After skating with Haydn Fleury and who I believe was equipment manager/goalie Jorge Alvez at PNC Arena Saturday morning, 2014 Conn Smythe Trophy recipient Justin Williams joined 2015 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award recipient Nick Nickson to discuss the ex-King's push to rejoin a talented Carolina squa... Full Story
Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Las Vegas.
The light of a Vegas morning can be harsh, as anyone who's taken an 8:45 a.m. taxi to McCarran on a Sunday in July can tell you. But this is winter, and the solsitial light splashed a gold filter across a panoramic, northeast-facing view that c... Full Story
A number of bits learned from Friday’s State of the Franchise forum, as shared by GM Rob Blake and Head Coach Todd McLellan. There will also be a separate quote transcript from Todd’s availability, which immediately followed Rob’s.
--First, a recap from earlier. Gabe Vilardi: back issue, won’t sk... Full Story
Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLITodd McLellan is now two and a half months into his tenure as the LA Kings’ head coach, a span that has allowed him to expand on a relationship with one assistant coach and hire another. On this Wednesday, midway through development camp and the organization’s fifth consecut... Full Story
INSIDERS. A happy Thursday afternoon to you from Big D. The LA Kings took the American Airlines Center ice at 11:30 a.m. in advance of tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars (5:30 p.m. PT / FOX Sports West / FOX Sports app / LA Kings Audio Network) and held an optional skate.
--The vit... Full Story
Allow me to present a new LA Kings Insider recurring feature – one that has actually been in the planning stage for over a year. During the season, whether on social media or in LAKI commenting, I get asked questions about certain aspects of the team’s play, travel, logistics and organizational stru... Full Story
INSIDERS. The dawn of a new season is upon us. We shall commemorate this, in pog podcast form. Join host Jesse Cohen and guests Nick Nickson, Mike Commito and yrs truly as we go behind the scenes in the Hall of Famer's career, recall several historic debuts and take a look at the final roster and pr... Full Story
Good morning from El Segundo, Insiders. Notes!
-The Kings either did not hold actual line rushes, or skated through them prior to my 10:02 arrival, but yesterday's lines are likely to hold up. Nic Dowd remained on the ice with Jonathan Quick - more on that in a moment - so the forward lines shoul... Full Story
More excellent August #content, courtesy of Olli Postanin and Jacob Ardown, the On the Bench Boys. Extended stick taps go to LA Kings Production for unearthing these sick fundie videos.
First, Kyle Clifford learns how he can "muck it up a little better."
On this eppie, the @onthebenchcrew teac... Full Story
In building up a digitized archive of photos, videos and assorted memorabilia, the Kings have partnered with Heritage Werks in advance of the 50th anniversary season to be able to disseminate images and captured moments from the club's history. That database is still new - most of it is populated by... Full Story
The Kings and Fox Sports West jointly announced first round broadcast coverage plans today. It wasn't the lengthiest announcement because the entirety of the television schedule for the series between the Kings and Sharks isn’t yet finalized.
What we do know: The first two games of the series, w... Full Story