Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings built a legacy that did not start until professional ice hockey had been around for over six decades.  Many people who follow their respective hockey teams may be able to cite starting rosters, prospects, team history, and recent play; however, how many people can cite when and where the birth of
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The Los Angeles Kings are officially back in the NHL playoffs. On Wednesday night, the club clinched a spot in the spring tournament after the Chicago Blackhawks did them a solid by upsetting the St. Louis Blues. The Kings continue to jockey for position in the Western Conference and, after a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the
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In this inaugural edition of “Kings-in-Waiting”, where I look at Los Angeles Kings prospects honing their craft in juniors or abroad, I focus my attention on goaltending prospect Matthew Villalta. The 18-year-old was taken with the Kings’ third-round selection, 72nd overall, in the 2017 NHL draft. Villalta’s Story The netminder was born and raised in the
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Rob Blake certainly isn’t shy in attempting to make his Los Angeles Kings team better. He recently added veteran defenseman, Dion Phaneuf, as well as enigmatic winger, Tobias Rieder.  There were also rumblings that the Kings were linked to talented rabble-rouser, Evander Kane. Alas, a new name has surfaced as Blake’s next potential target: Max
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The Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes have completed a pre-deadline deal that will see Darcy Kuemper head to Arizona in exchange for forward Tobias Rieder and goaltender Scott Wedgewood, according to Bob McKenzie. Going to Los Angeles Going to Arizona G Darcy Kuemper F Tobias Rieder G Scott Wedgewood McKenzie also reported that the
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The Los Angeles Kings have traded forwards Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Dion Phaneuf and forward Nate Thompson. The deal was originally rumored to be in the works by Bob McKenzie. As part of the terms of this deal, the Senators will also be retaining 25 percent
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We’re two-and-a-half months into the 2017-18 NHL season and things really couldn’t have gone much better for John Stevens’ Los Angeles Kings so far. They’re enjoying a nice bounce-back campaign after missing the playoffs under Darryl Sutter a season ago and are once again getting solid contributions from veterans like Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown,
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It has been a season of celebration across the National Hockey League. The league has celebrated 100 years of existence with several Centennial Celebrations at various points of the 2016-17 season. Events like the NHL Centennial Classic, an outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, the unveiling of the top 100 NHL players
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The Montreal Canadiens have traded away forward Torey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Canadiens announced Thursday. This deal comes on a league-wide off-day as players get to spend time with their friends and families on Thanksgiving (in the United States,
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This post was originally written in August, 2014. There’s a price to pay when you play hockey in Los Angeles. Sure, it’s December, and it’s 70 degrees outside. Sure, you can get around town with ease and nobody knows your name. It’s that nobody knows your name part. On one hand, you come and go
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The Los Angeles Kings are going to be one of the most interesting teams in the league this upcoming season. Playing with a new style under a new coach, they expect to be a better offensive club. The team is caught in the middle, so to speak. They look like a bubble team in a
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The old adage in all parts of life is “quality over quantity”. Given the significant investments in their recent cup runs where they traded away numerous high picks and quality prospects, the Kings prospect pool may be a little bare. However, the Kings have still managed to draft quality prospects in recent years, with four
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