Kings Rumors & News

  • Milan Lucic scores in return to Boston as LA Kings crush Bruins 9-2

    Los Angeles Times "Milan Lucic hadn’t planned it, and, in fact, he didn’t consider what he might do at the end of Tuesday night’s game here in his return to Boston. The Kings’ left wing took a partial victory lap on the TD Garden ice after their 9-2 victory, acknowledging the loyal fans who backed him with..." February 10

  • With Byfuglien sticking in Winnipeg, Kings ‘may now turn their attention’ to Ladd

    Pro Hockey Talk "Maybe Dean Lombardi and Kevin Cheveldayoff still have something to discuss after all. Sure, those Dustin Byfuglien-to-Los Angeles rumors are now dead — On Monday, Big Buff signed a five-year, $38 million extension with the Jets — but a new rumor has emerged, one that suggests the Kings are..." February 10

  • Reading the trade market tea leaves

    TSN "Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag. It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations/players we’ll be watching and talking about between now and then. In honour of the Dustin..." February 10

  • Kings place Ehrhoff on waivers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings have placed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff on waivers, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. A veteran of almost 800 NHL games, Ehrhoff has not fit well with Los Angeles after signing a one-year, $1.5 million deal in August. " February 10

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 10

  • Lucic's return shows Bruins what they're missing

    CSN New England "It will be difficult to find a hockey player more perfectly suited for the Bruins than Milan Lucic during his time in Boston. In a city that covets toughness and hard work above all else in its hockey players, Lucic developed into a big, strong, fearsome throwback power forward capable of..." February 09

  • Lucic’s plan is to ‘remain a King’ for remainder of career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tuesday night, Milan Lucic will play his first game in Boston as a member of the Los Angeles Kings. It should be an emotional return for the big 27-year-old winger. In an interview with the L.A. Times, he recalled his time with his former club fondly, saying how great it was to be a “part of..." February 08

  • Ryan Getlaf, Hampus Lindholm make plays as Ducks stun Kings at Staples Center

    Orange County Register "The first sign came early on, when the captain who doesn’t shoot the puck did. The next sign came when the skilled defenseman put the hit on the star center, took one to draw a penalty and then let loose his own powerful shot. Ryan Getzlaf did the former, and Hampus Lindholm came up with the..." February 05

  • Buyers and sellers in the Pacific Division

    ESPN "The cream is rising to the top in a Pacific Division that has taken its lumps this season. You can mock the Pacific all you want, but if the three California clubs end up as top three in the division, as seems likely, you've got three teams who can do some damage come playoff time. The first-place..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Kings down Coyotes, win it for Bob

    Jewels From The Crown "I hate the Coyotes so much. It isn't like, bitter rival hatred. It's more like, they're trash to watch and I would rather pour acid in my eyes than actually focus my eyeballs on a Kings/Coyotes broadcast. Games against the Coyotes are frustrating because the Kings usually look like they are a..." February 03

  • Kings targeting Jets D Dustin Byfuglien?

    CBS Sports "With how well the Los Angeles Kings have played this year, the one thought that might send a chill down every other general manager's spine would be this: What if Dean Lombardi thinks they can be a little bit better? The Kings GM has never been shy about making a deal when he can smell the..." February 03

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • Kings recall Clifford from conditioning assignment

    Pro Football Talk "The L.A. Kings will have some added toughness in their lineup coming out of the All-Star break. Kyle Clifford, who’s been out since early December with an upper-body injury, has been recalled from his conditioning assignment and should be ready to re-join the team when it gets back into action..." January 31

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • Kings to host 2017 NHL All-Star Game

    The Score "The Los Angeles Kings will celebrate their 50th anniversary in style next season. Los Angeles will host the 2017 All-Star Game, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Saturday during his state-of-the-game press conference in Nashville. It will be the third time Los Angeles hosts the..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Avalanche sails into all-star break by rallying past L.A. Kings

    Denver Post "When Colorado trailed 2-0 after one period against the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday night at the Staples Center, and were being outshot 18-5, it seemed as if the Avalanche was about to be routed for the second consecutive night in California. This was coming 24 hours after the Avalanche suffered..." January 28

