Kings Rumors & News

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Pacioretty scores twice, Canadiens top Kings in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings figured in a game where they scored four goals on goaltender Carey Price, they would walk out of Staples Center with an easy victory. The Montreal Canadiens' skilled lineup had a different idea and provided the production to give Price another victory...." December 04

  • Late goal by Lewis lifts Kings

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Kings had earned only seven of a possible 18 points within the Pacific Division entering Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. It was a point of emphasis from coach Darryl Sutter to his players and the Kings got the message. Right..." December 02

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Couture leads Sharks over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks made themselves at home at Staples Center again. Couture had two goals and an assist, and Ryan Carpenter scored his first NHL goal, leading the Sharks to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. "This is how we..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Alex Ovechkin is on track to break Wayne Gretzky's career goals record

    ESPN "Almost seven years ago, I first wrote that I thought it was possible/plausible that Alex Ovechkin could one day pass Wayne Gretzky's 894 career goals total, which was previously thought to be unreachable. Ovechkin was 24 at the time. Ovechkin was at ESPN to film his "This Is SportsCenter"..." November 29

  • Carter's OT goal gives Kings fifth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Carter came through for the Los Angeles Kings again. Carter scored the game-winning goal at 1:06 in overtime, lifting the Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night at Staples Center. Carter, who scored his club-high 10th goal and also..." November 27

  • Kings continue to heal up with Gaborik off IR

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s easy to dismiss the Los Angeles Kings’ improving outlook by noting that they’re still vulnerable with Jonathan Quick out, but hey, they are getting healthier. While it isn’t a guarantee that he’ll actually play against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight, the Kings must still be heartened to..." November 27

  • Forbort’s finally arrived, which is vital for the Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "For a while, Derek Forbort‘s claim to fame was somewhat ignominious — he was the last first-round pick from 2010 to make his NHL debut. But now, Forbort is a mainstay on the Kings’ defense. Helene Elliott of the L.A. Times has a good piece on his emergence — read more on that here — which..." November 25

  • King's late goals lift Kings over Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Just when the New York Islanders thought they would strike gold in two consecutive California evenings, one of the Los Angeles Kings' foot soldiers dashed their hopes with an uncharacteristic display of offense. Dwight King scored twice late in the third period as the Kings..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Carter nets pair to lift Kings past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif -- Jeff Carter helped the Los Angeles Kings turn the race for first place in the Pacific Division into something extremely familiar to locals, a rush-hour traffic jam. Carter scored two power-play goals within 1:14 in the second period to give the Kings a 3-2 win over the..." November 21

  • Carter, Ward and Backstrom named 3 Stars of the Week "Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward and Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 20. FIRST STAR - JEFF CARTER, C, LOS ANGELES KINGS Carter paced the NHL with three game-winning..." November 21

  • Kopitar continues to skate, but will he return versus the Ducks?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Following some desperate times earlier this week, the L.A. Kings have won two games in a row. Now, an important Pacific Division match-up with the rival Anaheim Ducks awaits them Sunday. With the exception of goalie Jonathan Quick, things have started to look promising for the Kings when it..." November 20

  • Zatkoff ‘good to go,’ so Kings send Campbell back down

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yesterday, we passed along word that the Kings were getting healthier at forward, and now it appears that’s happening in goal as well. Jeff Zatkoff, who was forced to leave last week’s game against Ottawa with a groin injury, said he’s ready to return ahead of tomorrow’s home tilt versus the..." November 19

  • Kings use physical style to defeat Devils

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the rash of injuries that hit the Los Angeles Kings roster, they used a tried and true formula to beat a team with similar health issues. Tanner Pearson scored the go-ahead goal and Peter Budaj made 21 saves as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Kings' goalie situation is set, but feelings mixed

    Los Angeles Times "The Kings’ goaltender situation gained clarity Friday, in both positive and negative lights. The welcome news was that Jeff Zatkoff said he’s healthy after aggravating a groin injury earlier this month. He’s put together several days of hard work, double the rehabilitation he did the initial..." November 19

  • Kings beat Oilers to end 4-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings snapped their losing streak while extending the Edmonton Oilers' skid. Jeff Carter scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the Kings ended a four-game slide with a 4-2 victory over the Oilers on Thursday night at Staples Center. Devin..." November 18

  • Rapid two-goal burst pushes Avs over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche were trying to jump-start their struggling offense. Two quick goals did the trick against the Los Angeles Kings. Patrick Wiercioch and Rene Bourque scored goals 22 seconds apart, Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves, and Colorado beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1..." November 16

