Aaron Poole / NHLI
July 22, 2015 12:35 pm

Expected training camp battles; roster template

This is something usually posted at or around training camp, but because I continue to receive questions about the Kings’ roster and how it’s likely to take shape for the upcoming season, I thought I’d post an update during the summer’s slow news cycle. Jesse Cohen and I are also planning on recording a podcast to discuss this very subject later today. Below, the team is separated into four groups, […]

Harry How / Getty Images Sport
July 21, 2015 4:54 pm

Player evaluation: Shore

NICK SHORE This season: 34 games, 1 goal, 6 assists, 7 points, 10 penalty minutes, 0 rating, 11:05 time on ice. The good: The Shore Boy made his NHL debut in mid-January, and, like Tanner Pearson the season prior, recorded his first NHL marker on a game-tying goal at Nassau Coliseum during a come-from-behind win over the Islanders. While Shore doesn’t have the type of offensive ceiling as Pearson, a […]

Dave Sandford / National Hockey League
July 21, 2015 12:31 pm

Kings, Coyotes to play rookie games at TSC

The Kings announced late this morning that they will hold a pair of rookie games against the Arizona Coyotes at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo on September 15 and 16. The Tuesday, September 15 game is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m., while the Wednesday, September 16 game will start at 2:00 p.m. Ticket information is not yet available. This is good news for Kings fans; since hosting the […]

Brian Babineau / NHLI
July 21, 2015 10:16 am

League shares expansion update; Seattle complicated

The NHL announced that it sent expansion applications to 16 parties, and that two were returned in advance of yesterday’s deadline: one from Bill Foley for a Las Vegas team that would play at the jointly operated AEG/MGM Grand Arena on the Las Vegas Strip, and one from Quebecor for a franchise that will intend to play out of the new Videotron Centre in Quebec City. Via the NHL’s release: […]

July 20, 2015 2:59 pm

Summer Kings Live to air next week; community notes

A quick heads up as the dog days of summer approach: FOX Sports West is airing a summertime Kings Live that will debut on Tuesday, July 28 at 8:30 p.m. Alex Curry will host and Sean O’Donnell will serve as analyst for the 30-minute episode, which will also feature a new Coffee with Bob in which the Kings’ Hall of Fame announcer will sit down with Robyn Regehr, who reflects […]

Bruce Bennett
July 20, 2015 11:23 am

Ranford honored (+audio); Bryson to Ivan Hlinka tourney

Bill Ranford, who grew up in New Westminster, British Columbia but was born in Brandon, Manitoba, will be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg on November 7. Ranford, who won two Stanley Cups as a player and was presented with the Conn Smythe Trophy as an Edmonton Oiler in 1990, was 240-279-76 with a 3.41 goals-against average and .888 save percentage in […]

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July 17, 2015 8:51 am

Kopitar talks expected to pick up steam

Though negotiations with Anze Kopitar over a contract extension are “just starting,” according to a source in Kings hockey operations, those talks are expected to pick up steam over the coming month, and there is optimism that a contract extension will be finalized this summer. One of the reasons for the timing of the current contract push is that the Kings needed to finalize new contracts for a heavy crop […]

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