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KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kings hoping win over Blackhawks sparks turnaround

Patience isn't something the Los Angeles Kings have much of these days. It's been tested quite a lot over the course of their seven-game, six-point slump. But Wednesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks, when the Kings had done just about all they could do against one of hockey's strongest teams, they dug a little deeper and found enough patience and drive to score two late goals...
Via Fox Sports West
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toffoli, Muzzin score late, LA Kings rally past Chicago 4-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jake Muzzin scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:37 to play, Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist, and the Los Angeles Kings roared back in the final minutes to snap their four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Tyler Toffoli tied it with 6:11 left for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who made a dynamic rally...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Toffoli, Muzzin score late, Kings rally past Blackhawks 4-3

Jake Muzzin scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:37 to play, Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist, and the Los Angeles Kings roared back in the final minutes to snap their four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Tyler Toffoli tied it with 6:11 left for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who made a dynamic rally in their first...
Via Fox Sports West
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings looking forward to Tyler Toffoli's return to ice vs. Chicago

Marred in their worst slump of the season, the Los Angeles Kings know that Wednesday night's game could be their best opportunity to snap out of it. The Chicago Blackhawks might not be the best team in the standings, but having faced them so many times in the playoffs in the last three seasons, the Kings say it doesn't matter. A win over Chicago could change everything. "I know that...
Via Fox Sports West
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colin Miller Shows Off His Skills At The All Star Classic

Manchester Monarchs defenseman Colin Miller stole the show Sunday evening at the 2015 AHL All-Star Skills Competition by winning both the CCM Hardest Shot event and the CCM Fastest Skater contest. Miller recorded the hardest shot ever in AHL Skills Competition history with a shot that registered 105.5 mph. His lap for the CCM Fastest Skater contest was completed in 13.805. Miller...
Via Beyond The Benches
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Richards: Will he be back?

The Kings announced yesterday that center Mike Richards has cleared waivers and will report to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. General manager Dean Lombardi addressed the media earlier this week, and he believes that there’s a chance the big club could see Richards again this season. “There’s still time here,” Lombardi told ESPN.com on […] The post Mike Richards: Will...
Via Along the Boards
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kings' Mike Richards clears waivers, assigned to Manchester of AHL

  The Los Angeles Kings have assigned Mike Richards to their AHL affiliate after the high-priced center cleared waivers. The Kings assigned Richards to the Manchester Monarchs on Tuesday after no NHL team picked him up. Richards went on waivers Monday after several seasons of declining offensive production. Although he played a key two-way role on the Kings' two Stanley Cup championship...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Los Angeles Kings release center Mike Richards

A person familiar with the move tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings have released center Mike Richards. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the Kings had not announced the decision. Richards was a standout for the Flyers when he was acquired by the Kings, but his scoring has dropped every year since - from 18 goals in 2011-12 to just five halfway...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Brown, Kings need to wreak havoc to score

The Los Angeles Kings have proven that they are in dire need of offensive help. Since the injury to winger Tanner Pearson and the illness of Tyler Toffoli, L.A. has lost four out of five games. They’ve scored more than two goals in only one out of those five contests – their 5-3 loss to […] The post Dustin Brown, Kings need to wreak havoc to score appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Metallica drops ceremonial puck at Sharks game

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo of Metallica were in the house at “The Shark Tank” Wednesday night as the San Jose Sharks paid tribute to the legendary band during the team’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. The fellas, three-fourths of the band — Kirk Hammett was not present — took part in...Read More The post Metallica does ceremonial puck drop at...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hit the Lights: Sharks hosting ‘Metallica Night’ during game against Kings

The SAP Center, colloquially — and fittingly — known as “The Shark Tank,” an NHL venue already known for its passionate fans, will be especially rocking on Wednesday night when the San Jose Sharks host the Los Angeles Kings. Why? Because it’s Metallica Night, that’s why. Among the festivities planned for the evening include band...Read More The post Hit the Lights: Sharks...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Doughty making strong case for Norris Trophy

