KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kings fulfill wish list via trade, four picks

The Kings went into the NHL draft with a short wish list. They wanted to add depth to their defensive line and a backup goaltender. The Kings fulfilled their wants, needs and more Saturday with a key contract extension, a trade and four picks on the...
Via The OC Register
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Whicker: LA Kings' Drew Doughty used new stats and lots of minutes to win his first Norris Trophy

There's no evidence Drew Doughty lost sleep over the Norris Trophy. When you're done playing 28 minutes, 1 second per game in the NHL, you sleep through everything.If the Kings didn't feel Doughty was already the best defenseman in the league, they wouldn't have paid him $7 million last season.
Via LA Daily News
9 hours ago

LA Kings sign Trevor Lewis to 4-year contract extension

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Forward Trevor Lewis has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. The club announced the deal Saturday. Lewis has been a key player on the Kings' depth lines for the past six seasons, playing a defensive game during Los Angeles' run to Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014. He scored two goals in the Kings' Cup-clinching...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings again dealing with lack of first-round draft pick

For the second consecutive year and third in the past four, the Kings do not have a first-round draft pick. But that doesn’t mean General Manager Dean Lombardi will be sitting idle Friday while the rest of the teams bolster their rosters. The Kings...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Lose out on Lucic, Take Home Some NHL Awards

As reported by Pierre LeBrun of ESPN and fellow Hockey Writers contributor Mike Necciai earlier today, forward Milan Lucic chose to open himself up to offers in the free agency market this summer. Lucic was on the last year of his three-year, $18 million contract he had signed with the Boston Bruins in 2012 prior to being traded to the Los Angeles Kings on June 27 last year. Milan...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings' Doughty wins Norris Trophy

Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Doughty's first Norris victory ended a lively three-man race that forced voters to decide between pure offensive production and analytical superiority. Doughty, the two-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, beat...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings GM Lombardi says Lucic will test free agent market

The Los Angeles Kings made a big splash last off-season when they acquired Milan Lucic from the Boston Bruins for Martin Jones, Colin Miller and a first-round pick, but it looks like Lucic’s tenure as a King will be one-and-done. ESPN’s Pierre LeBruin reported Wednesday afternoon that Lucic, 28, has decided to head to free agency come July 1. Not long after LeBrun’s initial...
Via The Hockey News
3 days ago

Julien Gauthier – The Next Ones: 2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Julien Gauthier 2015-16 Team: Val-d’Or Foreurs (#12) Date of Birth: October 15, 1997 Place of Birth: Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec Ht: 6’3″ Wt: 230 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Right Wing NHL Draft Eligibility: 2016 first-year eligible Twitter: @ju_gauth12 THW The Next Ones Ranking: 28th (June) Other Rankings: THW Alternate: 25th (June) THW War Room: 27th (May) Future Considerations...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier officially announces retirement after 17 seasons

Upon being traded to the Los Angeles Kings, Vincent Lecavalier said his time in the NHL would come to a close following one final playoff push. That push lasted all of five games, but the veteran center followed through on his word that his career was coming to a close, making his retirement official Tuesday afternoon. In a statement released through the Kings, the 36-year-old said...
Via The Hockey News
4 days ago

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fake L.A. Kings fans busted by Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel likes to expose fake sports fans in his recurring "Lie Witness News" segment.  In the latest segment, a few shameless people celebrated the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup, clearly having no idea that they lost in the first round of the NHL playoffs. [Jimmy Kimmel Live]Related Posts:Fake U.S. soccer fans caught by Jimmy Kimmel (Video) This post appeared...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: These Kings fans believe they won the Stanley Cup this year

Those who watch Jimmy Kimmel Live regularly will recall a recurring bit called “Lie Witness News”, where the Kimmel camera crew will find people who will fall for any fake news story they feed them, even the obviously fake ones. Monday night, they fooled people into thinking that it was the Los Angeles Kings, and not the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won the Stanley Cup on Sunday...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Milan Lucic 'very open to signing with Edmonton'

Milan Lucic is one of the offseason’s premier unrestricted free agents, and it appears he’s keeping his options open. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reported that talks between Lucic and the Los Angeles Kings have gone cold. He writes Lucic’s preference is to stick with the Kings, but he’ll gladly hit the market if a deal isn’t reached. “Pending unrestricted free-agent...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Sharks vs. Kings

VitalsLos Angeles: (48-28-6) 2nd in Pacific DivisionSan Jose: (46-30-6) 3rd in Pacific DivisionSeason SeriesThe Sharks took three of the five matchups between the California foes this season, including a 5-2 victory on March 28 that clinched their playoff berth.Looking at the MatchupThe most obvious  story line heading into this series is that this is the rematch of the 2014 first...
Via Yardbarker
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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