KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

What happened to the Los Angeles Kings?

The series between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks started out looking like it would be a close series. The first four games were one goal deficits and even being down 3-1 in the series Kings’ fans have seen their team come back from worse. However, game five on April 22 was a different story with the Sharks winning 6-3 to send the Kings home. The problem was that...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoffs’ Starting Goalies Show Draft Rankings Don’t Matter

Goalies: Where Rankings are Made up and Draft Slots Don’t Matter (Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports) With Ben Bishop, Matt Murray, and Martin Jones already leading their teams to first round victories, the playoffs have once again proved that drafting goalies can be complex. For years, teams have had difficulties identifying future talent of goalies during their draft years. Often...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Looking Ahead at Kings’ Pending Unrestricted Free Agents

The San Jose Sharks eliminated the Los Angeles Kings out of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in the first round on Friday night. The Sharks defeated the Kings by a score of 6-3 in Game 5 and won the best-of-seven series thus ending the Kings 2015-16 regular season. With the Kings season ending, there is nowhere else to look other than forward. There are pivotal points during the offseason...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Kings' Vincent Lecavalier to retire after 17-year NHL career

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Vincent Lecavalier says he still plans to retire this summer, ending a 17-year NHL career after one last revitalizing season with the Los Angeles Kings. Lecavalier confirmed his long-stated plans Sunday as the Kings left their training complex. Their season ended with a five-game loss to the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the postseason. Lecavalier...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Dean Lombardi must address Kings lack of depth, speed on defense

Go Kings go. It's not just a mindless slogan chanted over and over again by their fans. It must be a call to action for General Manager Dean Lombardi during an offseason that arrived late Friday night, a good deal sooner than anyone associated with...
Via The OC Register
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Whicker: LA Kings had lots of momentum Friday but not enough firepower to survive

They shrugged off a two-man disadvantage for 105 seconds. They broke up a penalty shot. They trailed, 3-0, early in the second period, and they were tied at the end of the third period.The wind kept gathering behind the sails of the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center Friday night. There just weren't enough men on board.
Via LA Daily News
5 days ago

LA Kings: Who needs to step up for game five

Facing a 3-1 series deficit at home tonight in the Staples Center, the LA Kings will need their top players to start performing. Goaltender Jonathan Quick has been good enough to keep the Kings competitive against the San Jose Sharks. However, he can’t win the series alone, and the Kings will need their star players like forwards Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Marian Gaborik, and...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings need controlled aggression to extend their season, Vincent Lecavalier's career

EL SEGUNDO – The Kings’ 2015-16 season and center Vincent Lecavalier’s Hall of Fame-caliber career could come to a screeching halt Friday nightat Staples Center, with one more loss to the San Jose Sharks in their first-round playoff series....
Via The OC Register
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings cut Sharks’ lead with game 3 win

The Los Angeles Kings avoided going down 3-0 in the series against the San Jose Sharks on April 18. Though that happened the last time these teams met in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs and with a favorable outcome for the Kings, their mindset for this game was to cut the deficit in half. Not surprising to anyone all of the games have been extremely close with all of them having one...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

In the face of overwhelming adversity, the LA Kings somehow won Game 3

Down 0-2 in the seven game series, the Los Angeles Kings won an absolute thriller in overtime at the SAP Center at San Jose on Monday night by a final score of 2-1. Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into the extra period after Dustin Brown landed a monster hit on Brenden Dillon in the neutral zone to free up the puck and Pearson's path to the net for the game-winner.While we'd ususally...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pearson's OT goal helps Kings beat Sharks 2-1 in Game 3

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings bounced back from a pair of series-opening losses at home to beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in Game 3 in the first round Monday night. Anze Kopitar added a power-play goal, Jonathan Quick made 29 saves and Los Angeles killed two third-period penalties to cut San Jose's lead in the series to 2...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Final: Kings return favor, taking Game 3 on Sharks' home ice thanks to Tanner Pearson's OT goal

