Kings Rumors & News

  • 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 on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the RCMP in Manitoba told ESPN that, as of Tuesday, no charges have..." June 30

  • Bypassing a buyout? Kings terminate Richards’ contract for ‘material breach’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi isn’t shy about making some big gambles, but the franchise still raised some eyebrows regarding Mike Richards‘ contract. Instead of announcing a buyout as expected, the team terminated his contract, as this statement reveals: “The Los Angeles Kings today..." June 29

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Mike Richards, Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Mark Fistric on waivers

    ESPN "As the first buyout window closes in the NHL offseason, three more players were put on unconditional waivers Sunday for purpose of buying them out, including two-time Stanley Cup champion Mike Richards of the Los Angeles Kings. Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau of the Montreal Canadiens and Mark..." June 28

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    Craig Custance @CraigCustance

    With Lucic trade, Kings won't be able to sign Andrej Sekera so he'll hit the market. It was a major consideration for them. They like him.

  • Kings feel they have a bigger shot after getting forward Milan Lucic

    Los Angeles Times "Doesn't the modern-day sports star go to Disneyland after something significant unfolds, not before? Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic returned to his summer home in Canada from the park visit and found out one day later that his job skills were being transferred to Southern..." June 27

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    David Pagnotta @TheFourthPeriod

    Phaneuf involved in Leafs/Kings discussions. Richards may be part of it going back. If so, Leafs expected to buy him out.

  • Milan Lucic traded to LA Kings, and Boston actually does well

    Yahoo! Sports "Milan Lucic is now a member of the Los Angeles Kings. The Boston Bruins traded their hulking power forward in a June house cleaning that saw them also send RFA defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. In return, the Bruins received the No. 13 overall pick, defenseman Colin Miller and..." June 27

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    So believe the Lucic trade is for Martin Jones, a prospect and 13th overall pick.

  • Bruins on verge of sending Lucic to Los Angeles

    CSN New England "Don Sweeney apparently is close to making his second major trade of the day, this one involving Milan Lucic. According to Elliotte Friedman of TSN, medical clearance is all that's needed for a deal sending Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings to be completed. Freidman says the Bruins would receive..." June 26

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    There is still strong reason to believe BOS will trade Milan Lucic today. LA is the leading contender. #TSN

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Kings and Tyler Toffoli finishing up a 2 yr extension just north of $6.25 mil total.

  • Stoll's felony charge dismissed; now facing 2 misdemeanors

    ESPN Los Angeles "The felony cocaine charge filed against NHL forward Jarret Stoll has been dismissed, multiple sources confirmed to Instead, Stoll will be charged with two misdemeanors stemming from his arrest in Las Vegas in April. Stoll was arrested on April 17 for possession of cocaine and MDMA..." June 25

  • Kings suspend Voyno over non-hockey inury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings have moved to suspend Slava Voynov for his Achilles injury that he suffered during his indefinite NHL suspension, per LA Kings Insider’s Jon Rosen. While the Kings suspending Voynov as well might seem redundant, it does give them a certain degree of cost certainty. As long..." June 25

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

  • Jarret Stoll Charged with Coke Possession From Vegas Party Weekend

    TMZ "L.A. Kings star Jarret Stoll has been charged with cocaine possession ... stemming from a crazy party weekend in Las Vegas back in April ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, Stoll -- boyfriend of Erin Andrews -- was busted on April 17th for allegedly bringing cocaine and..." June 22

  • Lombardi to be Named Team USA GM for World Cup

    Mayor's Manor "Amid what is sure to be the most chaotic summer of his professional career, another significant milestone is about to be bestowed upon Kings GM Dean Lombardi. As we first leaked on twitter, MayorsManor has confirmed via multiple sources, the two-time Stanley Cup winner will soon be announced as..." June 22

  • 'Not much common ground' between Kings, Williams

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the latest edition of Elliotte Friedman’s “30 Thoughts,” a quick blurb likely felt like a swift stab to Los Angeles Kings fans: it sounds like negotiations aren’t going well with Justin Williams. Specifically, Friedman noted that there isn’t “much common ground” between the two sides at the..." June 21

  • 'No clear movement; towards Kinds trading Mike Richards

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings have reportedly been shopping Mike Richards after his role with the team in 2014-15 declined to the point where he spent some time in the minors. The belief was that the Kings would have to include another asset to make any trade work, which isn’t surprising given that..." June 20

  • Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup "Patrik Bartosak made 31 saves and the Manchester Monarchs won the American Hockey League's Calder Cup with a 2-1 win against the Utica Comets in Game 5 of the 2015 Calder Cup Finals in Utica, N.Y., on Saturday. Manchester, the AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, won the best-of-7 series 4-1..." June 14

  • Signing Toffoli and Jones a ‘priority’ for Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dean Lombardi touched on a number of topics during a conference call on Tuesday. Among the issues the LA Kings GM discussed was his team’s number of free agents. Lombardi said getting restricted free agents Tyler Toffoli and Martin Jones under contract was a priority for the club. Toffoli..." June 03

  • Kings GM Lombardi wants conditioning to be focus "The Los Angeles Kings failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season, but general manager Dean Lombardi has elected to view it as an opportunity more than a disappointment. The Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014 and advanced to the Western Conference Final in 2013. But by..." June 03

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

    L.A. Daily News "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 30

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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

    Deadspin "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?

    Sportsnet "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

    TSN "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

    TMZ "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

    CBS Sports "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

    TMZ "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

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