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All The Kings Men Podcast: 50 Kings - Ian Laperrière

Fan favorite Ian Laperrière (1996-2004) joins Dave Joseph and Jesse Cohen to discuss his time as an LA King and the rest of his NHL career. Click "Podcast" in the menu to listen and subscribe.
Via NHL.com
16 hours ago

McColgan, Shore among interesting rookie camp invites

In addition to those drafted and signed by the club, the Los Angeles Kings are prepared to welcome a handful of additional prospects to rookie camp, team sources have confirmed with LA Kings Insider. Those expected to participate include Quentin Shore – a younger brother of Los Angeles center Nick Shore – as well as fellow forwards Justin Gutierrez, Shane McColgan, Alex Barre...
Via LA Kings Insider
16 hours ago

5 Reasons Why the Kings’ Cap Situation Will Improve

Much has been written about how the Kings’ lack of salary cap flexibility has tied one hand behind the team’s metaphorical back over the past few seasons. I’ve discussed it myself on a number of occasions. It’s understandable. Dean Lombardi turned an also-ran franchise into a two-time champion, and as other Cup-winning franchises have experienced, the financial strain of...
Via The Hockey Writers
19 hours ago

Drew Barrymore, The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation and The Los Angeles Kings To Be Honored at 2016 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ‘Once Upon a Time’ Gala

Via NHL.com
19 hours ago

Analysis: Pac-12 football strong, but lacking superpower

With five teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll and two others receiving votes, the Pacific-12 Conference certainly has plenty of national respect. And not much else, because this parity is likely to ensure no Pac-12 team makes...
Via The OC Register
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy football: 4 draft tips and our top 50 rankings

For the first time in my 15 years of playing fantasy football, I found myself last season at the bottom of a downward spiral. It was a cold, dark place, the kind of nightmare sequence where Blake Bortles and Kirk Cousins were top-eight quarterbacks and Devonta Freeman, left for dead by most analyst circles, led all running backs in scoring.
Via LA Daily News
3 days ago

Jonathan Quick pays tribute to Special Forces with World Cup mask

Jonathan Quick’s mask design has been pretty standard over the past several seasons. When he’s played for the Los Angeles Kings, Quick’s mask has been painted to look like a knight’s helmet. And when he’s gone off to play for Team USA, the helmet has been updated with a few details to give it that American flare. However, Quick is going an entirely different direction for...
Via The Hockey News
3 days ago

Jonathan Quick Unveils His New World Cup Mask

Keep an eye on Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey on September 17th! Our very own Jonathan Quick will be sporting a brand new helmet design as he defends the net, courtesy of EYECANDYAIR, MultiCam and Special Forces Charitable Trust.
Via NHL.com
4 days ago

50th season details, ‘Legends Nights’ honorees released

The National Hockey League officially granted the Los Angeles Kings franchise on February 9, 1966 as the NHL expanded from its “Original Six” to 12 teams. The Kings officially kicked-off their 50th Anniversary celebration on February 9, 2016 when the club played in Boston. That same night the Kings unveiled their 50th Anniversary Logo. The Kings continue celebrating their 50th...
Via LA Kings Insider
5 days ago

UCLA wary of football rankings, expectations as season nears

LOS ANGELES – Kick the hype machine into overdrive because college football is almost here. As the countdown to kickoff enters single digits, the last preseason polls, previews and predictions are flying out. Cal and Hawaii are already in Australia...
Via The OC Register
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how quickly will the Toronto Maple Leafs compete?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to be a case study for analytics whether we want them to be or not. After bringing in multiple analytics consultants and assistant general manager Kyle Dubas, the target was placed firmly on their back. For better or for worse, you will see different writers pointing at the Maple Leafs as the reason why analytics are faulty and not worth your time...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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

