Los Angeles Kings

This article was originally published in April, 2014. The night is Dan Cloutier just before the Jonathan Quick. The Los Angeles Kings—for far too long before the ascension of their new career wins record holder—have had the wool pulled over their eyes by false goaltending idols like Cloutier, Stephane Fiset, and Roman Cechmanek. But those
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The Los Angeles Kings are going to be one of the most interesting teams in the league this upcoming season. Playing with a new style under a new coach, they expect to be a better offensive club. The team is caught in the middle, so to speak. They look like a bubble team in a
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The subject of elite defencemen in the National Hockey League is one that can be debated in perpetuity. With players like Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, Shea Weber and Victor Hedman, it’s easy to understand why the debate of the NHL’s best defenseman is such a complex one. There’s no denying that Karlsson, Burns, and Hedman
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For the Los Angeles Kings and their fans, the past few seasons have been disappointments, to say the least. For Anze Kopitar, in particular, last season was a nightmare. He finished with 52 points — only 12 of which were goals — his lowest point total outside of the lockout shortened season in 2012-13 where
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The old adage in all parts of life is “quality over quantity”. Given the significant investments in their recent cup runs where they traded away numerous high picks and quality prospects, the Kings prospect pool may be a little bare. However, the Kings have still managed to draft quality prospects in recent years, with four
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** Originally published on April 2010 by Bruce Wilkie/THW The 1950s and 60s were a time of great growth for professional sports in the United States. Three of the four “major” sports had expanded to become nationwide entities. The National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball had expanded or had teams move
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The Los Angeles Kings have added three young players to their lineup, having signed defensemen Christian Folin and Stepan Falkovsky and goalie Cal Petersen. A Good Option for Folin Swedish defenseman Christian Folin will enter the 2017-18 season as his eight seasons in North America, after playing at the USHL, NAHL, NCAA, AHL and NHL level. Originally
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The Los Angeles Kings are on the hunt for a couple of key players this summer, and finding the right guys for the job won’t be an easy task. With the recent buyout of defenseman Matt Greene and the selection of Brayden McNabb in the NHL Expansion Draft, the Kings will be looking for Alec Martinez’s next defensive
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With the 11th Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Los Angeles Kings Have Selected Gabriel Vilardi From the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL. About Gabriel Vilardi The Los Angeles Kings used their 11th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft to take Gabriel Vilardi out of the Ontario Hockey League – a player that some had ranked as
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This post was originally written in 2009 by Michael DiFranco and has since been updated. Roman Cechmanek was one of these European players whose star risen as fast as declined. He was not a widely known draft pick, burst onto the scene in the NHL later in his career and had several solid to great
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The Los Angeles Kings and forward Tyler Toffoli have come to terms on a three-year contract extension that will come with an annual cap hit of $4.6 million, the Kings announced Wednesday. This is Toffoli’s third contract with the Kings following his entry-level deal and a subsequent two-year, $6.5 million contract that was set to expire on
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This past April, Kevin Westgarth stood in the visitor’s locker room at the Prudential Center grinning ear-to-ear. The former Los Angeles King had just wrapped up a charity ice hockey game with several former NHL players. In the game he did something he had only done seven times during his NHL career – he scored a goal. While
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