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Player evaluations: The goalies

PETER BUDAJ This season: 3,030 minutes, 27-20-3 record, 2.12 goals-against average, .917 save percentage, .925 even strength save percentage, 7 shutouts (with Los Angeles), 3,309 minutes, 30-21-3 record, 2.18 goals-against average, .915 save percentage, .924 even strength save percentage, 7 shutouts (total) The good: Peter Budaj entered the year as the third string goalie, cleared...
Via LA Kings Insider
1 day ago

Drew Doughty: A League Above

The subject of elite defencemen in the National Hockey League is one that can be debated in perpetuity. With players like Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, Shea Weber and Victor Hedman, it’s easy to understand why the debate of the NHL’s best defenseman is such a complex one. There’s no denying that Karlsson, Burns, and Hedman are the top offensive defencemen in the league, posting...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

NHL.com 31-in-31 series profiles Kings

Good news, everyone! NHL.com is profiling all 31 NHL teams, and Monday, August 14 is L.A. Kings day. Huzzah! “I wouldn’t have taken the job here if I didn’t think we could win,” John Stevens told Lisa Dillman. “This is not the same team that won two Cups. But there are an awful lot of […] The post NHL.com 31-in-31 series profiles Kings appeared first on LA Kings Insider.
Via LA Kings Insider
3 days ago

Greene officially re-joins Kings as Pro Scout

Matt Greene has officially re-joined the Los Angeles Kings as a Pro Scout, the team officially announced on Monday. Greene, who had his contract bought out in late June, was expected to serve as the club’s Pacific Division AHL scout as a part of his job description, according to team sources at the NHL Draft. […] The post Greene officially re-joins Kings as Pro Scout appeared...
Via LA Kings Insider
3 days ago

2016-17 in Review: Can Derek Forbort Avoid the Sophomore Slump?

Via Jewels From The Crown
7 days ago

2016-17 in Review: Will Jeff Carter maintain his level of production in 2017-18?

Via Jewels From The Crown
8 days ago

Remembering the Los Angeles Kings’ Triple Crown Line

This post was originally written in November 2012. Growing up in the 1970’s as a hockey fan in Los Angeles, I was intimately familiar with three things very few Angelenos had even a remote grasp upon: 1) Los Angeles had an NHL hockey team, 2) said hockey team was named the Kings, and 3) the Triple Crown Line was bitchin’, man. The Triple Crown Line reunited at Fan Fest in 2009...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 days ago

Options remain to boost LA Kings offense

Via Jewels From The Crown
10 days ago

Will Kopitar Have a Bounce Back Season?

For the Los Angeles Kings and their fans, the past few seasons have been disappointments, to say the least. For Anze Kopitar, in particular, last season was a nightmare. He finished with 52 points — only 12 of which were goals — his lowest point total outside of the lockout shortened season in 2012-13 where he finished with 42. Anze Kopitar and the Kings both underwhelmed last...
Via The Hockey Writers
14 days ago

LA Kings re-sign Andy Andreoff for 2 years, $1.355 million

Via Associated Press
June 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings prospect raised by 2 moms

Via Associated Press
June 24, 2017  |  Discuss

LA Kings buy out contract of defenseman Matt Greene

Via Associated Press
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Greene buyout a signal of change for Los Angeles Kings

This offseason has been one of the most active in recent history for the Los Angeles Kings. New general manager Rob Blake promised changes and has delivered, with the team signing some key players and expecting to make some more personnel moves around the draft and before next season. One of those moves was putting veteran defenseman Matt Greene on waivers to buy out his contract...
Via isportsweb.com
June 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers nearing agreement with city of Inglewood for new arena

An end may be in sight for the Los Angeles Clippers’ days of taking up residence in Staples Center.Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports on Wednesday that the Clippers are nearing an exclusive negotiating agreement with the city of Inglewood to build a new arena. Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times adds that an announcement from the team confirming the news...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Tyler Toffoli contract a win for Los Angeles Kings’ new regime

Wednesday brought the news that fans in Los Angeles had been waiting for ever since the regular season ended. The Los Angeles Kings inked forward Tyler Toffoli to a new contract worth $4.6 million per season over three years. This deal is a good one for the Kings, offering the services of the twenty-five-year-old winger for a reasonable price and term, something that had been...
Via isportsweb.com
June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

LA Kings tab Alex Faust as new TV announcer, replacing Bob Miller

After Bob Miller called his last game ending a career of 44 years as Voice of the Los Angeles Kings, the team went on a nationwide search for the man who would succeed him. Knowing that the next announcer wouldn’t truly replace the Hall of Fame legend, the Kings went to the East Coast to find his successor. Alex Faust, a graduate of Boston’s Northeastern University and a freelancer...
Via Awful Announcing
June 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings expansion draft strategy

As the calendar turns to June, the focus of NHL GM’s will start to shift to preparing their gameplans for the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft. The draft is now a little over two weeks away and all the months of speculation will finally become a reality as George McPhee and his staff select the players that will compose the inaugural roster of Las Vegas’s first Big 4 professional...
Via isportsweb.com
June 02, 2017  |  Discuss

John Stevens is a vanilla, unsexy hire for the Kings, which is fine

When Darryl Sutter was let go by the Los Angeles Kings, we wondered how far outside the organization the Kings would look to find the two-time Stanley Cup winner’s replacement. The answer? Not very. On Sunday, the Kings announced that associate head coach John Stevens would be the team’s new head coach. Stevens has been a member of the Kings’ coaching staff since 2010-11,...
Via The Comeback
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Jonathan Toews has high praise for Predators after they sweep Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks entered the postseason as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, and they have been eliminated after just four games. The Nashville Predators completed a sweep of Chicago with a convincing 4-1 win on Thursday night.Following a series that was never really close after a 5-0 blowout in Game 2, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said it is “insulting” to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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