Kings Rumors & News

  • Kings' Toffoli, Gaborik, Martinez, Forbort underwent medical procedures "The LA Kings have announced that the following players recently underwent medical procedures: Tyler Toffoli - Minor surgical procedure on his left knee. Toffoli is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Alec Martinez - Minor medical procedure for a chronic issue related to his..." April 26

  • Gaborik won't be bought out, but injury means he won't be ready for camp

    CBS Sports "Gaborik underwent a procedure that will hold him out through at least part of training camp, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports. The veteran winger hasn't supplied much production in either of his last two seasons for the Kings, collecting just 21 points over 56 games in this..." April 25

  • Kings to announce John Stevens as next head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings moved fairly quickly when it comes to replacing Darryl Sutter, and they did not have to go very far to do it. According to Pierre LeBrun and Kings Insider Jon Rosen, the team will be announcing on Sunday that John Stevens will be the next head coach of the Kings. He is..." April 23

  • Ben Bishop sits atop Calgary Flames off-season to-do list

    Sportsnet "Last year they danced, this year it’s bound to get more serious. Following the dramatic collapse of Brian Elliott in the two most important games of the season, the Calgary Flames will undoubtedly be looking elsewhere for their next starting goaltender. And the most logical target will be a..." April 21

  • Kings sign Minnesota-Duluth scorer Iafallo

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Iafallo, the Minnesota-Duluth senior that finished 12th in the country in scoring this season, has signed an entry-level deal with the L.A. Kings, according to the Buffalo News. Iafallo, 23, is coming off a terrific campaign with the Bulldogs. He scored 21 goals and 51 points in 42 games,..." April 18

  • Kings focused on assistant John Stevens as coaching candidate

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Kings' coaching search for now includes just one man: associate coach John Stevens. New general manager Rob Blake wants to discuss things with the former Philadelphia Flyers coach and see if he's a fit, a Kings spokesman has told the Southern California News Group. The..." April 15

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Jarome Iginla isn't ready to retire and considers the Kings an option — if they want him

    Los Angeles Times "Future Hall of Fame forward Jarome Iginla, who brought a dose of competitiveness to the Kings’ lineup after they acquired him from Colorado just before the NHL trading deadline, said he had so much fun in his short stint with the team that he’d like to continue his career after he turns 40 on July..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Kings fire assistant coach Davis Payne

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Kings cleaned house on Monday by firing head coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi. On Tuesday, it was learned that assistant coach Davis Payne didn’t make the cut, either, according to The Associated Press’ Stephen Whyno. Payne was hired as the assistant to..." April 12

  • Anze Kopitar acknowledges his 'down year' and the adjustment to being the Kings' captain

    Los Angeles Times "Greetings from Edmonton, where the big news is that the Oilers can clinch their first playoff berth since 2006 if they defeat the Kings on Tuesday night. But something interesting cropped up Tuesday morning from the Kings’ point of view: Anze Kopitar told The Times that the responsibility of being..." April 11

  • Kings Fire Head Coach Darryl Sutter And GM Dean Lombardi

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a massive overhaul of their front office, Los Angeles Kings ownership group AEG announced that head coach Darryl Sutter and General Manager Dean Lombardi have been relieved of their positions. A pair of former players and current executives have been promoted with Luc Robitaille named President..." April 11

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Ducks tip Kings, claim 5th straight division title

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A 22-year-old defenseman who spent most of the season shuttling between the NHL and AHL enabled the Anaheim Ducks to win the Pacific Division championship on Sunday night. Shea Theodore scored 53 seconds into overtime to give the Ducks their fifth successive division title..." April 10

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Kings' OT goal send Blackhawks to fourth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- In their final home game of a disappointing season, the Los Angeles Kings gave their fans some optimism that next season will not end in mid-April. The Chicago Blackhawks turn their attention to a far bigger prize as they return to the Windy City. Drew Doughty scored the..." April 08

  • Flames beat Kings, maintain top wild-card spot

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The game between the Calgary Flames and the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday was a contrast between one team sharpening its game for the postseason and the other making plans for an early vacation. Defenseman Dennis Wideman scored the decisive goal and rookie goaltender Jon..." April 07

  • Darryl Sutter is none too pleased with Jordan Nolan

    LA Kings Insider "In several media scrums over the second half of the season, we’ve all kind of picked up on some Sutter disapproval of the amount of time Nolan has missed due to a muscle pull in his leg and an undisclosed injury sustained in his first game back in uniform. Sutter called the original ailment “a..." April 07

  • Kings end Oilers' five-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- If the Los Angeles Kings produced offense all season as they did against the Edmonton Oilers, their win Tuesday may not have been a meaningless effort. Nick Shore registered a goal and three assists and Dustin Brown added a goal and an assist as the Kings defeated the Edmonton..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • Kings' playoff hopes dashed by nemesis Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Coyotes usually play the Kings tough at Staples Center, yet Arizona's 2-1 victory Sunday night is likely the most difficult loss of all for Los Angeles to swallow. Arizona's fifth straight win at Staples Center eliminated the Kings from playoff contention for the second..." April 03

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Kings keep slim playoff hopes alive with win vs. Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The odds are stacked against the Los Angeles Kings making the playoffs but Jarome Iginla is not ready to fold his hand yet. Iginla scored the 625th goal of his 20-year career and goaltender Jonathan Quick stopped 35 shots for the shutout as the Kings kept their..." April 01