SAN JOSE – Left wing Milan Lucic looked lost in his own end of the ice in the opening seconds of Game 3 of the Kings’ first-round playoff series against the Sharks on Monday. He had the puck on his stick, but didn't seem to know what to do with...
Via The OC Register
10 days ago  |  Discuss

KINGS HEAD TO SILICON VALLEY TRYING TO AVOID ANOTHER 0-3 HOLE By Bill Shahidi (THGLAKings)

Getty Images Norris Trophy favorite Drew Doughty described game two against the San Jose Sharks as a must-win! It took nearly half the game but the Kings finally showed some urgency and were able to get some sustained pressure in the offensive zone. The Sharks held a 15-7 advantage on the shot clock midway through the game before the Kings took 11 of the next 12 but unable to get...
Via The Hockey Guys
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Drew Doughty makes a great save in the crease

Drew Doughty may have just earned himself a nomination for the Vezina Trophy after he sprawled out in the crease to rob the Sharks of the go-ahead goal. It’s pretty remarkable Doughty was able to keep the puck out considering his momentum was carrying him into the net and the angle in which he entered the crease wasn’t square to the shooter. Considering the score was tied 2...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings GM: Doughty should win Norris, and it's not even close

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Drew Doughty is the bedrock of the Los Angeles Kings' run to two Stanley Cup titles and their return to the postseason this week. General manager Dean Lombardi thinks it's time Doughty was recognized for his excellence with his first Norris Trophy. He also has strong words for anybody who thinks Ottawa's Erik Karlsson is the NHL's best all-around...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Kings surprised WWE superstars with custom jerseys

Staples Center, the home arena for the two-time Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, hosted WWE Monday Night Raw this week.Prior to the start of the show, four WWE superstars joined head coach Darryl Sutter's son and huge wrestling fan, Chris, in the Kings locker room where they were presented with customized jerseys.Each wrestler was hand selected by the Kings because of their...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: WWE Superstars receive LA Kings jerseys: April 11, 2016

Earlier today, Chris Sutter, son of Los Angeles Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter, presents personalized LA Kings' jerseys to Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, and Ric Flair.
Via WWE
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The great Norris Trophy debate: Drew Doughty vs. Erik Karlsson

All sports fans love to argue, especially about which players are better than others. Hockey fans have sunk into this debate this season, arguing about Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson.  With the end of the season approaching and award voting about to start, fans are looking for a definitive answer. Who's had the better season...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jonathan Quick makes absurd paddle save against the Sharks

The Kings and Sharks have had an intense rivalry as of late. One of the biggest thorns in the Sharks’ side is Jonathan Quick. His athleticism was on full display last night against the Kings’ California nemesis, as shown by this absurd paddle save. Whatever you think of Quick, the one undeniable fact about him is that he can make saves that no one else can. The Sharks and the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Returning to Stanley Cup Form

At this time last year, the Los Angeles Kings were struggling. They had fallen from grace, and the two-time Stanley Cup Champions did not make the playoffs. However, this year, the Kings are leading the Pacific Division and are dominating every night that they play. They played a rough game against the Washington Capitals Wednesday, where they were leading 3-0 and then had to stop...
Via The Sports Journal
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kings and Lucic have exchanged contract proposals

Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic stated he’d like to spend the rest of his career with the organization earlier last month, despite being in his first season with the club. According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, Lucic’s camp is trying to make a new contract a reality, as the pending unrestricted free agent and the Kings are working on a long-term deal and have “exchanged...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals center Mike Richards has drug charges dropped

The nearly year-long saga of Mike Richards’ Canadian drug charges is finally over, as a judge issued a stay in a Manitoba court on Wednesday. It likely means there will be no more charges hanging over the head of the 31-year-old Washington Capitals center. Stayed charges in Canada can be brought up again within a year, but per the CBC report, are a rarity. Richards was stopped...
Via The Comeback
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick ties shutout record for American-born goalies

On Monday night, in a completely ignored story, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick tied a pretty significant NHL record. With his team’s 5-0 destruction of the Vancouver Canucks, Quick is now tied for the most shutouts by an American-born goaltender. His 40th shutout put him on equal footing with John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek.  OK, it’s tying an American record...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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