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Battle For The Pacific Division: The Los Angeles Kings

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at that Sharks most hated rivals in The Los Angles Kings who missed the playoffs after winning the cup the year prior and still managed to make more news for...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Battle For The Pacific Division: The Edmonton Oilers

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at a team who has seemed to make all the right moves this summer on what still may be a long road to returning to playoff contention. Who’s in: F – Lauri...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL 30 For 30: Edmonton Oilers

View image | gettyimages.com Welcome to NHL 30 for 30: a brand new series that will breakdown every NHL team this off season. You can expect to see a new post everyday until the end of July, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the off season, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will...
Via The Fantasy Fix
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Sekera for 6 years, Letestu for 3 years

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have continued their offseason makeover, signing defenseman Andrej Sekera and center Mark Letestu on Wednesday. Sekera's deal is worth $33 million over six years, and Letestu will reportedly earn $5.4 million over three years. Sekera had three goals and 20 assists over 73 games with Carolina and Los Angeles last season. The native of Bojnice...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers get Sekera for six years

Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Andrej Sekera has inked a six-year, $33 million contract.The 29-year-old defenseman greatly improves Edmonton's weak blue line, and will look to be a cornerstone piece in the revamped team.Andrej Sekera joins goaltender Cam Talbot as a missing piece to the Oilers puzzle. The Oilers had the worst blue line and goaltending combo in the league this...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers Sign Big Name Free Agent Defenseman

View image | gettyimages.com The Edmonton Oilers have made quite a bit of noise as of late.  The team selected highly touted prospect Connor McDavid with the first pick in the NHL Draft just five days ago. Then, during round two, the Oilers made a move for goalie Cam Talbot, who was phenomenal last season and will likely be their goalie of the future. Today, the Oilers made one...
Via TopSportsReport
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agent Defensemen: Who Should Colorado Pursue?

  Yesterday we took a look at which UFA forwards the Avalanche should pursue when NHL Free Agency opens later this afternoon but today, with just a few hours left before “Free Agent Frenzy” we turn our attention to the defensemen available in this UFA class. As one of the worst possession teams in the NHL last season, the Colorado Avalanche’s woes on the defensive side of...
Via BSN Denver
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Re-signing Sekera a Top Priority for Los Angeles Kings

FEBRUARY 27: Andrej Sekera (#7) of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck with Kyle Palmieri (#21) of the Anaheim Ducks trailing on February 27, 2015 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Mandatory Credit: Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images) Kings’ General Manager Dean Lombardi is known around Los Angeles to have somewhat of a knack for mid-season trades. In 2012, his deadline...
Via The Sports Journal
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings, Sekera have talked about an extension

Both Andrej Sekera and the Los Angeles Kings have expressed mutual interest in a contract negotiation.Sekera, who was traded from the Carolina Hurricanes to the Kings a few days before this year's trade deadline, had one goal and three assists in 16 games before going down with a MCL injury. The 28-year-old defenseman has 31 goals and 128 assists in 486 career NHL games. A contract...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera Trade Paying Dividends for Brayden Mcnabb and Los Angeles Kings

Andrej Sekera #7 of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck in front of Lauri Korpikoski #28 of the Arizona Coyotes at Staples Center on March 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings won 1-0. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The month of March has been great for the Los Angeles Kings. Ever since Los Angeles traded for veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera, the team has gone...
Via The Sports Journal
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kopitar has goal, 2 assists, kings end skid, beat Devils

Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Monday night at the start of a five-game trip. Andrej Sekera and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings, who are on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture. Marian Gaborik added two assists, and Jonathan Quick made 19 saves as the Kings...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Anze Kopitar has goal, 2 assists to lift Kings over Devils

  Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Monday night at the start of a five-game trip. Andrej Sekera and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings, who are on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture. Marian Gaborik added two assists, and Jonathan Quick made 19 saves as the Kings...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Kings – The Final Dozen

View image | gettyimages.com With twelve games left in their regular season, the Los Angeles Kings are barely holding on to a playoff spot. They have eighty-two points. They’re currently tied with the Winnipeg Jets, who have eighty-two over all points, and 29 road wins. The Kings have 32 road wins which puts them ahead of the Jets in the playoff race. They have one of the toughest...
Via TopSportsReport
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The good and the bad for Sabres trade deadline day by @2ITB_Buffalo

