Kings Rumors & News

  • 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..." September 16

  • Whether Quick plays in preseason will ‘go right down to the wire’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jonathan Quick was originally projected to spend 10-12 weeks recovering from his wrist surgery, but as it turns out he might need at least a bit longer than that, per the Los Angeles Times. Kings GM Dean Lombardi said that whether or not Quick plays in the preseason at all will “go right down..." September 13

  • Kings alumni vs. Russian All-Stars off due to travel issues

    Pro Hockey Talk "Back in July, the Kings announced an alumni team would play a Russian All-Star squad as part of September’s Hockey Fest celebration. Now, the game is off. On Wednesday, the Kings issued the following statement: The Los Angeles Kings Alumni Game against the Russian All-Star team on Sunday..." September 11

  • Brown, Quick among Kings' five questions "There aren't many hard questions facing the Los Angeles Kings following their second Stanley Cup in three seasons, but the Kings still make it interesting. They again muddled through another regular season, then turned it on thanks to the addition of Marian Gaborik and the emergence of the..." August 29

  • Kings need bounce-back season from Richards "When the Los Angeles Kings traded for Mike Richards in June 2011, it was a given that they had landed a cornerstone center for years to come. Richards was regarded as one of the finest 200-foot young forwards in the NHL. The team did not envision Richards devolving into a fourth-line grinder..." August 28

  • Here are the NHL's next wave of breakout stars

    Fox Sports "For many young players with one or two years of experience at the NHL level, the 2014-15 season is the time for them to make major strides in their development and become valuable players capable of playing in many different situations. Let's take a look at five players primed for a breakout..." August 12

  • Kings to retire Blake's No. 4 prior to Jan. 17 game "Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman and current vice president/assistant general manager Rob Blake will have his No. 4 retired by the team on Jan. 17 in a ceremony at Staples Center prior to a game against the Anaheim Ducks. Blake, who is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2014,..." August 12

  • Kings prospect Prokhorkin will stay in KHL for 2014-15

    Pro Hockey Talk "It sounds like Nikolai Prokhorkin won’t be playing for Los Angeles in the near future. After scoring 19 goals and 37 points in 52 games with CSKA Moscow, the 20-year-old forward has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the KHL club, according to Sovetsky Sport. They selected..." August 10

  • Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks will take it outside next season

    L.A. Daily News "It worked so well once, the NHL decided to try it again. The league announced Wednesday it would stage a second outdoor game in as many years in California, with the San Jose Sharks playing host to the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings on Feb. 21 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The Kings..." August 07

  • Dwight King agrees on contract with Kings: report "Forward Dwight King and the Los Angeles Kings avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year contract, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported Wednesday. An arbitration hearing was scheduled for Friday." July 30

  • Obama congratulates Kings, Dustin Brown takes Hawks jab "President Barack Obama has been busy racking up the phone minutes the last couple of days, recently calling not only American soccer stars Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard but Stanley Cup champion and Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown. With general manager Dean Lombardi beaming by Brown's..." July 04

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    LAKingsPR @LAKingsPR

    Kings Sign Right Wing Adam Cracknell And Left Wing David Van Der Gulik

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    van der Gulik signed with the @LAKings. Great pick up for them; will be awesome veteran presence for the Monarchs. Sad to see him go tho

  • Kings re-sign Schultz to two-year contract extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "After spending almost the entire 2013-14 season in the American Hockey League, defenseman Jeff Schultz has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the L.A. Kings. According to the blog MayorsManor, the 28-year-old Schultz will earn $850,000 in each of the next two seasons. Schultz..." June 30

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Vancouver trades 50th pick to LA in exchange for Linden Vey

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Marian Gaborik signs seven-year extension to stay with Kings "The rumblings had been growing louder that a deal between the LA Kings and Marian Gaborik was close. On Wednesday the deal became a reality as Gaborik re-signed after a tremendous postseason for the Stanley Cup champions." June 25

  • Kings' Quick awarded William Jennings Trophy "Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings was presented the William M. Jennings Trophy, presented "to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it." Quick saw the most action on a Kings team that allowed a League-low 174 goals during..." June 24

  • Kings sign defenseman Greene to four-year extension "The Los Angeles Kings announced Tuesday they signed defenseman Matt Greene to a four-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed. Greene, 31, has won the Stanley Cup twice in six seasons with Los Angeles. He had four points (four assists) and was plus-5 in 20 games during the..." June 24

  • Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has wrist surgery after injury in Ducks series

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick hoisted the Stanley Cup last Monday at the team's celebratory parade. If you saw him wincing, there's a reason why. Quick had surgery on Tuesday, after injuring his wrist during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Kings confirmed the procedure, but couldn't..." June 24