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is a consummate professional and a player L.A. can always depend on. A beacon of consistency, Doughty can score, is an excellent defender and has an impressive résumé. Along with winning two Stanley Cups with the Kings, he has also won two gold medals in the Winter Olympics, a silver medal […] The post Drew Doughty making strong case for Norris Trophy...
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 1/19

What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings on Puck Drunk Love can be found here. Keep in mind that based on the 2013-14 NHL season, 13 out of 16 playoff teams ranked in the top 16 of these same analytics power...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Erin Andrews & Chrissy Teigen Go To War With Jarret Stoll’s Ex-Girlfriend

  I knew the tweet was going to start a war when Erin Andrews figured out that Jarret Stoll’s ex, Katie Cassidy, was trashing her on Twitter over her sideline abilities during the NFC Championship game. And the odds were good that Pageviews defender Chrissy Teigen would take time out of her busy schedule to fire off a shot for Carmen Sandiego. Cassidy and Jarret Stoll dated before...
Via Busted Coverage
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings retire Rob Blake’s No. 4

Saturday night was an emotional night for the Kings organization. Before the Kings played the Anaheim Ducks at the Staples Center, the Kings organization retired Rob Blake’s No. 4 and raised his jersey to the arena rafters. On the matter of his number being retired Blake said “I think it’s a little overwhelming when you walk out and you see [all of it] on your behalf. For me...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings shopping Mike Richards

There’s a report coming out that the Los Angeles Kings, in an attempt to gauge interest in their center Mike Richards, contacted the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs to discuss a trade. According to Pierre LeBrun, talks didn’t go far because of the money left on Richards’ deal: five years of his 12-year, $69 million contract, with a cap hit of $5.75 million. Richards...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings Twitter makes suicide joke

Typically, the Los Angeles Kings have been one of the NHL’s most unique social media members, with a Twitter feed that is one of the more entertaining in all of pro sports. Need I remind you of their bromance with the Columbus Blue Jackets Twitter feed? Even the best can slip up sometimes, as the Kings did on Monday night: Both tweets were deleted by the morning, but everyone...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Monarchs Will Be Well Represented at the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic

Manchester Monarchs, AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, defenseman Colin Miller will participate in his first AHL All-Star Classic January 25-26 in Utica, N.Y. Miller leads all Monarchs defenseman with 23 points this season including 8 goals and 15 assists. Colin Miller, Brian O’Neill, Nick Shore and Jordan Weal have been selected to the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic: http:/...
Via Beyond The Benches
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinez on loss to Jets: 'You can't give up that many goals and expect to win'

Are the Los Angeles Kings in dire straights or are they on the up-and-up again? It's difficult to tell at the moment. The Kings earned a point Saturday, and showed gritty resolve in a comeback effort. But the problem was that the Winnipeg Jets had some comeback in them too. The Kings have now lost five of their last seven games, including three-straight, punctuated by a 5-4 shootout...
Via Fox Sports West
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings reveal new Stadium Series Jersey

The Los Angeles Kings Stadium Series jerseys have officially been revealed. As previously speculated, they're going to be wearing ice cream sandwiches for the outdoor game against SJ. I think I might give these an an edge over the San Jose Sharks version of the two-tone design. Tough to say. Still want to wait until I see them in-game. Both are a lot better than any of last year...
Via Hockey Fan Land
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Unveil Stadium Series Uniforms Which Feature White Pants (Photos)

The Los Angeles Kings will have a unique look at the Stadium Series, to say the least. The Kings unveiled their Stadium Series uniforms Tuesday, and it’s unlike something we’ve ever seen before. Gone is the Kings black-heavy look. While there’s still some black, the new unis — to be worn Feb. 21 vs. the San Jose Sharks — feature plenty of white. The 2015 Stadium Series...
Via NESN.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Doughty says the Kings need to “turn this thing around quickly”

The Los Angeles Kings have been a difficult team to analyze so far in 2014-15. At home, the Kings are a strong side with an 11-4-1 record. On the road, their record is 4-6-5. It’s been a tale of two teams and the Kings are currently performing below the great expectations assigned to the defending Stanley Cup victors. As other teams in the West continue to pull ahead, the Kings...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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