  story line heading into this series is that this is the rematch of the 2014 first...
Via Yardbarker
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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