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Compete level is low in Los Angeles, but they're fixing it

The Los Angeles Kings were supposed to come out firing from all cylinders this season. The team had been a powerhouse for the last several years, but failed to make the playoffs just last season.The team went out and acquired Milan Lucic, who was expected to step in and be a force on the top line. The Kings also signed Christian Ehrhoff, a defenseman that was expected to fill in...
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LA Kings' Dwight King out 8-10 weeks with broken foot

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Kings forward Dwight King will be sidelined for at least two months after having surgery on his broken foot. Kings coach Darryl Sutter announced the extent of King's injury Monday. King is a two-time Stanley Cup champion who plays a valuable depth role for Los Angeles. He had 13 goals and 13 assists for the Kings last season. He was slated to...
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Drew Doughty postgame (10/9)

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LA Kings will pay Mike Richards until 2031

The LA Kings and Mike Richards are parting ways after the two sides agreed to a settlement following a fairly ugly contract termination dispute. However, the details of that settlement will surely only raise more eyebrows from Kings fans. Most noteworthy is the fact the Kings will be paying Richards until 2031. Counting 2015-16, Richards had five years and $22 million left on his...
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NHL Dept. of Player Safety inconsistent with discipline?

After handing down one of the longest suspensions in league history, it looked as though the NHL's Department of Player Safety was really throwing down the hammer when comes to late hits and checks to the head.Just two days into the season, this appears to not be the case, as a handful of questionable hits have already gone without suspension.Eyebrows raised at the consistancy of...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic leaves unwanted first impression

  It didn’t take long for Milan Lucic to make an impression as a member of the Los Angeles Kings, though more than a few folks probably wish it were a more positive one. Lucic ended the night without a point and a -2 rating, but the biggest impression he made came at the end of the night. After leaving the penalty box, San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture caught Lucic with a...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Dustin Brown appears to headbutt Logan Couture

It looks like Dustin Brown is already in preseason form. Brown, a forward for the LA Kings, displayed a high level of truculence with a check on San Jose Sharks player Logan Couture. Brown hit on Couture — Stephanie (@myregularface) October 8, 2015 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Head Butt? In all seriousness though this hit definitely looks questionable....
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Finalize Roster Ahead of Season Opener

New Kings forward Milan Lucic fights Josh Manson of the Anaheim Ducks during a preseason game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on 9/29/15 (Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) As the minutes tick off the clock leading to tonight’s opening faceoff of the 2015-16 NHL season, the Los Angeles Kings have been busy finalizing the group of players with whom they will begin...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks visit the Los Angeles Kings in Season Opener

Game Information: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center in Los AngelesGame time: 7:30 Pacific / 10:30 EasternTV: NBCSN (US) After what felt like an eternity the puck will finally drop on the NHL season and topping off the 4 game schedule for tonight is the San Jose Sharks who will visit the Los Angeles Kings. Breaking Down The Los Angeles Kings The Los Angeles kings...

LA Kings at a glance

LOS ANGELES KINGS LAST SEASON: 40-27-15, fourth place in Pacific Division. Missed playoffs. COACH: Darryl Sutter (fifth season, 16th NHL season). ADDED: F Milan Lucic, D Christian Ehrhoff, G Jhonas Enroth. LOST: D Robyn Regehr, D Slava Voynov, F Justin Williams, F Jarret Stoll, F Mike Richards, D Andrej Sekera, G Martin Jones. PLAYER TO WATCH: F Dustin Brown. The Kings love the leadership...
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Report: Slava Voynov will sign with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL

Slava Voynov didn’t wait long to get back into playing pro hockey, as the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman will reportedly sign with the KHL’s SKA St. Petersburg per Sport-Express’s Igor Eronko. Slava Voynov set to sign with #SKA of the #KHL #LAKings — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) October 2, 2015 Voynov served time in luxury jail this summer after getting arrested for...
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Kings looking to 'control' Quick's weight this season

How will the Los Angeles Kings attempt to keep Jonathan Quick in top form all season long? The answer, as reported by LA Kings Insider, might be by controlling Quick’s weight. Bill Ranford, the goaltending coach for the LA Kings, was asked about Quick’s weight and how a fluctuation might impact the goaltender’s mechanics. Ranford’s answer revealed that Quick’s weight...
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SQ NHL Preview Series: Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Kings (Last Season: 40-27-15, 4th in Pacific)Coach: Daryl Sutter (547-414-61, 109 ties; 17th season, 5th with LA)Key Additions: Milan Lucic, Christian Ehrhoff, Jhonas EnrothKey Departures: Justin Williams, Andrej Sekera, Jarret Stoll, Mike Richards, Martin JonesKey Player: Milan LucicLucic was acquired for a heavy price before the draft, as the Kings sent Martin Jones...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 NHL Defensemen Rankings For 2015-16: Drew Doughty Tops Everyone

One of the most common denominators of Stanley Cup-winning teams is a legitimate No. 1 defenseman. Given their importance, we rarely see them traded or allowed to become unrestricted free agents. The best way to acquire one is through the draft, and then teams have to be patient in their development because of how difficult it is for young D-men to make the transition to the NHL...
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Milan Lucic already looking forward to facing Bruins

Los Angeles Kings winger Milan Lucic will have to wait 51 games before his first matchup with his former team, the Boston Bruins. Not that he’s counting or anything. Lucic, whose eight-season run with the Bruins came to an end when he was traded to the Kings this past June, made it clear in an interview with The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin that he’s eagerly anticipating...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings top Coyotes on Weal's overtime goal

LOS ANGELES -- Jordan Weal's goal 3:37 into overtime lifted the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Michael Mersch and Brian O'Neill also scored for Los Angeles. Starting goaltender Jhonas Enroth made seven saves in 32:31 before being replaced by Peter Budaj. Budaj turned away 10 of 11 shots in 31:02. Third overall pick Dylan Strome scored for Arizona, as did...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings, Slava Voynov To Return To Russia

Slava Voynov who had plead no contest and served 45 days of a 90 day sentence before being taken into custody by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency or ICE.  Voynov was awaiting an immigration hearing to determine whether or not he be deported.  By opting for self deportation he leaves the door open to being able to return to the United States at a later date. Slava...

Slava Voynov will return to Russia, ends contract with Kings

    Slava Voynov will return to Russia to resolve the issue of his visa after he got into legal trouble for committing domestic violence, he announced on Wednesday. Returning to his home country will end his contract with the Los Angeles Kings, which called for him to be paid just over $16 million over the next four years. “Earlier today, I notified the National Hockey League...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Richards faces possession of controlled substance charge

Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, the Manitoba police announced Thursday. Mike Richards charged for Possession of Controlled Substance while entering Canada. To appear in court Sep10/15. No further updates #rcmpmb — RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 27, 2015 The alleged incident at the Canadian border...
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Richards’ contract terminated over border incident

The Los Angeles Kings on Monday terminated Mike Richards’ contract, a day after they placed him on waivers. The team was expected to buy him out of his 12-year deal, so this was an unexpected move. However, the move might not stand up if challenged by the NHLPA. Though there are few details about what...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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