Kings Rumors & News

  • Carter skates for second straight day, remains out indefinitely for Kings

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter skated again on Wednesday, a day after taking the ice for the first time since sustaining a lacerated ankle tendon during a game Oct. 18. "Carter just went on the ice a couple of days ago. By himself," Kings general manager Rob Blake told NHL.com on..." January 17

  • Blue Jackets claim Jussi Jokinen off waivers from Kings

    Sportsnet "The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed forward Jussi Jokinen off of waivers from the Los Angeles Kings. Jokinen has one goal and five assists this season, split between the Kings and Edmonton Oilers. Los Angeles acquired the Finnish winger from Edmonton on Nov. 14 in a trade for Mike..." January 17

  • Injured Kings center Jeff Carter is finally back on ice skating

    Los Angeles Times "The long road of recovery for Jeff Carter has seen a significant sign of progress, just as the Kings changed out some parts to prevent the wheels from falling off. Carter has begun skating on his own, according to general manager Rob Blake on Tuesday in what represents the biggest news yet in..." January 17

  • Kings place F Jokinen on waivers

    TSN "The Los Angeles Kings have placed winger Jussi Jokinen on waivers, just two months after acquiring the veteran from the Edmonton Oilers. Jokinen, 34, has just one goal and four assists in 18 games with Los Angeles after posting a single assist over 14 contests with the Oilers earlier this..." January 16

  • Ducks’ Cogliano to have hearing for hit on Kings’ Kempe

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano will have a hearing with the NHL over an interference penalty he took in the first period of Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. Cogliano was given two minutes for interference after he hit Kings forward Adrian Kempe with a high shot at open ice...." January 14

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Oilers’ Patrick Maroon to have hearing for hit on Drew Doughty

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers forward Pat Maroon will have a hearing Wednesday for his hit on Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty. The play occurred late in the second period of the Oilers’ 5-0 loss to the Kings Tuesday. Doughty was skating behind the Kings’ net when Maroon hit him in the head with his..." January 03

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Marian Gaborik plays game No. 1,000 on Friday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Marian Gaborik has already hit two milestones that end in double zeroes this season. On Friday night, and at the world’s most famous arena, he hit his first that ends in three. Gaborik took to the ice at Madison Sqaure Garden in his 1,000th NHL game as the Los Angeles Kings took on the New..." December 16

  • NHL exec’s wife says Trump ‘was aggressive’ with her in elevator

    Page Six "Another woman has come forward with an accusation against President Donald Trump. Stacia Robitaille — who’s married to hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille — tweeted on Monday, “I was once on a elevator alone with @realDonaldTrump (& a man w/him) at Madison Square Gardens [sic]. He was..." December 12

  • Kings’ Drew Doughty doesn’t care if skeptics remain

    L.A. Daily News "Eight consecutive victories easily makes the Kings the hottest team in hockey – no other team has a winning streak of more than four games. But the Kings are coming off a season in which they failed to make the playoffs, so there are still skeptics. The Kings went 4-0-0 on their most recent..." December 12

  • Jonathan Quick has made his presence felt on the ice and behind the scenes for the Kings

    Los Angeles Times "Kings general manager Rob Blake notices it the most away from the ice. It could be between periods or at practice. Blake will pick up on the mood when he makes his way through the hallway or passes through the Kings’ locker room. There, in those closed-door moments of preparation or rest, Blake..." December 12

  • How good are the red-hot Kings, really?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings play beyond a lot of people’s sleepy times, so many might have missed this, but they’re once again boiling-hot right now, what with their seven-game winning streak. While the St. Louis Blues are up there with them, the Kings came into Friday leading the Western Conference..." December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Canucks make a late night snack run, acquiring Nic Dowd for Jordan Subban

    Vancouver Courier "With both Bo Horvat and Brandon Sutter hitting the injured reserve, the Canucks took a cold, hard look at their depth at centre and evidently didn’t like what they saw. While there’s little the Canucks can do to replace a first-line centre like Bo Horvat, they could do something about the bottom..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Making sense of Doughty and Karlsson’s contract comments

    Sportsnet "Drew Doughty and Erik Karlsson share a lot in common, from their draft year to their status as perennial Norris Trophy contenders, so it’s no surprise they’d be looking to land similar paycheques on the open market. Doughty made it clear that he’ll be consulting Karlsson when the time comes for..." December 03

  • Olympic hopes in doubt for Jarome Iginla

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Thursday, Hockey Canada announced its 25-man roster for this month’s Channel One Cup tournament in Moscow. There are plenty of names on the list that will stick out to you like Derek Roy, Rene Bourque, Gilbert Brule, P.A. Parenteau, Simon Despres and Ben Scrivens. One name that’s been..." December 01

  • Jarome Iginla Will Not Play In Spengler Cup

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Olympic dream for Jarome Iginla could be over, as the veteran forward will not be ready to play in the upcoming Spengler Cup according to Darren Dreger of TSN. Hockey Canada has been clear that they want to see Iginla playing at a high level before naming him to a potential Olympic roster,..." November 30

