| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:25 PM
There is no denying that General Manager Dean Lombardi has built the Kings into a consistent franchise. Still, it may be time for fans to revisit Dave Taylor’s years as general manager.
The overall talent has been greatly improved under Lombardi....
| Jun 8, 2014
As I follow the coverage of the ongoing federal corruption trial of state Rep. Derrick Smith, D-Chicago, one word keeps coming to mind:
With all the venal, ethically greasy pols and bureaucrats slithering through our state and local halls of...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:32 PM
My initial impulse was to root for the Los Angeles Kings over the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final based on the transitive power of victory. The Kings barely beat the Blackhawks in a taut, seven-game series that......
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:55 PM
NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from capturing the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons.
Los Angeles turned back the New York Rangers 3-0 in Game 3 on Monday, taking a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:15 PM
While the Kings' leading scorers continued their personal race to finish as the NHL's playoffs points leader Monday, center Mike Richards pulled out of an extended drought.
Richards sent a puck toward teammate Trevor Lewis early in the third period only...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Sure, go to the highlight reel.
Watch Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick make that toe save on the New York Rangers' Derick Brassard. See him deny the Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane with a flypaper-like grab. Admire the way he punched the Ducks' Corey...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Dustin Brown doesn’t recall much about the only nine-game winning streak in the Kings’ history, a run that began on Jan. 21, 2010, and extended through Feb. 6 of that year.
The Kings can match that club record Thursday night with a victory...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ The San Jose Sharks touched many hearts by going all-out to grant the wish of 17-year-old Sam Tageson, who has a debilitating heart condition. They signed...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:30 PM
The regular season will end Sunday, and so will the voting period for the NHL's individual trophies.
Colorado Coach Patrick Roy is too brash to win any popularity contests but he deserves to win the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year, an honor...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
SAN JOSE -- Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart played in 63 games for the Kings in 2007-08, a rough campaign in which the Kings won 32 games, the final season of Marc Crawford’s tenure as coach.
But it wasn’t altogether forgettable. Staurt...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:32 PM
Were they grasping at straws or coaxing small embers into becoming flames when the Kings repeatedly pointed out that their best players played better in the team's third straight playoff loss to San Jose than in the first two defeats?
Better, in this...