New Year’s Resolutions with Kevin Westgarth

Besides size and strength, one of the many things Kevin Westgarth brings to the Kings this season is a great sense of humor. Perhaps it’s the Princeton education that helps him come up with such great quotes. Or perhaps it’s because he has plenty of time to sit on the bench and think of his [...]

Throwback Thursdays – Kings v Flyers’ primer with Dave Schultz

These days the connection between the Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings is largely off the ice, through members of management.
Back in the ’70s it was completely different.
Not only did they come into the league together in 1967, but they shared a few players early on – including the Kings sending two of their more [...]

Kings – Flyers Preview with Ian Laperriere

The best players in the National Hockey League usually have nicknames that everybody knows.
And Lappy is no different.
Around the league Ian Laperriere is universally loved and admired. He was called the toughest guys in hockey by The Hockey News last year and he’s been a fan favorite everywhere he’s played. Unfortunately, he’s on the shelf [...]

Kings – Coyotes Preview with Eric Belanger

To get something of value, you have to give up something of value.
It’s an old adage when it comes to making trades in the NHL and it almost always proves true. Perhaps, not as often in the salary cap era – when more and more teams seem to be making ‘cap trades’ instead of ‘hockey [...]

WJC 2011: Team USA Report w/ Jack Johnson

The 2011 World Junior Championships are underway in Buffalo, NY and as has become tradition over the last few years, several Kings prospects are participating – Derek Forbort (USA), Brayden Schenn (Canada) and Maxim Kitsyn (Russia).
Earlier today Drew Doughty joined us for a look at Team Canada.  In the article below we’ll take a look at [...]

WJC 2011: Team Canada Report w/ Drew Doughty

The 2011 World Junior Championships are underway in Buffalo, NY and as has become tradition over the last few years, several Kings prospects are participating – Derek Forbort (USA), Brayden Schenn (Canada) and Maxim Kitsyn (Russia).
In this article we’ll take a look at Team Canada and get some thoughts from Drew Doughty on his time [...]

POLL: Goalies – What Would You Do?

Is the goaltending battle that many expected for the LA Kings this season finally in full bloom?
After a rocky start, Jonathan Bernier appears to have found his game. Sunday’s victory over the Ducks gave him back to back wins for the first time this season. And he only gave up one goal in each start.
After [...]

Westgarth and the Week Ahead

As we enter the final week of 2010, the schedule doesn’t appear to be friendly for the Kings.
Last night’s game with Anaheim began a stretch where they’ll play four games in five nights – something they haven’t had to do since the 1994-95 season. And that includes 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 when the NHL [...]

World Juniors 2011 – What You Need To Know

If you’re like most hockey fans south of Canada, you probably don’t pay too much attention to future NHL prospects. Junior hockey isn’t a big deal in the States and big time college hockey is limited to a handful of markets. So, it’s understandable.
However, if you were going to make an exception to your normal [...]

Holiday Series – Gifts of Christmas Yet To Come

[Part three of a three part series]
Over the last two days we’ve presented the first two installments of this year’s gift series using the theme from Charles Dickens’ classic novel A Christmas Carol.
Thursday’s Kings Gifts of Christmas Past included items such as a game worn Rogie Vachon mask, a Gretzky doll and the must have [...]