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State of the Los Angeles Kings

The Kings were back in the playoffs in 2016 but did they really improve from 2015? (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports) In the overall picture, at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season the Los Angeles Kings were better than they were at the end of the 2014-15 season. Last season, the Kings finished in second place in the Pacific Division with 102 points. Two seasons ago, Los Angeles...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Enroth May Be Odd Man Out in Kings Net

Los Angeles Kings backup goaltender Jhonas Enroth wants to play more than he was able to this season being second fiddle to Jonathan Quick. Indications are becoming clearer that his situation won’t change in Tinsletown, and he’ll be using his unrestricted free agent status to find another crease to play in next season. During his recent 2015-16 season exit interview he was clear...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

3 Los Angeles Kings Poised to Explode Next Season

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late — William Shakespeare Before you say it, I’ll preface this discussion with the obligatory disclosure: it’s early. The Blues and Sharks have barely started their Western Conference Final series, with the series all tied up 1-1. Meanwhile, in the East, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning are also locked up at one...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Los Angeles Kings: Sutter to return behind the bench

The Los Angeles Kings recently agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with Head Coach Darryl Sutter. The contract will begin in the upcoming NHL season. Sutter joined the Kings as their head coach on December 20, 2011. He replaced Terry Murray who was relieved of his duties that season. He has been with the team for four full seasons. However, this season marks the fifth he has...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings agree with coach Darryl Sutter on new multiyear deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings and coach Darryl Sutter have agreed to the terms of a new contract. The team announced the new multiyear deal Friday though it didn't offer details beyond saying that it begins with the upcoming season. General manager Dean Lombardi had said last week that the Kings had offered Sutter a deal that was ''very fair'' to the two-time Stanley Cup...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings agree with coach Darryl Sutter on contract extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings and coach Darryl Sutter have agreed to a multiyear contract extension that begins in the fall. The two-time Stanley Cup champion coach reached an agreement that is reportedly for two more seasons with an option for a third. His current deal was to expire July 1. ''I have lots of coaching left,'' the 57-year-old Sutter said Friday during a...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings coach Darryl Sutter says his decision to re-sign with team was 'clear and easy'

Darryl Sutter had plenty of reasons to agree to a new multi-season contract with the Kings. In fact, he said Friday during a conference call with reporters his decision to stay with the team he led to Stanley Cup championships in 2014 and 2012 was...
Via The OC Register
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings agree with Coach Darryl Sutter on new contract

Cross one item from Kings general manager Dean Lombardi’s off-season to-do list. The Kings and Darryl Sutter have agreed on a new contract for the two-time Stanley Cup championship-winning coach. A team spokesman said a formal announcement will be...
Via The OC Register
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings, coach Darryl Sutter agree to 2-year contract extension

With less than two months left before his contract was set to expire, the Los Angeles Kings have extended Darryl Sutter's deal by two years, according to the Los Angeles Times.The Kings were eliminated in five games by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs, but Sutter has won two Stanley Cups with the team (in 2012 and 2014) since he was hired in 2011.Terms of the...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings GM: Coach Darryl Sutter has contract offer to return

LOS ANGELES (AP) Coach Darryl Sutter has an offer to return to the Los Angeles Kings, and the club is waiting to find out whether he will accept it. General manager Dean Lombardi said Friday that the Kings' offer is ''very fair'' to the two-time Stanley Cup champion coach. Lombardi says he isn't concerned that Sutter might not return for a sixth season, and he doesn't think money...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What happened to the Los Angeles Kings?

