Talking LA Kings trade rumors with goalie Jonathan Bernier

Bernier at practice today (photo: D. Sheehan)

As we wrote about earlier today, trading goalie Jonathan Bernier is a risky proposition for the LA Kings when you consider that starter Jonathan Quick can be a walk-away free agent in less than 18 months.
However, he remains one of the key assets likely to move in […]

Trade Rumors – five things at play for the LA Kings

In less than two weeks, most fans will turn their attention back to the action on the ice. For now, it seems all everybody wants to talk about are trade rumors. Who’s leaving, who’s staying, what would it cost to get this guy or that guy?
Here’s a quick recap of the five things […]

LA Kings at Colorado Avalanche – what to watch for

Today’s will be just the second back-to-back series of the season for LA…and, unfortunately, they’ll be doing it at high altitude.
On the plus side, the Kings have dominated the Avs of late – winning eight of the last nine games, including five straight and the last three in Denver.
Colorado’s home record is also one of […]

LA Kings Summer Vacation – a chat w/ Jonathan Bernier

Jonathan Bernier (photo: D. Sheehan)

The long-rumored and highly speculated goaltending controversy in Los Angeles never really developed last season.
For anybody willing to listening, Kings coach Terry Murray proclaimed Jonathan Quick his starter prior to camp, during camp and numerous times throughout the season.
Then, Jonathan Bernier started off slowly when given a few chances in the early […]

Full details on new Kings jerseys – 3rd, retro, home, road

As I posted earlier on twitter and facebook, that’s a picture of the new Los Angeles Kings road jersey that will be featured when the team takes the stage at the draft this weekend – most likely tomorrow (as GM Dean Lombardi doesn’t have a first round pick tonight).
Well, here are some more of the […]

Dean Lombardi ‘troubled’ by Ryan Smyth trade request

When the NHL schedule came out yesterday it revealed the Kings will host both the Washington Captials and Pittsburgh Penguins.  Sid and Ovi coming to town? Usually that’s enough to talk about on a boring Thursday in June.
Yet, leave it to Dean Lombardi to throw that one out the window.
First, he made a huge trade with […]

POLL: Ryan Smyth – what’s he worth to the LA Kings?

You always have to preface these type of things, so here goes – Ryan Smyth is a class act and was the perfect player at the perfect time when the Kings acquired him a few summers ago.
That said, according to a TSN report earlier today, Smyth has notified the Kings he would like to play […]

LA Kings Roundtable on Trades, Kopitar and Penner

Part three of the recent roundtable discussion on the Los Angeles Kings is now available.
The conversation continues with Dennis Bernstein of The 4th Period, Jon Moncrief of the Examiner, Dave Joseph of ESPN and several others.
The group was pulled together by the guys over at KingsCast and in this segment we talk in-depth about what […]

Kings ‘Most Likely’ Opening Next Season in Europe

There is still plenty of hockey left to be played this season. However, for those looking ahead to the fall, here are two quick scheduling notes:
* As first reported by RinkRat on LetsGoKings.com, the Kings annual pre-season game in Las Vegas vs. the Colorado Avalanche has been set. Frozen Fury XIV will take place at […]

LA Kings: The Kids Are All Right – Or Are They?

The big question in Los Angeles on Trade Deadline Day 2011 is do the Kings have the right mix of players to make a legitimate run at the Stanley Cup this season?
In net, they’re set. Jonathan Quick is proving to be an elite goalie. So, check that off your list.
On defense, their top-four defensemen are […]