Kings Contracts: Heating up, Cooling off, and the Buyout

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When it comes to the Los Angeles Kings summer to do list, to say things are fluid would be about as obvious as calling the sky blue. A potential buyout for center Mike Richards and the ongoing legal issues surrounding defenseman Slava Voynov should be enough to bring everything else to a screeching halt. However, […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Final Push, Sharks Changes

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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 touch on all the latest happenings in the Pacific Division. Among the highlights were a look at Kings coach Darryl Sutter starting Martin Jones over Jonathan Quick in Edmonton, the impact of […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Richards Update, Kings-Canucks Preview

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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 what’s actually going on with Mike Richards, how Kings fans are reacting to the idea of his return, L.A.’s revamped defense, where things stand with Slava Voynov’s future on and […]

Kings Trade Scenarios, Odds on Several Deals

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With the NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, we continue to be inundated with questions about what the Kings might be doing, who they’re looking at, which players might move, if they’re done making deals after the trade with Carolina, etc.
We have spent a ton of time on calls, texts, and face to face conversations over […]

Lombardi on Sekera Trade, Pearson, Clifford, and Voynov

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Following the Kings trade with Carolina earlier today, GM Dean Lombardi hosted a conference call with local media. In typical fashion, he had plenty to say on a myriad of topics. In earlier portions already posted (with links below), he explained in detail what’s been going through his mind over the past month and how […]

Time for Change: Kings Lineup Suggestions

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‘Oh October, where have you gone,’ is likely something Darryl Sutter often wonders. Back in the opening month of the season his Kings had the hottest line in hockey, with the trio of Tanner Pearson-Jeff Carter-Tyler Toffoli racking up 35 points in the first 11 games. Overall, the team has been a bit of a mystery most nights, […]

FREE REPLAY: Mayor on Sportsnet Radio talking Kings-Flames

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Here is a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio in Calgary with Flames host Pat Steinberg. During the segment they discussed Anze Kopitar’s recent play, Marian Gaborik’s return from injury, what to do with Jeff Carter, Tanner Pearson’s declining numbers, how Tyler Toffoli is being used, the greatness of […]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Wild, November 26

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Los Angeles and Minnesota have split the last six games played, with each side winning three. All but the first game in that set have been decided by just one goal. Further, there has been at least one shootout between the teams in each of the last four seasons. To keep that streak alive, they’ll […]

In the Room: Kings and Hurricanes talk LA’s 3-2 win

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Following the Kings 3-2 win vs. the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night, here is what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the overall game:
“We controlled the game in the offensive zone, so we did what we wanted. We tried to get to the net, but [Cam] Ward’s been hot. […]

Mark Morris on Muzzin, McNabb, and ManchVegas

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After decades of promising to build from within, the Kings have finally stuck with it and flourished under GM Dean Lombardi. Among the many changes made to the team’s infrastructure in the months following the Massachusetts native coming to Los Angeles was to hire a former college coach to take over behind the bench of […]