  • Report: 4-year deal close between Matt Greene, Kings "Unlike most Stanley Cup winning teams, the Los Angeles Kings will avoid a significant offseason facelift with just three pieces from their roster without a deal. And it appears that number is down to two. Defenseman Matt Greene is reportedly close to re-signing with the Kings, per Lisa..." June 24

  • Marian Gaborik offered three-year contract by Kings "The Los Angeles Kings clearly had a good thing going by the end of the season, which saw them hoist the Stanley Cup again. So you can understand why they would be keen on keeping Marian Gaborik around. Acquired at the deadline from Columbus when his value was down, Gaborik played well for the..." June 22

  • Leafs' Tim Leiweke didn't want Darryl Sutter in L.A.

    Toronto Sun "When Dean Lombardi was about to hire Darryl Sutter as coach of the Los Angeles Kings, he did what all general managers must do. He went to his boss and informed him of the move he was prepared to make. The conversation didn’t go well. Lombardi was told in no uncertain terms that hiring..." June 22

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    lisa dillman @reallisa

    Breaking news ... OK, not really. But Kings will NOT be buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to Dean Lombardi.

  • Seven centers who could move this summer – and where they’ll end up

    The Hockey News "It’s an unusual year for centers. When you build a team these days, this is a position you really need to be strong in. The Kings are deep down the middle, just as the Hawks were when they won and the Bruins in 2011. It’s a key spot on the depth chart, so when you get a good center, you tend to..." June 19

  • Kings Promote John Stevens To Associate Head Coach "The Los Angeles Kings have promoted John Stevens to Associate Head Coach, and re-signed both Assistant Coach Davis Payne and Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford to new contracts, Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter and Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The Kings, who set an..." June 19

  • After second title, Dean Lombardi set to work on Kings' roster again

    Los Angeles Times "A day after their parade to celebrate this season’s Stanley Cup championship, the Kings will have to turn the page — and quickly. Already in effect, the buyout period for contracts is open until June 30. Compliance buyouts offer a rare opportunity — coming out of the last collective..." June 17

  • Kings edge Rangers, 3-2 in double OT, to win Stanley Cup

    Los Angeles Times "The Los Angeles Kings completed a remarkable and improbable run to their second Stanley Cup championship in three years by defeating the New York Rangers with a 3-2 overtime victory on Friday night at Staples Center. Facing elimination seven times in the three rounds of playoffs before the..." June 14

  • Kings forward Williams wins Conn Smythe Trophy "Justin Williams might never be called a legend like some of his favorite players were when he was growing up, but what the Los Angeles Kings forward has accomplished in his hockey career is nothing short of legendary. Williams is a three-time Stanley Cup champion and a Conn Smythe Trophy..." June 14

  • Kings’ Gaborik haunts former teammates with clutch goal

    New York Post "After 13 years, Marian Gaborik finally got his chance to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup. Gaborik, who was traded away by the Rangers a little more than a year ago, scored the game-tying goal in the third period against his former team in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals Friday night. He later leapt..." June 14

  • Rangers stay alive, beat Kings to avoid sweep

    New York Daily News "Put away those brooms. With some overdue luck, just enough goalmouth snow and a whole lot of Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers are going back to Cali. There was no inglorious sweep completed Wednesday night at the Garden, no hoisting of the Stanley Cup by the opposing Kings, as Lundqvist and the..." June 12

  • Jonathan Quick at his best puts Kings at doorstep of Cup championship

    Los Angeles Times "Jonathan Quick has been on hockey's biggest stage before and, as it turns out, he has played in one of its classic arenas before, too. Quick grew up in Hamden, Conn., and among his fondest childhood memories is playing at Madison Square Garden with his peewee team, the Rangers, during the..." June 10

  • Conspiracy theory claims Jeff Carter goal might not have counted

    Yahoo! Sports "Jeff Carter’s Game 3 goal with 0.7 seconds remaining in the first period might be the most soul-crushing tally against the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final. And that’s saying something, considering they’ve also lost on overtime and double-overtime goals. Say, did you notice something..." June 10

  • Stanley Cup Final ticket prices plummet in New York as sweep looms

    Yahoo! Sports "As the Los Angeles Kings surged ahead to a 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final, the spirits of New York Rangers fans sagged. There was a deflated feeling at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, and that lack of enthusiasm has apparently extended to the secondary ticket market. Via TiqIQ, a..." June 10

