10 Final Tidbits to wrap up the LA Kings pre-season

Just a few notes to close out the pre-season coverage as we march towards Friday’s season opener…
– LA finished their eight-game exhibition schedule with a 4-2-2 record.
– For the second time in three years, Anze Kopitar led the team in pre-season scoring, picking up five goals and four assists, nine points total, in six games played […]

NHL Premiere: caption these three Drew Doughty photos

After a summer filled with some nervous Kings fans wondering if Drew Doughty would ever play a game in Los Angeles again – despite several reassurances by team management that he wasn’t going to be traded and it was ‘just business – the talented blueliner finally inked a deal on September 30th.
And while those same […]

Bye, bye Hamburg – Kings vs Freezers post-game notes

The pre-season is now officially over for the Los Angeles Kings after they defeated the Hamburg Freezers 5-4 earlier today in Germany.
POST-GAME NOTES:
– The Kings were allowed to play the game under German Elite League rules, thus they had 20 skaters, plus two goalies. The line combinations and D-pairings were:
Scott Parse – Anze Kopitar […]

Five final thoughts on the Kings vs Avs at Frozen Fury 2011

In front of a sell-out crowd at the MGM Grand on Saturday (announced as 11.478), the Kings lost 4-1 to the Colorado Avalanche. To close the chapter on this year’s event, here are five post-game notes…
– The last time the Kings lost a 60-minute game to the Avalanche in Las Vegas was all […]

Murray says Voynov will play Tuesday – did he tip his hand?

Slava Voynov of LA Kings (photo: M. Zampelli)

Given the words and actions of LA Kings coach Terry Murray over the last few weeks, it at least appears like forward Scott Parse may be hanging on by a thread.
The team needs to get the roster down to 21 skaters by Friday, meaning one more cut is […]

VIDEO: Frozen Fury XIV – proof that it actually happened

Many Kings fans returning to Southern California over the last 24 hours have been asking themselves one question – ‘What happened this weekend in Las Vegas?’
Some are referring to what took place on the ice Saturday night inside the MGM Grand hotel, where the Kings were crushed 4-1 by the Colorado Avalanche…and more confusing were […]

Drew Doughty on his most annoying LA Kings teammate

Last night, after the Kings mailed in a 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche and sent thousands of disappointed fans into casinos and bars throughout Las Vegas, the team and dozens of staff boarded a private charter and headed off to Europe.
First stop will be Hamburg, Germany – where the Kings will play their final pre-season […]

Kopitar, Richards, Mitchell on tonight’s Frozen Fury game

As most of you know, the Kings did not have their traditional morning skate at MGM Arena in Las Vegas today. Instead, they stayed back in SoCal after their 3-1 win in Anaheim last night and then took a flight over this morning.
However, prior to departing for Sin City, I gathered a few thoughts […]

Saturday cuts – LA Kings send three more to Manchester

The pruning of the Los Angeles Kings 2011 training cam roster continues.
Three players are on their way back to Manchester (AHL) – defensemen Andrew Campbell and Thomas Hickey, along with left wing Dwight King.
This has to be good news for Russian defeseman Slava Voynov, who is hoping to join the team on their season opening […]

Anze Kopitar in the lead for 3rd annual Eddie Joyal Award

Eddie Joyal, early LA Kings star

At the end of Spring Training, the Dodgers hand out the Roy Campanella Award, to a player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the team’s former Hall of Fame catcher.
On a more humble note, for the past few seasons, MayorsManor has recognized the player who leads the Kings […]