LA Kings 2017-18 Salary Cap Crunch: Summer Work Underway

And so it begins; the LA Kings summer re-tool is officially in full swing. Sure, there are still several key decisions to be made by General Manager Rob Blake – i.e. who will join head coach John Stevens behind the bench, which players will get protected in the Expansion Draft (more on that below), etc. […]

Problem Identified: What the LA Kings Have Been Missing for Three Years

Since 2014, coming off a run that included two Stanley Cup parades in three years, the Los Angeles Kings have been plagued with constant questions surrounding what’s gone wrong. Theories have ranged from the loss of defenseman Slava Voynov to bad trades, from injuries to bad contracts, from a coach unwilling (or unable) to change […]

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 […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven Boldly Predicts Kings Future Plans

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis on the Two Man Advantage to discuss a myriad of Los Angeles Kings related topics – and went so far as making a few bold predictions about upcoming moves and the future of GM Dean Lombardi, […]

LA Kings 2016-17 Salary Cup Crunch: Where Things Stand Today

A few of the worst kept secrets in Los Angeles have been officially revealed over the past few days – Vinny Lecavalier is officially retiring, Milan Lucic wants to stay in Los Angeles, and the Kings’ still haven’t solved their problems on defense (largely caused by the departure of Slava Voynov).
Thus, it will be another […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Problems, WC Playoff Predictions

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about the Los Angeles Kings missing the playoffs and to offer predictions on all eight Western Conference teams who did make it into post-season play. Among the highlights were a look […]

Dirty Dozen: 12 Postgame Comments Following Kings-Ducks

Postgame comments collected following the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 OT victory over the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night at the Honda Center…
Justin Williams on getting one point rather than two:
“The last two games in this building, we’ve given up third period leads. Which, come playoff time, is a recipe for elimination, so something we’ve […]

Greene and McNabb: Stadium Series Pre-Game Comments

In advance of tonight’s Kings and Sharks game at Levi’s Stadium, here are thoughts from Los Angeles defensemen Brayden McNabb and Matt Greeme…
On his previous outdoor experience, while in junior hockey:
McNabb: “It was in Spokane and we lost 11-2 or something. I don’t want to remember it, trying to forget.”
On the quality of the ice […]

Puck Probability: Predictions for Rangers at Kings, Jan. 8

It’s funny, after the Kings beat the New Jersey Devils for the Stanley Cup in 2012, there wasn’t much of a buzz for a rematch the next time they played (in fairness, that was partially due to their next encounter not coming for quite some time due to the NHL Lockout). More recently, the Kings […]

Puck Probability: Predictions for Kings at Oilers, Dec. 30

Kings v Oilers, man, back in the day that was a marquee match up in the NHL if there ever was one. The story lines came by the chapter, not simply by the headlines. Nowadays, meh. It means little in the grand scheme of things.
That being said, LA needs a road win. What’s new, right? Well, actually, […]