  • Kings Reportedly Next All Star Game Host

    Today's Slapshot "The All Star Game would coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Los Angeles Kings as a franchise, making it a fitting year to give the Western California team a chance to host the event. Should the report be true, this wouldn’t be the first time that sunny L.A. has been host to the All Star..." January 28

  • LA Kings Announcer Bob Miller Taking Medical Leave

    Deadline "The Los Angeles Kings said today that their Hall of Fame TV play-by-play man will be sidelined while on medical leave. Bob Miller, the Voice of the Kings who has been the team’s lead announcer for 43 years, will undergo a heart bypass operation. No date is set for the surgery or his return. “It..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • LA Kings tie game with Sharks late in third period, win it in overtime

    L.A. Daily News "Vincent Lecavalier tied it with 12.2 seconds remaining in regulation, Marian Gaborik scored in overtime and the Kings rallied past the San Jose Sharks 3-2 Sunday night. Drew Doughty also scored while the Kings earned their league-best sixth win when trailing after two periods and extended..." January 25

  • Milan Lucic out 1 game for punching unsuspecting Kevin Connauton

    ESPN "On Sunday, Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic was suspended by the NHL for one game for delivering a punch to the head of an unsuspecting Kevin Connauton of the Coyotes behind Arizona's net Saturday night." January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Coyotes snap losing streak with win over Kings

    Arizona Republic "No matter how many times the Coyotes motioned the officials over to their bench for a chit-chat, the ruling wasn’t going to change. The Kings had capitalized on a bizarre sequence, burying the puck into a yawning cage while goalie Louis Domingue held his mask in his left hand outside the top of..." January 24

  • Kings' Lucic to have Player Safety hearing

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Sunday for an incident with Arizona Coyotes defenseman Kevin Connauton during a game Saturday at Gila River Arena. The incident occurred at 6:55 of the third period. Lucic was assessed a..." January 24

  • Wild breaks out of slump in Los Angeles

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With the Wild starting to hit rock bottom and teams closing in fast from behind, the team was in dire need of somebody, anybody to step up Thursday night. Playing for the second time in 24 hours and against a red-hot Stanley Cup contender, the Wild got a number of big performances during a 3-0..." January 22

  • Kings' Lecavalier scores again, trade keeps looking better

    The Score "Vincent Lecavalier scored a power-play goal for the third consecutive game as the Los Angeles Kings won a key Western Conference matchup against the Dallas Stars 3-2. "You can tell he's having fun again," said teammate Milan Lucic, according to Greg Beacham of the Associated Press. "The coaches..." January 20

  • Kings stay hot with 3-2 win over the Stars as Milan Lucic scores winning goal

    Los Angeles Times "You've got to hand it to Kings Coach Darryl Sutter. The ultimate contrarian. The Kings were coming off their eighth win in their last 11 games — including a tightly contested one against the rival Ducks — and Sutter decided to make a few changes. It would be simplistic to say they worked..." January 20

  • How Vincent Lecavalier got his groove back with the LA Kings

    Yahoo! Sports "On Jan. 9, Vincent Lecavalier landed in Los Angeles around noon. When he met the Kings to go over their expectations for him with his new team after a trade a day before from the Philadelphia Flyers they asked him if he wanted to play that day against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lecavalier was..." January 20

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  • Darryl Sutter reaffirms he'll be behind Kings bench next season

    The Score "Anze Kopitar's done. Milan Lucic's perhaps next. What about the coach? "Oh no, I'll be coaching here next year," Darryl Sutter said Monday, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. That's right. Sutter, who's without a contract beyond this season, is much more interested in an inflated..." January 19

  • Luke Schenn finds comfort zone with LA Kings after trade

    L.A. Daily News "Slowly but certainly, defenseman Luke Schenn is starting to feel at home in Southern California. He swapped the East Coast for the West when the Kings acquired him and center Vincent Lecavalier from the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 6, trading a cold winter for a warm one. Schenn has since grown..." January 19

