Los Angeles Kings Are Unlikely Suitors For Brad Richards During Free Agent Frenzy

LOS ANGELES — The annual unrestricted free agent frenzy begins on July 1 at 9:00 AM Pacific time, and while everyone knows the Los Angeles Kings have a couple of big holes to fill among their top six forwards, do not expect them to be in the running for the biggest fish of all, Dallas Stars center Brad Richards, who will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Read more of this post

LA Kings Place Drew Doughty On Injured Reserve, Recall Jake Muzzin

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Prior to their game at Minnesota in October 25, the Los Angeles Kings placed defenseman Drew Doughty on injured reserve, retroactive to October 21.

Taking his place on the roster is rookie defenseman Jake Muzzin, who was recalled from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (their primary minor league affiliate), after being assigned there on October 23. Read more of this post

Sloppy Play Proves Costly For LA Kings At Phoenix On NHL Video

The Los Angeles Kings picked up right where they left off on October 21 at Phoenix, where sloppy, careless play proved costly in a 4-2 loss to the Coyotes.

Against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 20 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Kings were able to get away with the lackadaisical play and poor decisions that gave the ’Canes numerous outnumbered attacks and chances off the rush. Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty Audio and NHL Video: LA Kings Win Game Against Carolina, But Lose Doughty

LOS ANGELES — Ryan Smyth, Michal Handzus, Anze Kopitar and Andrei Loktionov scored a goal each to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a sloppy 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in front of 17,769 fans at Staples Center on October 20.

Smyth opened the scoring at 5:43 of the first period finishing off a play that saw Smyth and line mates Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams all driving hard to the front of the net. Read more of this post

LA Kings Winger Justin Williams Has A Lot To Prove In 2010-11

LOS ANGELES — Three games into the 2010-11 National Hockey League regular season and going back to the start of their 2010 training camp, perhaps the biggest concern for the Los Angeles Kings has been who is going to score goals besides the usual suspects, including Anze Kopitar, Ryan Smyth and Dustin Brown.

Perhaps the biggest question mark in that regard has been right wing Justin Williams, who was a solid contributor offensively last season, until he suffered a broken right leg at Phoenix on December 26, 2009.

Williams, who turned thirty years old on October 4, missed 28 games because of the injury, and was nowhere near the same player he was prior to suffering the injury upon his return.

At no time was that more clear than when he was scratched from the lineup after the Kings lost Game 1 of their Western Conference Quarter Final series at Vancouver on April 15, 2010.

Williams sat out three games of that series, returning in Game 5, a 6-4 Canucks win, giving Vancouver a 3-2 series lead.

Add to that his injury-filled 2008-09 season when he played in just 44 games for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Kings, Williams’ last two NHL seasons were memorable for the wrong reasons.

“I’ve had a couple of tough years that I just want to forget about and put behind me,” he said. Read more of this post

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