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Re-signing Sekera a Top Priority for Los Angeles Kings

FEBRUARY 27: Andrej Sekera (#7) of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck with Kyle Palmieri (#21) of the Anaheim Ducks trailing on February 27, 2015 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Mandatory Credit: Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images) Kings’ General Manager Dean Lombardi is known around Los Angeles to have somewhat of a knack for mid-season trades. In 2012, his deadline...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: Addressing the offseason

Though the 2014-15 Stanley Cup Champions are still being decided, it feels like it has been ages since the Los Angeles Kings have played. While the Kings will hold on to their reigning 2013-14 Stanley Cup Championship title for at least a couple more weeks, it is time to address some possible moves that could be made in the offseason. The biggest enemy of the Los Angeles Kings this...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Sutter and the Los Angeles Kings Hope to Rebound After Missing the Playoffs

Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings is congratulated by Drew Doughty #8 after defeating the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 26, 2015 in Uniondale, New York (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) The NHL playoffs have been well under way with only four teams remaining in the hunt for the Stanley Cup. Only the Tampa Bay Lightning, New...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Weird Trevor Lewis Goal Gives Americans 1-0 Lead Against Russia

USA’s bid at staying undefeated started off well in the first period thanks to a goal by Trevor Lewis, making it 1-0 USA. The Americans saw some great scoring chances very early. On the opening faceoff, Brock Nelson was able to pick up the pass and head towards the Russian net, getting stopped by Sergei Bobrovsky with a quick save just over ten seconds in. The Americans would...
Via The Hockey House
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: Two players named as finalists for NHL Awards

Despite a surprisingly short season for the Los Angeles Kings, who did not make the playoffs this year, two of the team’s individual players still had notable campaigns. Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar find themselves named as finalists for various 2015 NHL Awards. It was announced on Monday that Doughty has been named as a finalist for the Norris Trophy, which is given to the defensemen...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings, Sekera have talked about an extension

Both Andrej Sekera and the Los Angeles Kings have expressed mutual interest in a contract negotiation.Sekera, who was traded from the Carolina Hurricanes to the Kings a few days before this year's trade deadline, had one goal and three assists in 16 games before going down with a MCL injury. The 28-year-old defenseman has 31 goals and 128 assists in 486 career NHL games. A contract...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stoll arrested while partying with Kings teammates

Jarret Stoll wasn’t the only member of the Los Angeles Kings who was living it up in Las Vegas recently. He was just the only one to get in trouble. According to a report from TMZ Sports, citing multiple sources, the Kings center was with a number of his teammates in Sin City as part of the team’s “unofficial end-of-the-season celebration,” prior to his arrest. Stoll was...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The LA Kings: From First To Missing The Cut

It has been just a week since the LA Kings were de-throned. After five consecutive postseason appearances and two Stanley Cups, Kings players will be golfing a little bit earlier in the off-season than in years past after their loss to the Calgary Flames last Wednesday eliminating them from playoff contention. After missing the 97-point cut by just two points, Kings fans and players...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshall Henderson is out of line for calling out Erin Andrews over Jarret Stoll’s arrest

Remember Marshall Henderson?  The guard from Ole Miss who never met a shot he didn’t like?  Henderson has been plagued by off-court problems of his own and is now playing professionally in Iraq of all places, but that didn’t stop him from casting a stone at Erin Andrews. With the news that Andrews’ boyfriend Jarret Stoll was arrested on felony drug charges, Henderson dug...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Police: Jarret Stoll Tried To Smuggle Cocaine, Ecstasy Into MGM Grand Pool

Jarret Stoll wasn’t the smartest guy in Las Vegas on Friday. And that’s saying something. The Los Angeles Kings center was busted trying to smuggle cocaine and Ecstasy into the Wet Republic pool at MGM Grand, according to TMZ, who obtained the Las Vegas police report Monday. The police report states Stoll had 3.3 grams of cocaine and 8.1 grams of Ecstasy stuffed in his board...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Kings Free Agent Class

Following a disappointing season, in which they were the first reigning NHL champions to miss the playoffs the following season since the 2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes, the Los Angeles Kings are entering this offseason looking to right the ship by the time next season starts. For the Kings, as it does for most teams, this will […] The post The Los Angeles Kings Free Agent Class appeared...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jarret Stoll arrested for possession of drugs

Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday on suspicion of drug possession at the MGM Grand Hotel’s Wet Republic pool complex, according to CBS Los Angeles. Stoll was allegedly in possession of cocaine and ecstasy, and was taken into custody by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. He reportedly posted a $5,000 bail and was released from the Clark County Detention...
Via The Sports Daily
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

CM Punk won't stop trolling Kings about missing playoffs

CM Punk is considered by many, including himself, as the best pro wrestler in the world. He’s also considered a really, really big Chicago Blackhawks fan. The wrestler-turned-UFC fighter is living the dream right now. After a messy divorce from the WWE, Punk is gearing up for his UFC debut later this year. He also gets to spend more time with his wife, former WWE diva AJ Lee,...
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Is 4v4 overtime hockey a crap shoot we can or should ignore?

