Kopitar Comes Close at NHL All Star Game

The Los Angeles Kings (and their fans) have faced many injustices this season – from what should have been Ryan Smyth’s game tying goal in Ottawa to Jonathan Quick not being included on the NHL All Star team. And yes, there was also the blown call against Phoenix, which later cost GM Dean Lombardi a [...]

Top Ten NHL All Star Game Tweets

That’s it. The 2011 NHL All Star Game is over.
Team Lidstrom came back from being down 4-0 in the first period to defeat Team Staal 11-10. Patrick Sharp was voted the game’s MVP and the Kings’ Anze Kopitar had two goals.
Kudos to all the changes the NHL put in place this year, especially the draft [...]

Kopitar vs. Ovechkin at Super Skills Event

In a few short hours the second wave of this year’s NHL All Star Weekend will get underway with the popular Super Skills Competition.
Team captains Nicklas Lidstrom and Eric Staal met with Brendan Shanahan, NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development, earlier this morning to determine which of their players would participate in each [...]

NHL All Star Game Mock Draft with Anze Kopitar

In a little less than an hour, hockey fans everywhere will be treated to something truly unique.  This year’s NHL All Star teams will be selected by Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit Red Wings) and Eric Staal (Carolina Hurricanes) in a live television draft.
The pre-event storylines are abundant – will the Sedin twins be slit up? Will teammates, [...]

NHL All Star Game Mock Draft with Matt Greene

Kings defenseman was Matt Greene was the 44th overall pick back at the 2002 NHL Draft. So, he knows all about waiting around to be selected.
Right now, he’s probably half way to Pioneertown (story here). However, before he left we did a mock draft for this weekend’s NHL All Star Game.
Like the mock drafted posted [...]

NHL All Star Game Mock Draft with Drew Doughty

All Star Games in every sport have become boring.
We all know it.
If the game is in your city, it’s a great experience – as it was here in Los Angeles in 2002…a weekend filled with legends of the game everywhere, the fan fest, a skills competition, etc.
However, the game itself isn’t much to get pumped [...]

What the Others Are Doing

After last night’s 3-2 shootout victory over the visiting San Jose Sharks, the Kings will be enjoying some much needed time off for the next four days.
Well, everybody except Anze Kopitar – he’s heading to the NHL All Star Game in Raleigh, NC.
What are the others doing? Take a look…
Jack Johnson – I’m going home. [...]

Terry Murray – Weekend To Do List

In the end, the Kings were able to finish the month of January on a high note.
After a dismal 2-6 homestand a few weeks ago, they’ve now won three in a row – two against division opponents.
The road ahead won’t be any easier. They’ll be spending the next four weeks away from Staples Center, [...]

Doughty, Smyth, Kopitar – Feeling Trapped?

Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Ryan Smyth have very different plans for this weekend. More on that tomorrow though. For now, they have a game to play against the San Jose Sharks.
Throughout the season you hear about trap games, ones where a team might be caught sleeping. Is tonight one of those games, coming just [...]

POLL: Best Gretzky Game with LA Kings

The name Wayne Gretzky means many things to many people.
For most, it simply means hockey.
He retired on April 18, 1999 with 61 NHL records. Since then, only one – most career assists in the All-Star Game – has been broken.
The move that brought him to Los Angeles will probably forever be the biggest trade in [...]