| Nov 13, 2014
| 11:10 PM
Can things possibly get worse?
Well, in a word: Yes.
The already defense-depleted Kings absorbed another body blow in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Dallas Stars at Staples Center, losing defenseman Alec Martinez in the second period when he blocked a...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:30 AM
What we learned from the Kings 3-2 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes.
Some additional observations on Game 2 for the Kings, in which they squandered a two-goal lead and ended up losing in overtime at Gila River Arena … the building formerly...
| 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 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Some extra thoughts on the season-opening game for the Kings at Staples Center, a decided stumble against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. They next play at Arizona on Saturday and return home for a game on Sunday against Winnipeg.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Stanley Cup jealousy … the great and not-so-noble motivator.
The Kings looked into the past to analyze how they have reached their lofty level, winning the Stanley Cup twice in the last three seasons. Their second banner will be raised...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:29 PM
The Kings have used many creative ways to describe their winning Stanley Cup experiences in 2012 and 2014.
Serious. Funny. Candid.
But Kings right wing Justin Williams managed to run the gamut of emotion when he talked about motivation. In this case,...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
There’s a good reason no team has repeated as Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings of 1997 and 1998. “It’s hard. Damned hard,” said Kings right wing Justin Williams, who was voted the Most Valuable Player of the...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Hockey history made a house call in June, in the days after forward Justin Williams and the Kings won the Stanley Cup.
Williams, as the most valuable player of the playoffs, took home the Conn Smythe Trophy.
His name goes on the shiny relic along with...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:25 PM
Twenty-five regular-season games and one Stanley Cup championship … all before he turned 22 years old.
What does Kings left wing Tanner Pearson do for an encore, a successful second act, before he gets, oh, really old? As in turning 23.
| 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...