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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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kings make four total selections at the 2016 NHL Draft

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings made four total selections, all today, in rounds two through seven at the 2016 NHL Draft hosted by the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. LAKings.com is at First Niagara Center and filing reports from the ...
Via NHL.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 NHL Draft: Los Angeles Kings Select D Jacob Friend With 202nd Pick

One more defenseman to cap things off!
Via Jewels From The Crown
1 day ago

2016 NHL Draft: Los Angeles Kings Select C/LW Michael Eyssimont with 142nd Pick

Back to the St. Cloud State pipeline we go!
Via Jewels From The Crown
1 day ago

Kings acquire Jack Campbell; Nick Ebert traded to Dallas

The Kings have traded defenseman Nick Ebert to Dallas for goaltender Jack Campbell. They’re about to select another player; this thread will be updated as I get more information. The snap judgment: Los Angeles needs to re-stock its goaltending pool, and Campbell is a player who fits that mold of a player who provides that depth. Campbell was a major goaltending prospect coming...
Via LA Kings Insider
1 day ago

Video: NHL Draft Day Two preview

Good morning, Insiders. The Kings are slated to draft 51st overall today as it currently stands, a draft slot that has produced Patrick Roy and Butch Goring in the past. For more context of the Kings four current draft picks as they stand, click here. Los Angeles won’t necessarily skew its drafting priority to any particular position, but if there are kids on the team’s list...
Via LA Kings Insider
2 days ago

Kings With 4 Picks Going Into 2016 NHL Draft

The Los Angeles Kings are scheduled to make four selections at the 2016 NHL Draft, set for this Friday and Saturday June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The first round of the annual draft is set to begin on Friday at 4 pm ...
Via NHL.com
2 days 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
3 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
3 days ago

Kings' Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar clean up at NHL Awards

Drew Doughty has often been seen as the best defenseman in this era to have never won the Norris Trophy but that all changed Wednesday night. Doughty was honored as the league’s top defenseman for the 2015-16 season while fellow Kings star Anze...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings unable to reach deal with Milan Lucic, who will test free agent market

Unable to reach a deal, Milan Lucic is headed to free agency, leaving the Kings after one season in Los Angeles. General Manager confirmed Lucic’s decision to ESPN in a text message. Lucic, an unrestricted free agent, told ESPN in another text...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Dustin Brown Lost His Captaincy

Last week, the Los Angeles Kings announced that star center Anze Kopitar will be the new captain, replacing Dustin Brown. Based on Brown’s resume, this change came as somewhat of a shock. The Kings selected Brown 13th overall in the 2003 NHL draft and named him captain shortly after the start of the 2008-09 season. He was just 23 years old at the time, becoming both the youngest...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 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
12 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
12 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
12 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
20 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
21 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
May 27, 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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