| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Some Kings fans still haven't forgiven Rob Blake for relinquishing the captaincy in 2000 during a contract stalemate. Blake, now the team's assistant general manager, knows his election to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday likely won't appease his most...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:19 PM
The NHL playoffs were a win-win for Marian Gaborik. He helped spark the Kings to the Stanley Cup with a league-best 14 playoff goals and also established his value as he headed toward free agency.
Exactly what he would have been worth on the open market...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:50 PM
You suspect the Kings' thank-you notes to the Columbus Blue Jackets might be getting too long and too wordy right now.
June 2012: The deep gratitude for the Jeff Carter trade. April 2014: Appreciation for sending Marian Gaborik out West to the Kings....
| May 31, 2014
| 6:35 PM
All the empty seats began to frustrate Jack Kent Cooke.
The Canadian entrepreneur brought professional hockey to Los Angeles with an expansion team — the Kings — in the mid-1960s. At the very least, he expected to sell tickets to fellow...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:11 PM
"If the referee goes by the rule book now, there will be nobody left to play the hockey game." — Bill Chadwick, New York Rangers television analyst
The ice at the Forum was so crowded that night in 1981, it looked like the rink at New York's...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:33 PM
The face of Hollywood's hockey revolution looks like a closed fist.
The most powerful voice of Tinseltown's growing hockey chorus is an undiscernible mumble.
The biggest name on the Southland's coolest sports powerhouse is one that many people...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:11 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Justin Williams' flair for the dramatic allowed the Los Angeles Kings to prevail in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Williams scored 4:36 into overtime, lifting the Kings to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers before a sellout crowd of...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:51 PM
STAMFORD — Mike Backman said he wasn't sure how terrific his son-in-law was Monday night until he got home and saw the replays Tuesday morning. It was then that Backman saw the stick save that Jonathan Quick made on Mats Zuccarello in the first...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:30 AM
There was always energy and enthusiasm surrounding the Kings during the Wayne Gretzky Era.
Gretzky took the Kings to the Stanley Cup Final in 1993, where they lost to the Montreal Canadiens. But when he was traded in 1996, interest in the team waned....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 10:58 AM
I covered the Kings for one year for The Times. They were just plain sad.
Adam Deadmarsh didn’t play the entire season because of post-concussion syndrome. Neither did Jason Allison for the same reason.
Another high-profile player, Ziggy Palffy,...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Orlando photographer Cy Cyr decided to poke fun at a controversial Golf Digest cover by recreating model Paulina Gretzky's sexy photo with a group of local men.
Paulina, daughter of former NHL star Wayne Gretzky and fiancée to PGA Tour star Dustin...