Kings Rumors & News

  • LA Kings’ Slava Voynov’s wife remains in counseling, no plan to testify, attorney says

    Daily Breeze "A Torrance judge on Wednesday allowed the wife of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov to continue receiving counseling before she announces whether she will agree to testify during her husband’s upcoming domestic violence trial. Indications are, however, she won’t testify. Judge Eric..." May 28

  • Blackhawks fan files lawsuit; alleges drunken Kings fans beat him up in 2014 playoffs

    Yahoo! Sports "A Chicago Blackhawks fan filed a lawsuit saying he was beat up by drunken Kings fans at Game 3 of the 2014 Western Conference Final at Staples Center last year. The story, reported by the LA Daily News, says the following: Bruce Dobrowski’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit against team..." May 28

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Judge rules hospital workers, police officer can testify about statements made by Slava Voynov’s injured wife

    L.A. Daily News "Suspended Los Angeles Kings player Slava Voynov suffered a setback in his defense against domestic violence charges Friday when a Torrance judge ruled that two hospital workers and a police officer will be allowed to testify at his July trial about what his injured wife told them. The rulings..." May 10

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Slava Voynov’s wife agrees to domestic violence counseling in bid to avoid contempt

    Daily Breeze "The wife of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov agreed today to seek domestic violence counseling to help determine if she might change her mind about refusing to testify against her husband at his Torrance trial. Marta Varlamova made the decision following Judge Eric Taylor’s threat..." May 05

  • Report: Kings, Sekera begin contract extension talks

    Pro Hockey Talk "After spending a sizable amount to acquire him, the Kings are now trying to re-up with Andrej Sekera. Sekera, acquired from Carolina in a deadline deal — a first-round pick and prospect Roland McKeown went to the ‘Canes — has held “very preliminary discussions” with Los Angeles about a new..." April 29

  • 2015 Norris Trophy Finalists: Doughty, Karlsson and Subban

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL named the three finalists for the 2015 Norris Trophy on Monday: Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban. All three blueliners rank as familiar faces. Doughty hasn’t won a Norris at this point in his career,..." April 28

  • Jarret Stoll Working on Mind & Body After Vegas Drug Arrest "Embattled NHL star Jarret Stoll is looking to get his chakra back in order after his Las Vegas drug arrest ... hitting a yoga studio today for a full mind and body workout. Stoll returned to L.A. after being charged with possession of cocaine and molly last Friday -- after he was busted trying..." April 26

  • Toews, Bergeron, Kopitar finalists for Selke Trophy "The NHL announced the finalists for the 2014-15 Selke Trophy, which is awarded annually to the best defensive forwards in the league. It is a familiar trio of names as all of them were finalists a year ago. Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and Los..." April 22

  • Did Erin Andrews make a dig at busted beau on ‘DWTS’?

    New York Post "“Dancing with the Stars” co-host Erin Andrews appeared to take a veiled shot at her boyfriend, Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll, on Monday — hinting that homebodies don’t get busted for drugs. Stoll was arrested over the weekend in Las Vegas for allegedly carrying cocaine and ecstasy while..." April 22

  • Flyers coaching search: Los Angeles Kings' Davis Payne could be dark-horse candidate, source says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The expected big names emerged as candidates to become the Flyers' next coach as soon as Craig Berube was fired last Friday, some of whom still have jobs. Todd McLellan, who parted ways with San Jose on Monday, now is available. You've got Dan Bylsma, who won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh..." April 22

  • Jarret Stoll -- Partying with Kings Teammates ... During Vegas Drug Arrest "Jarret Stoll had been raging in Vegas with several of his L.A. Kings teammates in the hours before the NHL star was busted for trying to bring a BUNCH of cocaine and molly to a pool party ... TMZ Sports has learned. Multiple sources confirm ... the Vegas vacation was essentially an unofficial..." April 21

  • Flyers coaching search: Los Angeles Kings' Davis Payne could be dark-horse candidate, source says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The expected big names emerged as candidates to become the Flyers' next coach as soon as Craig Berube was fired last Friday, some of whom still have jobs. Todd McLellan, who parted ways with San Jose on Monday, now is available. You've got Dan Bylsma, who won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh..." April 21

  • Police: Kings' Jarret Stoll arrested with cocaine, ecstasy in pocket "Jarret Stoll was arrested after he was patted down by a hotel security guard, who found Stoll was carrying two small, pink baggies that carried contraband, according to Stoll's arrest report. On Apr. 17 at approximately 4:33pm pt, two Las Vegas police officers were called to the Wet Republic..." April 20

