Noah Graham / National Hockey League
April 17, 2015 10:17 pm

Kings statement on Stoll

From the Los Angeles Kings: “We are aware of police reports out of Clark County, Nevada regarding Jarret Stoll. Our organization is concerned and has begun conducting a thorough internal investigation. While we continue to actively gather facts, we are withholding further comment at this time.” Report: Jarret Stoll arrested in Las Vegas Daly statement one more time: "We are aware of the reports tonight, and we obviously will follow […]

Debora Robinson / National Hockey League
April 17, 2015 9:56 pm

Report: Jarret Stoll arrested in Las Vegas

Via reports from CBS Las Vegas and CBS Los Angeles, Jarret Stoll was arrested for drug possession in Las Vegas on Friday. According to the report on losangeles.cbslocal.com, Stoll was arrested “on suspicion of possession of cocaine and ecstasy at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand Hotel.” The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the arrest to Vanessa Murphy, a reporter with Las Vegas’ CBS affiliate. Per Clark […]

Dave Sandford / National Hockey League
April 17, 2015 2:07 pm

Shooting percentage rates and variations

After the season ends it’s interesting to look at shooting percentages, which can be an early if vague precursor that a player may be bound to progress or regress statistically from season-to-season. As a whole, the Kings averaged 2.66 goals per game in 2014-15, well below their 2014 playoff average of 3.36 but above last season’s 2.42. The Kings ranked 18th in the league in goals per game, even though […]

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April 17, 2015 10:08 am

Saturday draft lottery details

The NHL Draft Lottery will be held Saturday at 5:00 p.m. PT in Toronto (NBC / CBC / TVA Sports), and there is a 2.0% chance that the Los Angeles Kings will claim the top selection. There is also a 97.0% chance that they’ll select 13th overall and a 1.0% chance they’ll move down one spot into the 14th slot. This is noteworthy, of course, because there are two players […]

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April 16, 2015 2:41 pm

Futa on Lintuniemi, Kempe; OHL prospect podcast

With Adrian Kempe joining Alex Lintuniemi in Manchester for a late-season look and opportunity to train with a team that has already claimed the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy, it was time to consult with two great sources of information on where exactly Lintuniemi, Kempe, and several other Kings OHL prospects were at in their development. I spoke with both Kings Vice President of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel Michael […]

Links
April 16, 2015 11:09 am

Thursday morning links: April 16

Before we get to today’s links, thank you for voting on yesterday’s Stanley Cup poll. The results indicate that Insiders do not want the Penguins (1.6%), Canucks (1.46%) or Red Wings (1.26%) to win the Cup, and would prefer that the Blues (10.73%), Jets (7.33%) or Rangers (7.29%) do so. At the time of this article, 26.95% of you chose the “The Kings are out, so I don’t really care. […]

Rich Lam / National Hockey League
April 15, 2015 5:18 pm

Would the Kings consider evolving from a “heavy” style?

The Los Angeles Kings have built and upheld the reputation as a “heavy” National Hockey League team, one that has found success in using size to win puck battles and establish possession in the offensive zone. But being “heavy” and “quick” aren’t mutually exclusive. Darryl Sutter, upon hearing any reporter’s reference reference to another team being “fast” will remind the questioner that the Kings, too, are a fast team. When […]

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