September 26th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Los Angeles Kings, News, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

Team Europe is preparing for their first game against Team Canada in the best-of-three championship round of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. However, they're going to have to do it without forward Marian Gaborik, who has been excellent in the tournament. He was seen early Monday walking around Toronto's ACC on crutches. Now, Helene Elliott of...

September 23rd, 2016 In Kings Prospects, Los Angeles Kings, News, Top Stories 0 comments

The Los Angeles Kings have signed 6-foot-3 forward Matt Luff to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Thursday. The 19-year-old native of Oakville, Ontario was an undrafted free agent who spent last season with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). There he scored 27 goals and 57 points in 61 games. He also...

September 16th, 2016 In International Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, News, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

Jonathan Quick will be the starting goaltender for Team USA at the World Cup, head coach John Tortorella announced. Quick edged out Ben Bishop and Cory Schneider to win the starting role for the United States -- a team that enters the World Cup with one of the tournament's best crops of goaltenders. Tortorella also announced that Bishop...

September 16th, 2016 In Kings Goaltending, Los Angeles Kings, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

International sports tournaments are always fun. As ESPN’s John Buccigross noted, they can produce positive emotions from the players, coaches, and supporters of good athletic competition. The World Cup of Hockey is hours away from its lift off, giving puck enthusiasts like myself an opportunity to see competitive hockey infused with national...

September 14th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Kings Transactions, Los Angeles Kings, Top Stories 0 comments

Once upon a time in a career far, far away, Devin Setoguchi was on the verge of NHL stardom. After being drafted eighth overall by the San Jose Sharks in 2005 and in the wake of a 17-point output during his rookie campaign in 2007-08, he followed up with 31 goals and 65 points the next year, earning an appearance on the NHL Young Stars team in...

September 8th, 2016 In Los Angeles Kings, News 0 comments

Devin Setoguchi will be attending Los Angeles Kings training camp on a professional tryout (PTO), according to Jon Rosen of the Kings Insider. After putting a long-standing fight against depression and substance abuse behind him, Setoguchi will seek to return to the NHL with a team playing just a few hundred miles from where his career began...

September 2nd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Long Read, Los Angeles Kings, Previews and Predictions, Top Stories 0 comments

Last season was an odd one for the Los Angeles Kings. Overall, Los Angeles did improve from the 2014-15 season where they failed to qualify for the playoffs. The Kings were able to get back into the playoffs at the conclusion of last season but were eliminated by the San Jose Sharks after just five games. That's an improvement. However, it was...

August 31st, 2016 In Los Angeles Kings, Prospects, Top Stories 0 comments

The Los Angeles Kings have a captivating history in the annual NHL Entry Draft, especially so when it comes to selecting players in later rounds of the event. While the Kings, like most teams, have been solid when it comes to drafting quality talent within the first round, namely nabbing Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Tanner Pearson, Los...

August 18th, 2016 In Long Read, Los Angeles Kings 0 comments

There was much to be desired on the Kings’ blue line a season ago. A team that had great talent and equally great expectations was left standing at the first round alter, forced to watch the rest of the playoffs from the luxury of their pacific homes. The season may have ended against San Jose (the eventual Western Conference champions), but it...

August 17th, 2016 In Kings Prospects, Los Angeles Kings, Top Stories 0 comments

For a team as low on cap space as the Los Angeles Kings, an infusion of young, cheap rookies onto the roster is not just important — it's an operational imperative. The numbers don't lie. Los Angeles has $56.1 million of 2016-17's $73 million salary cap tied up in eleven players, including one (Mike Richards) who is currently an unrestricted...

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