  • Kings hold off Ducks, 3-2, in a physical matchup

    Los Angeles Times "t was as if the Kings and Ducks were trying to make up for three months of missed time in one game. Bodies bounced off each other. Punches were thrown. A controversial no-goal call was upheld in a third period that seemingly had more "oohs" and "aahs" in Honda Center than any game this..." January 18

  • Kane, Bennett, Kopitar named 'Three Stars' of week

    NHL.com "Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, Calgary Flames center Sam Bennett and Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan.17. FIRST STAR – PATRICK KANE, RW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Kane tied for the League lead in points with seven..." January 18

  • Ottawa Senators stun Kings with three quick goals in third period

    Ottawa Citizen "Let’s pretend they drew it up this way. It took a full week. But the Ottawa Senators finally have a win — a strange one — on their longest road trip of the season. Call it a minor miracle. Down 3-1 to the Pacific Division-leading Kings, the Senators scored three unanswered goals in the third..." January 17

  • Kings sign Anze Kopitar to eight-year extension

    Sportsnet "Anze Kopitar‘s patience has payed off. The Los Angeles Kings locked up their star centre Saturday for eight more years, the maximum term allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. Both the player and the team maintained throughout negotiations that a deal would get done, yet the..." January 17

  • Drew Doughty: Have Ekman-Larsson replace Scott in the All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "With John Scott having been traded to the Montreal Canadiens, the Arizona Coyotes are expecting to send another player from their roster to represent their team, and the Pacific Division, at the 2016 All-Star Game in Nashville. Max Domi, Shane Doan, and perhaps Mikkel Boedker are prime suspects..." January 16

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Report: Kopitar expected to sign new contract on Friday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sounds like Anze Kopitar‘s mega-deal will be made official tomorrow. Per LA Kings Insider, a “high ranking Kings executive” said Kopitar is expected to sign his contract on Friday. That contract, of course is the one TSN’s Bob McKenzie broke news on yesterday, reporting it’ll be an eight-year,..." January 16

  • Report: Anze Kopitar Close to Signing 8-Year Extension

    The Hockey Writers "After a couple of days of reports that the Anze Kopitar contract extension wasn’t as close as either party would like, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that Kopitar is set to sign an eight-year extension with the Kings. While it’s not locked in place, McKenzie says that the deal is “in final stages of..." January 13

  • Report: New deal between Kings and Kopitar 'far from done'

    The Score "In December, the Los Angeles Kings were reportedly "very close" to inking Anze Kopitar to a massive long-term extension. Not so fast. That contract extension may be "far from done," reported Darren Dreger on TSN's "Insider Trading" on Tuesday. "Yes, there are components to this extension..." January 13

  • Kings score three unanswered goals to defeat Red Wings

    Los Angeles Times "Those who have listened to Kings Coach Darryl Sutter recognize that the man doesn't engage in exaggeration. Not often, at least. He said the other day that Kings center Anze Kopitar has been displaying a certain attitude this season: “If you want to beat us, come through me.” The Detroit..." January 12

  • LA Kings playing ‘dangerous game’ with Anze Kopitar

    Yahoo! Sports "Mike Futa, the Los Angeles Kings vice president of hockey operations, said that negotiations on Anze Kopitar’s new contract were “too close to not get it done,” but cautioned that “sometimes, negotiations take a little longer than you like.” He said that on Nov. 2, 2015. Kopitar, the best..." January 12

  • More injuries but Blues get a win against Kings

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Only 17 healthy Blues will make the trip back to St. Louis on Sunday. A three-game road trip was devastating on the injury front, as the Blues lost two more players Saturday night in Los Angeles. But after heartbreak in both Colorado and Anaheim, what's left of the decimated club showed some..." January 10

  • Maple Leafs put in effort, but fall to Kings

    Toronto Star "There was a moment in the second period of Thursday night’s Maple Leafs game that said a lot about the way Toronto’s NHL team is playing this season. Anze Kopitar, the star centreman of the L.A. Kings, was leading a 2-on-1 rush in full flight. Freed by a nifty chip pass by teammate Milan Lucic..." January 08