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Kings recall Campbell on emergency basis after Zatkoff leaves game in Ottawa

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this week, Jeff Zatkoff relayed positive news about his health after coming back from a reported groin injury suffered in practice. The good news was short-lived. Zatkoff is once again dealing with injury. He took himself out of Friday’s game after two periods against the Ottawa..." November 13

  • Kings could be without injured Anze Kopitar and Jeff Zatkoff against the Jets

    Los Angeles Times "The injury saga has dogged the Kings in ruthless fashion into November. They could be without one of the NHL’s best players, team captain Anze Kopitar, for Sunday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter called Kopitar “day-to-day,” and it is clear they won’t take any chances..." November 13

  • Surging Jets edge Kings in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Imagine being a coach of a National Hockey League team and having the ability to pencil in both the league's leading goal scorer and point getter with the game on the line in a shootout. That's the luxury Paul Maurice is enjoying these days. And it paid off Sunday at..." November 13

  • Late goals send Senators past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Zack Smith hung up his baseball glove and cleats about three or four years ago. "My teammates could attest that I wasn't very good at batting," said the Ottawa Senators winger, who played third base for the Maple Creek Mohawks in his home province of Saskatchewan. "I think I..." November 11

  • Balanced scoring helps Canadiens dethrone Kings

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Facing a formidable possession team, the Montreal Canadiens proved they can be just as strong with the puck. The Canadiens were in control on the shot clock and the scoreboard early and delivered one of their best efforts of the season in a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Carter, Budaj lead Kings to 7-0 victory over Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The way Darryl Sutter sees it, the Los Angeles Kings have been playing well for a while now. The difference, according to the Kings coach, is that the goals are coming more freely. And how. Jeff Carter led the way with two goals, Peter Budaj earned his second consecutive..." November 08

  • Kings’ system curbs team’s goal-scoring rate

    TSN "The Los Angeles Kings cannot buy a goal. In some ways, it’s a continuance of what we’ve seen from Darryl Sutter’s team in the past. His Kings have never been blessed with overwhelming individual offensive talent, instead relying on sustaining significant offensive zone pressure to beat teams..." November 08

  • Zatkoff feels ‘100 percent ready to go’ for Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things are starting to look up for the Los Angeles Kings. After three straight shutout defeats, the Kings have won two in a row, and now one of their two injured goalies says he’s healthy again. “I felt really good,” Jeff Zatkoff (groin) said this morning after practice, per LA Kings Insider...." November 07

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Kings rout Flames 5-0 behind Setoguchi

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings' struggles through the first month of the season was because of a lack of scoring. With contributions throughout the lineup, they scored a season high in goals and won their first game in regulation in 12 tries. Devin Setoguchi scored twice, Dustin Brown..." November 06

  • Good grief, Kings: Andreoff placed on IR, too

    Pro Hockey Talk "Look, losing Andy Andreoff isn’t going to “break” the Los Angeles Kings, but maybe it feels like that last straw. The Kings placed Andreoff on IR on Thursday, continuing a trend that’s gotten downright ridiculous. Let’s ponder the players this ailing team is missing and how long they may be..." November 04

  • Dowd, Kings snap skid with OT win over Pens

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It's either feast or famine for the Los Angeles Kings. Nic Dowd scored the game-winning goal at 2:37 of overtime, and the Kings ended their three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at Staples Center...." November 04

  • Kings' Tom Gilbert suspended three games for boarding "Los Angeles Kings defenseman Tom Gilbert has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie during NHL Game No. 142 in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 1, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at..." November 03

  • Nobody’s riding in ‘on a white horse’ to rescue the Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings are in a very tough spot. They haven’t scored a goal in their last three games, and their backup-to-the-backup goalie, Peter Budaj, started to show cracks Tuesday night in a 4-0 loss to Anaheim. While there’s some reason to believe the scoring will come around (the Kings..." November 03

  • Rakell leads Ducks past Kings in return to lineup

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Rickard Rakell knows how to make an entrance. Rakell scored a goal and recorded two assists in his season debut as the Anaheim Ducks crushed the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 in a testy affair Tuesday night at Staples Center. "I was hoping to do that and happy that I did, but..." November 02

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31

  • McNabb injured, will be reevaluated Sunday

    LA Kings Insider "On his 18th shift of the game, defenseman Brayden McNabb became tangled up with 6-foot-6 Blues defenseman Colton Parayko after McNabb’s confident move to bring the puck deep into the attacking zone. The two collided, and McNabb winced in pain after falling towards the boards in the left..." October 30

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