  • Jarret Stoll, Kings forward, released after arrest in Las Vegas

    CBC Sports "Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been released from jail after his arrest on a felony drug charge at a Las Vegas resort. Stoll was released on $5,000 US bond from the Clark County Detention Center on Friday night. He's accused of being in possession of cocaine. Stoll's attorney,..." April 19

  • Kings’ Jarret Stoll Arrested In Las Vegas On Suspicion Of Drug Possession

    CBS Los Angeles "Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of drugs at a Las Vegas resort swimming pool complex, police said. Stoll, 32, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and Ecstasy at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand hotel, Las Vegas Metro..." April 18

  • Dustin Brown: Locking Sutter out of room wasn't a big deal, 'Sometimes that's what you need'

    Pro Hockey Talk "After Kings GM Dean Lombardi confirmed players locked Darryl Sutter out of the dressing room following a game in early February, team captain Dustin Brown tried to put the incident in perspective. “It’s been blown a little out of proportion,” Brown said during Monday’s end-of-year media..." April 14

  • Lombardi confirms Kings players did lock out coach Sutter

    Orange County Register "Kings general manager Dean Lombardi was asked today about yesterday’s New York Post report that Kings players locked Coach Darryl Sutter out of the team locker room after a recent road game. Here’s what Lombardi said… LOMBARDI: ''It’s factually inaccurate. The timing is wrong. It happened in..." April 13

  • Lombardi: Mike Richards buyout 'a possibility'

    Pro Hockey Talk "After winning the Stanley Cup in 2014, the Los Angeles Kings faced a difficult decision regarding Mike Richards. He played a big role in them winning the Cup back in 2012, but he had clearly taken a step back in 2013-14, which was dangerous because the Kings had committed to him through the..." April 13

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    LAKingsPR @LAKingsPR

    The Kings have assigned forward Jordan Weal to the @MonarchsHockey ...

  • LA Kings finish season with 4-1 win over Sharks

    Yahoo! Sports "The Kings and Sharks hadn't played such a meaningless game in April for more than a half-decade. With their playoff aspirations crushed in the past week, the defending Stanley Cup champions and their perennially successful rivals found themselves skating with nothing at stake on a sunny..." April 12

  • Kings locked Sutter out of dressing room

    New York Post "Parity didn’t take down the Kings. Time finally caught up to them. The grind caught up to them. Seriously, 64 playoff games over the last three years in which L.A. won the Cup twice and lost in the conference finals — their seasons ending on June 11, June 8 and June 13, respectively. And..." April 12

  • L.A. Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr retires after regular-season finale

    L.A. Daily News "Robyn Regehr played his 1,089th and last NHL game Saturday at Staples Center, one final battle for a hockey warrior whose gritty style of play earned few headlines but whose teams couldn’t have won without a workhorse approach that served him so well. The 34-year-old defenseman logged 21..." April 12

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    Dennis Bernstein @DennisTFP

    Kings Robyn Regehr tells me he's calling it a career.

  • Stoll, Toffoli focused on game 82, not contract uncertainty

    LA Kings Insider "Pucks were scattered on the ice near the team bench and water bottles were filled, but the only Kings who emerged from the dressing room one day after the team was eliminated from playoff contention were those who met with the media. In an era in which the salary cap precipitates league-wide..." April 11

  • What happened to the Kings? "After losing 3-1 in Calgary Thursday, the Kings are the first Stanley Cup champion to miss the next year’s playoffs since 2006-2007 Carolina Hurricanes. The thing is, it’s not like the Kings collapsed. They were the league’s top possession club (getting 54.9% of score-adjusted shot attempts)..." April 11

  • Flames clinch playoff spot with 3-1 win over the Kings

    Calgary Herald "Rewind the clock a year ago, maybe two, and try to find some type of significance to Game No. 81 of the Calgary Flames regular season. Now, go back to the first game of the 2014-15 campaign, a 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 8, and try and remember what the hockey world was saying..." April 10

  • Bachman backstops Oilers to payback win over Kings

    Edmonton Sun "The Los Angeles Kings wanted a win to keep their playoff hopes on track, the Edmonton Oilers wanted it more for Richard Bachman With their goalie playing his first game since returning from his brother’s funeral, the Oilers rose up and delivered a gritty and inspirational show of support for..." April 08

