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  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Los Angeles Kings Sign Akil Thomas To Entry-Level Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Akil Thomas to a three-year entry-level contract, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Rosen. The 19-year-old center is the team’s second-round pick from the 2018 draft. " March 16

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • In lost season, Kings can at least find some answers

    Los Angeles Times "The strong temptation now, after a 4-3 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday that extended the Kings’ losing streak to 0-6-4 and put a playoff berth well beyond their reach, is to dissect how this season went so drastically wrong. We know the wheels were set in motion..." March 01

  • LA Kings Acquire 4th Round Pick, Trade Oscar Fantenberg to Calgary Flames "The LA Kings have acquired a conditional 2020 fourth-round pick from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Oscar Fantenberg, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Fantenberg, signed by the Kings May 3, 2017 has appeared in 73 regular-season..." February 25

  • Ilya Kovalchuk noncommittal when asked about waiving no-trade clause for the Kings

    Los Angeles Times "Ilya Kovalchuk left plenty of room for interpretation when asked about his future with the Kings as Monday’s NHL trade deadline approached. In his first public comments about his status Sunday, Kovalchuk would not answer definitively whether he would waive his reported..." February 25

  • Tyler Toffoli remains on the radar for Bruins as non-rental option

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins made a sensible long term move to stabilize their third line center spot by dealing for Charlie Coyle last week, and they may do the same again before 3 p.m. today. Darren Dreger reported via twitter first thing on Monday morning that Mark Stone, Wayne Simmonds and..." February 25

  • Blackhawks acquire Spencer Watson from Kings for Matt Iacopelli

    Second City Hockey "The Blackhawks acquired forward Spencer Watson from the Kings in exchange for forward Matt Iacopelli in a minor-league swap Sunday night. Watson only played in two AHL games this season for the Ontario Reign. The 2014 seventh-round pick has 22 goals and..." February 25

  • Report: Rangers and Islanders Among 4 Teams on Artemi Panarin's Wish List

    12 Up "The NHL trade deadline is right around the corner. With many contenders looking to make a move, there is no bigger name available right now than Artemi Panarin.  You may think the Blue Jackets should keep the talented winger but all signs point to him moving on. He will..." February 21

  • Capitals acquire Carl Hagelin from Kings in exchange for draft picks

    The Hockey Writers "The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft as well as a conditional sixth-round pick in 2020, the Capitals announced Thursday. The Kings will also be retaining 50% of Hagelin’s..." February 21

  • Kyle Clifford Generating Trade Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings are incredibly not out of the wild card race in the Western Conference, but that isn’t because of any real turnaround. The team is still in last place with a 23-30-6 record and have lost five consecutive games, leading to more speculation about trade assets on the..." February 20

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Kings trade Nate Thompson to Montreal for draft pick

    Los Angeles Times "The reshaping of the Kings roster continued Monday with the trade of depth forward Nate Thompson to the Montreal Canadiens. The Kings sent Thompson and a fifth-round draft pick to Montreal for a fourth-round selection. Both draft picks are this year. The move was expected because..." February 11

  • Report: Kings' Kovalchuk 'definitely available' ahead of trade deadline

    The Score "Los Angeles Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk is "definitely available" ahead of the Feb. 25 trade deadline, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. The 35-year-old Kovalchuk's in the first season of a three-year deal that carries a $6.25-million..." February 08

  • Kings' Dion Phaneuf to be healthy scratch tonight

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings defenceman Dion Phaneuf will serve as a healthy scratch against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night, head coach Willie Desjardins announced. The 33-year-old is minus-16 this season with one goal and three points in 46 games. He scored his..." February 07

  • Ilya Kovalchuk ready for boos in 1st return to New Jersey

    The Score "Los Angeles Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk is anticipating he'll hear the boobirds loud and clear when he suits up in New Jersey on Tuesday night for his first game versus the Devils since leaving for the KHL. "I am pretty sure there will be a lot of..." February 05

  • Jake Muzzin trade shows no one on Kings is safe before NHL trade deadline

    Los Angeles Times "What we learned from the last week in the NHL: The Kings’ fire sale is on Trading defenseman Jake Muzzin to Toronto for a first-round draft pick and two prospects was a belated admission by Kings general manager Rob Blake and club President Luc Robitaille that..." February 05

