THE FRANCHISE. President Luc Robitaille, General Manager Rob Blake and Head Coach John Stevens will host a State of the Franchise forum with full, half and quarter-season ticket members on August 17 at Microsoft Theater. ... Read More
Bill Wippert/NHLIMARIAN GABORIK
This season: 56 games, 10 goal, 11 assists, 21 points, 18 penalty minutes, -4 rating, +0.9 CF%Rel, 14:47 time on ice
The good: The Kings were literally given a bad break at the World Cup of Hockey when Marian Gaborik blocked a Mats Zuccarello shot in an interior ... Read More
The Los Angeles Kings will appear on NBCSN 12 times in the 2017-18 season, the Kings and NHL announced in coordination with NBC on Monday.
Thursday, October 5: KINGS vs Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18: KINGS vs Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 7: KINGS at Anaheim, 7:00 p.m.
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A very good Monday morning to you, Insiders. Before getting to the Kings national television schedule, here's my season preview hit from the NHL Network from late last week. We spent a good amount of time talking Paul LaDue, Kevin Gravel, Derek Forbort and the young defenders that should vie for min... Read More
The slow crawl of the hockey off-season continues has reached a new pole: the Kings released their promotional schedule on Friday while announcing that single game tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 7.
The nuts and bolts, via LAKings.com: All promotional dates are sub... Read More
More stick taps to Jack Wilson, Patrick O'Neal and Sean O'Donnell and the fine folks at FOX Sports West for putting together this year's LA Kings Off-Season Special, which premiered Wednesday night and is available in its entirety here. Using footage from the NHL Draft and conversations from develop... Read More
Juan Ocampo/NHLIDREW DOUGHTY
This season: 82 games, 12 goals, 32 assists, 44 points, 46 penalty minutes, +8 rating, +0.9% CF%Rel, 27:09 time on ice
The good: He’s Drew Doughty. He sees the ice like Neo sees The Matrix. Sadly, the most recent Kings season was basically The Matrix Revolutions, a ... Read More
Juan Ocampo/NHLINIC DOWD
This season: 70 games, 6 goals, 16 assists, 22 points, 25 penalty minutes, -15 rating, +2.8 CF%Rel, 12:27 time on ice
The good: It doesn’t sound “good,” per se, but a major context of Nic Dowd’s 2016-17 season was that he was unlucky. And not just unlucky, but historica... Read More
L.A. AREA EMMYS. Bob Miller was presented with the Governors Award during the L.A. Area Emmys Saturday night. The full ceremony is embedded below; for the beginning of Luc Robitaille's introduction, jump to 1:09:40 on the YouTube player. It's followed by a nice tribute video put together by Jack Wil... Read More
There are high expectations for 20-year-old players in major junior hockey. Teams are only allowed three, which considerably whittles down a pool of players selected for a transitional season sandwiched between the late teenage years and the more clearly defined hockey-as-a-profession leap that the ... Read More
Juan Ocampo/NHLIANZE KOPITAR
This season: 76 games, 12 goals, 40 assists, 52 points, 28 penalty minutes, -10 rating, -1.1% CF%Rel, 20:46 time on ice
The good: In a confusing quagmire of a season that should endure as the most challenging of his professional career, Anze Kopitar was unable to pr... Read More
In a report published Wednesday by the CBC, NHL teams learned this week that AHL players on two-way NHL contracts will be allowed to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Via Tim Wharnsby:
In a memo sent to the 31 NHL teams this week, the league outlined AHL players can be loaned to national ... Read More
Tickets for the 2017 NHL China Games, in which the Kings and Canucks will meet for preseason games in Shanghai and Beijing on September 21 and 23, will go on sale Wednesday, July 19 at 8:00 p.m. PT (which is 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. in China), the NHL announced Tuesday. Tickets can... Read More