  • Kings' Mitchell happy to be back and contributing "It will be one year ago Sunday since the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in the 2013 Western Conference Final. For most of the Kings, that was the low point of what has been an incredible three-year run. For Willie Mitchell, it was something..." June 08

  • Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings work overtime (again) to defeat New York Rangers

    L.A. Daily News "It’s not an ideal way to play hockey. It’s usually not smart. It’s usually not productive. It’s usually not successful. Somehow, some way, the Kings have made it work. Now, they’re only two victories away from hoisting Lord Stanley’s cherished 35-pound silver trophy after captain Dustin..." June 08

  • Kings profited greatly from Game 1 "The Los Angeles Kings set franchise and arena business records Wednesday night at Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals against the New York Rangers. The Kings broke team records for most ticket sales for a single game and most merchandise bought per fan. They also broke a Staples Center record for..." June 08

  • Record-setting sales for Game 3 "The NHL hit another business milestone on Friday, as ticket resale site StubHub said Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday will be the highest-grossing league game in company history. The median ticket price sold for the game in New York between the Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings stood at..." June 08

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    Helene Elliott @helenenothelen

    Sutter said he will make decision on Regehr and lineup after warmup

  • Kings talk up Mike Richards amid buyout speculation

    Pro Hockey Talk "Midway through the Chicago series, L.A. center Mike Richards found himself in the middle of contract buyout talk. On Friday, his teammates set about defending his value. “I think it’s fair to say everyone in here understands what [Richards] does for us,” Kings captain Dustin Brown said...." June 07

  • Sutter: Jeff Carter a ‘perfect role model’ for younger Kings forwards

    Pro Hockey Talk "The L.A. Kings are loaded with depth, a fact we’ve all been once again reminded of during these Stanley Cup playoffs. They’re loaded with reliable players throughout their lineup, with four players in the top five right now in post-season scoring. Jeff Carter, with nine goals and 23 points, is..." June 07

  • Robyn Regehr to return for Game 2

    ESPN Chicago "Los Angeles Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr, who has been out for a month with a knee injury, is expected to be back in the lineup for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals against the New York Rangers on Saturday. "He'll probably play," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said after Friday's..." June 07

  • Kings talk up Mike Richards amid buyout speculation

    Pro Hockey Talk "Midway through the Chicago series, L.A. center Mike Richards found himself in the middle of contract buyout talk. On Friday, his teammates set about defending his value. “I think it’s fair to say everyone in here understands what [Richards] does for us,” Kings captain Dustin Brown said...." June 06

  • Kings owner mulls sale of team

    New York Post "Philip Anschutz’s AEG is weighing putting its LA Kings hockey franchise on the block soon after the Stanley Cup Finals, The Post has learned. “I can assure you there will be a de-coupling of [AEG’s] content from real estate,” one well-placed banker said. A sports banker said the NHL’s..." June 06

  • Kings beat Rangers, 3-2, in Game 1 overtime

    Los Angeles Times "It wasn’t Game 7, but it will do for the Kings' Justin Williams. Williams flicked a shot 4 minutes 36 seconds into overtime past goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to give the Kings a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on Wednesday night. Game 2..." June 05

  • Pro Sports Daily's Stanley Cup Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    To put the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs into one word would be extremely difficult. If you want to describe it using two words then it’d be much easier...incredibly thrilling! June 04

  • Kings stun Blackhawks in Game 7 overtime, advance to Stanley Cup Final

    L.A. Daily News "Kings defenseman Matt Greene whipped the puck deep into the Blackhawks’ end of the ice early in overtime of Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Teammate Justin Williams hustled after it a nanosecond later and gained control behind the net. Williams then slipped a pass to..." June 02

  • Rangers-Kings Stanley Cup Tickets Are The Most Expensive Since 2009-10 "For the first time since 1981 when the Yankees and Dodgers played each other in the World Series, New York and Los Angeles will be squaring off with a major sports title on the line. The 2014 edition will be for the Stanley Cup and will feature the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings. In..." June 02

  • Rangers will watch tonight to find out their Stanley Cup Final opponent

    North Jersey "The Rangers will watch Game 7 of the Western Conference finals tonight to find out if they will be flying Monday to Chicago or Los Angeles to begin the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night. “There’s nothing else to watch,” center Derick Brassard joked. “I love watching hockey games and, obviously,..." June 01

  • Doughty: Game 7 familiar to Kings "The Los Angeles Kings expected to be in the Stanley Cup finals by now after taking a 3-1 series lead against the Chicago Blackhawks. But after Friday's 4-3 loss there will be a Game 7 at the United Center on Sunday. After missing an opportunity to eliminate Chicago the past two games, Kings..." June 01

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