Kings Rumors & News

  • Ex-King Richards remains in limbo

    TSN "One month after the Los Angeles Kings terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards, no charges have been laid and the NHL Players’ Association has yet to make a decision on whether to file a grievance on the matter. Sgt. Bert Paquet, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in..." August 01

  • Kings' Slava Voynov serving jail time in Seal Beach

    Los Angeles Times "After pleading no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge earlier this month, Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is spending part of his summer in the Seal Beach Police Detention Center. The Seal Beach city attorney confirmed Tuesday that Voynov started serving his 90-day sentence in the..." July 30

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • The damage hockey did to my brain: NHL star Bernie Nicholls explains why he's suing the league

    New York Daily News "I had a pretty spectacular 17-year career playing in the National Hockey League. Who would have thought a kid from a small town in Canada would have 475 career goals in 1,127 games? Yet despite these great seasons, as I look back on my career 36 years after it began, I have come to realize that..." July 19

  • Kopitar talks expected to pick up steam

    LA Kings Insider "Though negotiations with Anze Kopitar over a contract extension are “just starting,” according to a source in Kings hockey operations, those talks are expected to pick up steam over the coming month, and there is optimism that a contract extension will be finalized this summer. One of the..." July 18

  • Kings sign five RFAs, including Shore and Weal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings announced the signings of five restricted free agents on Thursday: Nick Shore (to a two-year deal), Jordan Weal (one), Andrew Crescenzi (one), Nic Dowd (one) and Vincent LoVerde (two). Shore and Weal (pictured) are the two players to watch most closely. Shore, 23,..." July 17

  • Kings Re-Sign Andy Andreoff to Two-Year, Near-Minimum Deal

    Jewels From The Crown "The Los Angeles Kings issued qualifying offers to all of their remaining unrestricted free agents two weeks ago. The first to re-sign from the group of six: the guy who spent the longest period of time in LA last year, Andy Andreoff. From the team's official press release: The Los Angeles Kings..." July 16

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Milan Lucic 'couldn't be happier' for fresh start with Kings

    USA Today "Stepping in front of the Los Angeles media for the first time since being traded by the Boston Bruins in June, left winger Milan Lucic appeared at ease. Flanked by Kings executives and holding up his new black and silver No. 17 jersey at the team's practice facility Saturday, Lucic's smile was..." July 13

  • Newest Capital Justin Williams is making himself at home

    Washington Post "It was his first day visiting his new office, so Justin Williams acted as anyone else would, save perhaps the flip-flops worn for the occasion. The new Washington Capitals forward had spent the past six seasons on the opposite coast playing for the Los Angeles Kings, which meant six years had..." July 11

  • Milan Lucic thanks Bruins organization, fans in newspaper ad

    CBS Sports "It's been about two weeks since Milan Lucic was traded from the Boston Bruins to the Los Angeles Kings, as part of a shocking day for the Bruins organization. Lucic had just one year remaining on his deal, but it was still a surprise when one of the players from the team's 2011 Stanley Cup core..." July 11

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • Kings keep their core players, but there are issues too

    Los Angeles Times "The core is intact. After a year to forget — better yet, the Kings' annus horribilis, the horrible year — it's noteworthy that the core pieces remain unscathed. Goalie Jonathan Quick, a former Jennings Trophy winner — for his service with the team with fewest goals allowed — won't be coming..." July 06

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Kings should never let Slava Voynov play for them again

    Los Angeles Times "This is what it looks like: The Kings terminated the contract of Mike Richards, who has not been charged after reportedly being stopped at a Canadian border town last month on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, yet they gave the use of their training..." July 04

  • Kings sign Jamie McBain to 1-year contract

    The Score "The Los Angeles Kings are bringing back another piece of their blue line. The Kings have signed defensman Jamie McBain to a one-year contract the team announced Friday." July 04

  • Voynov takes plea, gets 90 days in jail plus probation

    Pro Hockey Talk "Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov will spend 90 days in jail and receive three years of probation after accepting a plea deal in relation to domestic assault charges. On Thursday, Voynov entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse — his wife, Martina..." July 02

  • 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

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