  • Apparently Matthew Tkachuk got a talking-to after antics vs. Doughty, Kings

    Calgary Sun "The smoke from Wednesday night’s fireworks had yet to settle a day later when inquiring minds needed to know: Did Matthew Tkachuk learn from the experience? Is he now aware poking the bear with unnecessary comments the day before a big game can backfire in painful fashion – not just on you, but..." April 01

  • Kings keep Flames from clinching playoff spot

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Jarome Iginla has had a lot of great games in Calgary, but Wednesday's performance against his former team will go down as one he'll never forget. Iginla's "Gordie Howe hat trick" -- a goal, assist and a fight -- led the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-1 win over the Calgary..." March 30

  • Iginla’s Calgary homecoming shows why Kings should bring him back

    Sportsnet "Perhaps that wasn’t the last Calgary Flames fans have seen of Jarome Iginla after all. In fact, after the performance he put in as the first star Wednesday at the Saddledome there are plenty of reasons to believe that not only should he come back for another season, there’s a good chance he..." March 30

  • Kings, Canucks to play 2 exhibition games in China next season

    The Province "It remains unclear if the NHL’s larger plan for Asia involves participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or the 2022 Games in Beijing, but one thing is now certain. The Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings will play a pair of pre-season games in Shanghai on..." March 30

  • Oilers lock up playoff spot, put Kings on life support

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The longest playoff drought in NHL history is over. The Edmonton Oilers clinched their first postseason berth in 11 years and dealt the Los Angeles Kings' hopes a near-fatal blow at the same time with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night at Rogers Place. "It's kind of..." March 29

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Rangers blank Kings, improve to 27-9-1 on road

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- If it was up to the New York Rangers, they might want to play the rest of the NHL season on the road. For the Los Angeles Kings, they cannot score regardless of the venue. Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh scored the first two goals, and Antti Raanta made 30 saves as the New York..." March 26

  • Jarome Iginla undecided about retiring after 20 seasons

    L.A. Daily News "Jarome Iginla has nine regular-season games remaining on the three-year, $16-million contract he signed in 2014 with the Colorado Avalanche. The Kings’ final game of 2016-17, an April 9 date with the Ducks at Honda Center, could be his NHL finale. Or he could sign a new deal and keep..." March 25

  • Kings' special teams dominate vs. Jets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings haven't acquiesced another postseason away from the rink. They still showed some fire Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets, scoring three power-play goals and another short-handed in a 5-2 victory at Staples Center. The Kings (35-31-7) couldn't..." March 24

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Talbot posts 2nd straight shutout as Oilers blank Kings

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Cam Talbot has started 65 of the Oilers' 71 regular-season games. The Edmonton goalie is showing no signs of fatigue. Talbot made 35 saves Monday, posting his second consecutive shutout as the Oilers beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-0. It was his seventh shutout of the..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Which team is furthest away from winning a Stanley Cup?

    The Hockey News "Many teams are excited for the playoffs to begin and make a run for the Stanley Cup. Some teams are right within their Cup window, and some teams are decidedly not. Here's a look at four teams that will have to wait a long time before being considered legit contenders. Detroit Red..." March 21

  • Monahan, Gaudreau push Flames past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Los Angeles Kings are one game closer to the end of their season. Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau each recorded three points, and the Calgary Flames skated to a 5-2 win over the Kings on Sunday. Los Angeles (34-30-7) remains six points back of the Nashville..." March 20

  • Doughty calls out Tkachuk: 'He's a pretty dirty player, that kid'

    Sporting News "Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk's chin-high elbow on the Kings' Drew Doughty in Sunday's game likely will get the league's attention. The late first-period elbow knocked Doughty down and out for the rest of the period. He returned in the second period of a 5-2 Flames win but afterward offered a..." March 20

  • Quick, Kings shut out Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jarome Iginla has been with the Los Angeles Kings for just 2 1/2 weeks, but long enough to see they don't squeeze their sticks any tighter late in close games. Iginla played a big role down the stretch of a close game Thursday night, breaking a scoreless tie early in the third..." March 17

  • Kings suffer blow to playoff prospects with SO loss

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- On a night when the Los Angeles Kings needed a victory to keep pace in the Western Conference race, the undermanned Arizona Coyotes left Staples Center with an extra point that made the home team's path to the postseason more difficult. Max Domi scored twice, including the..." March 15

  • Blues beat Kings for fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The St. Louis Blues found a way to get out of Los Angeles with two points in a pivotal contest with a strong performance from a revitalized player while the Los Angeles Kings lost a critical contest in the same manner they have all season. Magnus Paajarvi scored the decisive..." March 14

  • Kempe's first career goal lifts Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the Los Angeles Kings desperate to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race, they got a decisive play from an unexpected source to win a pivotal game. Adrian Kempe's first NHL goal proved to be the game-winner in the third period and Anze Kopitar added a goal and..." March 12

  • Iginla leads Kings past Predators in OT

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jarome Iginla may have arrived in the nick of time. The 39-year-old veteran scored two goals in his third game with the Los Angeles Kings, including the game-winner during a 4-on-3 power play in overtime, lifting his new club to a 3-2 victory against the Nashville Predators on..." March 10