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Will Karlsson or Doughty Test Free Agency?

Will Karlsson or Doughty Test Free Agency?

February 22nd, 2018 Long gone are the days of big names dominating July 1; or ‘Free Agent Frenzy Day,’ as us hockey fanatics choose to see it. It is a new age in the NHL, as teams tend to lock up their franchise studs a year before their contracts end and star players’ longevity with their initial team is longer...
Coyotes Acquire Kuemper from Kings

Coyotes Acquire Kuemper from Kings

February 21st, 2018 The Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes have completed a pre-deadline deal that will see Darcy Kuemper head to Arizona in exchange for forward Tobias Rieder and goaltender Scott Wedgewood, according to Bob McKenzie. Going to Los Angeles Going to Arizona G Darcy Kuemper F Tobias...

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November 15th, 2017
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With his team still struggling to score goals, Peter Chiarelli needed to do something to try to spark his club. Instead of trying to make a big splash via the trade market, the Edmonton Oilers general manager decided to go down the path that has served him well since arriving in the Alberta capital. In sending Jussi Jokinen to the Los Angeles Kings for Mike Cammalleri, the potential for that trend to continue is a real possibility. With that said, expectations need to be kept in check. At 35-years of age, the Toronto native is no longer the offensive threat he once was. After all, we are talking about a guy who is a six-time 25-goal scorer and also has a couple of 80-point campaigns under his belt. The resume is impressive but for anyone to think the Oilers have acquired that player would be silly downright silly. Oilers Had To Try Something At this stage of his career, Cammalleri is a third line winger who has the potential to make an impact on the power play and be used in...
November 14th, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Jussi Jokinen to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Michael Cammalleri, per Nick Kypreos. Both Jokinen and Cammalleri signed one-year deals with their respective teams this offseason, and in a rare move, both the Oilers and Kings have deemed it worthwhile to swap the duo in hopes that a change of scenery helps them out. https://twitter.com/RealKyper/status/930589050129362945 In 14 games this season with the Oilers, the 34-year-old Jokinen has recorded only one assist in 14 games and has failed to catch on in Edmonton after three seasons in Florida. In Los Angeles, Cammalleri hasn't been a huge get for the Kings either as he's amassed only three goals and seven points in 15 games despite the Kings starting off the season on such a hot streak with an 11-4-2 record, good for first in the Pacific Division and Second in the Western Conference. The deal doesn't have any financial significance as Cammalleri's one-year deal pays...
November 14th, 2017
Player Profiles

A year ago at this time, neither Los Angeles Kings forward Adrian Kempe nor his older brother, Arizona Coyotes forward Mario Kempe, were close to playing in the NHL. Mario, a then-28-year-old who hadn't played in North America since a five-game stint in the AHL during the 2008-09 season, was over in the KHL playing with his fifth European team in eight seasons, while Adrian was in the midst of recording just five points through his first 17 games with the Kings' AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign. Now, they're not only playing in the NHL, they're off to good starts in their rookie seasons and are both making significant impacts with their NHL clubs. The 'Easy Way' to the NHL The younger of the two Kempe brothers, 21-year-old Adrian, has taken Los Angeles by storm this season - he's scored 11 points in 16 games and has emerged as one of the Kings' better offensive players. In contrast to his brother, Adrian made it to the NHL relatively quickly. After being drafted 29th...
October 21st, 2017
Kings Management

Fans of the Los Angeles Kings have a lot to be happy about right now because they’re starting to win games like they used to. For Dean Lombardi, the Kings’ previous general manager, if getting fired wasn’t bad enough, getting fired and having the team win without him must feel even worse. After finishing the season at 22nd overall in the standings last year, the Kings have already won five of their first six games this season, and rank fifth overall. Much of their recent success can be attributed to some top-end changes, although there are only a couple new players. One of these is Adrian Kempe, a Swedish left winger drafted in 2014 at no. 29. After playing in 25 NHL games last year, Kempe only managed to grab six points. Right now, though, he’s scoring a goal every other game. Then there’s Michael Cammalleri, who’s only played in four games this season but has registered a point per game. The biggest and most impressive changes have come from the Kings’...

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Top 3 All-Time Kings Goalies

It has been a season of celebration across the National Hockey League. The league has celebrated 100 years of existence with several Centennial Celebrations at various points of the 2016-17 season. Events like the NHL Centennial Classic, an outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto... December 15th, 2017

Remembering the Los Angeles Kings' Triple Crown Line

This post was originally written in November 2012. Growing up in the 1970's as a hockey fan in Los Angeles, I was intimately familiar with three things very few Angelenos had even a remote grasp upon: 1) Los Angeles had an NHL hockey team, 2) said hockey team was named the Kings, and 3) the... August 7th, 2017

10 Greatest LA Kings of All Time

On this day, March 5, 1977, the Los Angeles Kings' Marcel Dionne scored a goal to become the first player in franchise history to reach 100 points in a season. Dionne also becomes the first player in NHL history to score 100 points with two teams. Exactly eight years later, Dionne has an assist... March 5th, 2017

Miracle on Manchester, Still Greatest NHL Playoff Upset of All Time

While digesting the Montreal Canadiens absolutely shocking upset of the first place, Presidents Trophy winners, the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs last night, I thought to myself *What is the greatest upset of all time?* A few noteworthy upsets immediately came to mind... April 29th, 2010