| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Defenseman Jeff Schultz, who played seven playoff games during the Kings’ run to their second Stanley Cup title in three seasons, is among the 52 names submitted by the Kings to be engraved on the Stanley Cup. However, the names of Colin Fraser, who...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:05 PM
At least one byproduct of defenseman Jake Muzzin's injury is that it has forced the Kings to speed the development of Brayden McNabb.
Muzzin sat out the season opener against the San Jose Sharks because of an undisclosed upper-body issue and said...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Two days after the Kings had won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons — probably before some players had gotten any sleep — General Manager Dean Lombardi was back at work, focusing on his next project.
A student of sports...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:33 PM
In predicted order of finish
2013-14: 46-28-8 (100 points), 3rd.
Coach Darryl Sutter wants more from the kids, and wingers Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson look ready to deliver. Sutter also will have a full season of...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:40 PM
It's a new home, a new team and a new way of arriving at the rink for the Ducks' Ryan Kesler.
"I'm ready to get going, excited about this new chapter in my life," Kesler said. "Found a place overlooking the ocean, the kids are in school . . . waking...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Future headline: This is 30.
It's almost hard to conceive that Dustin Brown, the baby-faced longtime captain of the Kings, will be having a milestone birthday in November.
The father of four youngsters, owner of two Stanley Cup rings and two-time U.S....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:29 PM
John Stevens, promoted to the position of associate head coach by the Kings over the summer, said he initially didn’t like the concept of playing split-squad games in training camp.
But as the man in charge of the squad that will face a Coyotes...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:55 PM
For a long time, Anze Kopitar seemed like one of the NHL's best-kept secrets.
The Kings knew how skillful the Slovenian center is at both ends of the ice, and teams he faced on a regular basis knew they were in for a battle.
But not until last season,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Some thoughts on the Kings’ first home preseason game, a 4-3 shootout victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night at Staples Center:
Marian Gaborik is a scoring machine
You could probably awaken Gaborik from a nap, put him on the ice, and...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:54 PM
In a sport increasingly influenced by analytics, in a league where one bad decision can wreck a team's salary-cap structure and cramp its future, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi relied on old-fashioned methodology in deciding to keep Mike Richards...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Sorry if it’s starting to sound a tad repetitive: Another injured Kings player reported improvement, and this time it was defenseman Drew Doughty.
Doughty missed some time earlier in training camp because of an undisclosed upper-body injury that...