The series between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks started out looking like it would be a close series. The first four games were one goal deficits and even being down 3-1 in the series Kings’ fans have seen their team come back from worse. However, game five on April 22 was a different story with the Sharks winning 6-3 to send the Kings home. The problem was that...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier has officially retired

After a 17-year career, Vincent Lecavalier has called it quits in a move that wasn’t a surprise to anyone. His midseason move from the Flyers to the Kings was a reclamation project that actually seemed to work out for the always contending Kings. I wrote in my midseason piece about Lecavalier’s trade that I believed that the Flyers won the trade by a large margin. Analyzing it...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

GM Dean Lombardi must address Kings lack of depth, speed on defense

Go Kings go. It's not just a mindless slogan chanted over and over again by their fans. It must be a call to action for General Manager Dean Lombardi during an offseason that arrived late Friday night, a good deal sooner than anyone associated with...
Via The OC Register
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

LA Kings: Who needs to step up for game five

Facing a 3-1 series deficit at home tonight in the Staples Center, the LA Kings will need their top players to start performing. Goaltender Jonathan Quick has been good enough to keep the Kings competitive against the San Jose Sharks. However, he can’t win the series alone, and the Kings will need their star players like forwards Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Marian Gaborik, and...
Via isportsweb.com
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

In the face of overwhelming adversity, the LA Kings somehow won Game 3

Down 0-2 in the seven game series, the Los Angeles Kings won an absolute thriller in overtime at the SAP Center at San Jose on Monday night by a final score of 2-1. Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into the extra period after Dustin Brown landed a monster hit on Brenden Dillon in the neutral zone to free up the puck and Pearson's path to the net for the game-winner.While we'd ususally...
Via Fox Sports
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Drew Doughty makes a great save in the crease

Drew Doughty may have just earned himself a nomination for the Vezina Trophy after he sprawled out in the crease to rob the Sharks of the go-ahead goal. It’s pretty remarkable Doughty was able to keep the puck out considering his momentum was carrying him into the net and the angle in which he entered the crease wasn’t square to the shooter. Considering the score was tied 2...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Sharks vs. Kings

VitalsLos Angeles: (48-28-6) 2nd in Pacific DivisionSan Jose: (46-30-6) 3rd in Pacific DivisionSeason SeriesThe Sharks took three of the five matchups between the California foes this season, including a 5-2 victory on March 28 that clinched their playoff berth.Looking at the MatchupThe most obvious  story line heading into this series is that this is the rematch of the 2014 first...
Via Yardbarker
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

The great Norris Trophy debate: Drew Doughty vs. Erik Karlsson

All sports fans love to argue, especially about which players are better than others. Hockey fans have sunk into this debate this season, arguing about Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson.  With the end of the season approaching and award voting about to start, fans are looking for a definitive answer. Who's had the better season...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Returning to Stanley Cup Form

At this time last year, the Los Angeles Kings were struggling. They had fallen from grace, and the two-time Stanley Cup Champions did not make the playoffs. However, this year, the Kings are leading the Pacific Division and are dominating every night that they play. They played a rough game against the Washington Capitals Wednesday, where they were leading 3-0 and then had to stop...
Via The Sports Journal
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kings and Lucic have exchanged contract proposals

Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic stated he’d like to spend the rest of his career with the organization earlier last month, despite being in his first season with the club. According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, Lucic’s camp is trying to make a new contract a reality, as the pending unrestricted free agent and the Kings are working on a long-term deal and have “exchanged...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals center Mike Richards has drug charges dropped

The nearly year-long saga of Mike Richards’ Canadian drug charges is finally over, as a judge issued a stay in a Manitoba court on Wednesday. It likely means there will be no more charges hanging over the head of the 31-year-old Washington Capitals center. Stayed charges in Canada can be brought up again within a year, but per the CBC report, are a rarity. Richards was stopped...
Via The Comeback
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Los Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar Underrated?

We all know who Anze Kopitar is. Alternate captain for the Los Angeles Kings, two-time Stanley Cup champion and an amazing elite NHL center. Though he doesn’t lead the league in points and goals every single year, he goes completely under the radar. Seriously. The first-line center, who signed a huge extension with the Kings in mid-January, was snubbed in All-Star voting. What’s...
Via The Sports Journal
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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