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Kings F Gaborik out 8 weeks with foot injury from World Cup

TORONTO (AP) Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik is leaving the World Cup of Hockey and will be out for eight weeks because of a foot injury. Team Europe general manager Miroslav Satan says Gaborik was injured during Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over Sweden in the tournament semifinals. The Europeans will miss the high-scoring Slovakian winger on Tuesday night in Game 1 of a...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Los Angeles Kings

Man, the Kings could be in trouble very soon. Yes, they still have their superstar players but the roster gets thin very quickly. They were absolutely destroyed by their rival San Jose in the first round last season and it shouldn't come as much surprise. The Sharks neutralized their top 6 and killed the Kings with their depth. While the actual team has question marks because...
Via Razzball Hockey
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings vs. Kings photo gallery

All photos courtesy of Jessica Harsen
Via LA Kings Insider
23 hours ago

Kings vs. Kings quotes: Kempe, Forbort, Brodzinski

Adrian Kempe, on how he can build consistency in his game: I think in my first year here last year I think that’s really important for me to get to know the game and how the game works here. I think that was a big lesson for me before I came into this season. I think I played a pretty well season last year and I know that I have to be more consistent. I learned that a lot from...
Via LA Kings Insider
23 hours ago

Teddy Purcell back for second stint with Kings

EL SEGUNDO – Teddy Purcell was here once before. It was six years ago, but it seems as if it was only yesterday. The Kings' training facility is the same now, but different. Many of the faces are familiar, making his homecoming all the more...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dean Lombardi’s Right: He’ll Be His Own Harshest Critic

Via Jewels From The Crown
3 days ago

Matt Luff Gets Entry-Level Deal With Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have signed 6-foot-3 forward Matt Luff to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Thursday. The 19-year-old native of Oakville, Ontario was an undrafted free agent who spent last season with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). There he scored 27 goals and 57 points in 61 games. He also grabbed a goal and two assists in four...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Top 200

We are through 149 players in my rankings; I can't believe there's still 101 players to go! Thanks to a commenter, I realized that I had Tyler Toffoli ranked twice. I'm only human! Anyways, things are already getting thin at this point in drafts. There will be some guys who are here for their safety but I'm deferring to players with upside at this point in the draft. Locking...
Via Razzball Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings training camp preview: Five burning questions

1. Who will fill the vacancies on defense? Drew Doughty won the Norris Trophy last season as the NHL’s top defenseman, an honor many believed was a season or two late in coming. Jake Muzzin took strides last season toward becoming an elite...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings are sticking to a familiar formula, but can it still work in a changing league?

With each pass, shot and rush down the ice, the Kings move farther and farther from their Stanley Cup championship in 2014. Each hour, day, week and month creates an ever-widening gap that cannot be ignored in the fast-moving world of the NHL. The...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lombardi, Tortorella defend US World Cup roster decisions

TORONTO (AP) Dean Lombardi pounded the table and tried to explain it all. His eyes darting back and forth, the Team USA general manager tried to explain the Americans' unexpected and disappointing early exit from the World Cup of Hockey. Along the way, Lombardi blamed himself for plenty. The hockey veteran with two Stanley Cup rings said he would have done four or five things differently...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

L.A. Kings unveil new 50th anniversary jerseys

The Los Angeles Kings are celebrating their 50th season in the NHL by releasing a new alternate jersey to celebrate the joyous occasion. The golden anniversary. #LAKings50 pic.twitter.com/gIzY15TYFG — #LAKings (@LAKings) September 20, 2016 The new duds look pretty slick. The jersey features many highlights from older iconic Kings uniforms and teams with plenty of nods to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LIVE: Kings vs Coyotes rookie scrimmage

Via NHL.com
5 days ago

LA Kings 50th Anniversary Jersey Unveiled

The Los Angeles Kings today unveiled their 50th Anniversary jersey. Kings players will wear the new jersey (which will be the team’s official Third Jersey for the 2016-17 season) tonight during the team’s annual “Meet The Players” event for clu...
Via NHL.com
6 days ago

NHL and LA Kings Reveal 2017 All-Star Logo

NEW YORK (Sept. 19, 2016) – The National Hockey League and Los Angeles Kings today unveiled the 2017 NHL® All-Star logo as the team prepares to host the League’s showcase of stars for the third time in Los Angeles from Friday, Jan. 27 through Sund...
Via NHL.com
7 days ago

Video: Anze Kopitar was mic’d up and says Team Europe has everyone fooled

Anze Kopitar is one of the best centers in the world regardless of team. So when he talked a little trash on the bench during Team USA vs. Team Europe, we should all probably listen. Anze Kopitar mic’d up at #WCH2016, “We fooled them all with the first two games, boys.” https://t.co/twdX03yu21 — Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) September 18, 2016 Kopitar and Team Europe came...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Versteeg a free agent once again after insurance falls through in Swiss league

Kris Versteeg is on the open market, once again. The 30-year-old inked a one-year deal with SC Bern of the Swiss National League in late July. According to Darren Dreger of TSN.ca, the deal has fallen through. Versteeg is once again a free agent after complications with his insurance. Kris Versteeg is about to be a free agent again. Due to insurance complications Versteeg is expected...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL's rift with IOC still a hot topic of World Cup of Hockey gets underway

At a glance, the transition from the Rio Olympics in the summer to the World Cup of Hockey in the fall seems like a seamless move from one international event to another.What the casual kick-back hockey viewer might not know is how opposing these two events are—how fractured the relationship between the National Hockey League and the International Olympics Committee has become...
Via Yardbarker
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Former BSU Standout Ted Belisle Joins LA Kings As a Scout

The Los Angeles Kings have added hockey mind Ted Belisle to their scouting staff for the 2016-17 season. Belisle, a former Thunder Bay Flyer of the United States Premier Hockey League, is the current head coach of Bemidji State University. Belisle was a captain on BSU’s 2000-2001 team, the program’s second year at the Division I level and its final season under legendary head...
Via The Sports Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Zatkoff takes Stanley Cup down water slide, because why not?

It’s safe to say Jeff Zatkoff had a good time during his day with the Stanley Cup. The former Pittsburgh Penguins third-string goalie, who captured a Game 1 victory in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, had his day with the Stanley Cup this week, and he certainly made the most of it. Zatkoff decided to take the Stanley Cup down a water slide with some buddies. It’s...
Via The Comeback
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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