Update on LA Kings 2017-18 Salary Cap Following NHL Expansion Draft

Last month, we brought you part-one of what will most likely be a summer-long process of re-evaluating where the LA Kings stand relative to the 2017-18 salary cap. New GM Rob Blake has plenty of work ahead of him, as he works to re-tool his roster and the fly and put the Kings back in […]

VIDEO: Kings of the Roundtable – Episode 6, Lightning Round

We are now over an hours deep on this summer’s Kings of the Roundtable. Now get ready for Episode 6, a rapid fire lightning round on a plethora of different topics.
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VIDEO: Kings of the Roundtable – Episode 5, Trades and Free Agent Signings

After beginning to talk about potential trades and/or free agent signings during Kings of the Roundtable, Episode 4, the group is back to finish that discussion, as well as go to-to-toe on Dustin Brown losing the captaincy, the possibility of a bounce back year from Tyler Toffoli, should Anze Kopitar be expected to raise the […]

VIDEO: Kings of the Roundtable – Episode 4, Championship Window Closing

Has the LA Kings’ championship window closed? Is a roster rebuild necessary? Who should play with Anze Kopitar next season? What trades or free agent signings should the team explore this summer? These are just some of the questions answered in Kings of the Roundtable, Episode 4.
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VIDEO: Kings of the Roundtable – Episode 3, Upcoming Draft Plans

You asked for it, we deliver. We’re back with more Kings of the Roundtable. In Episode 3 we’re talking about Nic Dowd, Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez, Derek Forbort, Adrian Kempe, Michael Mersch, Paul LaDue, the NHL Draft, player development, and much more.
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VIDEO: Kings of the Roundtable – Episode 2, Rob Blake and Dustin Brown

After overwhelmingly positive feedback to last week’s Kings of the Roundtable debut (click here if you missed it), we’re back with Episode 2. And this time around, we’re talking about Rob Blake as the new General Manager (What does that really mean for the franchise?); plus free agency, Dustin Brown’s future, the NHL Expansion Draft […]

VIDEO: Kings of the Roundtable – Episode 1

Relax, the wait is finally over.
After first announcing our new project on twitter about a week ago, and then followed up with a press release a few days ago, the tine has finally arrived – let’s debut Episode 1 of Kings of the Roundtable, an unfiltered look at LA’s hockey team.
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Press Release: Kings of the Roundtable Video Series Set to Debut

LA Kings 2017-18 Salary Cap Crunch: Summer Work Underway

And so it begins; the LA Kings summer re-tool is officially in full swing. Sure, there are still several key decisions to be made by General Manager Rob Blake – i.e. who will join head coach John Stevens behind the bench, which players will get protected in the Expansion Draft (more on that below), etc. […]

Problem Identified: What the LA Kings Have Been Missing for Three Years

Since 2014, coming off a run that included two Stanley Cup parades in three years, the Los Angeles Kings have been plagued with constant questions surrounding what’s gone wrong. Theories have ranged from the loss of defenseman Slava Voynov to bad trades, from injuries to bad contracts, from a coach unwilling (or unable) to change […]