Since the Los Angeles Kings have been eliminated from the playoffs there has been a lot of discussion about why a team with such a good possession game failed to make the playoffs. This included my article from yesterday which generated a fair amount of discussion as well. A lot of the discussion can be [...] The post Is 4v4 overtime hockey a crap shoot we can or should ignore? appeared...
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings, Flames, Avalanche and Possession Analytics

The other day I posted the following twitter comment after the Flames defeated the Kings to gain a playoff position while simultaneously eliminating the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings from the playoffs. In the hockey analytics ledger be sure to add #Flames in playoffs and #Kings out to the “what possession analytics didn’t [...] The post Kings, Flames, Avalanche...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kings locked dressing room door to avoid Sutter

The defending Stanley Cup champs won’t have the opportunity to defend their crown. Despite racking up 95 points, the Los Angeles Kings were outside of the playoff picture when the league wrapped up its regular season schedule. Aside from the usual disappointment tied to missing the playoffs, there was reportedly plenty of tension inside the Kings’ dressing room which may lead...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Lock Darryl Sutter out of Locker Room

The Los Angeles Kings have proven over the past few years that regular season success isn’t indicative of your quest to capture the Stanley Cup. They as a team are the epitomization of anything being possible if you are able to get into the post-season. With two Stanley Cups over the past three seasons under... The post Los Angeles Kings Lock Darryl Sutter out of Locker Room appeared...
Via The Garbage Time
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tanner Pearson injury killed the Kings

In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Kings have become the first Stanley Cup champions to miss the playoffs the following season since the Carolina Hurricanes did it in 2006-07. While there are many reasons as to why this season didn’t pan out the way the reigning cup holders expected, losing key players through […] The post Tanner Pearson injury killed the Kings appeared...
Via Along the Boards
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: why they missed the playoffs

Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Kings, they will not have the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons. On Thursday night, the Kings needed to win against the Calgary Flames in order to remain eligible for the playoffs. However, the Kings found themselves disappointed as they lost 3-1 to the Flames. The final blow to L.A.’s season came as the wild-card team...
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings have lost control of own destiny

Following a rough stretch to end their season, the chances of the Kings making the playoffs are beginning to look more and more slim. While the team has fought valiantly to return to the postseason, they currently stand to be the fifth reigning Stanley Cup champion in history to miss the playoffs the following season. […] The post Los Angeles Kings have lost control of own destiny...
Via Along the Boards
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera Trade Paying Dividends for Brayden Mcnabb and Los Angeles Kings

Andrej Sekera #7 of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck in front of Lauri Korpikoski #28 of the Arizona Coyotes at Staples Center on March 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings won 1-0. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The month of March has been great for the Los Angeles Kings. Ever since Los Angeles traded for veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera, the team has gone...
Via The Sports Journal
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Darth Vader wipes out on ice at hockey game (Video)

Just another day in the A...— Jason Chaimovitch (@JChaimo) March 22, 2015The Dark Side of the Force couldn't prevent Darth Vader from wiping out on the ice during pregame festivities at Sunday's Manchester Monarchs game.The AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings were holding Star Wars Night, and Monarchs mascot Max the Lion was escorting Darth Vader...
Via Holdout Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

There’s “a possibility” Mike Richards will return to the NHL

You could write countless articles and spend thousands of words trying to analyze the quick decline of Mike Richards. After arriving in Los Angeles, Richards’ offensive production slipped considerably. After averaging just over 72 points a season between 2007-08 and 2009-10, Richards averaged 39 a year with the Kings. One of those years you may be able to ignore due to the lockout...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Kings weren’t impressed by their second outdoor game, would rather play inside

Outdoor games are supposed to be special experiences for both the players participating and the fans attending the game. The uniqueness of an outdoor game has been watered down now that the NHL has introduced Stadium Series games. Still, the games draw big numbers and players routinely mention how much they enjoyed the experience. Well, except for the LA Kings. Following the game...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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