LA Kings forward Brad Richardson – the human avalanche

LA Kings Brad Richardson (photo: C. Ikiri)

The old ‘put me in coach’ saying could possibly be modified for Brad Richardson. ‘Plug me in’ coach may be more appropriate for the versatile forward.
Last season he played just about every position among the Kings four offensive lines, including a few stints on the top line with [...]

Is Kansas City more of a hockey town than Los Angeles?

On the surface, you might not think of Kansas City as a hockey town. Instead, your sports mind probably first takes you to baseball’s Royals or football’s Chiefs.
But, eight miles down the road from the home stadiums of those two teams, a pair of NHL hockey clubs will square off in a sold out arena [...]

Kings ‘Most Likely’ Opening Next Season in Europe

There is still plenty of hockey left to be played this season. However, for those looking ahead to the fall, here are two quick scheduling notes:
* As first reported by RinkRat on LetsGoKings.com, the Kings annual pre-season game in Las Vegas vs. the Colorado Avalanche has been set. Frozen Fury XIV will take place at [...]

Kopitar, Doughty Power the Kings Past Avalance

Here are a few post-game notes following the Kings 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche earlier this afternoon…
* Weather fanatics get Storm Watch, Kings fans were on Richie Watch with Colorado in town. Of course he was going to the top line. What did you expect? Richardson finished the night with one assist, no goals.
* [...]

MayorsManor Podcast featuring Tony Granato

When evaluating a trade in sports years down the line if you’d still make the same trade again, that usually tells you which team won the exchange.
In the case of the Kings sending Bernie Nicholls to the New York Rangers for Tomas Sandstrom and Tony Granato, of course they’d do that deal again.
The offensive duo [...]

The Captain Cools Off Colorado

Heading into action tonight most of the focus was on number 10 for the Kings due to the debuting Marco Sturm. When things were over, 23 was the number of the night. Dustin Brown had four points (2g, 2a) and Jonathan Quick made 23 saves.
Back on April 1 of last season Brown had the first [...]

Painting by Numbers with Ryan Smyth

Over his four-plus-year reign as Kings General Manager there can be little arguing Dean Lombardi’s incredible success at the NHL Draft table. However, the possible knocks on his rebuilding project in L.A. have been with free agent signings and trades for veteran players.
Some fans would have preferred a quick fix solution to the team he [...]

MayorsManor Podcast – featuring Ian Laperriere

Trevor Lewis is wearing #22 this season. Before him were names like Baumgartner, Huddy, Tocchet, Conroy and Halpern. However, for most Kings fans there’s only one #22…Ian Laperriere.
And the admiration for Lappy isn’t just among the fans.
“Ian, the way he plays, tells it all” said captain Dustin Brown when talking about the four leaders that [...]

Five Fun Facts for Ryan Smyth’s 1000th NHL Game

Only 256 players in NHL history have played in 1,000 games. Later tonight that number will increase by one when Ryan Smyth suits up for the Kings.
In honor of Rhyno’s accomplishment (or Smitty, or Captain Canada, or Captain California…or whatever you may call him), here are Five Fun Facts to get you primed for the [...]

Two Minutes in the Box… with Wayne Simmonds

Whenever trade rumors involving the LA Kings come up lately, one of the first names mentioned is Wayne Simmonds.
And why not? Teams love players like Wayne. He’s young, physical, very coachable and continues to improve each season.
Two years ago he burst onto the scene – forcing his way onto the Kings according to coach Terry [...]