Fans Crown Winner in King of Kings Tournament

We started with 32 of the greatest players in LA Kings franchise history. Then, over a grueling month long competition that spanned five rounds, 30 individual matchups and nearly 50,000 votes by fans across multiple social media platforms, it all came down to two men…
And in capturing more than 60% of the total Final Round […]

King of Kings Tournament Finale – Only Two Players Remain

After more than 30,000 votes — and nearly as many arguments among hockey fans in Los Angeles — we have reached the final round of our King of Kings tournament. In what started out with 32 of the best players in franchise history, your votes have narrowed things down to two men – Luc Robitaille […]

Semi-Final Matchups in King of Kings Tournament

With three rounds now completed in the King of Kings tournament, around 10,000 votes were cast across the Elite 8 matchups – while nearly as many debates raged across social media. Fans felt passionately about all of the players involved; and rightly so, you’re talking about eight of the greatest in LA hockey history. In […]

Elite 8 Matchups Set in King of Kings Tournament

From all indications, our Kings of Kings tournament is proving to be wildly successful and something that’s connecting with fans across all social media platforms. However, after a few early round blowouts in the 32-player event, things have really started to tighten up heading into the Elite 8. We now have only four matchups remaining […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 4 – Horsemen Reunion with Dave Joseph

We’re back!
Kings of the Podcast, Episode 4 is jam packed, including…
– Ben Hutton signs with the LA Kings
– Drew Doughty’s leadership
– Special Guest: Dave Joseph, the voice of Staples Center
– King of Kings tournament update
– Dave Taylor on the Stanley Cup
– Hall of Fame voting
– A classic Willie Desjardins story
– More Red Vines nonsense, what […]

Round 2 Matchups Set in King of Kings Tournament

After more than 10,000 votes were cast across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, all eight matchups in Round 2 have been set for the King of Kings tournament.
While most of the opening 16 pairings were decided with relative ease, a number of them were fairly close until the final hours of voting. In fact, one […]

Rookie Camp MVP Blake Lizotte – “I bring my work boots every day”

When the Kings brought top draft picks Tobias Bjornfot, Arthur Kaliyev, Rasmus Kupari, and Akil Thomas to Rookie Camp this year, it was a safe bet to assume one of them would be the standout star for the club at this year’s NHL Rookie Faceoff. Not so fast, though. It was college free agent Blake […]

Rookie Faceoff: Notes, Quotes, and Pics from Kings-Sharks

Fast starts had become the calling card of the LA Kings prospects over the first two games of the NHL Rookie Faceoff. That wasn’t the case, though, in their third and final contest of the tournament – where they went down big early, before ultimately losing 7-3 to the Sharks.
There weren’t very many lineup changes […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Avs, 2019 Rookie Tournament

We have a full recap — with notes and quotes — from each game played by the Kings at the 2019 NHL Rookie Faceoff up here:
Game 1 – Kings vs. Ducks
Game 2 – Kings vs. Avalanche
Thanks to MM photog Mike Zitek we also have a gallery with over 50 photos from the Kings-Avs game. These […]

Rookie Faceoff: Notes, Quotes, and Pics from Kings-Avs

A win is a win. And that’s exactly what the Kings walked away with on Sunday night, downing the Colorado Avalanche 6-1, even though it’s more of a symbolic victory than anything else.
“It’s good to get a win, now we’re no longer 0-for-the tournament,” coach Mike Stothers quipped after the game. “It took us two […]