  • Defending champion Kings on brink of elimination from playoff contention

    Pro Hockey Talk "The L.A. Kings have been in similarly dire situations before. Remember when they faced being swept out of the first round of last year’s playoffs by the San Jose Sharks, only to win four in a row to advance and, well, win it all. Now the big question: Can the defending Stanley Cup champs..." April 08

  • Canucks crown Kings, move closer to clinching playoff spot

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks made a point in addition to earning two very big ones in the standings on Monday night. The Canucks came from behind to beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in a shootout in what was a wildly entertaining game, delighting a sellout crowd at Rogers Arena that can taste the..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

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    lisa dillman @reallisa

    Was told last night Sekera was not expected to return during the regular season. Didn't discuss playoffs. #CrossThatBridgeLater

  • Kings Gain Playoff Spot (For Now) With 8-2 Shaming of Oilers

    Jewels From The Crown "The Los Angeles Kings have once again procrastinated making the playoffs until the end of the season, but they did not procrastinate tonight in their 8-2 demolition of the Edmonton Oilers. The Kings, who needed wins after consecutive losses in Chicago and Minnesota and were without standout..." April 03

  • Kings Sign Tanner Pearson to Two-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Tanner Pearson to a two-year contract extension, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The 22-year-old Pearson (born on Aug. 10, 1992) is a 6-1, 205-pound native of Kitchener, Ontario, who has appeared in 67 career NHL regular..." April 03

  • Suspended Kings' Voynov had Achilles surgery "Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov had surgery last week to repair a torn Achilles tendon, L.A. Kings Insider reported Wednesday. Voynov, who is suspended by the NHL, was injured "in a recreational activity," the website said. Recovery time could be at least four months. Voynov was..." April 02

  • St. Cloud sniper Brodzinski skips senior year, signs with Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "St. Cloud State standout Jonny Brodzinski — Los Angeles’ fifth-round pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft — has decided to forgo his senior season and turn pro. Brodzinski, 21, made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday. The decision comes on the heels of an impressive junior campaign in which..." April 01

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    Nathan Fenno @nathanfenno

    Voynov trial rescheduled from April 21 to July 6. #Kings #NHL

  • Backup goalie Scott Darling gives Blackhawks a lift in victory over Kings

    Chicago Sun-Times "Even in the second game of back-to-back, it looked like a moment for Corey Crawford on Monday night — the Blackhawks fighting for playoff position and facing the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings in desperation mode. But Scott Darling got the call and was up to the task. Backed by a strong..." March 31

  • Kings newcomer Andrej Sekera contributes much to current success

    Los Angeles Times "Multiple-choice time: Reasons why the Kings are surging, on a three-game winning streak, and with just one road loss (in overtime) in their last seven games. A) Anze Kopitar. B) Jonathan Quick. C) Andrej Sekera. D) All of the above Answer: D. The abilities of the Kings center,..." March 28

  • Kopitar's Late Winner Caps Off Massive Road Win Over Islanders

    Jewels From The Crown "The Los Angeles Kings played really well tonight, but through 55 minutes, they were no closer to a win than when they started. So what did the Kings do when they were at a stalemate? They put out their first line and went to work. The result was a game-winning goal for Anze Kopitar and a 3-2 win..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Kings Stifle Rangers 4-2, But Remain Short Of Playoff Spot

    Jewels From The Crown "In their first game back in Madison Square Garden since last year's Stanley Cup Final, the Kings took care of business, breezing by the Rangers 4-2. They remain out of the playoffs, however, as idle Calgary holds the tiebreaker. The New York Rangers scored the first goal--in the first minute,..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Could the Flyers have interest in Justin Williams this summer?

    Courier-Post "It's late March and the Flyers are in a frustrating spot. Their 6.5-percent odds at winning the lottery to pick first in June's draft are greater than their 0.1-percent odds at making the postseason. By the end of the week, they may meet mathematical elimination. All season long the team has..." March 25

  • Kings' Anze Kopitar shows dominance again in 3-1 win over New Jersey

    Los Angeles Times "It wasn't anti-Anze hockey, but for the last month or so, Kings center Anze Kopitar wasn't looking quite like his usual dominant self. He scored three goals in February and March and just twice in the last 15 games before Monday's action and was a combined minus-five in games last week against..." March 24