Los Angeles Kings

“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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It has been a season of celebration across the National Hockey League. The league has celebrated 100 years of existence with several Centennial Celebrations at various points of the 2016-17 season. Events like the NHL Centennial Classic, an outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, the unveiling of the top 100 NHL players
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The Montreal Canadiens have traded away forward Torey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Canadiens announced Thursday. This deal comes on a league-wide off-day as players get to spend time with their friends and families on Thanksgiving (in the United States,
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With his team still struggling to score goals, Peter Chiarelli needed to do something to try to spark his club. Instead of trying to make a big splash via the trade market, the Edmonton Oilers general manager decided to go down the path that has served him well since arriving in the Alberta capital. In
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At the end of last season, Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown was written off by many as being past his prime. He’s too old, he’s not scoring anymore, and he’s certainly not worth the $5.875 million he’ll be receiving every year until he becomes a free agent following the 2021-22 season, critics said. A quick
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This post was originally written in August, 2014. There’s a price to pay when you play hockey in Los Angeles. Sure, it’s December, and it’s 70 degrees outside. Sure, you can get around town with ease and nobody knows your name. It’s that nobody knows your name part. On one hand, you come and go
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The 2017-18 NHL regular season is just 23 days away, meaning fantasy owners everywhere will be preparing to draft their teams within the next few weeks. Although the Los Angeles Kings do not offer any top ten fantasy players, they do have a number of very useful fantasy assets in their lineup. Let’s take a
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The Los Angeles Kings are going to be one of the most interesting teams in the league this upcoming season. Playing with a new style under a new coach, they expect to be a better offensive club. The team is caught in the middle, so to speak. They look like a bubble team in a
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