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August 12, 2014 1:06 pm

Player evaluation: Toffoli

TYLER TOFFOLI This season: 62 games, 12 goals, 17 assists, 29 points, 10 penalty minutes, +21 rating, 12:58 time on ice The good: For a player who has appeared in 72 career National Hockey League games, Tyler Toffoli has racked up a disproportionate share of nicknames. He’s Toff (or Toffee) to his teammates. There’s Ty, and then there’s also the NSFW nickname that popped up while in the AHL. Here ...

Photo Credit: Carrlyn Bathe
August 11, 2014 3:21 pm

Mayors Garcetti, Tait follow through on LA River clean up

From CBS 2: Making good on an agreement that dates back to the second round of the playoffs – the mayor of the losing city in the Kings-Ducks series had to undertake a community initiative in the winning team’s city – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, the LA Kings Ice Crew, Bailey, and a collection of volunteers from civic organizations joined together on Saturday to clean ...

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August 11, 2014 9:46 am

Rob Blake’s No. 4 jersey to be retired by Kings

Rob Blake, the all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points by a Kings defenseman, will have his No. 4 jersey retired during a pre-game ceremony at Staples Center prior to the Saturday, January 17 Kings-Ducks game. Blake’s jersey will become the sixth jersey retired by the Kings, joining Marcel Dionne’s No. 16, Dave Taylor’s No. 18, Luc Robitaille’s No. 20, Rogie Vachon’s No. 30 and Wayne Gretzky’s No. ...

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August 10, 2014 11:52 am

Player evaluation: Nolan

JORDAN NOLAN This season: 64 games, 6 goals, 4 assists, 10 points, 54 penalty minutes, -1 rating, 9:00 time on ice The good: Jordan Nolan prepared himself well over the 2013 off-season to step in immediately and play with a focus in an attempt to hold down his spot in the lineup and amongst the coaches’ good graces. From early September, when he issued a devastating and legal hit on ...

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August 8, 2014 1:07 pm

LAKings.com feature: Budding Army

As teased last week, I recently caught up with Derek Armstrong, the President of the CHL’s Denver Cutthroats. In our conversation, he shared his transition from working in hockey operations – where he was named the CHL’s Coach of the Year in 2013-14 – into a role as an executive in business operations for the minor league team that will open its third year of play at the Denver Coliseum ...

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August 8, 2014 8:17 am

Links: Prokhorkin speaks!

A stick tap to Sheng Peng and The Hockey Writers for circulating this on Twitter yesterday. Nikolai Prokhorkin, an intriguing prospect selected in the fourth round by the Kings in 2012 who will turn 21 in September, recently spoke with Sovetsky Sport about his Kings alignment as well as several other topics that have nothing to do with the NHL but are certainly worth reading. There’s obviously a general warning ...

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August 7, 2014 8:56 am

Legends Nights: Robitaille, Melrose, Granato; new statue

With two Stanley Cups and a Western Conference Final appearance over the last three seasons, the Los Angeles Kings are riding the surge of the most accomplished three-year stretch in franchise history. As part of their Legends Night Series in 2014-15, they’ll look back to their original Stanley Cup appearance while honoring the highest scoring left wing to have ever played the sport. LA Kings Insider has learned that the ...

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