September 21, 2012 |
Philip Anschutz, who put the Kings and their parent company, AEG, up for sale earlier this week, leads the list of 52 names submitted and approved to be engraved on the Stanley Cup. The engraving process was scheduled to begin on Friday in Montreal and is expected to continue into next week. Anschutz, who bought the Kings out of bankruptcy in 1995 with partner Ed Roski Jr., is the first name on the list. Anschutz's wife, Nancy, follows. Roski's name was not on the list. He was identified as an owner in the team's playoff guide.
December 2, 2011 |
When: 12:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 13-8-4; Montreal 10-11-5 Update: The injuries sustained by center Mike Richards and defenseman Willie Mitchell on Thursday meant forward Dustin Penner (hand) was activated off injured reserve Friday. Defenseman Davis Drewiske, who has appeared in one game this season, will step in for Mitchell, paired with Matt Greene. "I'm not 100%," Penner said. "We'll say 99. " Getting the start in goal will be Jonathan Bernier, who has appeared in four games.
January 4, 2012 |
Kings tonight VS. PHOENIX When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 19-14-7; Coyotes 19-17-4. Update: There was some progress to report with defenseman Slava Voynov, who is out because of an upper-body injury. He skated after practice Wednesday but will sit out his second game. Alec Martinez took Voynov's place Monday against Colorado and played 16-plus minutes.
June 15, 2012 |
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Hopefully that doesn't apply to the Stanley Cup. Members of the Kings celebrated their NHL championship at the TAO nightclub in the Venetian Las Vegas Resort and Casino on Thursday night. And it was quite the show. After being introduced by a little person dressed as a king on his throne, the Kings players each took turns drinking champagne out of the Stanley Cup as music blared and partygoers cheered. Kings in attendance were Trevor Lewis, Jeff Carter, Jarrett Stoll, Brad Richardson, Drew Doughty, Mike Richards, Alec Martinez and Jordan Nolan.
November 1, 2012 |
Kings captain Dustin Brown has signed to play for Zurich of the Swiss League for the duration of the NHL lockout, Brown's agent, Scott Norton, said Thursday. Norton said he and Brown had discussed options in Russia's KHL, another European league and also playing in the ECHL. Norton said Brown chose Zurich and plans to leave around Nov. 7 so he can begin play on Nov. 13, after the league's break. Brown had previously said he wasn't sure if he would go overseas because he and his wife, Nicole, have three young sons at home, but Norton said Brown wanted to stay in shape by playing games.
October 11, 2012 |
The NHL was scheduled to open its season Thursday night, but instead of previews, predictions and a peek at the Kings' plans for their Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony Friday night at Staples Center, we bring you more lockout-related news. Isn't that fun! Of greatest interest to Kings fans is that backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier will join Heilbronn Falken of the German second division to stay active during the lockout, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported. That makes sense for him, considering he played so little last season.
June 4, 2012 |
The Kings are on the verge of making good on a 43-year-old IOU. Wayne Gretzky couldn't bring the Stanley Cup to Los Angeles, nor Marcel Dionne. Rogie Vachon didn't get the Kings there, nor did Cowboy Bill Flett. Jack Kent Cooke and Jerry Buss won NBA titles as owners, but were unable to attain the Cup as a bookend trophy. But a 4-0 victory Monday at Staples Center gave the Kings a 3-0 series lead over the New Jersey Devils. The Cup would be an L.A. Story after Wednesday's game.
July 11, 2013 |
It appears as though the Kings got something of a bargain with goalie Jonathan Quick's contract last summer. Quick, the playoff MVP in the Kings' run to the Stanley Cup in 2012, signed a 10-year extension worth $58 million, meaning his cap hit will be $5.8 million for the 2013-14 season. On Wednesday, the Stanley Cup finalist Boston Bruins announced that they had signed their free-agent goalie Tuukka Rask to an eight-year contract worth $56 million. Rask recorded three shutouts in the Bruins' playoff run and 19 wins in 36 games during the regular season.