Kings Rumors & News

  • Attorney for Kings' suspended Slava Voynov: 'There's no crime here'

    Los Angeles Times "Craig Renetzky, the attorney for Slava Voynov, said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the Kings defenseman, who was arrested early Monday morning after an alleged domestic violence incident in Redondo Beach. Renetzky said he interviewed Voynov and the woman whose..." October 22

  • Kings support Voynov's suspension

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Kings are expressing support for the NHL's decision to suspend Slava Voynov after the defenseman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. "I don't think there's any question that we're behind what the league has done," Kings general manager Dean Lombardi told..." October 22

  • Slava Voynov -- Domestic Violence Victim Hospitalized "The woman who was allegedly attacked by L.A. Kings star Slava Voynov was injured so badly, she was rushed to the hospital ... where staffers called the cops on Voynov ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement tells us ... Voynov was actually arrested at the hospital in Torrance, CA around 1..." October 20

  • Slava Voynov suspended indefinitely

    ESPN Los Angeles "Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Los Angeles Kings pending a formal investigation by the NHL. A rule in the collective bargaining agreement states that, during a criminal investigation, "the League may suspend the..." October 20

  • Recently re-signed Muzzin still isn’t ready to play

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jake Muzzin suffered an upper-body injury during the preseason and has missed Los Angeles’ first five games as a result. He’s expected to be held out of a sixth contest when the Kings play against Minnesota at 3:00 p.m. ET today. The silver lining is that he might return sooner rather than..." October 19

  • Kings score early and often against hapless Edmonton

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings didn’t actually score on every shift of Tuesday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center. It only seemed like it. The Kings didn’t create a scoring on every dash down the ice against the hopelessly overmatched Oilers. It only appeared to be the case. There will be nights..." October 15

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Jake Muzzin signs extension with LA Kings. 5 yrs, $20 million total.

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    Rich Hammond @Rich_Hammond

    Gaborik is out, per Dean Lombardi. No timetable.

  • Gaborik hurt, out vs. Oilers as banged-up Kings lose another

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings will be down another key contributor from last year’s Stanley Cup championship when they take on the Oilers at Staples tonight: It’s unclear exactly what’s ailing Gaborik. The 32-year-old played in all three of L.A.’s games to start the season, recording one point while..." October 14

  • Los Angeles Kings beat Winnipeg for first victory of season

    L.A. Daily News "Jeff Carter scored a goal and added an assist during the Kings’ 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday at Staples Center, their first after opening their Stanley Cup championship defense with a couple of lackluster defeats. So did Tanner Pearson. So did Tyler Toffoli. You can call..." October 13

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    Curtis Zupke @curtiszupke

    Martin Jones off the ice first. Eight forwards and four D at optional skate. Jake Muzzin skated and Trevor Lewis did not.

  • Arizona Coyotes fight for OT win over LA Kings

    Arizona Republic "Suspect goaltending helped derail the Coyotes in Game 1, and coach Dave Tippett tried to rectify that for his team's second challenge of the season by switching up his netminders. Starter Mike Smith, who was between the pipes for all six goals Thursday against the Jets, took a seat Saturday..." October 12

  • Doughty has embraced role as mentor to younger Kings

    Fox Sports West "The image of Drew Doughty, now 24, as a young child telling the camera that he wants to be a hockey player when he grows up is an image that forever will live on in the minds of Los Angeles fans. But the Kings' defenseman isn't so young anymore. Last season, Doughty skated with defenseman..." October 11

  • Sharks spoil champion Kings' home opener

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Kings defeated the San Jose Sharks in historic fashion last April, but the Sharks stole the spotlight in the season opener Wednesday night as they blanked the Kings 4-0. The Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony proved to be the true highlight of the evening for L.A. and..." October 09

  • Wayne Gretzky’s Wife Wanted Him To Land With Red Wings, Not Kings

    NESN "Wayne Gretzky had a choice to make about his career 26 years ago, and in the end, his father knew best — which meant going against Mrs. Great One. Gretzky’s famous 1988 trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings marked one of the most important days in NHL history. However, as..." October 09

