August 6, 2014 1:18 pm

It’s official…

In news that comes as little surprise to those who had followed the outdoor game drumbeat since the end of the 2013-14 season, the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks will continue the NHL’s Stadium Series on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Announced by the NHL today, the game will be broadcast by NBCSN and will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, a suburb of San Jose. ...

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August 5, 2014 4:43 pm

Player evaluation: Pearson

TANNER PEARSON This season: 25 games, 3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points, 8 penalty minutes, +2 rating, 10:49 time on ice The good: It wasn’t necessarily a pivotal night amidst 82 games, but several things were learned about this Kings team on November 14, 2013, the first game that followed Jonathan Quick’s overtime groin injury in Buffalo. Ben Scrivens started his third game of the year and took home the ...

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August 5, 2014 12:47 pm

Big Ten Club of Southern California to honor Bob Miller

Iowa alum and former Wisconsin football, basketball and hockey broadcaster Bob Miller will be honored by the Big Ten Club of Southern California as the recipient of the 2014 Person of the Year Award. The award has previously been presented to John Wooden, Bob Hope, Tex Winter, Archie Griffin, Keith Jackson and Drew Brees, amongst others. The “Voice of the Kings” since 1973, Miller was the 2000 recipient of the ...

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August 5, 2014 10:32 am

Kempe, Zykov impress at WJC summer exhibitions

The annual summer evaluation camps for the World Junior Championships are underway, and in an exhibition between Sweden and a split squad United States team in Lake Placid on Monday, 2014 Kings first round draft pick Adrian Kempe (wearing #17) contributed a one-goal, two-point performance in a 6-2 Tre Kronor win over USA’s Team Blue. The highlights: -0:08: Kempe wristshot goal (described as a “rocket”) -0:30: Kempe strong net drive ...

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August 4, 2014 6:37 pm

Player evaluation: Schultz

JEFF SCHULTZ This season (playoffs): 7 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points, 0 penalty minutes, -1 rating, 18:51 time on ice The good: Jeff Schultz, a former first round draft pick and then a seven-year NHL veteran, signed with Los Angeles for $700,000 after having requested a trade, passing through waivers, and getting bought out by Washington during the progression and aftermath of the 2012-13 season. Saying that he ...

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August 4, 2014 12:33 pm

Keeping up with the Cup: August 4

WESTWARD, HO! When we last spoke, Jake Muzzin had just received a key to the city of Woodstock, Ontario. As of now, the Cup is two provinces to the west, having called at several Saskatchewan cities in addition to criss-crossing the Manitoba-Ontario border. First, it was time for Senior Pro Scout and 20-year Kings hockey operations veteran Rob Laird to have his second day with the Cup – and first ...

August 3, 2014 10:24 am

Reading the outdoor game tea leaves (via Puck Daddy)

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 ...

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