Kings Rumors & News

  • Kings bringing veteran goalie Budaj to camp on PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings are giving Peter Budaj a shot at earning a contract in training camp, per LA Kings Insider. Budaj, the 32-year-old veteran that spent last year with Winnipeg’s AHL affiliate, will attend camp on a professional tryout, the club confirmed on Friday. The news comes after..." August 29

  • Kings ink prospect Sharipzyanov to entry-level contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings added to their pool of defensive prospects by signing Damir Sharipzyanov to a three-year, entry-level contract, per the team’s website. Sharipzyanov had nine goals, 34 points, and 59 penalty minutes in 66 games in 2014-15 with the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack. A native of..." August 28

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    Jon Rosen @lakingsinsider

    Goaltender Peter Budaj will attend #LAKings training camp on a PTO, hockey ops confirms.

  • Wayne Gretzky memorabilia among hockey items auctioned by Canadian government

    Sporting News "The Canadian government has amassed quite the collection of hockey memorabilia, and some of it is up for sale. A few of the more notable items include a binder containing Wayne Gretzky's professional draft questionnaire and autographed photos of other NHL greats such as Guy Lafleur and Lanny..." August 28

  • Richards charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance

    TSN "Former Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, the RCMP announced Thursday morning. Richards was charged on Aug. 25, two sources told TSN. He has not yet entered a plea. Richards has a court hearing on Sept. 10. Richards was..." August 27

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Ehrhoff agrees to one-year contract with Kings

    NHL.com "Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. The Orange County Register reported that general manager Dean Lombardi confirmed the contract was worth $1.5 million. Ehrhoff had three goals and 14 points in 49 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins..." August 23

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Richards, NHLPA seem to have a good case against the Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "From the viewpoint of at least one legal expert, it sounds like the NHLPA may have some success with its grievance filed against the Los Angeles Kings for terminating Mike Richards’ contract. To remind you of the situation, the Kings seemed primed to buy out Richards, yet they instead..." August 14

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Mike Richards contract termination triggers grievance from NHLPA

    CBC Sports "The NHL Players' Association has filed a grievance on behalf of Mike Richards against the Los Angeles Kings, contesting the termination of his contract. The Kings terminated Richards' contract in late June for what they called "a material breach of the requirements" of his contract. Richards..." August 10

  • Rangers agree to terms with Jarret Stoll on reported 1-year deal

    The Score "The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Jarret Stoll. It is a one-year contract, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Stoll registered 17 points in 73 games with the Los Angeles Kings last season. He was arrested in April and charged with felony drug possession in June before..." August 10

  • Kings goalie Quick says Canadiens' Pacioretty among most underrated players in NHL

    Montreal Gazette "Max Pacioretty led the Canadiens in scoring last season with 37 goals and 67 points, but Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick still calls him one of the most underrated players in the NHL. Contributing to Derek Jeter’s website — theplayerstribune.com — under the headline Elite Snipers 101:..." August 09

  • Management Staff Named for 2016 U.S. World Cup of Hockey Team

    USA Hockey "Dean Lombardi (Ludlow, Mass.), president and general manager of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, has been named general manager of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey it was announced today by USA Hockey. Lombardi has guided the Kings to a pair of Stanley Cup titles in the last four seasons and..." August 06

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Ex-King Richards remains in limbo

    TSN "One month after the Los Angeles Kings terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards, no charges have been laid and the NHL Players’ Association has yet to make a decision on whether to file a grievance on the matter. Sgt. Bert Paquet, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in..." August 01

  • Kings' Slava Voynov serving jail time in Seal Beach

    Los Angeles Times "After pleading no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge earlier this month, Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is spending part of his summer in the Seal Beach Police Detention Center. The Seal Beach city attorney confirmed Tuesday that Voynov started serving his 90-day sentence in the..." July 30

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • The damage hockey did to my brain: NHL star Bernie Nicholls explains why he's suing the league

    New York Daily News "I had a pretty spectacular 17-year career playing in the National Hockey League. Who would have thought a kid from a small town in Canada would have 475 career goals in 1,127 games? Yet despite these great seasons, as I look back on my career 36 years after it began, I have come to realize that..." July 19

  • Kopitar talks expected to pick up steam

    LA Kings Insider "Though negotiations with Anze Kopitar over a contract extension are “just starting,” according to a source in Kings hockey operations, those talks are expected to pick up steam over the coming month, and there is optimism that a contract extension will be finalized this summer. One of the..." July 18

  • Kings sign five RFAs, including Shore and Weal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings announced the signings of five restricted free agents on Thursday: Nick Shore (to a two-year deal), Jordan Weal (one), Andrew Crescenzi (one), Nic Dowd (one) and Vincent LoVerde (two). Shore and Weal (pictured) are the two players to watch most closely. Shore, 23,..." July 17

