LA Kings’ Willie Mitchell on his past, present and future

Willie Mitchell will be staring at part of his past when he steps onto the ice tonight in New Jersey.
“Where it all started. That’s the first thing I think about when it comes to playing the Devils,” the 10-year NHL veteran said. “It doesn’t matter how many teams you’ve played for, and I’ve [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Alec Martinez hopes to have money left over for new sticks

Martinez and Dean Lombardi (photo: C. Ikiri)

Earlier in the week, we had Kyle Clifford on to talk about his new equipment endorsement with Bauer – ‘head to toe Bauer’ as The Colonel said.
Meanwhile, although defenseman Alec Martinez may have signed a contract extension with the Kings this summer, he hasn’t landed a stick deal yet. Nor [...]

Jack Johnson not worried about much, including his plus-minus

Jack Johnson of LA Kings (photo: K. Spatz)

Kings defenseman Jack Johnson has few worries away from the rink, especially after signing a seven-year, $30.5-million contract extension back in January.
So, he was free to spend his summer on things other than stressing about a the trials and tribulations that can come with negotiating a new deal [...]

Preparing for life without Doughty, Kings coach Murray talks Voynov vs Hickey

Voynov, LA Kings rookie (photo: K. Spatz)

Hey, have you heard the news?
Drew Doughty hasn’t resigned with the LA Kings yet.
After being bombarded with questions about his former Norris trophy candidate during the opening day of camp, coach Terry Murray is now starting to prepare for the possibility of having to fill his spot on the roster [...]

LA Kings Training Camp 2011 – Player Groups A, B and C

Saturday morning at 8:30 am the Los Angeles Kings – well, about one-third of them – will take the ice in El Segundo for the opening of the team’s main training camp.
Over two dozen of the participants have been in Rookie Camp for the last week or so and the majority of other players and [...]

VIDEO: LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi on Doughty, rookies

Daryl Evans spoke with Los Angeles Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi earlier today – among the topics: holdout defenseman Drew Doughty and the just completed Rookie Camp. Take a look…

If you’d like to win a pair of lower bowl seats for this coming Wednesday’s pre-season game at Staples Center, featuring the Kings vs. the [...]

Coach Murray on camp performance of Muzzin, Deslauriers

Jake Muzzin, LA Kings (photo: Kasey Spatz)

Sure, nobody won a job or lost a job with the Los Angeles Kings due to their performance at this week’s development camp.
However, the annual showcase allows Kings’ coaches and management an opportunity to evaluate the on and off ice skill sets of their top prospects.
And when it comes to [...]

DevCamp 2011: Pre-camp comments from Pierre Durepos

Defenseman Pierre Durepos is no stranger to the highs and lows of a hockey life.
The 6-foot-1 blueliner posted 30 points (3g, 27a) in 68 regular season games last year in the Quebec junior league.
Originally taken 10th overall by the Saint John Sea Dogs in the 2009 QMJHL draft, he recently saw several of his [...]