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Kings players receive gigantic Stanley Cup rings "The Los Angeles Kings received their Stanley Cup rings Monday night in a private ceremony. Since it's the second in three years for the club, of course Hollywood's team was going to go even bigger and better for ring No. 2. And did they ever go big. Tanner Pearson, who was one of the Kings..." October 07

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    lisa dillman @reallisa

    Sutter on Doughty: 'He could have played today' said he will talk to Quick to figure out game plan for rest of the exos

  • Kings to take net management one game at a time

    Los Angeles Times "Questions about goalies and playing time often prompt an amusing baseball reference or two from Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, letting out his inner manager for a minute. Not this time. Sutter, who once declared there would be "no pitching rotation" involving his top two goalies, instead..." September 27

  • Kings defenseman Drew Doughty's next goal is the Norris Trophy

    Los Angeles Times "Nourishing the hockey beast in Canada wasn't easy in the days leading up to the start of NHL training camps. But the cable network TSN did its best and rolled out a single-elimination bracket style to answer one simple question. You are starting an NHL franchise, and get to select one player as..." September 21

  • Kings goalie Quick practices, not 100 percent "Goaltender Jonathan Quick practiced with the Los Angeles Kings on the first day of training camp Friday but said his surgically repaired wrist is not 100 percent. "But we're working and we're right on track with where we thought it'd be at this point," said Quick, who is three days past 12..." September 20

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    LAKingsPR @LAKingsPR

    FYI: Drew Doughty is not slated to participate in on-ice activities today because of an upper body injury that occurred during training.

  • Mike Richards not content to be Kings' fourth-line center "Mike Richards, it sounds like anyway, kept his word to the Mad Professor. Faced with the possibility of his contract being bought out by the Stanley Cup champions, the 29-year-old Richards vowed to Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi in June that he would be more committed to his workouts this..." September 16

  • Whether Quick plays in preseason will ‘go right down to the wire’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jonathan Quick was originally projected to spend 10-12 weeks recovering from his wrist surgery, but as it turns out he might need at least a bit longer than that, per the Los Angeles Times. Kings GM Dean Lombardi said that whether or not Quick plays in the preseason at all will “go right down..." September 13

  • Kings alumni vs. Russian All-Stars off due to travel issues

    Pro Hockey Talk "Back in July, the Kings announced an alumni team would play a Russian All-Star squad as part of September’s Hockey Fest celebration. Now, the game is off. On Wednesday, the Kings issued the following statement: The Los Angeles Kings Alumni Game against the Russian All-Star team on Sunday..." September 11

  • Brown, Quick among Kings' five questions "There aren't many hard questions facing the Los Angeles Kings following their second Stanley Cup in three seasons, but the Kings still make it interesting. They again muddled through another regular season, then turned it on thanks to the addition of Marian Gaborik and the emergence of the..." August 29

  • Kings need bounce-back season from Richards "When the Los Angeles Kings traded for Mike Richards in June 2011, it was a given that they had landed a cornerstone center for years to come. Richards was regarded as one of the finest 200-foot young forwards in the NHL. The team did not envision Richards devolving into a fourth-line grinder..." August 28

  • Here are the NHL's next wave of breakout stars

    Fox Sports "For many young players with one or two years of experience at the NHL level, the 2014-15 season is the time for them to make major strides in their development and become valuable players capable of playing in many different situations. Let's take a look at five players primed for a breakout..." August 12

  • Kings to retire Blake's No. 4 prior to Jan. 17 game "Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman and current vice president/assistant general manager Rob Blake will have his No. 4 retired by the team on Jan. 17 in a ceremony at Staples Center prior to a game against the Anaheim Ducks. Blake, who is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2014,..." August 12

  • Kings prospect Prokhorkin will stay in KHL for 2014-15

    Pro Hockey Talk "It sounds like Nikolai Prokhorkin won’t be playing for Los Angeles in the near future. After scoring 19 goals and 37 points in 52 games with CSKA Moscow, the 20-year-old forward has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the KHL club, according to Sovetsky Sport. They selected..." August 10

  • Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks will take it outside next season

    L.A. Daily News "It worked so well once, the NHL decided to try it again. The league announced Wednesday it would stage a second outdoor game in as many years in California, with the San Jose Sharks playing host to the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings on Feb. 21 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The Kings..." August 07

