Is Drew Doughty committed enough to win the Norris Trophy?

You may have read this line somewhere before…
Drew Doughty, future Norris Trophy winner.
That’s what was being thrown around when the Kings used the second overall pick at the 2008 NHL Draft to take the London, Ontario native.
Things started off on the right foot too, as he made the team the following October at just 18 years [...]

Kevin Westgarth on NHL’s toughest, best and most underrated players

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Yesterday, NHLPA executive and former player Mathieu Schneider joined Kings forward Kevin Westgarth and St. Louis Blues captain David Backes for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit. Fans were invited to submit their questions on any topic and the trio would take turns answering. You can see all the entries here [...]

Kings vs Red Wings first goal contest on new website

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 [...]

Top Ten NHL All Star Game Tweets

That’s it. The 2011 NHL All Star Game is over.
Team Lidstrom came back from being down 4-0 in the first period to defeat Team Staal 11-10. Patrick Sharp was voted the game’s MVP and the Kings’ Anze Kopitar had two goals.
Kudos to all the changes the NHL put in place this year, especially the draft [...]

Kopitar vs. Ovechkin at Super Skills Event

In a few short hours the second wave of this year’s NHL All Star Weekend will get underway with the popular Super Skills Competition.
Team captains Nicklas Lidstrom and Eric Staal met with Brendan Shanahan, NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development, earlier this morning to determine which of their players would participate in each [...]

NHL All Star Game Mock Draft with Anze Kopitar

In a little less than an hour, hockey fans everywhere will be treated to something truly unique.  This year’s NHL All Star teams will be selected by Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit Red Wings) and Eric Staal (Carolina Hurricanes) in a live television draft.
The pre-event storylines are abundant – will the Sedin twins be slit up? Will teammates, [...]

NHL All Star Game Mock Draft with Matt Greene

Kings defenseman was Matt Greene was the 44th overall pick back at the 2002 NHL Draft. So, he knows all about waiting around to be selected.
Right now, he’s probably half way to Pioneertown (story here). However, before he left we did a mock draft for this weekend’s NHL All Star Game.
Like the mock drafted posted [...]

NHL All Star Game Mock Draft with Drew Doughty

All Star Games in every sport have become boring.
We all know it.
If the game is in your city, it’s a great experience – as it was here in Los Angeles in 2002…a weekend filled with legends of the game everywhere, the fan fest, a skills competition, etc.
However, the game itself isn’t much to get pumped [...]

Shane Doan Would Pick Kopitar at NHL All-Star Draft

Anze Kopitar received some recent praise from one of the most respected captains in the league…
Friday afternoon Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes was a guest on The PowerPlay (NHL Radio show) and they were talking about the fact that the Coyotes didn’t have any players selected to attend this year’s NHL All-Star Game.
Which, if you’re [...]