| 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...
| May 1, 2014
Even though it went seven games, the New York Rangers dominated the Philadelphia Flyers for most of their Round 1 series. Even if Flyers goalie Steve Mason played the first two games, the Rangers still would have won the series......
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:32 PM
It took the Kings 45 years to win their first Stanley Cup.
Then how come it felt like 45 years to win No. 2?
Maybe this was simply cosmic and blood pressure-soaring payback for their Cup run of 2012 being far too smooth and so relatively unruffled....
| May 29, 2014
| 6:07 PM
There seemed to be a difference of opinion this week.
The Kings were pushing for back-to-back Stanley Cup championships a year ago, only to be eliminated by the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference finals. Now the Kings can send the defending...