LA Kings sign G Jack Campbell, re-sign Dowd and Forbort

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Kings have signed goalie Jack Campbell and re-signed center Nic Dowd and defenseman Derek Forbort. The Kings announced the moves Monday. Los Angeles traded defenseman Nick Ebert to Dallas last month for Campbell, the 11th overall pick in the 2010 draft. Campbell played just one NHL game for the Stars in October 2013, spending most of his...
Via Associated Press
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Dustin Brown upset with Kings stripping him of captain title

LOS ANGELES — After eight seasons and two Stanley Cup titles as the Los Angeles Kings' captain, Dustin Brown thought he deserved better.Brown doesn't agree with the Kings' decision to strip him of their captaincy this summer, and he aired his differences with team management Thursday in a phone interview."I felt like I've done a very good job leading this team," he said. "The...
Via Associated Press
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Kings' Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar clean up at NHL Awards

Drew Doughty has often been seen as the best defenseman in this era to have never won the Norris Trophy but that all changed Wednesday night. Doughty was honored as the league’s top defenseman for the 2015-16 season while fellow Kings star Anze...
Via The OC Register
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kings F Kopitar wins Selke Trophy

One week after Anze Kopitar was named the Los Angeles Kings' captain, he became the franchise's first Selke Trophy winner Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. The Selke goes to the NHL's best defensive forward. Kopitar has been the Kings' leading scorer for nine consecutive seasons, but the Slovenian center's willingness to embrace coach Darryl Sutter's defense...
Via Associated Press
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Dustin Brown Lost His Captaincy

Last week, the Los Angeles Kings announced that star center Anze Kopitar will be the new captain, replacing Dustin Brown. Based on Brown’s resume, this change came as somewhat of a shock. The Kings selected Brown 13th overall in the 2003 NHL draft and named him captain shortly after the start of the 2008-09 season. He was just 23 years old at the time, becoming both the youngest...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier retires after 17 NHL seasons

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Kings forward Vincent Lecavalier formally retired Tuesday after 17 NHL seasons.When he joined the Kings in January, Lecavalier declared the 2015-16 season would be his last. He confirmed his retirement intentions after Los Angeles was eliminated from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in April, putting an early end to Lecavalier's revitalizing...
Via FOX Sports
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings name new captain

On June 16, the Los Angeles Kings named Anze Kopitar as the team’s new Captain. Kopitar takes over the role from Dustin Brown who was named the Captain of the Kings in 2008 and has served in that role ever since. Kopitar was named the team’s Alternate Captain at the same time Brown was given the captaincy. Despite not wearing the “C” for the team anymore, Brown will certainly...
Via isportsweb.com
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel gets LA Kings fans to react to 2016 Stanley Cup win

Jimmy Kimmel is known for his viral video pranks, and one of his best recurring sketches happens to “Lie Witness News”, where he gets people on the street to react to fake news. On Monday, Kimmel asked people for their reactions to the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup. The only problems with that being: the Kings weren’t even in the Final, were bounced in the first...
Via The Comeback
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings sign McNabb for two more years

The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Brayden McNabb to a two-year contract. McNabb has played the past two seasons with the Kings and at the age of 25 this will give him a chance to continue to grow even more with them. McNabb was drafted by the Buffalo Sabers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He was drafted 66th overall in the third round. He started playing for the Sabers during...
Via isportsweb.com
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings reportedly to strip Dustin Brown of captaincy

The Los Angeles Kings are making a change at captain. Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports that Kings captain Dustin Brown has been told he will no longer be the captain of the team and that they’re going in a different direction with the C. The move is and isn’t surprising. It is surprising because Brown has been the captain in LA since 2008. He’s led the Kings to two Stanley...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: Sutter to return behind the bench

The Los Angeles Kings recently agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with Head Coach Darryl Sutter. The contract will begin in the upcoming NHL season. Sutter joined the Kings as their head coach on December 20, 2011. He replaced Terry Murray who was relieved of his duties that season. He has been with the team for four full seasons. However, this season marks the fifth he has...
Via isportsweb.com
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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