Real-Time Update on the Kopitar Contract Negotiations

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From every leading indicator, the ongoing contract talks between the Los Angeles Kings and Anze Kopitar are nearing the finish line. Back in November, we reported that the new contract was all but done – at what was believed to be a $9.75M cap hit over eight years – with a no trade / movement […]

Lombardi on Why He Made the Trade with Flyers and Why Now

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Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings’ acquisition of defenseman Luke Schenn and center Vincent Lecavalier from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for prospect Jordan Weal and a 2016 third-round draft pick, we joined a media conference call with GM Dean Lombardi, where he shared the following comments…
On what he sees in Lecavalier and Schenn:
“We […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on Sportsnet, Talking Kings-Flyers Trade and Next Moves

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio with Rob Kerr earlier today, where they discussed the Kings-Flyers trade, Luke Schenn, Jordan Weal, Vincent Lecavalier upcoming retirement, Anze Kopitar’s contract status, Dean Lombardi, Milan Lucic heading into free agency, Dustin Brown’s potential future in Los Angeles, the 2017 NHL All Star […]

Postgame Quotes: Ontario Struggles to Score and is Swept by Charlotte

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Following a 2-0 loss on Sunday to the visiting Charlotte Checkers, who completed a two game weekend sweep of the Reign, Ontario has now dropped three straight games for the first time this season. It was also their second time being shutout this year. Power play struggles aside, this team has mustered up just eight […]

Ontario Checked by Charlotte, Drop Second Straight

The Ontario Reign are not quite the same squad they were a month ago when they beat the Charlotte twice.  In the rematch in Ontario, the Reign dropped a close game 4-2. Michael Mersch has been with the big club for quite a while now and with Adrian Kempe tearing it up for Sweden at […]

San Diego Gulls stifled by Texas Stars, O’Brien scores lone goal

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CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars dished and dashed their way to a 6-1 victory against the San Diego Gulls on New Year’s Eve.
It was Texas’ best passing game of the season. The Stars sliced through the Gulls defense with smart passes, and they did it with flair as they scored a handful of […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio talking Byfuglien, Kings, and More

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Sunday night, host Jonathan Davis welcomed John Hoven back to the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio to discuss a myriad of hockey-related topics, including trade rumors involving the Los Angeles Kings, Dustin Byfuglien, Wayne Simmonds, contract talks with Anze Kopitar, 2016 Stanley Cup contenders, and much more.
Enjoy a free replay of all the […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending Dec. 27, 2015

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Below are brief updates on all LA Kings non-AHL prospects, meaning guys playing in the three Canadian junior leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL), plus college, ECHL, and overseas:
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay Battalion (3rd round pick in 2014, OHL)

20 goals, 27 assists, plus-13, 18 PIM in 32 games played
North Bay did not have a game […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

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We’re finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team’s future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable Mentions, followed by nine additional players who rounded out the top 10, the big moment is upon us.
Of […]

Unlike Whitney, Doan Has No Problems with NHL Youngsters

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With the NHL’s annual holiday break officially over, the Kings are in Phoenix tonight to face a familiar foe in Shane Doan and his Arizona Coyotes. Long the face of Phoenix hockey, the 39-year-old veteran is experiencing a bit of a renaissance prior to wrapping up his illustrious career. Not only are the Coyotes fighting […]