Los Angeles Kings

In March of 1965, a formal process began headed by then NHL President Clarence Campbell so that the league would expand its operation to include a second division of six teams. Gone would be the days of the so-called “Original Six” franchises. Joining them would be a half-dozen new teams that would see the NHL reach further
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Over the weekend the Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Ilya Kovalchuk. Signing Kovalchuk helps fill a glaring weakness the Kings had last season but, how does it affect the organization over the next three seasons, most notably their ability to re-sign Drew Doughty? What the Kings Are Getting With
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The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with Ilya Kovalchuk, the team announced Saturday. The contract will pay Kovalchuk $18.75 million over the life of the contract and will come with an annual cap hit of $6.25 – the identical contract that Patrick Marleau signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs
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With the 2018 NHL Draft taking place in Dallas this weekend, it’s time to get primed for what the draft could hold in store for the Los Angeles Kings. A year ago, Rob Blake was approaching his first draft after being hired to replace Dean Lombardi as general manager of the Kings. When he selected
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More than 300 former collegiate hockey players played in an NHL regular-season game this past season. Former NCAA student-athletes now account for more than 30 percent of players on NHL rosters. The Kings have been active through the years signing college free agents and drafting college hockey alumni. This past March in particular, Los Angeles
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  Roman Cechmanek was one of these European players whose star risen as fast as declined. He was not a widely known draft pick, burst onto the scene in the NHL later in his career and had several solid to great seasons in the NHL. Then all of a sudden he disappeared. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty
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The Royal wedding took place on Saturday morning in jolly old England. The celebration was filled with the pageantry and splendor that one would expect. As an ode to this momentous occasion, I reckon that we crown the best all-time blokes…err…Los Angeles Kings from each country, shall we? Brilliant. Well, let us carry on, then.
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The late sixties were an eventful period to say the least. Peace rallies opposing the continued American military presence in Vietnam were growing like wildfires, the Beatles maintained their dominance of the music charts with the release of their “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band” album, and the summer months were dubbed the “summer of
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In this third installment of “Kings-in-Waiting”, I focus my attention on Los Angeles Kings top prospect Gabriel (Gabe) Vilardi. The 18-year-old center was taken by the Kings with their first-round pick, 11th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. Vilardi’s Story Like fellow King-in Waiting Matt Villalta, Vilardi was born in the hockey breeding grounds of
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“I always wanted to be an L.A. King and I want to stay an L.A. King.” Those exact words were uttered from Drew Doughty’s mouth in a recent interview with NHL.com following his team’s early 2018 NHL playoff exit. The encoded message was distributed through various mainstream and social media channels and decoded by Los Angeles
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With the 2017-18 regular season ending this past weekend, many experts and pundits are releasing their picks for this season’s awards. Among the most hotly debated topics is who will win the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman. Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning appears to be the favorite but I would argue that
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The Los Angeles Kings are officially back in the NHL playoffs. On Wednesday night, the club clinched a spot in the spring tournament after the Chicago Blackhawks did them a solid by upsetting the St. Louis Blues. The Kings continue to jockey for position in the Western Conference and, after a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the
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In this second edition of “Kings-in-Waiting”, we will take a closer look at Los Angeles Kings center prospect, Jaret Anderson-Dolan. The 18-year-old was taken with the Kings’ second-round selection, 41st overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Much like Matthew Villalta, whom we analysed in our inaugural edition, Anderson-Dolan has had a distinct journey throughout
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Rob Blake certainly isn’t shy in attempting to make his Los Angeles Kings team better. He recently added veteran defenseman, Dion Phaneuf, as well as enigmatic winger, Tobias Rieder.  There were also rumblings that the Kings were linked to talented rabble-rouser, Evander Kane. Alas, a new name has surfaced as Blake’s next potential target: Max
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The Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes have completed a pre-deadline deal that will see Darcy Kuemper head to Arizona in exchange for forward Tobias Rieder and goaltender Scott Wedgewood, according to Bob McKenzie. Going to Los Angeles Going to Arizona G Darcy Kuemper F Tobias Rieder G Scott Wedgewood McKenzie also reported that the
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The Los Angeles Kings have traded forwards Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Dion Phaneuf and forward Nate Thompson. The deal was originally rumored to be in the works by Bob McKenzie. As part of the terms of this deal, the Senators will also be retaining 25 percent
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We’re two-and-a-half months into the 2017-18 NHL season and things really couldn’t have gone much better for John Stevens’ Los Angeles Kings so far. They’re enjoying a nice bounce-back campaign after missing the playoffs under Darryl Sutter a season ago and are once again getting solid contributions from veterans like Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown,
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