Kings Set to Add Two Depth Players via Free Agency

While the rest of the league was focused on what would happen with bigger names — guys like Taylor Hall and Torey Krug — the Kings were looking for some depth additions when the Free Agency window opened on Friday. As noted in our recent report, LA has a pretty full NHL roster at the […]

REPORT: What to Expect From the LA Kings in Free Agency

After the longest Draft in NHL history (or at least it felt like it), teams around the league will not get their usual break before the Free Agent market opens. This time around, things kick off less than 48 hours later, with the Free Agent window opening on Friday.
In Los Angeles, GM Rob Blake […]

LA Kings Prepare to Say Goodbye to Trio of RFA Players

While much of the attention around the NHL at the moment involves the upcoming NHL Draft and Free Agency, there is one other matter of business on the league docket in the days ahead. Teams must submit qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents by Wednesday, October 7th.
In Los Angeles, GM Rob Blake and capologist […]

If the LA Kings Dip Into 2020 College Free Agent Market

While drafting and development remain core priorities of the LA Kings at the moment, adding top young talent via free agency will also come into play when the opportunity arrises. Over the past few seasons, GM Rob Blake and staff have used the college UFA route to add guys like Blake Lizote and Alex Iafallo […]

Understanding NHL Prospect Rules is a Sport in Itself

At times, hockey can feel like a riddle wrapped up in an enigma – especially when it comes to understanding rules related to where a team’s prospects can play and why.
Generally speaking, football is the easiest of pro sports to understand when it comes to roster eligibility. Nearly all players come up through the college […]

UFA and RFA Signings Done: Updated LA Kings Projections for 2019-20 Season

With the NHL off-season rolling right along, LA Kings GM Rob Blake has already completed the bulk of his heavy lifting. This opened with a pair of Unrestricted Free Agent signings (more on that in a minute), followed by recent news that several of the team’s Restricted Free Agents had inked new two-year deals. What’s […]

July 2019 – LA Kings Lineup Projection, Salary Cap Situation

In most NHL cities, July 1st is equivalent to Christmas morning. Fans across North America get to wake up and hear all about the players headed to their town, ready to put on the sweater of their local team, and bringing hope for the next season.
In Los Angeles, it’s a bit of a waiting game […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on Phaneuf Buyout, Kings Draft, Ducks Coach

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a full range of topics, ranging from the 2012 Stanley Cup Final in Los Angeles to the Anaheim Ducks current coaching search.
One of the key items covered was the future of […]

UPDATE: Two Major Changes Coming in Ontario, Including New Arena Name

For several months now, we’ve been talking about the new arena name in Ontario – and it appears things are finally ready to be announced. Look for the name to be officially revealed at a press conference on June 11, followed by another major addition to the building next month (more on that aspect of […]

10 Tidbits on Nikolai Prokhorkin – Finally Coming to America

We truly never thought we’d be typing these words… Welcome to Los Angeles, old friend.
Even casual hockey observers could likely note that nearly every NHL prospect has a fascinating backstory if you take the time to dig in a little. Yet, how many of those players have a tale including legal action regarding their […]