KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

VIDEO: Full Coffee with Bob discussion with Dean Lombardi (and Trevor Lewis)

I hope you have the better part of a half-hour to kill, Insiders. If you’ve missed any of the Coffee with Bob segments on Kings Weekly this season, you’ll enjoy clicking on this playlist. There are three CWB segments featuring Dean Lombard in which the Kings’ Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcaster and general manager discuss […]
Via LA Kings Insider
4 hours ago

Waking up with the Kings: December 2

Gila River Arena, the NHL’s Mystery Spot, was again the site of a Picasso painting as the Kings and Coyotes combined to play three chaotically sloppy but somewhat compelling three periods of hockey in their first meeting of the year. Four goals will often win you a hockey game, and on Thursday those four goals […]
Via LA Kings Insider
8 hours ago

Recap, Los Angeles Kings @ Arizona Coyotes: Nolan, Twice as Nice

The Kings receive four goals from unexpected sources to overcome a rocky start against the Coyotes.
Via Jewels From The Crown
19 hours ago

Nolan scores twice, Kings beat Coyotes 4-3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Asked if he knew when he scored his last goal, Jordan Nolan put his head down in the locker room. He laughed a little. ''I couldn't tell you,'' Nolan said. ''I don't even want to look back on it. Just kind of forget about it and just move on.'' Nolan scored his first two goals of the season - and his first since April 2015 - to help the Los Angeles Kings edge...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Lewis breaks tie, Kings beat Coyotes 4-3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Trevor Lewis scored off a turnover with 4:05 left and the Los Angeles Kings held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Thursday night. Jordan Nolan scored his first two goals of the season for the Kings, and Anze Kopitar added two assists to help Los Angeles win for the sixth time in seven games. Jeff Zatkoff made 29 saves. Martin Hanzal scored twice for the...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

December 1 scoring chances

Scoring chances from previous games: 11/3 Kings 12, Penguins 10 11/5 Kings 15, Flames 10 11/8 Kings 14, Maple Leafs 5 11/10 Kings 15, Canadiens 15 11/11 Kings 17, Jets 17 11/13 Kings 13, Senators 16 11/15 Kings 14, Avalanche 13 11/17 Kings 17, Oilers 10 11/19 Kings 11, Devils 10 11/20 Kings 11, Ducks […]
Via LA Kings Insider
22 hours ago

Game Day Preview #24, Los Angeles Kings @ Arizona Coyotes

Via Jewels From The Crown
1 day ago

Sharks top Kings again in challenging Pacific Division

LOS ANGELES - The San Jose Sharks opened a three-point lead in the Pacific Division on Wednesday night. They haven't escaped the posse.Anaheim, Edmonton and the Kings will be right there, probably until April. The logjam in the NHL has become a land bridge, and will stay that way, until Las Vegas starts picking off key players in the expansion draft.
Via LA Daily News
1 day ago

Kings finish back-to-back set at Arizona

The Los Angeles Kings will not have much time to dwell on a poor effort that snapped their longest winning streak of the season. The Kings meet the Arizona Coyotes for the first time this season on Thursday night at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. Los Angeles won only two of five games against the Coyotes in 2015-16, but both wins came on the road. The Kings tallied 10 goals...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

LA Kings goalie Peter Budaj goes with the flow

LOS ANGELES -- Peter Budaj turned 17, shortly after he got to Toronto."No goalie equipment," said Michael Futa, his first coach.No grasp of English, either.He played occasionally, on a bad junior team, on a small North American rink, with not much to comfort him but the other end of a telephone.
Via LA Daily News
2 days ago

Kings notes: Forbes ranks Kings as 9th most valuable team in NHL

LOS ANGELES – The Kings were bounced from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring, one season after they failed to advance to the postseason. But they’re still among the top-10 most-valuable franchises in the NHL, according to...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Kings Streak into December?

The Los Angeles Kings have needed help this year. The injury bug found its way into their locker room and has put plenty of stress on the team’s depth to start the 2016-17 season. The Sharks will try to snap the Kings winning streak at five games in the last game of November for both teams. (John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports) Injuries to key players like Jonathan Quick, Marian Gaborik...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Kings' Brayden McNabb takes first steps toward return

EL SEGUNDO – Defenseman Brayden McNabb went for a solo skate Tuesday morning, long after many of his Kings teammates left the ice. It was his first skate since breaking his collarbone during the Kings’ loss to the Blues on Oct. 29 in St. Louis....
Via The OC Register
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter's OT goal puts Kings past Hawks 2-1, 5th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jeff Carter scored his 10th goal of the season 1:06 into overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth consecutive victory. Alec Martinez scored and Peter Budaj stopped 18 shots for the Kings, who persevered through a back-and-forth game between Western Conference contenders for their third straight...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NHLer Brent Sopel overcoming dyslexia by enrolling in college

Brent Sopel is fighting his dyslexia head-on by re-enrolling in college. In an excellent feature by Justin Breen of DNAInfo Chicago, Sopel discusses battling the reading disorder throughout his life. He said he hid behind the problems and rarely wrote emails or read books to his kids, instead opting to make up his own stories. Growing up in Saskatchewan, Sopel recalled being humiliated...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NHL defenseman Brent Sopel going back to school despite dyslexia

Brent Sopel is a Stanley Cup winner (2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks), but he struggles to send emails to his friends or read books to children. The former NHL defenseman, who played for six teams, grew up with dyslexia and dysgraphia, but was not diagnosed until adulthood when he took his daughter to a doctor to get tested for the same problems. Sopel recently made the decision...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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