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

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 your cornerstone. Who do you take? Kings defenseman Drew Doughty reached the final...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings return to camp: Three burning questions as champs try to repeat

The defending Stanley Cup Champs returned to the ice Friday at the Toyota Sports Center as training camp for the 2014-2015 season officially opened. The Los Angeles Kings return nearly the entire roster from their spring playoff run -- the only one who wasn't re-signed was defenseman Willie Mitchell.  There's only one big question that they must answer: Can they become the...
Via Fox Sports West
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brown: Kings treating title defense with more 'professionalism' this time around

Jonathan Quick smiled Friday during a media interview session as training camp opened. The usually stoic goaltender was asked why he was in good spirits with media around, and he replied he hadn't talked to reporters in three months, so that put him in a good mood. He quickly got his game face back on when it came to details of his wrist surgery, answering three consecutive questions...
Via Fox Sports West
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings return to camp eager for title defense

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) After a summer crammed with Stanley Cup celebrations across the globe, the Los Angeles Kings are back at work. The Kings went through their first workouts of training camp Friday as they prepare for their run at a third NHL title in four seasons. Nearly the entire roster from last summer's championship club is back in black, and the Kings appear to be...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings' Drew Doughty misses 1st workout with injury

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has missed the first practice of training camp with an upper-body injury. The defending Stanley Cup champions didn't provide a timetable Friday for their star defenseman's return. Doughty was injured during an offseason workout back home in Ontario, but has skated in recent days. Kings coach Darryl Sutter...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings Send Ice From Stanley Cup to Season Ticket Holders (Photos)

There are definitely perks to being a season-ticket holder when it comes to your favorite team. Early access to premier tickets, invites to exclusive events, and the chance to even meet players. With the NHL season approaching (seriously, I didn’t know either), the Los Angeles Kings sent a package to their season-ticket holders to get them excited for this season’s defense of...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Los Angeles Kings Preview: Dynasty Brewing In L.A.?

The Los Angeles Kings became the first team to win two Stanley Cups in three years during the salary cap era when they defeated the New York Rangers in a five-game championship series last season. The Kings’ next challenge is to become the first repeat champion since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings. Los Angeles came closer to repeating than many of the recent champions in 2012-13...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The role of the captain in NHL has changed

With the announcement by the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday that there would be no team captain, with four alternates acting as a pseudo-captain’s committee instead, there was a bit of talk about just what the Canadiens were doing. How could they go without a captain, especially given their rich history of leaders? How can a team go forward without a clearly defined leader? You name...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Richards Wants To Move Up The LA Kings Depth Chart

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, 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 summer to help bring back the Mike Richards of old...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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 summer to help bring back the Mike Richards of old. He would commit himself to trying to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings are living up to their royal namesake.#450341290 / gettyimages.comLOS ANGELES KINGSRoster changes: IN: Adam Cracknell (from St. Louis), David Van Der Gulik (from AHL Lake Erie) Roster changes: OUT: Willie Mitchell (to Florida), Linden Vey (to Vancouver) Re-signed: Marian Gaborik (UFA), Dwight King (RFA) Cap situation:2014-'15: 23 players, $69.79M...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Injury Update: Jonathan Quick might not be ready for preseason games

According to Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is still recovering from his wrist surgery, and might not be able to start playing just yet.  Quick's surgery took place back in June, and was only expected to take 10-12 weeks to recover. Although he is still hoping to be ready for training camp, it is still a question of whether or not Quick...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Painter Lopez: For Charlie Pope, the L.A.Kings are part of the family

Charlie Pope acts like most 2-year-old boys. He laughs and squeals and runs around. He doesn't want people to pick him up because there's so much to discover on his own two feet. He loves big trucks. Pope, however, has a bunch of friends most toddlers do not: members of the Los Angeles Kings. On Saturday, he was scooped up by Jarret Stoll for a team photo with the Stanley...
Via Fox Sports West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Los Angeles Kings

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season. Today, we take a look at the Los Angeles Kings. By: Gemma Fagan Los Angeles Kings Marian Gaborik cashed in this offseason with the Kings after scoring a league best 14 goals in the playoffs. (Bruce Bennett...
Via The PensNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Conference Preview: Los Angeles Kings

When you’re defending the Cup, you’ve earned the right to be our final preview from the Pacific Division. After looking ahead at the Flames, Oilers, Coyotes, Canucks, Sharks and Ducks, let’s discuss the 2014-15 Los Angeles Kings. Additions: Adam Cracknell … Continue reading → The post Western Conference Preview: Los Angeles Kings appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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