July 15, 2013 |
The Kings announced Monday that they have retained defenseman Alec Martinez, agreeing on a two-year contract and avoiding arbitration with the player, who turns 26 later this month. The announcement was made by Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi. Martinez played in 27 games last season, with a goal, four assists and 10 penalty minutes. He also played in seven of the team's 18 post-season games, contributing two assists. The 6-foot-1, 206-pound former 2007 fourth-round pick has appeared in 142 regular-season and 33 post-season games.
December 17, 2009
Kings tonight AT CALGARY When: 6:30 PST. Where: Pengrowth Saddledome. On the air: Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 22-11-3, Flames 19-10-4. Record vs. Flames: 1-1. Update: The Kings are finishing a stretch of 10 games in 17 days in six cities. They're 7-1-1 in that span. Defenseman Jack Johnson, who sat out much of the Kings' 3-2 win at Edmonton on Tuesday after blocking a shot with his foot, won't play tonight.
May 8, 2012 |
Canada's Team stood between the Kings and a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals nearly two decades ago. Now, it's merely the NHL's team. The NHL has owned the Coyotes since 2009 when it pulled the franchise out of bankruptcy for about $140 million. A warning to the Kings' lively Twitter feed: Mocking the Coyotes is like tweaking the NHL. Do it at your own peril. (But primers on bankruptcy, debt ratings and the power of the Arizona watchdog group the Goldwater Institute are best saved for another time.)
November 25, 2009
Kings tonight AT EDMONTON When: 6:30 PST. Where: Rexall Place. On the air: Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 13-9-2, Oilers 10-11-3. Record vs. Oilers (2008-09): 2-0-2. Update: Andrei Loktionov, promoted from Manchester (N.H.), will make his NHL debut at center with Alexander Frolov and Dustin Brown. Teddy Purcell, who hasn't scored a goal since the second game of the season, was moved up to the first line with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams.
July 24, 2012 |
What happens when a team that plays in Hollywood's backyard wins the first Stanley Cup in franchise history? They get their own movie premiere, of course. On Monday night, the premiere of the Kings' official Stanley Cup DVD took place at Regal Cinemas in L.A. Live. It was a full red carpet affair, with several Kings in attendance, including Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll. And although the movie probably won't surpass "The Dark Knight Rises" at the box office, it will please and thrill Kings fans who have been waiting a long time for something like this.