DETAILS: LA Kings get big defenseman from Florida for draft pick

Although the Kings’ players are getting the day off today, the same can’t be said for GM Dean Lombardi.
Early this morning it was announced that Los Angeles had acquired left-handed defenseman Keaton Ellerby from Florida in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Here are 10 Tidbits on the deal…
- The fifth round [...]

Contest: First Goal – NHL playoff games 4/17/2012

As announced over the weekend, we’ve taken the MayorsManor First Goal Contest to a whole new level. By simply picking a few players, you could win a jersey or stick signed by the entire LA Kings team!
This edition of the First Goal Game will run through the remainder of the NHL Playoffs and is completely [...]

Warming up the leftovers with Clifford, Greene, Westgarth

Things have been a little busy lately, so it’s time to play catch up this morning. Sometimes, you have ‘extra’ quotes that just never see the light of day because of timing, other news stories popping up, etc. Then, they’re lost forever. Rather than let that happen, let’s back track for just [...]

VIDEO: Mike Richards hit by Bergenheim, no suspension

The NHL has announced there will not be any suspension or fine for the hit Florida’s Sean Bergenheim put on LA center Mike Richards late in the second period of last night’s game.
It’s been ruled a full body hit.
Judge for yourself…

More notes and quotes coming soon, including an update on the extent of Richards’ injuries.  [...]

LA wins 2-1, postgame quotes from Panthers locker room

Despite out-shooting the Kings 42-26, which was also the most shots LA has given up to any opponent this season, the Panthers lost 2-1 on Thursday night…and it was the seventh straight time the Kings have downed the Panthers, dating all the way back to November 5, 2003.
Although the two teams rarely play each other, [...]

Panthers at Kings pregame primer – with Mike Richards

When the Florida Panthers and Los Angeles Kings last played each other it certainly featured an exciting finish. Tied 2-2 with less than three minutes remaining in the third period, Anze Kopitar scored to put LA on top and they went on to win the game 3-2.
That was only Kopitar’s fourth career game vs. Florida, [...]

Kings coach Murray ready to take on former Flyers student

Bill and Kevin Dineen (photo: Flyers Archives)

Ah yes, more Kings-Flyers connections. It seems like there’s a new one every week or so and tonight brings yet another one.
After practice yesterday, coach Terry Murray didn’t have much to offer when asked about the Florida Panthers revamped roster this season – preferring to wait until after [...]

Milestone Moment – Rob Scuderi’s first NHL game

For Rob Scuderi, February 12, 2004 may not have been where his hockey story began, yet it did mark ‘day one’ of his officially becoming an NHL defenseman.
Playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins at the time, his team traveled to Florida for a game with the Florida Panthers…
“Well, unfortunately, we lost (5-1),” said Scuderi, when asked [...]

Former King Mike Weaver talks time in LA, Dustin Brown

Mike Weaver was originally signed as a free agent by Los Angeles in July 2004 and he spent the following year in Manchester (AHL), while the NHL went through a season-long lockout.
That team won 51 games, was led by brand new Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau and featured such names as Dustin Brown, Mike Cammalleri, [...]

Marco Sturm happy to move on from the lows of LA

Sturm in LA, January 2011 (photo: C. Ikiri)

When you’ve played over 900 games in the NHL, a 17-game stint with a team isn’t exactly something that’s going to stick out in your mind. Still, returning to LA tonight with the Florida Panthers to face his former team – and we use that term rather loosely [...]