  • Kings' Trevor Lewis is ready to put his best foot forward

    Los Angeles Times "Trevor Lewis was already used to profound events happening in twos, but this wasn’t what he had in mind. A father of 10-month-old twins, Lewis was practicing at the United Center in Chicago on Nov. 16 when teammate Alec Martinez hit him in the foot with what Lewis said..." February 04

  • Kings recognize Muzzin trade a product of their situation "The Los Angeles Kings practiced Friday for the first time since defenseman Jake Muzzin was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Following their mandatory five-day break after 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, the Kings were preparing to play the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on..." February 02

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Muzzin trade should be the beginning of Kings’ teardown

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Los Angeles Kings traded defenseman Jake Muzzin to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday evening they took an important step toward doing something that was probably a year or two overdue — turning the page on their past glory and starting to finally look toward the..." January 29

  • Maple Leafs acquire defenceman Jake Muzzin from Kings

    Pension Plan Puppets "The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that they have acquired defender Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings, in exchange for their first-round pick, forward prospect Carl Grundstrom, and defence prospect Sean Durzi. The Maple Leafs have been..." January 29

  • Doughty says Gibson 'left out to dry' in Pacific loss at All-Star Game "Normally you won't find a Los Angeles Kings player who feels bad for an Anaheim Ducks goalie. That's another thing that makes the All-Star Game experience different, because it happened at SAP Center on Saturday. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty admitted he felt bad for..." January 27

  • Doughty suggests playing alongside Burns, Karlsson at All-Star Game "Drew Doughty has a plan that might see the Los Angeles Kings defenseman cheered by San Jose Sharks fans. Doughty suggested playing on a line with Sharks defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson of the Sharks for the 3-on-3 tournament at the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center..." January 26

  • Blackhawks Acquire Dominik Kubalik in Trade With Kings

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Dominik Kubalik in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings. Kubalik, who was drafted by the Kings in the seventh round of the 2013 NHL Draft, currently leads Switzerland’s National League in points with 43, and is in second place with 25..." January 24

  • Kings want 1st-round pick, prospect for Muzzin

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings have had a season to forget in 2018-19, sitting last in the entire NHL with just 40 points in their first 47 games. A lot of that failure is due to a lack of scoring as the Kings have only recorded 107 goals in those games, meaning any pieces they sell off at the deadline..." January 17

  • NHL's high-profile teams bottoming out: How soon before they are competitive again?

    USA Today "The most important fact the Detroit Red Wings have learned this season is that they can count on Dylan Larkin, 22, to be a difference-maker. “We’ve got what I call a bus driver,” general manager Ken Holland told USA TODAY Sports. “Jonathan Toews drives the bus..." January 17

  • Ilya Kovalchuk's spirits and productivity have been lifted with the Kings

    Los Angeles Times "The idea was for Ilya Kovalchuk to play on the top line, or at least play top-line minutes, when he signed with the Kings. It seemed straightforward but, much like the Kings’ season, it quickly changed and devolved to a crisis before it settled down. Lately, it’s..." January 17

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Snoop Dogg calls Los Angeles Kings game vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

    USA Today "While much of the sports world was focused on what was going on down the street as the Rams hosted the Dallas Cowboys, the Los Angeles Kings played a hockey game against the powerhouse Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at the Staples Center.  Rapper and Southern California..." January 13

  • Alec Martinez Activated From Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings will have one of their normal defenders back on the ice tonight after a month absence, one that very well could be moved before the February trade deadline. Alec Martinez has been activated from injured reserve and will play in his first game since December 8th while his..." January 10

  • Dion Phaneuf: 'I? haven’t?? had a very good year'

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings defenceman Dion Phaneuf has just one assist this season in 37 games with the Western Conference's last place club and the veteran called himself out in a recent interview with The Athletic. “I? haven’t?? had a very good year,”..." January 10

  • Kings F Scherbak placed on waivers

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings forward Nikita Scherbak was one of three players placed on waivers Sunday afternoon, according to multiple reports. Scherbak, 23, scored one goal over eight games with the Kings since they claimed the Russian off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens in early..." January 06

  • FOX's 'Glow Puck' to make return for Kings-Oilers broadcast

    The Score "If you're seeking some nostalgia on a busy night in the NHL, look no further than the Los Angeles Kings-Edmonton Oilers broadcast Saturday night. The Kings will be hosting '90s night at Staples Center, and FOX Sports West is bringing back the 'Glow Puck' as a part of..." January 05

