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  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Kings counting on Todd McLellan to reverse fortunes of underachieving group "The Los Angeles Kings, coming off their worst record in 13 seasons, hope a coaching change will help them regroup and qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Kings had 71 points (31-42-9) last season, second-to-last in the NHL ahead of the Ottawa Senators (64 points) and their..." July 17

  • Cal Petersen Signs Three-Year, $2.575 Million Extension with LA Kings "The LA Kings have signed restricted free agent goaltender Cal Petersen to a three-year contract extension, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. His contract carries an AAV of $858,333 and is a two-way contract in the first year. The final two..." July 16

  • Tobias Bjornfot impressing Kings with two-way game "Tobias Bjornfot was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2019 NHL Draft as much for how he leads as how he plays. To the 18-year-old defenseman, chosen with the No. 22 pick, each trait comes from the same place.   "I like to take big responsibility on the ice..." July 15

  • Los Angeles Kings Sign Four Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As expected, the Los Angeles Kings have announced new contracts for Michael Amadio, Daniel Brickley, Matt Roy and Sheldon Rempal. Amadio, Brickley and Roy have all signed two-year contracts that will carry $700K average annual values, while Rempal has signed his one-year two-way qualifying..." July 15

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • Report: Slava Voynov to Sign One-Year Deal in KHL

    Last Word On Hockey "Slava Voynov has reportedly signed a one-year deal with Avangard Omsk of the KHL. The contract is worth $1.4 million. The Los Angeles Kings suspended Voynov in October of 2014 after an incident of domestic violence. Slava Voynov signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with..." July 15

  • Tobias Bjornfot Signs Entry-Level Deal With Los Angeles Kings "The LA Kings have signed defenseman Tobias Bjornfot to a three-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.  The 18-year-old Bjornfot (born April 6, 2001) was recently selected by the Kings in the first-round (22nd overall) of the..." July 14

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Quiet offseason still has Kings stuck in neutral

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Los Angeles Kings traded veteran defender Jake Muzzin at the end of January it looked to be the beginning of a much-needed and long overdue rebuild. Muzzin was a core player on two championship winning teams in Los Angeles, and with still one more year..." July 12

  • Los Angeles Kings Sign Samuel Fagemo

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings have signed one of their recent draft picks, inking Samuel Fagemo to a three-year entry-level contract. His contract is not expected to kick in until the 2020-21 season as he is likely headed back to the SHL this year. Fagemo, 19, went undrafted in 2018 during..." July 11

  • Alex Iafallo re-signed to 2 year, $4.85M deal

    Jewels From The Crown "The Los Angeles Kings have reached agreement on a new contract with restricted free agent Alex Iafallo, per reports from John Hoven and Dennis Bernstein, and later confirmed by the team. The 25-year old forward signed a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $2.425M, where he will..." July 10

  • Former Kings coach Darryl Sutter says joining Ducks as an advisor is ‘not a big deal’

    Los Angeles Times "Five years ago, when the Ducks brought the Kings to the verge of elimination in their second-round playoff series, Darryl Sutter seized the moment like only he can. In a postgame news conference at Honda Center, Sutter sarcastically praised Ducks goalie John Gibson when he said,..." July 10

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Alex Turcotte brings star quality to Kings, draws comparisons to Kopitar "Alex Turcotte sat in the Los Angeles Kings locker room after the first day of development camp in June and it was hard not to draw comparisons between the No. 5 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and the player who uses that stall during the regular season. That would be Kings captain and..." July 08

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • L.A. Kings To Sign Joakim Ryan, Martin Frk

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings did not take part in the early rush of signings this afternoon, but they won’t leave day one of free agency without making a mark. Team insider Jon Rosen writes that the team has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with two young unrestricted free agents,..." July 01

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Dion Phaneuf says teams have reached out after buyout "Dion Phaneuf is confident he can help a team looking to win the Stanley Cup, and the feeling may be mutual. The 34-year-old defenseman, who had the final two seasons of his contract bought out by the Los Angeles Kings on June 15 to become an unrestricted free agent, told Sportsnet on..." June 29

  • Dion Phaneuf: ‘One bad year is not going to define me’

    Sportsnet "The competitive fire still burns brightly inside Dion Phaneuf. After a career that has included more than 1,000 NHL games and a season that featured more lows than highs, it would have been understandable if Phaneuf wanted to take a step back when the Los Angeles Kings bought out his..." June 28

  • Kings’ 2019 NHL Draft crop gives much-needed hope

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ever since Rob Blake took over as Los Angeles Kings GM, they’ve developed an interesting trend of being stuck in the past in some ways, yet showing far-reaching vision in others. When it comes to their aging core players, the choices have been risky. Instead of making the..." June 27

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Kings select Alex Turcotte with No. 5 pick

    The Score "he Los Angeles Kings selected Island Lake, Ill., native Alex Turcotte with the fifth overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft. Alex Turcotte Position: Forward Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 185 lbs Age: 18 Club: USA U-18 (NTDP) Nationality:..." June 21

  • Tobias Björnfot Selected No. 22 Overall by LA Kings at 2019 NHL Draft "The LA Kings selected Tobias Björnfot with the No. 22 overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft. " June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Kings Hire Trent Yawney As Assistant Coach

    LA Kings Insider "The LA Kings have agreed to terms with Trent Yawney to serve as Assistant Coach, it was announced today by Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake. Yawney joins Assistant Coach Marco Sturm and Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford. Todd McLellan was named the Kings Head Coach on..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • LA Kings Buyout Defenseman Dion Phaneuf "The LA Kings have bought out the contract of defenseman Dion Phaneuf, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Phaneuf, acquired by the Kings during the 2017-18 season, appeared in 93 games with the Kings over the past two seasons, posting 16 points..." June 15

  • Jay Bouwmeester finally won the Stanley Cup. Who are the other notable veterans seeking their first?

