KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Paul LaDue Signs With the Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have signed University of North Dakota defenseman Paul LaDue to a one-year, entry-level contract worth $925,000, the team announced Friday. The Kings drafted LaDue in the 6th round (191st overall) of the 2012 draft. The Kings pushed hard to get LaDue on contract last summer, but he chose to return for another year at North Dakota saying, “Either side, I don’t...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Quick and Kopitar Nominated for Individual NHL Awards

On April 27, the general managers of the NHL named Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick one of the three finalists for the 2016 Vezina Trophy and the following day, the NHL announced that Kings forward Anze Kopitar has been named a finalist for the Selke Award. Quick Up for Vezina After Reaching Career Milestones The three Vezina Trophy finalists are those deemed to be the...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

What happened to the Los Angeles Kings?

The series between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks started out looking like it would be a close series. The first four games were one goal deficits and even being down 3-1 in the series Kings’ fans have seen their team come back from worse. However, game five on April 22 was a different story with the Sharks winning 6-3 to send the Kings home. The problem was that...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier has officially retired

After a 17-year career, Vincent Lecavalier has called it quits in a move that wasn’t a surprise to anyone. His midseason move from the Flyers to the Kings was a reclamation project that actually seemed to work out for the always contending Kings. I wrote in my midseason piece about Lecavalier’s trade that I believed that the Flyers won the trade by a large margin. Analyzing it...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Dean Lombardi must address Kings lack of depth, speed on defense

Go Kings go. It's not just a mindless slogan chanted over and over again by their fans. It must be a call to action for General Manager Dean Lombardi during an offseason that arrived late Friday night, a good deal sooner than anyone associated with...
Via The OC Register
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Going into Game 5, Kings' best players haven't been as good as Sharks' best

LOS ANGELES – It wasn’t the officiating or travel or injuries or home-ice advantage (or disadvantage) or the schedule. None of those things were responsible for the Kings’ 3-1 deficit going into Game5 of their first-round playoff series against...
Via The OC Register
9 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings: Who needs to step up for game five

Facing a 3-1 series deficit at home tonight in the Staples Center, the LA Kings will need their top players to start performing. Goaltender Jonathan Quick has been good enough to keep the Kings competitive against the San Jose Sharks. However, he can’t win the series alone, and the Kings will need their star players like forwards Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Marian Gaborik, and...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings need controlled aggression to extend their season, Vincent Lecavalier's career

EL SEGUNDO – The Kings’ 2015-16 season and center Vincent Lecavalier’s Hall of Fame-caliber career could come to a screeching halt Friday nightat Staples Center, with one more loss to the San Jose Sharks in their first-round playoff series....
Via The OC Register
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings cut Sharks’ lead with game 3 win

The Los Angeles Kings avoided going down 3-0 in the series against the San Jose Sharks on April 18. Though that happened the last time these teams met in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs and with a favorable outcome for the Kings, their mindset for this game was to cut the deficit in half. Not surprising to anyone all of the games have been extremely close with all of them having one...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

In the face of overwhelming adversity, the LA Kings somehow won Game 3

Down 0-2 in the seven game series, the Los Angeles Kings won an absolute thriller in overtime at the SAP Center at San Jose on Monday night by a final score of 2-1. Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into the extra period after Dustin Brown landed a monster hit on Brenden Dillon in the neutral zone to free up the puck and Pearson's path to the net for the game-winner.While we'd ususally...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pearson's OT goal helps Kings beat Sharks 2-1 in Game 3

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings bounced back from a pair of series-opening losses at home to beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in Game 3 in the first round Monday night. Anze Kopitar added a power-play goal, Jonathan Quick made 29 saves and Los Angeles killed two third-period penalties to cut San Jose's lead in the series to 2...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Drew Doughty makes a great save in the crease

Drew Doughty may have just earned himself a nomination for the Vezina Trophy after he sprawled out in the crease to rob the Sharks of the go-ahead goal. It’s pretty remarkable Doughty was able to keep the puck out considering his momentum was carrying him into the net and the angle in which he entered the crease wasn’t square to the shooter. Considering the score was tied 2...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings GM: Doughty should win Norris, and it's not even close

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Drew Doughty is the bedrock of the Los Angeles Kings' run to two Stanley Cup titles and their return to the postseason this week. General manager Dean Lombardi thinks it's time Doughty was recognized for his excellence with his first Norris Trophy. He also has strong words for anybody who thinks Ottawa's Erik Karlsson is the NHL's best all-around...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Kings surprised WWE superstars with custom jerseys

Staples Center, the home arena for the two-time Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, hosted WWE Monday Night Raw this week.Prior to the start of the show, four WWE superstars joined head coach Darryl Sutter's son and huge wrestling fan, Chris, in the Kings locker room where they were presented with customized jerseys.Each wrestler was hand selected by the Kings because of their...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: WWE Superstars receive LA Kings jerseys: April 11, 2016

Earlier today, Chris Sutter, son of Los Angeles Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter, presents personalized LA Kings' jerseys to Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, and Ric Flair.
Via WWE
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The great Norris Trophy debate: Drew Doughty vs. Erik Karlsson

All sports fans love to argue, especially about which players are better than others. Hockey fans have sunk into this debate this season, arguing about Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson.  With the end of the season approaching and award voting about to start, fans are looking for a definitive answer. Who's had the better season...
Via The Sports Quotient
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick's post-to-post stick save is the best this season

A top-line playmaker? A surefire power-play lamplighter? A dominant two-way defenseman? While those things are great, what every team is looking for ahead of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is a hot goalie.The Kings know all about what an in-form netminder can do. In 2012, goalie Jonathan Quick posted one of the best playoff runs in NHL history, saving 95 out of every 100 shots and posting...
Via Fox Sports
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Returning to Stanley Cup Form

At this time last year, the Los Angeles Kings were struggling. They had fallen from grace, and the two-time Stanley Cup Champions did not make the playoffs. However, this year, the Kings are leading the Pacific Division and are dominating every night that they play. They played a rough game against the Washington Capitals Wednesday, where they were leading 3-0 and then had to stop...
Via The Sports Journal
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kings and Lucic have exchanged contract proposals

Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic stated he’d like to spend the rest of his career with the organization earlier last month, despite being in his first season with the club. According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, Lucic’s camp is trying to make a new contract a reality, as the pending unrestricted free agent and the Kings are working on a long-term deal and have “exchanged...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals center Mike Richards has drug charges dropped

The nearly year-long saga of Mike Richards’ Canadian drug charges is finally over, as a judge issued a stay in a Manitoba court on Wednesday. It likely means there will be no more charges hanging over the head of the 31-year-old Washington Capitals center. Stayed charges in Canada can be brought up again within a year, but per the CBC report, are a rarity. Richards was stopped...
Via The Comeback
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings add Lecavalier, Schenn in trade with Flyers

The Los Angeles Kings have had a phenomenal season so far, as they currently sit 10 points ahead of second-place in the Pacific Division and have the third-best record in the NHL. The usually slow-starting squad has been on fire in the season’s first half, and on Wednesday it made a move to solidify its lineup. The Kings acquired Luke Schenn and Vincent Lecavalier from the Philadelphia...
Via Rumors and Rants
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick ties shutout record for American-born goalies

On Monday night, in a completely ignored story, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick tied a pretty significant NHL record. With his team’s 5-0 destruction of the Vancouver Canucks, Quick is now tied for the most shutouts by an American-born goaltender. His 40th shutout put him on equal footing with John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek.  OK, it’s tying an American record...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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