  • Dwight King agrees on contract with Kings: report "Forward Dwight King and the Los Angeles Kings avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year contract, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported Wednesday. An arbitration hearing was scheduled for Friday." July 30

  • Obama congratulates Kings, Dustin Brown takes Hawks jab "President Barack Obama has been busy racking up the phone minutes the last couple of days, recently calling not only American soccer stars Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard but Stanley Cup champion and Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown. With general manager Dean Lombardi beaming by Brown's..." July 04

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    LAKingsPR @LAKingsPR

    Kings Sign Right Wing Adam Cracknell And Left Wing David Van Der Gulik

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    van der Gulik signed with the @LAKings. Great pick up for them; will be awesome veteran presence for the Monarchs. Sad to see him go tho

  • Kings re-sign Schultz to two-year contract extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "After spending almost the entire 2013-14 season in the American Hockey League, defenseman Jeff Schultz has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the L.A. Kings. According to the blog MayorsManor, the 28-year-old Schultz will earn $850,000 in each of the next two seasons. Schultz..." June 30

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Vancouver trades 50th pick to LA in exchange for Linden Vey

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Marian Gaborik signs seven-year extension to stay with Kings "The rumblings had been growing louder that a deal between the LA Kings and Marian Gaborik was close. On Wednesday the deal became a reality as Gaborik re-signed after a tremendous postseason for the Stanley Cup champions." June 25

  • Kings' Quick awarded William Jennings Trophy "Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings was presented the William M. Jennings Trophy, presented "to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it." Quick saw the most action on a Kings team that allowed a League-low 174 goals during..." June 24

  • Kings sign defenseman Greene to four-year extension "The Los Angeles Kings announced Tuesday they signed defenseman Matt Greene to a four-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed. Greene, 31, has won the Stanley Cup twice in six seasons with Los Angeles. He had four points (four assists) and was plus-5 in 20 games during the..." June 24

  • Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has wrist surgery after injury in Ducks series

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick hoisted the Stanley Cup last Monday at the team's celebratory parade. If you saw him wincing, there's a reason why. Quick had surgery on Tuesday, after injuring his wrist during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Kings confirmed the procedure, but couldn't..." June 24

  • Report: 4-year deal close between Matt Greene, Kings "Unlike most Stanley Cup winning teams, the Los Angeles Kings will avoid a significant offseason facelift with just three pieces from their roster without a deal. And it appears that number is down to two. Defenseman Matt Greene is reportedly close to re-signing with the Kings, per Lisa..." June 24

  • Marian Gaborik offered three-year contract by Kings "The Los Angeles Kings clearly had a good thing going by the end of the season, which saw them hoist the Stanley Cup again. So you can understand why they would be keen on keeping Marian Gaborik around. Acquired at the deadline from Columbus when his value was down, Gaborik played well for the..." June 22

  • Leafs' Tim Leiweke didn't want Darryl Sutter in L.A.

    Toronto Sun "When Dean Lombardi was about to hire Darryl Sutter as coach of the Los Angeles Kings, he did what all general managers must do. He went to his boss and informed him of the move he was prepared to make. The conversation didn’t go well. Lombardi was told in no uncertain terms that hiring..." June 22

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    lisa dillman @reallisa

    Breaking news ... OK, not really. But Kings will NOT be buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to Dean Lombardi.

  • Seven centers who could move this summer – and where they’ll end up

    The Hockey News "It’s an unusual year for centers. When you build a team these days, this is a position you really need to be strong in. The Kings are deep down the middle, just as the Hawks were when they won and the Bruins in 2011. It’s a key spot on the depth chart, so when you get a good center, you tend to..." June 19

  • Kings Promote John Stevens To Associate Head Coach "The Los Angeles Kings have promoted John Stevens to Associate Head Coach, and re-signed both Assistant Coach Davis Payne and Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford to new contracts, Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter and Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The Kings, who set an..." June 19

  • After second title, Dean Lombardi set to work on Kings' roster again

    Los Angeles Times "A day after their parade to celebrate this season’s Stanley Cup championship, the Kings will have to turn the page — and quickly. Already in effect, the buyout period for contracts is open until June 30. Compliance buyouts offer a rare opportunity — coming out of the last collective..." June 17

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