Four LA Kings prospects make preliminary WJC rosters

Later this week we’ll have a full prospect report posted, including a look at what’s going on out east with the Manchester Monarchs.
For now, here’s the big news of the day…
Team Finland and the USA have submitted their preliminary rosters for the upcoming World Junior Championships (Canada’s was released last week).
This […]

Trevor Lewis responds to benching, Murray’s comments

Lewis – LA vs Anaheim (photo: M. Zampelli)

Things can change fairly quickly in the NHL, just ask Kings forward Trevor Lewis.
He came into camp riding the high of a strong second half and playoff performance – where he was one of the team’s top penalty killers and was starting to find his offensive touch. […]

Xbox is hurting Dustin Penner, Richards might be helping

Penner remains out for Kings (photo: D. Sheehan)

On second thought… Dustin Penner will not be in the Kings line-up tomorrow night versus Florida. After indicating as such earlier in the week, coach Terry Murray said he’s ‘not quite’ ready yet. He also assured the small group gathered to speak with him after practice […]

POLL: What’s the right roster move for the LA Kings?

As reported yesterday, Dustin Penner is set to return to the Kings line-up this Thursday. In order for that to happen though, the team needs to make a roster move to create a slot for him.
If you were the Kings GM, which of the following moves would you make?
To answer the question properly, first […]

Westgarth goes from ‘stewing in his juices’ into the line-up

Westgarth remains positive (photo: M. Zampelli)

By all accounts, Kevin Westgarth had a great summer. He married his longtime girlfriend and signed a two-year contract extension with the Kings.
Things haven’t been so good since though.
Coming off a season where he played 56 games, roughly two-thirds of the regular season games, he’s only seen action in […]

Mike Richards on the return of Sidney Crosby to the NHL

While a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, Mike Richards played the New Jersey Devils a total of 41 times, which was more than any other team in the league.
Just one game behind were the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Somebody else can look up how many of those 40 games featured Sidney Crosby – although it’s safe to assume […]

The Russians are invading LA – are you prepared?

The Kings will have have a new injection of Eastern European blood when they take the ice on Wednesday night against the visiting Anaheim Ducks.
Two of LA’s top prospects were recalled today – forward Andrei Loktionov and defenseman Slava Voynov. Both were born in Russia and drafted by the Kings in the 2008 NHL […]

LA Kings forward Scott Parse on when he might play again

Scott Parse continues to be an interesting case study for the Los Angeles Kings. GM Dean Lombardi and coach Terry Murray have certainly given him plenty of praise over the last few years. However, his offensive numbers just haven’t been there.
He’s also found himslef under a constant microscope since returning from […]

Doughty, Voynov, Murray on the puzzling Kings blue line

Although the Kings have one of the strongest defensive units in the Western Conference – if not the top group overall – there are certainly a few questions going on at the moment.
Drew Doughty is out with an injury. Rookie Slava Voynov is playing well so far. Alec Martinez looks to be starting […]

NHL Premiere: LA Kings vs NY Rangers pre-game notes, first goal contest

Hang on, relax. You only have less than an hour to go and you’ll be just fine…hockey will be back!
To get you primed and ready to go, here are some quick tidbits on the Los Angeles Kings vs New York Rangers match-up. Also, be sure to take note of the details for today’s […]