July 31, 2015 4:31 pm feature: Buying In

A happy Friday afternoon to you, Insiders. Before you go on your ways this afternoon, here’s some reading on the LA Kings High School Hockey League, set to begin play this fall. While the Kings are looking to build a strong and competitive league, they’re also looking for the support of athletes and non-athletes alike in the creation of a experience that extends outside of the rink. “I am huge […]

Francois Lacasse / NHLI
July 30, 2015 6:06 pm

Player evaluation: Pearson

TANNER PEARSON This season: 42 games, 12 goals, 4 assists, 16 points, 14 penalty minutes, +14 rating, 13:18 time on ice The good: Tanner Pearson can put the puck in the net. Maintaining an unsustainable (but really cool!) shooting percentage of 17.6% in the 42 games he was healthy, Pearson racked up 12 goals and has now scored on 19 of only 152 career shots in his 92 regular season […]

Dave Sandford / National Hockey League
July 30, 2015 2:13 pm

Jim Fox, Patine in Ontario on August 15; Kings radio hit

Some quick notes to pass along before the Pearson evaluation takes up most of the remaining afternoon hours: Jim Fox and the Reign are hosting a dinner at the New York Grill in Ontario on Friday, August 14. The evening’s festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and consist of a three-course meal as well as a reception and dessert that will be paired with wine offerings, including Fox’s Patine Cellars Pinot […]

Bruce Bennett / Getty
July 29, 2015 12:23 pm

On FSW, Regehr discusses prank, post-hockey ventures

In addition to a Milan Lucic interview, footage from the Monarchs’ Calder Cup championship and Alex Curry and Sean O’Donnell’s off-season analysis, last night’s Kings Live summer special on FOX Sports West also contained a special Coffee with Bob interview between the Kings’ Hall of Fame television broadcaster and newly retired defenseman Robyn Regehr. Though the segment lasted roughly six minutes, additional (and highly recommended) video was uploaded to […]

Evan Gole / NHLI
July 29, 2015 11:09 am

Terrific observations by Quick in “Elite Snipers 101″

Wow! You wake up on a Wednesday morning, and you don’t expect the first thing you read to be a poignantly articulated look at the most dangerous snipers in the National Hockey League in a story penned by Jonathan Quick in The Players Tribune. And yet, here we are. Today’s absolutely-must-read piece is a dissection on what makes players such as Pavel Datsyuk and Sidney Crosby, and duos such as […]

Harry How / Getty Images
July 28, 2015 4:37 pm

Player evaluation: Regehr

ROBYN REGEHR This season: 67 games, 3 goals, 10 assists, 13 points, 45 penalty minutes, +10 rating, 20:20 time on ice. The good: Averaging 83 hard seconds of ice time more than the season prior, Regehr appeared in 67 games and while healthy provided a Kings blue line a stabilizing veteran figure during a period of injury and suspension. Despite posting a -9.6% ZSO-rel (he was the most inclined King […]

Photo Credit: David Sheehan
July 28, 2015 10:35 am

Gasper Kopitar signs with Monarchs (+ video!)

Shortly after yesterday’s links story was posted to the site, word came from Manchester that Gasper Kopitar had signed a one-year contract with the ECHL’s Monarchs. For those needing a refresher, Ontario and Manchester flip-flopped affiliation rungs so that the Reign will participate in the AHL and the Monarchs in the ECHL in the coming season. The Monarchs also signed Matt White, Troy Power and Dennis Brown, all of whom […]

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