Kings Rumors & News

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    Slava Voynov set to sign with #SKA of the #KHL #LAKings

  • Reports: Slava Voynov signing with KHL's SKA St. Petersburg

    SI "Former L.A. Kings defenseman Slava Voynov will sign to play for Kontinental Hockey League team SKA St. Petersburg, according to multiple reports. Voynov, 25, is a Russian international who played just six games for the Kings last season after a domestic violence case that led to an..." October 03

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

  • Cases of former Kings Jarret Stoll and Mike Richards put spotlight on NHL drug policy

    Chicago Tribune "For NHL enforcer Brian McGrattan, rock bottom wasn't turning into a shell of a person, ravaged by drug and alcohol use, locking himself in a dark room for two days and turning off his cellphone to shut out the world. Nor was it the final "four-day bender," closing in on seven years ago, events..." September 29

  • Kings mum after losing Muzzin, Greene to injury

    LA Kings Insider "Jake Muzzin and Matt Greene suffered what were described by Kings public relations as “upper-body” injuries during Los Angeles’ 2-1 preseason shootout win over Colorado Sunday night in Denver. Muzzin, who was hit hard along the boards in the Kings’ zone by the Avalanche’s Blake Comeau roughly..." September 28

  • Kings announce cuts, including BizNasty from his PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings reduced their training camp roster to 34 players on Saturday, kicking 18 out of the mix. The biggest name, at least from a “social media impact” standpoint was Paul Bissonnette, aka “BizNasty.” " September 27

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Christian Ehrhoff tries to shake 'damaged goods' label with LA Kings

    Yahoo! Sports "Christian Ehrhoff still has that smooth, efficient skating stride. With ease, the 33-year-old German defenseman glides to top speed with just a few steps. “That’s not something that went away from his game,” Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. “That’s the strength of his..." September 24

  • Tottenham soccer team gives Wayne Gretzky jersey with misspelled name

    CBS Sports "Wayne Gretzky, the NHL's greatest player and the owner of just about every significant scoring record in league history, was in London on Wednesday and was honored before a soccer game between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. As the home team, Tottenham decided to give Gretzky his own..." September 23

  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

  • Paul Bissonnette on hockey enforcers' long-term health, his own depression

    Yahoo! Sports "When Ontario Reign forward Paul Bissonnette hears about past NHL enforcers dealing with depression and anxiety after they retire he reflects on his own future. “Does it scare me long term? Yeah, it does,” he said. Not long after it was reported the death of former long-time NHL enforcer..." September 22

  • LA Kings announce plan to address drugs, domestic violence with players

    Yahoo! Sports "Last season, the Los Angeles Kings were in the news for all the wrong reasons. The team created headlines for both domestic violence and illegal drugs. This made an impression with general manager Dean Lombardi who has vowed to better educate his players to make them more understanding of these..." September 21

  • Lucic a ‘good fit’ with Kopitar and Gaborik

    NBC Sports "Milan Lucic is being given quite the opportunity to succeed in Los Angeles, where the big winger is expected to start his Kings career on a line with Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik. It’s a combination that Kopitar, one of the NHL’s top two-way centers, thinks could work rather well. “We’ve..." September 21

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    Rich Hammond @Rich_Hammond

    Doughty said he expects his minutes/game to return to the 24-25 range. Said it kind of like a kid being forced to eat veggies.

  • Slava Voynov, In Immigration Custody, Says He Will Voluntarily Return To Russia

    Deadspin "Two weeks ago Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov completed a 90-day sentence (though he ultimately served just under 60 days) after pleading no contest to domestic violence charges. Upon his release from jail, Voynov was immediately scooped into custody by the U.S. Immigration and Customs..." September 18

  • Kings plan to lower Drew Doughty's ice time

    The Score "The NHL's reigning leader in ice time may be getting a bit of a break. Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, who skated a total of 2377:40 in 2014-15, was told in exit meetings last spring that the club wants to cut his minutes from 29 minutes to 25 minutes per game, reports Elliotte..." September 17

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

  • Los Angeles Kings Statement on Voynov "On July 2, Slava Voynov entered a plea of no contest to domestic violence. Since that development, Mr. Voynov has been in the custody of the Seal Beach Detention Center and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. During this period of detention, the Los Angeles Kings decided he would no longer..." September 16