Tomorrow’s trade deadline promises to be packed with excitement and countless trades as GMs from around the league attempt to stock up for a final push for the playoffs and a potential Stanley Cup run. Only, a laundry list of players have already been moved, leaving a relatively thin crop of players left to be moved before Monday afternoon’s deadline. While tomorrow’s action...
Via Buffalo Wins
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks' forecheck spurs comeback win over rival Kings

The forecheck seems so simple in concept: A defensive play made in the offensive zone. Yet its complexities are varied and its execution can mean the difference in a hockey game. Friday night at the Honda Center, the Anaheim Ducks' forecheck was exactly that: The difference in the hockey game. Credit their Freeway Faceoff rivals from Los Angeles as they weathered an absolute forecheck...
Via Fox Sports West
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Kings send defenseman Derek Forbort back to the minors

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings have reassigned defenseman Derek Forbort to their AHL affiliate in Manchester. The defending Stanley Cup champions announced the move Friday before their game at Anaheim. Forbort was the Kings' first-round pick in 2010. He didn't appear in a game during his stint with the Kings, who recalled him Feb. 11 after Alec Martinez was hurt. Martinez...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottawa rookie Hammond shuts out white-hot Kings at Staples

  With each gritty victory, Andrew Hammond's NHL success story gets a bit more preposterous. And the Ottawa Senators' playoff hopes become slightly less improbable. Hammond made 35 saves to earn his second consecutive shutout in his fourth career start, and the Senators snapped the Los Angeles Kings' eight-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory Thursday night. Mike Hoffman scored...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera brings consistency to Kings' defensive group

Andrej Sekera might not be flashy like Los Angeles, but you could say the same for the Kings team he's joining. The newly acquired defensemen says his game isn't much more than hard work and consistent play. And consistency is exactly what the Kings need right now as they're firmly back in the playoff hunt. Sekera hasn't been briefed by coach Darryl Sutter yet, but that much he understands...
Via Fox Sports West
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Four of the best possible NHL trade deadline pickups

A couple of weeks back I wrote an article about some players to avoid on deadline day. This time around I am here to write about some players that can provide some help for fringe and not so fringe teams. Contracts filled with value are the name of the game and these players have demonstrated their value in a multitude of ways. All graphs are from 2012-13 through the current date...
Via Bloguin Best
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Four of the best possible NHL trade deadline pickups

A couple of weeks back I wrote an article about some players to avoid on deadline day. This time around I am here to write about some players that can provide some help for fringe and not so fringe teams. Contracts filled with value are the name of the game and these players have demonstrated their value in a multitude of ways. All graphs are from 2012-13 through the current date...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Impact: Andrej Sekera Traded To The Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have been devastated by injuries all season, most notably to their defense and it has cost them quite a bit so far this season, but they’re still in the playoff hunt and that’s all that matters. Still, going into the post season with their patchwork defense isn’t something the Kings were keen on, so you knew they’d make a deal before the deadline and...
Via Razzball Hockey
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings' front office finding ways to stay busy during recent win streak

The Los Angeles Kings have come on so strong of late that general manager Dean Lombardi decided it was time to keep it going in both the long-and short-terms. Looking ahead, only two days after signing fourth-line center Jordan Nolan to a three-year contract extension, Lombardi signed Kyle Clifford to a five-year extension. A few hours later, Lombardi traded a conditional first-round...
Via Fox Sports West
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings' front office finding ways to stay busy during recent win streak

The Los Angeles Kings have come on so strong of late that general manager Dean Lombardi decided it was time to keep it going in both the long-and short-terms. Looking ahead, only two days after signing fourth-line center Jordan Nolan to a three-year contract extension, Lombardi signed Kyle Clifford to a five-year extension. A few hours later, Lombardi traded a conditional first-round...
Via Fox Sports West
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings address defensive need, acquire Sekera from Hurricanes

  The Los Angeles Kings have acquired defenseman Andrej Sekera from the Carolina Hurricanes in a trade for prospect Ronald McKeown and a first-round draft pick. The defending Stanley Cup champions announced the deal Wednesday. The 28-year-old Sekera has two goals and 17 assists in 57 games with the Hurricanes this season after recording a career-high 44 points last season. The dependable...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings acquire D Andrej Sekera from Carolina

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings have acquired defenseman Andrej Sekera from the Carolina Hurricanes in a trade for prospect Ronald McKeown and a first-round draft pick. The defending Stanley Cup champions announced the deal Wednesday. The 28-year-old Sekera has two goals and 17 assists in 57 games with the Hurricanes this season after recording a career-high 44 points last...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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