Reading the outdoor game tea leaves (via Puck Daddy) - LA Kings Insider

As experienced by many who have eagerly awaited the internet on-sale dates for concerts and sporting events, there’s often an update to each ticket seller’s content management and ticketing systems that can go live for a short period of time as the company readies itself to actually sell tickets.

While nothing has been made official, it does appear that what had originally been reported by Kevin Kurz in June will come to fruition, as hinted by the screen grab below. No “roof” or “walls” can contain the energy of this Kings-Sharks rivalry.

Via Puck Daddy: Did Ticketmaster spoil details for Sharks, Kings NHL Stadium Series game?


The page / screen grab is no longer up on Ticketmaster.

While nothing is official, I’ve been hearing the type of scuttlebutt that would be backed up by this morning’s developments. Don’t be surprised if the NHL announces that the Saturday, February 21 game between San Jose and Los Angeles to take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The nearly 69,000-seat stadium officially opened with a Major League Soccer game between San Jose and Seattle last night and will host its first football event when the Denver Broncos visit the 49ers for a preseason game on Sunday, August 17.

For those who believed that AT&T Park in San Francisco would have served as a natural and picturesque tie-in between the rival baseball markets and Californian metropolitan areas and a way to catalyze the Sharks’ marketing up the peninsula (a venture supported by LAKI), Levi’s Stadium – only 15 minutes from downtown San Jose – will apparently keep this endeavor in the South Bay while maintaining the ceiling of the number of potential tickets sold. Again, nothing has been confirmed at this point.

Via Puck Daddy:

But the reason the league looks like it’s going with Levi’s Stadium, which held its first-ever event just Saturday night (a Major League Soccer game between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders), is right there in the final line: 26,997 more seats. Multiply that by whatever they’re charging for admission, and you have a whole lot of sweet, sweet coin.

And we know that’s what these games are about. They’re a big draw.

Los Angeles has a road game in Colorado on Wednesday, February 18, and a home game against Detroit on Tuesday, February 24.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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


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.