  • Kings Re-Sign Andy Andreoff to Two-Year, Near-Minimum Deal

    Jewels From The Crown "The Los Angeles Kings issued qualifying offers to all of their remaining unrestricted free agents two weeks ago. The first to re-sign from the group of six: the guy who spent the longest period of time in LA last year, Andy Andreoff. From the team's official press release: The Los Angeles Kings..." July 16

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Milan Lucic 'couldn't be happier' for fresh start with Kings

    USA Today "Stepping in front of the Los Angeles media for the first time since being traded by the Boston Bruins in June, left winger Milan Lucic appeared at ease. Flanked by Kings executives and holding up his new black and silver No. 17 jersey at the team's practice facility Saturday, Lucic's smile was..." July 13

  • Newest Capital Justin Williams is making himself at home

    Washington Post "It was his first day visiting his new office, so Justin Williams acted as anyone else would, save perhaps the flip-flops worn for the occasion. The new Washington Capitals forward had spent the past six seasons on the opposite coast playing for the Los Angeles Kings, which meant six years had..." July 11

  • Milan Lucic thanks Bruins organization, fans in newspaper ad

    CBS Sports "It's been about two weeks since Milan Lucic was traded from the Boston Bruins to the Los Angeles Kings, as part of a shocking day for the Bruins organization. Lucic had just one year remaining on his deal, but it was still a surprise when one of the players from the team's 2011 Stanley Cup core..." July 11

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • Kings keep their core players, but there are issues too

    Los Angeles Times "The core is intact. After a year to forget — better yet, the Kings' annus horribilis, the horrible year — it's noteworthy that the core pieces remain unscathed. Goalie Jonathan Quick, a former Jennings Trophy winner — for his service with the team with fewest goals allowed — won't be coming..." July 06

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

    NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Kings should never let Slava Voynov play for them again

    Los Angeles Times "This is what it looks like: The Kings terminated the contract of Mike Richards, who has not been charged after reportedly being stopped at a Canadian border town last month on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, yet they gave the use of their training..." July 04

  • Kings sign Jamie McBain to 1-year contract

    The Score "The Los Angeles Kings are bringing back another piece of their blue line. The Kings have signed defensman Jamie McBain to a one-year contract the team announced Friday." July 04

  • Voynov takes plea, gets 90 days in jail plus probation

    Pro Hockey Talk "Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov will spend 90 days in jail and receive three years of probation after accepting a plea deal in relation to domestic assault charges. On Thursday, Voynov entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse — his wife, Martina..." July 02

  • Capitals sign Justin Williams to 2-year, $6.5M contract

    The Score "The Washington Capitals have added a veteran with plenty of playoff experience to their roster, signing Justin Williams to a two-year contract. The deal carries an average annual value of $3.25 million." July 02

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    As of today, LAK center Anze Kopitar now eligible to sign extension. Talks between his camp and Kings are expected to begin soon #LAK

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    Mike Kelly @MikeKellyNHL

    Enroth to the @LAKings , done.

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    Aaron Ward @TSNAaronWard

    Hearing #Oilers and Andrej Sekera is a 6 year deal at $5.5M per #TSN

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    Aaron Ward @TSNAaronWard

    Edmonton Oilers close to signing Mark Letestu to a 3 year deal. Edmonton also on verge of long term deal with Andrej Sekera #TSN

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    EDM is targeting a top UFA defenceman today and the Oilers are believed to be a leading contender for Andrej Sekera. #TSN

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Thomas Greiss among the UFA options the LA Kings have looked into. Greiss has other teams in mix, too. Solid backup, cap-friendly option

  • Oilers sign Andrej Sekera to long-term deal

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers bolstered its blue-line on the opening day of free agency, signing veteran defenceman Andrej Sekera to a long-term deal. Sekera will earn an average of $5.5 million per season for the next six seasons." July 01

  • Report: Mike Richards Stopped At Canadian Border With Oxycodone

    Deadspin "According to TMZ, former Kings center Mike Richards was stopped at the Canadian border two weeks ago and “questioned about oxycodone pills,” but has not been charged with any crime. (Update: According to the Winnipeg Sun, Richards was arrested at the border.) Rumors and allegations of substance..." July 01

  • Canadian police investigation involves Mike Richards

    ESPN Los Angeles "Mike Richards, whose contract has been terminated by the Los Angeles Kings, is part of an ongoing investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for an off-ice incident, a source told ESPN.com on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the RCMP in Manitoba told ESPN that, as of Tuesday, no charges have..." June 30

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