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Lord Stanley: Spends the Summer with the Champions
July 4th, 2014 at 12:06 PM
Hockey is the only sport that does this. Where the championship trophy gets to spend a day with each player of the team. It’s a lot of planning and scheduling, but it gets done seamlessly every time. The first time it was new for the Kings in 2012, but in...

Mike Stothers Named Manchester Monarchs New Head Coach
July 2nd, 2014 at 12:15 AM
The Manchester Monarchs, Los Angeles Kings affiliate team, has named Mike Stothers their new head coach, Monarchs General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Stothers, 52, replaces former Monarchs head coach Mark Morris, whose contract wasn’t renewed following the 2013-14 AHL season. He has over 30 year of experience both as a coach...

Los Angeles Kings Sign Adam Cracknell and David Van Ger Gulik
July 1st, 2014 at 11:55 PM
The 2014 Stanley Cup Champions, the Los Angeles Kings , have signed unrestricted free agent right wing Adam Cracknell and unrestricted left wing David Van der Gulik to one-year contracts, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Cracknell said, "can't beat them, join them," about signing with the Champions. Per the...

Los Angeles Kings: Jeff Schultz, Colin Fraser and Andrew Campbell
July 1st, 2014 at 11:38 PM
The Los Angeles Kings added to their defensive team by signing defenseman Jeff Schultz to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday. The deal rounds off to about an average of $850,000 annually. Schultz earned $700,000 in the 2013-14 season. In 2013-14 the 28-year old played in 67 AHL games, was an...

Willie Mitchell: the Beloved Defenseman Heads to Florida
July 1st, 2014 at 10:15 PM
The Los Angeles Kings beloved 37-year old defenseman Willie Mitchell, leaves the team after fulfilling his duties as a dominant blue liner; 209 games, 46 points, a season lost to injury, countless penalty kills and two Stanley Cups. During talks of who would sign, due to salary cap issues, a Kings...

Los Angeles Kings 2014 NHL Draftee’s
June 28th, 2014 at 7:05 PM
The 2014 NHL Draft took take place at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on June 27 and 28. The Kigns were supposed to have nine picks, but with a last minute trade, they had 10. Here are your 2014 Kings Draftee’s. Round / Overall: Player (Position), League-Team 1 / 29: Adrian Kempe...

Los Angeles Kings: Willie Mitchell, “No Room”
June 27th, 2014 at 1:10 AM
Per ESPN.com’s Craig Custance, Willie Mitchell will not be returning to the Los Angeles Kings. The 37-year old will enter his free agency period. There are some things working agains the two time Stanley Cup champion, crucial defenseman, and beloved by fans player. One, the Kings have six defenseman: Drew Doughty,...

NHL Rule 38.4- Change in the Rule
June 27th, 2014 at 12:45 AM
The NHL’s Rule 38.4, was not a reviewable goal, but after Thursday’s Board of Governors meeting, the rule will change. Goals that “clearly were not scored in a legal fashion,” will not be allowed. Via NHL.com: The Board of Governors also approved the recommendation to give the Situation Room in Toronto more...

Matisyahu Writes a Son for the Los Angeles Kings and Performs It at the NHL Awards
June 25th, 2014 at 8:55 PM
Reggae and hip hop recording artist Matisyahu, grew up in New York and was a huge hockey fan. Upon moving to Los Angeles he wanted his children to play, but they weren’t into it so he took them to games. They soon were Kings fans. This year as Matisyahu watched...

Marian Gaborik Signs a 7-Year Extension with the Los Angeles Kings
June 25th, 2014 at 6:59 PM
After being acquired at the trade deadline earlier this year, Marian Gaborik now has a new home. After winning the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings, and feeling a part of the team since he got here, Gaborik repeated stated that he would love to stay in Los Angeles....

Dustin Brown, One of the Most Respected Captain’s in the NHL is the 2014 Mark Messier Leadership Award Winner
June 24th, 2014 at 11:34 PM
Every time the Los Angeles Kings are stuck in a no winning, no goal scoring slump, it’s easy for people to point fingers. Just like in 2012 before the Kings won the Stanley Cup, Dustin Brown was being pointed to yet again and that shouldn’t have been the case. He...

2014 NHL Awards: Dustin Brown for the Win
June 24th, 2014 at 10:59 PM
Dustin Brown was an avid fan of Mark Messier growing up, and on Tuesday Brown was handed the Messier Award from Mark himself at the 2014 NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Messier is one of the most respected captains in NHL history. His award is presented “to the player who...

Los Angeles Kings, Jonathan Quick, Undergoes Surgery
June 24th, 2014 at 7:43 PM
Los Angeles Kings starting goaltender Jonathan Quick underwent surgery Tuesday, after suffering a wrist injury in round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Anaheim Ducks. The expected recovery time is 10-12 weeks, and he’s prohibited from being on the ice during that time. The Kings preseason starts...

Los Angeles Kings Matt Greene Signs 4-Year Contract
June 24th, 2014 at 7:31 PM
Los Angeles Kings veteran defenseman Matt Greene, who’s contract was going to expire on July 1, signed a four-year 10 million dollar contract. The 31 year old, has totaled 43 games while battling injury over the last two years. As the alternate captain of the team, he has a defined...

Los Angeles Kings Update: Mike Richards, Matt Greene and Marian Gaborik
June 23rd, 2014 at 10:06 PM
Here is the latest update on Mike Richards, Matt Greene’s and Marian Gaborik’s contracts with the Los Angeles Kings. Mike Richards: The LA Times reported that Richards contract will not be bought out. Each team is allowed two buyouts before the start of the 2014-15 season. Via the LA Times: “But Lombardi’s loyalty to...

Los Angeles Kings: Rob Blake Named to HHOF
June 23rd, 2014 at 9:47 PM
Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman and current Assistant General Manager, Rob Blake, received news today that he will be inducted into 2014’s Hockey Hall of Fame on November 17 in Toronto. “This is a tremendous honor,” Blake told the Hockey Hall of Fame. “I am fortunate to have been around...

2014 Hockey Hall of Fame Committee: Luc Robitaille
June 22nd, 2014 at 11:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** Luc Robitaille, who was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s (HHOF) Selection Committee in March. He is a part of the group whose discussions and voting will form 2014’s HHOF inductees. The 2014 Hall of Fame class will officially be announced on Tuesday. The inductions will take place...

Los Angeles Kings 2014-15 Schedule Released
June 22nd, 2014 at 2:58 PM
On Sunday at 1:00 p.m. the NHL released full team schedules for the 2014-15 season. Without further a due here is the Los Angeles Kings. kings.nhl.com/club/schedule.htm The home opener is October 8 against the San Jose Sharks, where the championship banner will also be raised. KEY DATES Training camps open: September 18 First Kings preseason...

Los Angeles Kings Hit Las Vegas Again with Lord Stanley
June 21st, 2014 at 5:19 PM
In 2012 when the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup, a week later they headed to the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, hosting pool parties and hitting the clubs with Lord Stanley. This year, they repeated their tradition. They have spent time the likes of Tiesto, Steve Aoki (MGM pool),...

Los Angeles Kings Home Opener for 2014-15 Season Announced
June 21st, 2014 at 4:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Kings 2014-15 season opener will be on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. They will have a banner raising ceremony in advance before the game against the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center. Unlike last year, the Kings will not be the visitor team for any other team’s home opener. There...