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Live Blog: Los Angeles at Colorado

Los Angeles Kings 0, Colorado Avalanche 0 Pre-game Live Audio Stream (starts at 5:30 p.m. PT) Box Score SOG: LAK – 0, COL – 0 PP: LAK – 1/5, COL – 0/0 LAK starters: COL starters: FIRST PERIOD Photos and commentary coming soon…
Via LA Kings Insider
2 hours ago

Big season expected from Pearson, which comes with a catch-22

Tanner Pearson, once the wheels got rolling, had a fine 2015-16 season. He scored three times in overtime – including a postseason dagger – and totaled 16 goals and 24 points over his final 33 regular season and playoff games months after some earlier periodic inertia led to a few healthy scratches. But with 79 games played, it was Pearson’s first full regular season in the...
Via LA Kings Insider
5 hours ago

September 30 morning skate notes; Clifford quotes, Dowd audio

Good afternoon to you from the base of Mt. Loud. If you are unfamiliar with Mt. Loud, it is The Peak of Noise. Don’t try to find it on any maps. The Kings took the ice at the Pepsi Center shortly before 11:30 a.m. and aligned as such: Pearson-Carter-Toffoli King-Shore-Lewis Clifford-Dowd-Purcell Mersch-Crescenzi-Brodzinski Wagner-Bjorkstrand-Bissonnette (extras) Forbort-Greene...
Via LA Kings Insider
8 hours ago

Kings 6, Ducks 1: Four Observations from Staples

Via Jewels From The Crown
1 day ago

Time for the Kings to Get Younger

The 2016-17 NHL season is just a few weeks away, which means the league’s 30 teams are shaking off the rust in training camps and preseason games across the U.S. and Canada. The Los Angels Kings are no different and have started skating at their practice facility in El Segundo, and have participated in several preseason games against some of their Pacific Division rivals. Jeff...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

15 Days to Go: Ted Irvine and the First Playoff OT Winner in Kings History

Via Jewels From The Crown
2 days ago

Goalie Jonathan Quick rejoins Kings after 'disappointing' World Cup of Hockey

LOS ANGELES – Goaltender Jonathan Quick rejoined the Kings on Wednesday morning, participating in his first skate with his teammates since he and Team USA were unexpectedly eliminated in the preliminary round of the World Cup of Hockey last week in...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Crowded field competing for Kings' third- and fourth-line center spots

EL SEGUNDO – Anze Kopitar is the Kings’ best center, no question about it. He's been their leading scorer for nine consecutive seasons and was named the Selke Trophy winner last season as the NHL forward who best excels at the defensive aspects...
Via The OC Register
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings F Gaborik out 8 weeks with foot injury from World Cup

TORONTO (AP) Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik is leaving the World Cup of Hockey and will be out for eight weeks because of a foot injury. Team Europe general manager Miroslav Satan says Gaborik was injured during Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over Sweden in the tournament semifinals. The Europeans will miss the high-scoring Slovakian winger on Tuesday night in Game 1 of a...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Los Angeles Kings

Man, the Kings could be in trouble very soon. Yes, they still have their superstar players but the roster gets thin very quickly. They were absolutely destroyed by their rival San Jose in the first round last season and it shouldn't come as much surprise. The Sharks neutralized their top 6 and killed the Kings with their depth. While the actual team has question marks because...
Via Razzball Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dean Lombardi’s Right: He’ll Be His Own Harshest Critic

Via Jewels From The Crown
7 days ago

2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Top 200

We are through 149 players in my rankings; I can't believe there's still 101 players to go! Thanks to a commenter, I realized that I had Tyler Toffoli ranked twice. I'm only human! Anyways, things are already getting thin at this point in drafts. There will be some guys who are here for their safety but I'm deferring to players with upside at this point in the draft. Locking...
Via Razzball Hockey
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings training camp preview: Five burning questions

1. Who will fill the vacancies on defense? Drew Doughty won the Norris Trophy last season as the NHL’s top defenseman, an honor many believed was a season or two late in coming. Jake Muzzin took strides last season toward becoming an elite...
Via The OC Register
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lombardi, Tortorella defend US World Cup roster decisions

TORONTO (AP) Dean Lombardi pounded the table and tried to explain it all. His eyes darting back and forth, the Team USA general manager tried to explain the Americans' unexpected and disappointing early exit from the World Cup of Hockey. Along the way, Lombardi blamed himself for plenty. The hockey veteran with two Stanley Cup rings said he would have done four or five things differently...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

L.A. Kings unveil new 50th anniversary jerseys

The Los Angeles Kings are celebrating their 50th season in the NHL by releasing a new alternate jersey to celebrate the joyous occasion. The golden anniversary. #LAKings50 pic.twitter.com/gIzY15TYFG — #LAKings (@LAKings) September 20, 2016 The new duds look pretty slick. The jersey features many highlights from older iconic Kings uniforms and teams with plenty of nods to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Anze Kopitar was mic’d up and says Team Europe has everyone fooled

Anze Kopitar is one of the best centers in the world regardless of team. So when he talked a little trash on the bench during Team USA vs. Team Europe, we should all probably listen. Anze Kopitar mic’d up at #WCH2016, “We fooled them all with the first two games, boys.” https://t.co/twdX03yu21 — Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) September 18, 2016 Kopitar and Team Europe came...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL's rift with IOC still a hot topic of World Cup of Hockey gets underway

At a glance, the transition from the Rio Olympics in the summer to the World Cup of Hockey in the fall seems like a seamless move from one international event to another.What the casual kick-back hockey viewer might not know is how opposing these two events are—how fractured the relationship between the National Hockey League and the International Olympics Committee has become...
Via Yardbarker
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Former BSU Standout Ted Belisle Joins LA Kings As a Scout

The Los Angeles Kings have added hockey mind Ted Belisle to their scouting staff for the 2016-17 season. Belisle, a former Thunder Bay Flyer of the United States Premier Hockey League, is the current head coach of Bemidji State University. Belisle was a captain on BSU’s 2000-2001 team, the program’s second year at the Division I level and its final season under legendary head...
Via The Sports Journal
August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drew Doughty shows off new sticky by destroying mannequins

Hockey equipment companies routinely face the tough task of trying to build buzz around a new product, which is fractionally different compared to other models/iterations. The formula of showing a player skate around the ice or shoot a puck on goal in an online ad has grown pretty stale. That’s why Drew Doughty’s video showing off his Synergy GX stick by Easton Hocky is fun...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Zatkoff takes Stanley Cup down water slide, because why not?

It’s safe to say Jeff Zatkoff had a good time during his day with the Stanley Cup. The former Pittsburgh Penguins third-string goalie, who captured a Game 1 victory in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, had his day with the Stanley Cup this week, and he certainly made the most of it. Zatkoff decided to take the Stanley Cup down a water slide with some buddies. It’s...
Via The Comeback
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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