  • Drew Doughty already considering his approach to 2019 free agent superclass

    The Athletic "He knows it’s going to be a thing. Drew Doughty knows that the closer it gets to the summer of 2019, when he could hit free agency, the more often he’s going to be asked about his future. And not only his future, but the future of some of the best defensemen in the league. Right now, he..." November 29

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Kings activate Gaborik from injured reserve

    Sportsnet "The Los Angeles Kings activated forward Marian Gaborik from injured reserve and inserted him into the lineup prior to a road game against the Arizona Coyotes Friday, the team announced in a press release. The 35-year-old Trencin, Slovakia native had been recovering from off-season knee..." November 25

  • Kings Place Brooks Laich On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Following Thursday’s acquisition of Torrey Mitchell from the Canadiens, the Kings have placed center Brooks Laich on waivers, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link). Laich attended training camp with Los Angeles but wasn’t given a contract at that time. He did, however, remain..." November 24

  • NHL staffer sues ‘Bailey the Lion’ for allegedly groping his butt

    L.A. Daily News "The man who appears at Los Angeles Kings games as team mascot “Bailey” was sued Wednesday by a dishwasher for allegedly groping the defendant’s buttocks in a Staples Center elevator in 2016. Maso Griffin’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit names as defendants Tim Smith and his employer, Kings’..." November 24

  • Torrey Mitchell traded to Los Angeles Kings

    NHL.com "The Canadiens traded forward Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday afternoon in exchange for a fifth-round conditional pick in 2018. With respect to the condition, if the Kings make the playoffs then the Canadiens receive their own fourth-round pick in 2018 back - which was..." November 23

  • Brown making the most of chance to be core piece again for Kings

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown didn't get his groove back overnight. It only seemed that way. Brown will tell you that his first inkling that things could be different this season came in the summer when he met with John Stevens, who had been promoted from assistant to coach,..." November 18

  • Oilers acquire Cammalleri from Kings for Jokinen

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have acquired Mike Cammalleri from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jussi Jokinen. Cammalleri has three goals and seven points in 15 games this season, his second stint with the Kings after signing a one-year contract with the team on July 1. Jokinen has just one..." November 14

  • Peter Budaj excited to face former team, the Kings

    Tampa Bay Times "For Lightning veteran backup Peter Budaj, tonight's expected start in Los Angeles is something special. Had it not been for the Kings, Budaj, 35, may not still be in the league. Two years ago, Budaj thought his pro career might have been over, having lost all 15 starts for Winnipeg's AHL..." November 09

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Kings’ decision to make Dustin Brown ‘important guy’ paying off

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the better part of the last decade, the Los Angeles Kings have been known for their defensive style of play. That’s the way former head coach Darryl Sutter liked to run things. Now, under new head coach John Stevens, things have changed quite a bit. The team still prides itself on playing good..." October 27

  • Confusion reigns after Jonathan Quick concussion protocol episode

    Pro Hockey Talk "The end of the first period in Monday’s Maple Leafs-Kings game brought us a big moment of confusion involving LA goaltender Jonathan Quick. With three minutes to play, Quick took a blow to the head during a scramble in front of his net. He fell backwards into his crease, and grabbed at his..." October 24

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Kings sign Laich to two-way deal

    TSN "The Los Angeles Kings have signed veteran forward Brooks Laich to a two-way deal for the league minimum, confirms TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. McKenzie says the Laich deal was in place before forward Jeff Carter went down with an injury Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens...." October 19

  • Kings F Carter out indefinitely after surgery

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings centre Jeff Carter is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a laceration on his left leg. The two-time All-Star was injured late in the first period of his team's 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. Carter left the ice after being hit into the..." October 19

  • Los Angeles Could Make Defensemen Available During Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The less talked about part of TSN’s “Insider Trading” segment last night was when Pierre LeBrun mentioned that the Los Angeles Kings could decide to make either Jake Muzzin or Alec Martinez available later in the year to boost their scoring. While it does seem like speculation at this point on the..." October 18

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Kings release journeyman Chris Lee from PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "It would’ve made for an amazing story — Chris Lee, playing his first NHL game, at the age of 37 after successfully making the L.A. Kings on a professional tryout. However, according to John Hoven of MayorsManor.com, the Kings have released Lee from his PTO. The news comes just days before his..." September 30

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Kevin Gravel makes L.A. Kings’ roster decisions difficult

    L.A. Daily News "What does Kevin Gravel admire most about the Kings’ defenseman who comprise one of the NHL’s stingiest units? “Whether they have a good game or a bad game, they move on and forget about it,” he said. “They always keep an even keel.” The current circumstances for this young Kings defenseman..." September 22

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Doughty on potentially leaving Kings: ‘I just want to win Cups’

    Sportsnet "Drew Doughty has snagged two Stanley Cups and one Norris Trophy, establishing himself as one of the names undoubtedly in the mix for the best defender in the game through nine seasons in Los Angeles. But it seems the memories of that successful near-decade run might not be enough to keep..." September 09