The Pacific Division defeated the Central Division 9-6 in the semi-final game before claiming a $1-million prize by defeating the Atlantic Division 1-0 in the championship game at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, held Sunday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
Led by Head Coach Darryl Sutter, Dre... Read More
Drew Doughty’s roster has received a shake-up.
This isn’t a reference to the Michael Mersch roster move earlier today, but rather the Pacific Division’s All-Star Game squad, which is no longer likely to feature the services of John Scott, who was voted in by fans to serve as team captain. As part... Read More
If you’re looking for 10 minutes to kill, might I suggest the following Drew Doughty and Luke Schenn conversation with Gary Bettman and Bill Clement during the 2009 All-Star Weekend?
Doughty and Schenn are close. “I think Schenner likes his share of pillow talk at night,” Doughty said in the ... Read More
The Los Angeles Kings have built a small empire out of tight-checking, responsible and defensive-minded hockey backed by strong goaltending and a heavy possession game, so by allowing five goals in three of their last four games, several thoughts had festered when the team reconvened and met with th... Read More
The Pacific Division is a funny place. There are the Los Angeles Kings, who have commandeered first place in the division and lead second-place San Jose by eight points with a game in hand. The Sharks, who will face the Kings tonight at Staples Center (7:30 p.m. / NBCSN / KABC 790 / I Heart Radio) i... Read More
On whether he has liked Marian Gaborik’s recent performances and production:
Yeah, he’s moving well. Just getting in those areas where he’s got to get to to score. I think he’s a little more efficient. Hey, one guy’s a great playmaker and one guy’s a great scorer, so it should work. I think Kopi ... Read More
Drew Doughty, on scoring on his bobblehead night:
It’s pretty cool. I haven’t even seen the bobblehead myself, but I’m just happy I could contribute. It was obviously a big goal to tie up the game for us, and I’m just happy I could do it.
Doughty, on Jacob Markstrom:
He played well. He’s a big ... Read More
It was a mostly quiet day at the Kings’ El Segundo facility on Wednesday as Matt Greene and Derek Forbort skated and the majority of the players on the team conducted off-ice work-outs. Anze Kopitar was among those in the workout room, according to Darryl Sutter, who provided an update on the star c... Read More
As happens with championship teams in the NHL’s salary cap era, good young players receive lucrative contracts, which makes expensive players more difficult to retain and hastens the roster’s turnover.
Such has been the case with the Los Angeles Kings, and in a more pronounced example, the Chi... Read More