Real-Time Update on the Kopitar Contract Negotiations

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From every leading indicator, the ongoing contract talks between the Los Angeles Kings and Anze Kopitar are nearing the finish line. Back in November, we reported that the new contract was all but done – at what was believed to be a $9.75M cap hit over eight years – with a no trade / movement […]

Lombardi on Why He Made the Trade with Flyers and Why Now

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Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings’ acquisition of defenseman Luke Schenn and center Vincent Lecavalier from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for prospect Jordan Weal and a 2016 third-round draft pick, we joined a media conference call with GM Dean Lombardi, where he shared the following comments…
On what he sees in Lecavalier and Schenn:
“We […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on Sportsnet, Talking Kings-Flyers Trade and Next Moves

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio with Rob Kerr earlier today, where they discussed the Kings-Flyers trade, Luke Schenn, Jordan Weal, Vincent Lecavalier upcoming retirement, Anze Kopitar’s contract status, Dean Lombardi, Milan Lucic heading into free agency, Dustin Brown’s potential future in Los Angeles, the 2017 NHL All Star […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

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We’re finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team’s future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable Mentions, followed by nine additional players who rounded out the top 10, the big moment is upon us.
Of […]

Unlike Whitney, Doan Has No Problems with NHL Youngsters

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With the NHL’s annual holiday break officially over, the Kings are in Phoenix tonight to face a familiar foe in Shane Doan and his Arizona Coyotes. Long the face of Phoenix hockey, the 39-year-old veteran is experiencing a bit of a renaissance prior to wrapping up his illustrious career. Not only are the Coyotes fighting […]

OPINION: Dustin Brown’s Future with the LA Kings

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Raise your hand if you’ve heard this before: Following trade rumors surrounding LA Kings captain Dustin Brown, a young player comes up from the AHL, adding energy to the team and balance to the offensive options – and then team goes on to win the Stanley Cup. Yes, history could be repeating itself about six […]

AHL: Reign Downed By Gulls In Shootout – Analysis, Line Combos, Video Highlights

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Roughly one-third of the way through their season, the Ontario Reign are cruising through the AHL’s Pacific Division. With only four regulation losses, it has been nearly impossible from denying the Reign a point after 60 minutes of play. The team that won last year’s Calder Cup in Utica hasn’t looked to have slowed down […]

Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 2, Mersch

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We know you want it, so here we are – one step closer to announcing the name of who sits at No. 1 on our LA Kings Top 10 Prospects list. First, we have to start with No. 2, and he is a player many of you have been asking quite a bit about over […]

Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 3, 4, and 5

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After a drawn out process that has lasted much longer than we originally anticipated (and, yes, we apologize and thank you for your patience), we are inching closer to wrapping up our early season look at the LA Kings Top 10 Prospects.
As noted previously, these bi-annual rankings provide some of the most popular content […]

What You Need to Know About Michael Mersch’s Game

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MayorsManor has confirmed: #LAKings have called up @mikemersch25 (Mike Mersch) from @ontarioreign. Had 12 goals in 19 AHL games this season.
— The Mayor John Hoven (@mayorNHL) December 9, 2015
Dating back to last season, Michael Mersch has scored 36 goals in his last 52 games.
With a dizzying array of feints and jukes, the newest King always […]