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NHL expansion to Las Vegas said to be near completion

Image Source: Moyan Brenn (Flickr)Las Vegas has held a firm interest in the NHL and Ice Hockey since the year of 1991, in which they hosted a preseason game outside Caesars Palace between the teams of the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers. It proved to be the first ever outdoor Ice Hockey match in the NHL’s modern era.By 1997 ‘Sin City’ had begun its very own preseason...
Via Talk Hockey
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings need bounce-back season from Richards

When the Los Angeles Kings traded for Mike Richards in June 2011, it was a given that they had landed a cornerstone center for years to come. Richards was regarded as one of the finest 200-foot young forwards in the NHL. The team did not envision Richards devolving into a fourth-line grinder who finished last season playing between Kyle Clifford and Trevor Lewis. The former captain...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Reasons Drew Doughty Will Win The Norris Trophy

Despite failing to receive so much as a nomination, many would argue that Drew Doughty was the best defenseman of the 2013-14 NHL season. Even before leading his team, the Los Angeles Kings, to their second Stanley Cup win in three years, Doughty had a strong case for the Norris trophy. While Doughty does not necessarily stand out on paper, posting barely above average statistics...
Via Beyond The Benches
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The ‘Reverse VH’

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, In 2012, Jonathan Quick achieved a career goal. The former UMass Amherst standout went 16-4 in the postseason, including three shutouts, with a 1.41 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage to backstop the Kings to their first of two Stanley Cups in the last three seasons. In the bigger picture, the Conn Smythe-winning goalie...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

My new favorite thing is the YouTube cartoon series 'The Dewey Show'

I never thought that a YouTube cartoon about some hockey dudes who play for a team that I despise could be so entertaining...then along came 'The Dewey Show'.Created by filmmakers Chris Pavlica and Zach Baumgartner, 'The Dewey Show' follows Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty during the off-season as he competes with the master party animals Mike Richards and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing Rob Vollman’s “Hockey Abstract 2014″

If you’ve been paying attention this offseason, you’ve noticed that several NHL teams have hired advanced stats experts. Though #fancystats still have opposition, you don’t need to look further than the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings for proof that they offer valuable insight.  No longer are these metrics exclusive to a small community of mathematicians, they [...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Mitchell Goes Fly Fishing And Rafting With Stanley Cup

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell wanted to enjoy the great outdoors with his friends and the Stanley Cup. He took Lord Stanley fly fishing and rafting in British Columbia. Quite a relaxing day to celebrate winning the best trophy in sports. [@KeeperOfTheCup] The post Willie Mitchell Goes Fly Fishing And Rafting With Stanley Cup appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Fans Create Awesome Animated Web Series About Drew Doughty & Friends

Chris Pavlica and Zach Baumgartner are filmmakers who also happen to be huge Los Angeles Kings fans, and they’ve found a hilarious way to combine their passions. The duo has debuted a brand new web series that follows the (fictional) adventures of some of the Kings’ biggest stars, most notably talented 24-year old defenseman Drew Doughty, in their lives off the ice. “The Dewy...
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Darryl Sutter Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge While Holding Stanley Cup

Looks like Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter is taking advantage of his time with the Stanley Cup. [Instagram] The post Darryl Sutter Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge While Holding Stanley Cup appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marian Gaborik Uses Zamboni in Creative Ice Bucket Challenge

NHL free agent Paul Bissonnette already won the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge earlier this week with a brilliant use of a helicopter. However, Kings winger Marian Gaborik gave a commendable effort in crafting one of the more creative renditions yet. Watch as he uses a zamboni to dump a heap of snow on him to complete the challenge from Kings teammate Jeff Carte.r Follow Andrew Doughty...
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marian Gaborik Takes Ice Bucket Challenge To Different Level, Nominates Kings GM

Perhaps Marian Gaborik should have called this the “Snow Bucket Challenge.” I would love to hear the reaction of his GM Dean Lombardi upon being nominated for it. [@MGaborik10] The post Marian Gaborik Takes Ice Bucket Challenge To Different Level, Nominates Kings GM appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marian Gaborik gets buried by zamboni ice in freezing ice bucket challenge

With due respect to everyone who's taken a bucket of cold water to the dome in the battle against ALS, NHL players are clearly the best at the ice bucket challenge. And by best, I mean the most creative, in light of Paul Bissonnette's action-movie-esque, glacier water and helicopter and speedo-enhanced challenge. This latest video by a hockey player comes courtesy Kings&...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredrik Modin On The Columbus Blue Jackets

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Modin, who won a Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004, said he thinks that experience will be invaluable for the team moving forward, especially for the young players who got a taste of what playoff action is truly like. “[I was] impressed with how the team came together and seemed to find their identity during the run last year,” Modin...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Greene with the Cup