    The Hockey News "It took 764 career regular-season games with three teams for Jay Bouwmeester to finally make the playoffs. At 35, with 75 post-season games under his belt, Bouwmeester can finally call himself a Stanley Cup champion. Bouwmeester sat third in games played by an active player without a..." June 15

  • Johan Sodergran Signs Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings "The LA Kings have signed forward Johan Sodergran to a three-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. The 19-year-old Sodergran (born on Nov. 20, 1999) is a 6-3, 205-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden, who appeared in 42 games this..." June 10

  • Kings considering buyout in case Dion Phaneuf can't be traded

    The Score "Los Angeles Kings general manager Rob Blake has reportedly contemplated buying out Dion Phaneuf if he's unable to trade the veteran defenseman, sources told The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. Phaneuf has two years remaining on his contract, which carries a $5.25-million annual cap..." June 08

  • Winnipeg Jets sign Seth Griffith to a one-year, two-way deal

    Illegal Curve "Another important piece for the Moose has been signed for next season as the Jets announce they have come to terms (one year, two-way deal with an AAV of 700K) with forward Seth Griffith.   " June 06

  • Draft really starts with Kings

    The Score "All 31 teams and more than 100 draft-eligible players descended upon Western New York this past week for the 2019 NHL Scouting Combine, which includes face-to-face interviews and off-ice testing. Spencer Knight, a blue-chip goaltending prospect, stole the show during Saturday's..." June 02

  • Kings considering buying out defenceman Dion Phaneuf

    The Fourth Period "The Los Angeles Kings are believed to be weighing their options with respect to veteran defenceman Dion Phaneuf and if a trade cannot be orchestrated, the team is expected to buy him out. During the Saturday edition of “Off The Rush” on NHL Network Radio on SiriusXM, TFP..." June 02

  • Coyotes, Avalanche, Kings in mix on Patrick Marleau trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Patrick Marleau trade rumors are coming in hot and heavy. A day after a report linked the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings to a potential trade, we have this from Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos: "It sounds like Marleau and the Leafs are set to part..." June 02

  • Toronto, Los Angeles Discussed Patrick Marleau Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Even while the Stanley Cup Final is still happening, this time of year brings plenty of interesting trade speculation. Today, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic tweeted that the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings have discussed a potential Patrick Marleau trade, though..." May 31

  • Gary Bettman's War and Peace: The cases for, against a lockout-free CBA

    ESPN "Putting Gary Bettman in charge of hockey labor peace is like putting a cat in charge of rodent safety. There are just some things that are inherently, instinctually part of an individual's comportment, and there's nothing they can do to suppress the urges. For Bettman,..." May 30

  • 12 NHL goalies potentially available through trade or free agency

    Sportsnet "The 2018-19 season was the year of the tandem netminder. The trend of having a 1A/1B situation in net opposed to a 65-game starter has been building for some time now and the merits of this strategy have been a defining aspect of the season. Two of the Vezina Trophy finalists started..." May 25

  • Full List Of 2019 Expiring Draft Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When drafting a player out of North America or more European countries, a team acquires their exclusive negotiating rights for a set amount of time. Each year on June 1, a long list of players see those rights expire and they become unrestricted free agents. While this doesn’t always..." May 24

  • Kings make the right decision by cutting ties to Slava Voynov

    Los Angeles Times "In three short, definitive sentences the Kings did the right thing and distanced themselves from Slava Voynov by saying the Russian defenseman will not play for them again, even though an arbitrator on Thursday made him eligible to return to the NHL midway through next..." May 24

  • Slava Voynov's suspension reduced to 41 games

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA announced on Thursday that an arbitrator upheld the NHL's one-season suspension for former Los Angeles Kings defenceman Slava Voynov, but will credit him with having already served 41 games during 2018-19. He will be eligible to return to the league at the..." May 23

  • Six contracts with cap concerns that could be traded this summer

    Sportsnet "As a rule, even rich people hate spending money on nothing. It’s just one of those things that irks the human soul on a fundamental level. Given that, there’s understandable hesitation when it comes to the potential of buying out players on cumbersome contracts. Sometimes..." May 23

  • L.A. Kings To Loan Jacob Moverare To Sweden

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Los Angeles Kings defensive prospect Jacob Moverare is on the move, again. A fourth-round pick in 2016, the Swedish prospect signed his entry-level contract almost immediately after being selected. After the deal slid for two seasons while Moverare was paying for the OHL’s..." May 21

  • Beware of the 5 NHL teams with extra first-round draft picks

    Sportsnet "The trade winds, they are a-blowing. Come June 21 in Vancouver, keep an eye on the five NHL teams that hold an extra first-round pick to use at the 2019 NHL Draft. Last spring, four late first-round selections were swapped on draft night, starting at No. 22. While..." May 17