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 […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Toffoli and Pearson Contracts, Kings Next Moves

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis of the Two Man Advantage to discuss several topics circling the LA Kings, including: Tyler Toffoli’s new contract, Tanner Pearson getting a new deal, Rob Blake’s report card as GM thus far, Jonathan Quick’s return next […]

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 […]

Rob Blake on How and Why John Stevens Was Promoted

Following today’s LA Kings press conference to announce John Stevens as the team’s new head coach, General Manager Rob Blake shared a plethora of additional insight into how and why the promotion occurred:
Blake on finding a head coach right away:
“Well, I think I’ve experienced it first hand, which goes a long way. Also, the experience […]

The Final Interview: Darryl Sutter on the How and Why of Being Fired, plus What Lies Ahead

When all was said and done, Darryl Sutter remained Darryl Sutter right up until the very end… and even beyond.
Just days removed from being fired in Los Angeles, he was back in a very familiar setting – about an hour outside of downtown, watching the Kings AHL affiliate in Ontario. Unlike previous visits, which provided […]

WATCH: LA Kings Press Conference with Robitaille and Blake

On Monday, following the LA Kings missing the playoffs for the second time in three years, AEG President and CEO Dan Beckerman announced the exit of GM Dean Lombardi and coach Darryl Sutter, as both were relieved of their duties.
“This was an extremely difficult decision and was made with an enormous amount of consideration […]

Latest Thoughts on Changes Coming to the LA Kings

Remember when you would get in trouble as a kid and your mom would tell you, ‘Just wait until your father gets home!’ and the anticipation of what he might say or do would just eat you up inside? Well, welcome to the City of Angeles on April 10, 2017 – where the tension in […]

Expanded Details on LA Kings 2016-17 Home Opener

Building on our tweet yesterday, where we noted the Kings would open their 2016-17 home schedule with a game on October 14th vs. the Philadelphia Flyers, we can now pass along some additional details. After speaking to various sources throughout the week, it has become apparent that, despite the game being scheduled for a Friday […]

What You Need to Know About Michael Mersch’s Game

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 […]

Rob Blake Interview Part 1 – on Mersch, AHL in Ontario

After the Ontario Reign’s 3-0 win over the San Jose Barracuda, Reign General Manger Rob Blake met with the media postgame.
On Michael Mersch playing in Ontario Compared to LA:
“I thought he had a tremendous training camp also in that aspect.  He does a lot of things that are hard to find in the league, puck […]