November 21, 2011 |
When: 4:30 PST. Where: Scottrade Center On the air: TV: Versus; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 10-7-3, Blues 10-7-2. Update: The Kings play consecutive nights in St. Louis and Dallas, and Coach Terry Murray said goalie Jonathan Quick would not start in both games. He had not decided whether Quick or Jonathan Bernier would start against the Blues. Although left wing Dustin Penner (hand) and defenseman Alec Martinez (upper-body injury) have been improving and will be on the trip, they are not close to returning to the lineup.
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.
July 2, 2013 |
The Keaton Ellerby era could be over after a mere 35 regular-season games with the Kings. Qualifying offers were due Tuesday afternoon and the Kings opted not to make one to the 24-year-old defenseman, which means he will become an unrestricted free agent. In addition to Ellerby, defenseman David Kolomatis and winger Stefan Legein were not given qualifying offers. Qualifying offers did go out, as expected, to a handful of Kings: defenseman Alec Martinez, forwards Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Jordan Nolan, defenseman Jake Muzzin, forward Brian O'Neill, defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk and goalie Martin Jones.
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.
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.
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.
November 14, 2011 |
The Ducks are turning into Team Finland. The struggling team claimed left wing Niklas Hagman of Calgary on re-entry waivers Monday, and will pick up a prorated amount of Hagman's salary, about $1.1 million. That's not a big investment and could result in an all-Finn line: Hagman's possibly playing with countrymen Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu . The Ducks, with two wins in their last 12 games, need help up front. Hagman had four points in eight games with the Flames.