Kings' McLellan Enthusiastic About Intensity Ahead of Lightning Game

Kings' McLellan Enthusiastic About Intensity Ahead of Lightning Game

January 14th, 2020 Progress is sometimes hard to see if a team is losing. As the losses pile up, negativity sets in. Not so with the Los Angeles Kings, who are coming off an intense 2-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. The Kings' Silver Is Not Really a Shade of Gray Coach Todd McLellan had his...
NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Senators, Kings, More

NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Senators, Kings, More

January 13th, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, the Toronto Maple Leafs are bringing in one of their top young prospects on the blue line to help, there are a number of teams in the race for Jean-Gabriel Pageau, and the Los Angeles Kings have made a d-man available. What is the cost? Maple Leafs Call Up...

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December 20th, 2019
Kings History

Having just passed the Great One Wayne Gretzky on his team’s all-time scoring list, Anze Kopitar can realistically be called the greatest Los Angeles Kings player ever. Ex-Los Angeles Kings forward Wayne Gretzky - (Photo By Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images) Look at it this way: Gretzky (918 points) will go down in history as the best player to ever lace up his skates while wearing a Kings uniform. However, that’s pretty much true of any team for which he played, and no one would ever argue he’s the best St Louis Blue, right? Hell, bottom-six forward Patrick Maroon may be held in higher esteem for bringing the Stanley Cup to St. Louis as a hometown hero. That’s why you have to look at the bigger picture, of which only a single part is point production. And that’s why Kopitar is quite possibly the best King ever despite now only ranking No. 4 on their all-time scoring list. Gretzky vs. Kopitar Of course, Gretzky remains at the very least in the conversation as...
December 16th, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's NHL rumor rundown, Ilya Kovalchuk was paid his bonus so what happens next? If the reports on Monday are accurate, the next steps are surprising. The Arizona Coyotes are high up in terms of odds to land Taylor Hall but one team who has dropped out of the conversation isn't really out of it. Will the Maple leafs trade a forward based on their depth and what are the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks talking about? Kovalchuk to Be Suspended by Kings? According to a statement by the Los Angeles Kings, "Ilya Kovalchuk has left the team and been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract with the club." Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic reported updates on the Kovalchuk situation and he writes that Kovalchuk was expected to leave the Kings as early as today and not wait for his contract termination. This puts him in breach of contract, which would bring on a suspension and an official parting of the ways this week. He would...
December 14th, 2019
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news on Taylor Hall as he wasn't in the lineup on Friday versus the Colorado Avalanche, reports that the Los Angeles Kings are washing their hands of ilya Kovalchuk and did the Vancouver Canucks put a former first-round draft pick officially on the trade block? Hall Held Out Of Friday's Game A pretty clear sign that things are progressing in trade talks is when a player is held out of the lineup for precautionary reasons. That's exactly what happened to Taylor Hall as his New Jersey Devils took on the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) As was reported on Friday night, the seemingly soon-to-be-traded forward was scratched from the game. Hall took part in warm-ups but TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported there was traction in trade talks between the Devils and a couple of teams; so much so, that it wasn't worth the risk of him getting hurt. There were reports earlier...
December 11th, 2019
Kings History

With every franchise, players who’ve come and gone have impacted their respective team(s) in one way or another. As the “teen” decade comes to an end, we’ll take a look at former Los Angeles Kings players from the last nine seasons who have done just that and where they are now.  The series continues with the 2011-12 season, which concluded with the players mentioned below, and the Kings winning their first Holy Grail. Vyacheslav Voynov – Avangard Omsk A player who could’ve been very deadly in the NHL is Vyacheslav “Slava” Voynov. The Chelyaninsk, Russia native was drafted 32nd overall by the Kings in 2008. He spent three seasons with the Manchester Monarchs, Los Angeles’ former American Hockey League team, before making his debut in 2011. Voynov recorded 20 points in 54 games en route to the Kings’ first Stanley Cup. The defender also helped the team win their second championship in three seasons after the 2013-14 campaign. He registered career...