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Having been sent to the Kings in the Jonathan Bernier trade, Frattin has high hopes to crack the team's top-six forward lineup. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Can Matt Frattin Be King of the Second Line in L.A.?

Think about it: if you were playing mad scientist and stitching together your own “perfect” hockey team monster, you’d assemble a squad that looked in many ways like the Los […]

by · September 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, Player Profiles
One of the shining moments of every series is when the goalies meet in the line (Scott Stewart-USA TODAY Sports)

Corey Crawford VS Jonathan Quick: A Tale of Two Contracts

It was the best of times, it was time to curse because you just won the bleeping Stanley Cup. Both Corey Crawford and Jonathan Quick had good reason to cut […]

by · September 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings
Rob Scuderi may not show up on the scoresheet, but will play a huge role in the Pittsburgh Penguins' success. (Rich Kane/Icon SMI)

Scuderi’s Exit Leaves Kings with Missing Piece on Defense

Only an hour into free agency this year, veteran defenseman Rob Scuderi, signed a four-year, $3.4 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  At 34, Scuderi may have not been the […]

by · August 28, 2013 · 1 comment · Los Angeles Kings
(Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE)

Back to the Future: A 2013-14 Pacific Division Preview

Let’s face it: the race for the Pacific division title last year was about as exciting as watching ice freeze at the Honda Center. The Anaheim Ducks started the campaign […]

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE)

Dustin Brown: A Riddle Wrapped In a Lightning Rod

In October, 2008, Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown was named the 15th captain in team history, replacing the legendary Rob Blake who had signed with the San Jose Sharks […]

by · August 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, Player Profiles
The Wayne Gretzky Sweater Card & the Hope of Cool

The Wayne Gretzky Sweater Card & the Hope of Cool

In 1988, black, silver, and white was a menacing color combination for a sports jersey. In a world of jerseys still bursting with Technicolor, only football’s renegades, the Los Angeles Raiders, shrouded […]

by · August 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, News/Commentary
(Photo by A.B. Standley).

Who Will Lower the Boom in Los Angeles this Year?

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written — Henry Miller In southern California, a land periodically stricken with earthquakes, mudslides and other natural disasters, chaos can at times […]

by · August 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings
Fantasy hockey fans are glad he shed this Kings jersey seen above. (Rich Kane/Icon SMI)

Zero to Hero: Dustin Penner & Other Tales of Royal Redemption

Imagine 15,000 people watching you at your job.  You make a mistake, and 15,000 boos rain down.  Imagine this every night of work. In your ears, when does a shower […]

by · August 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Los Angeles Kings
Rob Blake played most of his career with L.A., but played for the Avs and Sharks toward the end  (used by permission from Ivanmakarov at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)]

Boos Hound: Rob Blake Joins Kings’ Front Office

With the news that Ron Hextall left to assume a front office role with the Flyers’ organization, the Los Angeles Kings went back to the future last week themselves by […]

by · July 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings
The GM behind the scenes with two Stanley Cups in LA now. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Valentin Zykov’s Good Luck: Dean Lombardi Is King of Second Round

Congratulations, Valentin Zykov!  You’ve just won the (second-round) lottery! Taking a page from the Detroit Red Wings and their reputation for uncovering late round gems, Dean Lombardi has claimed the […]

Sean Monahan (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Grading The 2013 NHL Draft On A Curve: Division A

As a hockey writer, I have to start off by saying that my experience at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in New Jersey was simply incredible. Fortunate enough to be […]

The man behind the construction of the Los Angeles Kings.

Los Angeles Kings 2013 Draft Analysis — Pick by Pick

A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom — Ayn Rand Since he took office, Los Angeles Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi has been a master […]

by · July 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, NHL Entry Draft