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • Rangers’ Jarret Stoll talks up ‘fresh start’ after coke bust

    New York Post "He’s the new guy in the room, which is not to say he’s unfamiliar. Jarret Stoll has spent about the past week or so acclimating himself to the Rangers after seven years with the Kings. He still might need some furniture for his new Manhattan apartment, and the pace of the city is quite..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

  • Former Flyers forward Simon Gagne officially retires from NHL

    CBS Sports "Simon Gagne has officially announced his retirement from the NHL after a 14-year career that had its fair share of brilliant moments, mostly with the Philadelphia Flyers over 11 seasons. “Today, I want to thank my trainers and teammates,” said Gagne in a press release. “You inspired me to..." September 15

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    NHL will make move to Adidas official tomorrow. Replaces Reebok as sweater supplier.

  • Report: NHL introducing spotters to look for signs of concussion during games

    The Score "The National Hockey League appears to be taking steps toward improving its concussion protocol. The league will reportedly introduce spotters for every game this season, whose role will be to determine visible signs of concussion among players, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA. The spotter..." September 14

  • Bettman: overwhelmingly players do the right thing

    Pro Hockey Talk "This off-season presents a slew of bad headlines for the NHL, something its players and commissioner both notice. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun caught up with some of the league’s biggest movers and shakers to find out how they feel about these situations. In the case of the players, stars like Tyler..." September 12

  • Mike Richards' court case remanded to December "The court case involving former Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards was continued until Dec. 8, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. Richards, 30, faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance while entering Canada. His first court date was Thursday, but it was remanded. Richards,..." September 10

  • U.S. Immigration seeking deportation of Kings' Slava Voynov

    SI "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] authorities confirmed to a Russian news service on Tuesday that they want to deport Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov. Deportation was the suspected motive behind the decision by ICE to detain Voynov last week after he finished serving his..." September 09

  • World Cup of Hockey announces schedule, format

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. The two-week tournament, featuring eight teams and more than 150 NHL players, will progress from the preliminary round to the..." September 09

  • NHL players look ahead to World Cup – and, hopefully, future Olympics

    The Globe and Mail "Sidney Crosby is not certain if NHL players will be able to compete in future Olympics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star would surely like to. The league has yet to decide if it will send players to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or to Beijing in 2022. Concerns include the vast..." September 09

  • Kings' Anze Kopitar optimistic about contract talks: 'I'd like to stay'

    USA Today "Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar sounds like a man who doesn't expect to be changing addresses anytime soon. With his seven-year, $47.6 million contract wrapping up after this season and the Kings fully aware of what free agency could mean, Kopitar is optimistic about reaching an..." September 09

  • LA Kings re-energized for 2015-16 after long offseason

    L.A. Daily News "Drew Doughty returns to El Segundo next week. If the rumors are true and the photos haven’t been shopped, he will be asked where he left the rest of him. Michael Futa, the Kings’ vice president of player personnel, said it is his understanding that Doughty’s weight is south of the Mendoza Line..." September 06

  • Kings' Slava Voynov goes from jail to immigration custody in domestic violence case

    Los Angeles Times "Slva Voynov was taken into custody Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, throwing the NHL future of the young Kings defenseman into question. Voynov had been jailed at the Seal Beach Police Detention Center since July 7 following his no contest plea to a misdemeanor domestic..." September 04

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • Kings, Kopitar ‘not even in the ballpark’ on contract talks

    Sportsnet "The Los Angeles Kings and Anze Kopitar have yet to find common ground on a contract extension. In fact, they’re not even close. According to LA Kings Insider, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi says the two sides are “not even in the ballpark” when it comes to inking a new deal. The..." September 01

  • Kings' Lucic can see himself playing for Canucks "Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic, entering the final year of his contract, said Monday he's always dreamed of playing for his hometown Vancouver Canucks. "I honestly don't know what's going to happen moving on," Lucic told TSN 1410 Radio in response to a direct question on the topic. "I..." September 01

  • Lucic jokes about running through Rask ‘like I did (to) another goalie’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Milan Lucic won’t get a chance to play against his former teammates in Boston until Feb. 9, but when that game finally happens, it should be a fun one to watch. If Lucic ends up delivering a big hit in that game, it will get plenty of attention. The question is who would be the player unlucky..." September 01

  • 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 "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

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