Exclusive Photos: Jonathan Quick practices with Manchester Monarchs

After initial reports had him leaving for Manchester early last week, LA Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stuck around for a few more days. Last Wednesday we tweeted a photo of him working out in Ontario, wearing a Reign jersey. Then, on Friday night, he was one of the assistant coaches for a charity game played [...]

UPDATED: Alec Martinez at hospital after taking puck to the face

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Kings defenseman Alec Martiinez spent last week back home in Dallas. Although the NHL lockout was nearing the completion of its second full month, he was feeling pretty good about himself. Martinez had been over in Finland playing for TPS Turku and just before leaving he scored his first goal with the team. After ten games [...]

How the Kings’ Jonathan Quick is skating through a lockout loophole

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Everybody loves a good loophole, right?
Remember all you’ve heard or read about the ‘NHL member teams cannot have contact of any type with their players during the lockout’ stuff? Well, here’s a new wrinkle – Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was not only skating at the team’s practice facility today, but he was wearing his usual [...]

Confirmed: Jordan Nolan injured in a fight last night

For all the concern about members of the LA Kings possibly suffering injuries while playing over in Europe, the first NHL lockout to befall the reigning Stanley Cup Champions actually took place in Rhode Island last night.
Jordan Nolan – our guest on the MayorsManor show earlier this week – was injured in a fight with Bobby Robins of [...]

VIDEO: He’s back! MayorsManor interview with Simon Gagne

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Last week we shared that Simon Gagne had been cleared for practice – it was time to put away the ‘no contact’ jersey. And earlier today, when the Kings took the ice for their first practice since advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals, he joined them. Sure, Gagne wasn’t slotted in on a regular line (he skated [...]

Bitz suspended, Clifford to miss game two – now what?

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As we first reported, Kyle Clifford did not practice with the Kings this afternoon. Then, following the team’s optional on-ice session, coach Darryl Sutter declared Clifford out of the line-up for game two tomorrow night vs. the Canucks - all stemming from the hit he suffered from Byron Bitz (video here).
In fact, neither of the players involved in the [...]

Kings vs Red Wings first goal contest on new website

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Once again, the Kings will face a banged up Detroit team tonight - they’re still playing without Nicklas Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, Todd Bertuzzi and a few others.  However, Jimmy Howard is expected to make his return in goal for the Red Wings.
Still, as noted by Matt Greene prior to last week’s game at Joe Louis Arena, it’s never [...]

Honestly, Simon Gagne is just trying to be honest

When Ryan Smyth was traded to the Oilers last summer, the Kings were left with a big hole on the left side – a position they were already thin in. So, it wasn’t much of a surprise when GM Dean Lombardi signed free agent Simon Gagne to take his place. The seven-time 20 goal scorer, [...]

Nolan, King up and Voynov, Stoll out for LA Kings

Slava Voynov is on his way back to Manchester. It’s an easy move to understand, as the team was carrying an extra defenseman and it seems that coach Darryl Sutter has settled on Alec Martinez. Thus, it was time for Voynov to head back to the AHL, where he can play large minutes every night [...]

Richards – plenty to say about NHL rules, Morrow, Kopitar

After the game last night, Kings forward Mike Richards wasn’t happy with the instigator penalty he was assigned in his fight with Stars’ captain Brenden Morrow.
Prior to the Kings boarding a plane for Calgary, he had a chance to speak about the entire incident at the Kings training facility in El Segundo…
On the overall situation [...]