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Poll: Who will land the big fish?

Tomorrow morning, when the free-agent signing period begins, we start to learn the answers. So here's a final question, and perhaps the biggest one: where will Brad Richards end up? Not surprisingly, given that he's the top attraction on the free-agent forward market, Richards will not lack for suit... Read More
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Are big deals the best deals?

We're one day away from the start of the signing period for unrestricted free agents, a day during which NHL general managers will lavish millions of dollars on players. On the eve of the free-agency period, it's interesting to note that two of the players who signed the biggest long-term contracts ... Read More
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Mulletgate, Day 11

The never-ending Mulletgate story took another turn this morning when it was revealed -- first by TSN -- that forward Colin Fraser, acquired by the Kings in the trade that sent Ryan Smyth to Edmonton, apparently has an injury that might cause him to miss the first two months of the season. The trade... Read More
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A look at the free-agent market

We're less than 48 hours away from the start of the signing period for unrestricted free agents, so it's certainly worth taking a look at which players will be available. Here's one subjective list, including players, their salary-cap hits from last season and their statistics from last season. This... Read More
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Bordson era ends

Remember the name Rob Bordson in a couple years, when he's the answer to a Nick Nickson trivia question on Kings Talk… As expected -- and noted in this post from Thursday -- the Kings did not tender a qualifying offer to Bordson, who was acquired from Philadelphia in the Mike Richards trade. You're ... Read More
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The view from Edmonton

First, for those who might have been out enjoying the Southern California weather over the weekend, you can catch up on what the Kings did at the NHL draft by reading by LAKings.com story, available by clicking here. Second, in case it wasn't clear before, they really, really like Ryan Smyth in E... Read More
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Smyth talks about trade to Oilers

Ryan Smyth has a conference call going on now to talk about his move back to Edmonton. Smyth made an opening statement, in which he offered thanks to the Kings organization -- specifically Tim Leiweke, Philip Anschutz, Dean Lombardi and Ron Hextall -- and thanked Lombardi for ``accepting my wish to ... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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