Former University of North Dakota defensman Matt Greene brought the Stanley Cup back to Grand Forks, ND. There was a lot of people on hand today to see the Stanley Cup today.As you can see from the pictures, the Stanley Cup is a very large trophy. It was a classy move by the former Fighting Sioux defenseman to bring the cup to Grand Forks. Former captain Matt Greene and a special...
Via Goon's World
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Kings will retire Hall of Fame defenseman Rob Blake's No. 4 jersey

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings will retire Hall of Fame defenseman Rob Blake's No. 4 jersey on Jan. 17. The Stanley Cup champions announced the honor Monday. Blake played 14 of his 20 NHL seasons with the Kings, including six seasons as their captain. The seven-time All-Star won the franchise's first Norris Trophy in 1998 and became the club leader in games played,...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings to retire Rob Blake's No. 4 jersey

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings will retire Hall of Fame defenseman Rob Blake's No. 4 jersey on Jan. 17. The Stanley Cup champions announced the honor Monday. Blake played 14 of his 20 NHL seasons with the Kings, including six seasons as their captain. The seven-time All-Star won the franchise's first Norris Trophy in 1998 and became the club leader in games played...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings News: Rob Blake's #4 headed for the rafters

Long live #4.#224705 / gettyimages.comThe Los Angeles Kings have announced another ceremony they're throwing during the 2014-'15 season, former captain Rob Blake's "silver and black era" #4 will be raised to the rafters along side of Luc Robitaille (#20 / 2007), Wayne Gretzky (#99 / 2002), Dave Taylor (#18 / 1995), Marcel Dionne (#16 / 1990) and Rogie...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Blake’s #4 Will Be Retired By The Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES – Former Los Angeles Kings captain/defenseman and current club executive Rob Blake will have his No. 4 jersey retired by the Kings as part of a special pregame ceremony at STAPLES Center on Saturday, January 17, prior to the Kings-Ducks game, the club announced today. Blake – who is also being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November – will become the...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Los Angeles Kings Will Not Repeat

While the majority of the NHL has been in an absolute frenzy throughout the free-agency period, the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings have been nearly stagnant. Though many would argue that this makes the Kings nearly a lock to repeat their success in the upcoming 2014-15 season, in reality it seems quite unlikely. Change is an inevitability for all successful teams as a result...
Via Beyond The Benches
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the LA Kings already seen the best from Jonathan Quick?

Jonathan Quick is a good goaltender. Like really, really good. The Los Angeles Kings have won two Stanley Cups in the last three seasons, both of which represent the only two in the history of their franchise, and he’s a tremendous reason for that, the first one in particular. That means it’s all down hill from here, right? That’s not to say that Quick is suddenly going...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the LA Kings already seen the best from Jonathan Quick?

Jonathan Quick is a good goaltender. Like really, really good. The Los Angeles Kings have won two Stanley Cups in the last three seasons, both of which represent the only two in the history of their franchise, and he’s a tremendous reason for that, the first one in particular. That means it’s all down hill from here, right? That’s not to say that Quick is suddenly going...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings to honor Luc Robitaille with statue

Since giving guys a statue is the hot and cool thing to do, the Los Angeles Kings will be joining the party when they hold a “Legends Night” next year honoring former winger and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Luc Robitaille. The Kings are going to be doing a series of “Legends Nights” honoring members of the 1993 Stanley Cup finalists including Robitaille, Tony Granato and...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Levi’s Stadium To Host San Jose Sharks-Los Angeles Kings Stadium Series Game

In just its first year of existence, @LevisStadium will host its first hockey game, the 2015 @CoorsLight NHL #StadiumSeries. See you there. — NHL (@NHL) August 6, 2014 Looks like the NHL is wasting no time christening the newly built Levi’s Stadium. The success of the Anaheim Ducks-Los Angeles Kings game last year seems to […] The post Levi’s Stadium To Host San Jose Sharks...
Via Diehardsport
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks-Kings 'Stadium Series' game a go for Levi's Stadium

For the second straight season, the Los Angeles Kings will be playing hockey outdoors in California. After taking on the Ducks in a Stadium Series contest last year at Dodger Stadium, the reigning Stanley Cup champs will face the San Jose Sharks at Levi’s Stadium during the upcoming season. The NHL confirmed the rumors on Wednesday via an article on the league’s website: The...
Via Next Impulse Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks To Play Kings At Levi’s Stadium As Part Of NHL’s 2015 Stadium Series

The rumors were true, and the San Jose Sharks will host one of the NHL’s Stadium Series games during the 2014-15 season. The NHL announced Wednesday that the Sharks will host division rival and defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 21 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., the new home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. This marks the second consecutive...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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