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New Kings coach and GM should have no problems working together
July 1st, 2017 at 4:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** To understand the depth and breadth of the relationship between new Kings coach John Stevens and first-year general manager Rob Blake you have to go all the way back to Turkey Point, Canada, the town in southwestern Ontario where Stevens grew up. But if you go back, go during...

NHL free agency: Ducks sign Cam Fowler to eight-year extension, sign goalie Ryan Miller
July 1st, 2017 at 11:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** NHL free agency began Saturday with a flurry of signings, but the Ducks made one of the biggest splashes by keeping defenseman Cam Fowler after agreeing with him on an eight-year, $52-million extension. His new contract will kick in starting with the 2018-19 season. Fowler, 25, is the heart...

NHL teams likely to target specific needs during free agency with few big-name players available
June 30th, 2017 at 7:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** The NHL's annual exercise in overspending, also known as free agency, will begin at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Saturday. The list of unrestricted free agents available is led by Jaromir Jagr and Joe Thornton, two of the NHL's top 25 all-time scorers, but the trend toward youth and...

Kings and Ducks both will begin the 2017-18 season with Oct. 5 home games
June 22nd, 2017 at 6:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** The 31-team NHL will launch its 2017-18 season with four games on Oct. 4, but the Kings and the Ducks will have to wait a day to drop the puck. As announced Thursday by the league, the Kings will open their season Oct. 5 at Staples Center against the Philadelphia...

Vegas Golden Knights stock their roster in expansion draft; Oilers’ Connor McDavid stocks his trophy case
June 21st, 2017 at 9:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** Brayden McNabb looked down at his fresh, new jersey, examining the colors and crest of the Golden Knights with a dazed but eager eye moments after they had claimed him from the Kings in the NHL's expansion draft. "It's nice," he said. "A little flashy. It's like Vegas." The...