| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:54 PM
NHL general managers and salary-cap specialists went scurrying for their calculators Friday, when the league and the NHL Players’ Assn. announced the payroll ranges for the 2014-15 season.
The payroll range -- which is agreed upon by the league...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The Kings tendered qualifying offers to four players, including winger Dwight King, before Monday’s deadline to tender offers to restricted free agents in order to retain negotiating rights to those players.
They also tendered qualifying offers to...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:14 PM
It's not you, it's me.
That is the NHL version — free-agency style — of a disappointing breakup. Hockey's free agency starts Tuesday and among those on the market will be Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, who won the Stanley Cup twice in Los...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:39 PM
The Los Angeles Kings completed a remarkable and improbable run to their second Stanley Cup championship in three years by defeating the New York Rangers with a 3-2, double-overtime victory on Friday night at Staples Center.
Kings defenseman Alec...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:27 PM
So what does half a billion dollars buy these days?
For starters, the answer might cover the first day of NHL free agency. It was an unprecedented rush of frenzied spending, soaring past $500 million and 70-plus signings before dinner time Tuesday...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Any player who tells you home-ice advantage makes no difference is probably lying. No doubt the Blackhawks were thrilled Sunday's Game 7 of the Western Conference finals was in Chicago and not in the Kings' home arena.
"[Game 5 on Wednesday] was...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was the Blackhawks’ choke in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals that ended their Stanley Cup defense:
1. The Hawks need a second-line center. Here we go again. If it takes trading, say, Brent...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Willie Mitchell couldn't go on the road to be around his friends and hockey-playing colleagues. Nor could he feel comfortable going out to dinner when a playoff game was going on against St. Louis, San Jose or Chicago.
The prototypical stay-at-home...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:18 PM
No way the Chicago Blackhawks wanted to end the season like this, humbled at home and dethroned by the would-be Kings in front of friends and relatives.
Not here. Not now.
So when the Blackhawks came out Wednesday night for the third period of Game...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Greetings from Chicago, where the Kings will face the Blackhawks tonight in their third Game 7 of this playoff run. The Kings won the first two Games 7s on the road, contributing to the 5-1 record road teams have compiled in those games this spring....
| Jun 5, 2014
Will the nickname — Mr. Game 7 — find its way into deep storage for the summer months and get packed away, perhaps to be unveiled in future postseasons?
Kings right wing Justin Williams summoned his late-series magic and brought it out...