  • Kings activate Jack Campbell, send Cal Petersen to AHL

    Yardbarker "Though he has played outstanding hockey since being recalled out of desperation by the Los Angeles Kings, Cal Petersen is heading back to the minors. The team activated Jack Campbell from injured reserve Monday after he suffered no setbacks during his conditioning stint, and assigned Petersen..." January 01

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Flyers have had conversation with Kings about Jonathan Quick

    Sportsnet "It’s no secret the Philadelphia Flyers need goaltending help, and Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports the team is looking to acquire a veteran goalie to help stop the bleeding. According to Kypreos, the Flyers have had a conversation with the Los Angeles Kings about Jonathan..." December 23

  • Sharks’ Erik Karlsson to have hearing for illegal check to head vs. Kings

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks defenceman Erik Karlsson is set to have a hearing tomorrow for an illegal check to the head on Los Angeles Kings winger Austin Wagner during the second period of Saturday’s 3-2 Kings overtime win. Breaking out of the neutral zone, Wagner received a pass in the..." December 23

  • Kings activate forward Ilya Kovalchuk from injured reserve

    Sporting News "Ilya Kovalchuk is back on the ice. The Kings announced they activated Kovalchuk from injured reserve and he was in uniform Saturday for the team's game against the Sharks. Kings defenseman Dion Phaneuf was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding..." December 22

  • Kings star Drew Doughty preaches individual consistency

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings’ 5-1 victory over a good Vegas team Dec. 8 at Staples Center seemed a good way for the Kings to head out on a four-game road trip. Then the Kings laid an egg, going 0-2-2. It’s easy to say they didn’t play all that badly and could have won the two..." December 20

  • Kovalchuk set to return from ankle surgery ahead of schedule

    The Score "Ilya Kovalchuk is "good to go" and should be in the Los Angeles Kings' lineup for Saturday's game versus the San Jose Sharks, head coach Willie Desjardins told reporters Wednesday. The 35-year-old recovered from an ankle bursectomy procedure..." December 19

  • Canada's Vilardi ruled out of WJHC

    The Score "After missing practice on Tuesday, Canada forward Gabriel Vilardi has been ruled out for the fast-approaching World Junior Hockey Championship, according to TSN's Mark Masters. Vilardi has had issues with his back that have hampered his short career with the Los Angeles Kings...." December 18

  • Trading Jeff Carter would be difficult for Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "From our seats – whether those seats are in cubicles or basements or penthouses – making a trade feels as simple as doing so in “NHL 19” or fantasy hockey. Of course, there are a lot of elements that make it tougher to do so in reality. Maybe the GM you’d..." December 18

  • Kings' struggles make Marco Sturm's introduction to coaching in the NHL that much more of a challenge

    Los Angeles Times "During his playing days, Marco Sturm didn’t have much responsibility immediately after a game. It was mostly a time to recuperate his body and maybe enjoy some camaraderie after a win. “You have a beer and you have a good sleep and you wake up the next day,” Sturm..." December 18

  • Kings’ Jeff Carter Linked To Boston Bruins

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When one national writer connects a contending team with a trade candidate, it’s simply speculation. When three link the two in the span of a few days, there is usually something to it. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman suggested that the Boston Bruins could be a possible destination..." December 15

  • Carter could retire if moved by Kings

    TSN "Sitting last in the NHL, the Los Angeles Kings are expected to begin a roster overhaul to insert more youth into the team's aging roster before the trade deadline. One veteran who could be on the move for Los Angeles is two-time Stanley Cup champion Jeff Carter. However, TSN..." December 14

  • Kings' Alec Martinez, Kyle Clifford out, considered day-to-day

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Kings are in Motown to take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight, and according to Patrick O’Neal of Fox Sports they’ll be without two more veteran players. The Kings have had a disastrous season so far, watching key players like Jonathan Quick and Ilya..." December 10

  • Gabe Vilardi Officially Loaned To Team Canada

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Finally some good news for the Los Angeles Kings. Today, the team officially loaned top prospect Gabe Vilardi to Team Canada for the upcoming World Junior Championship. Vilardi’s short career has been marred by injury, but he is finally healthy enough to take the next step..." December 10