LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — The Los Angeles Kings are struggling unexpectedly following their off-season moves to improve their team, earning a very poor 2-5-2 record over their last nine games. A big reason for that in their most recent games has been undisciplined, and sometimes lazy play, where they get caught reaching... Continue Reading →
Is LA Kings Left Wing Dustin Penner Finally Turning Things Around?
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — Following his team’s 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators at Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 8, Los Angeles Kings left wing Dustin Penner was so happy, he was quoting rhythm and blues artist Janet Jackson while addressing the media following the game. Although Penner’s post-game grin... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Even Without A First Round Pick, LA Kings Are Looking For Big Things From Their 2011 Draft Class
LOS ANGELES — The 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft, held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, June 24-25, was expected to be quite uneventful for the Los Angeles Kings, who did not have a pick in the first round after they traded it to the Edmonton Oilers at the trade deadline... Continue Reading →
They Must Use A Dart Board To Make Decisions At NHL Headquarters
LOS ANGELES — The first two days of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs are now in the books, but, disappointingly, one of the most memorable aspects of the playoffs so far is the fact that how the National Hockey League handles supplementary discipline is still little more than a joke.Before you start rolling your eyes,... Continue Reading →
LA Kings Want 4th or 5th Place In West, But Don’t Control Their Own Destiny
EL SEGUNDO, CA — Despite clinching a playoff berth on April 6, the Los Angeles Kings had much to play for going into a home-and-home series to end their 2010-11 regular season. The equation was simple: win both games and clinch fourth place in the Western Conference, which would earn them home ice advantage in... Continue Reading →
Los Angeles Kings: Do Their Problems Run Deeper Than First Thought?
LOS ANGELES — Losers of six of their last seven games heading into their January 13 contest at Staples Center in Los Angeles against the St. Louis Blues, the Los Angeles Kings have blown a huge opportunity. Indeed, the Kings could have built a nice cushion for themselves in the hyper competitive Western Conference standings... Continue Reading →
Frozen Royalty Audio and NHL Video: Predators Hand Sinking LA Kings Their Fifth Straight Loss
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings are, once again, in free fall after dropping a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators at Staples Center on January 6. The loss was their fifth straight defeat, all on home ice, and all due primarily to inconsistent play, much of that being the result of mental lapses... Continue Reading →
Frozen Royalty Audio And NHL Video: Ryan Smyth Lifts LA Kings To 4-1 Win Over Nashville In Milestone Game
LOS ANGELES — Don’t look now Southern California, but even though the weather here has turned cool once again, the Los Angeles Kings are still smoking hot, and there is no sign of a cooling trend on the horizon. Indeed, the Kings went into action on November 6 as the best team, not just in... Continue Reading →
Los Angeles Kings Make The Playoffs: But Are They Hungry For More?
LOS ANGELES — Here in the Los Angeles area, if you listened carefully, one could probably hear sporadic cheers, glasses clinking, maybe even a few car horns honking in celebration...and, oh yeah...even the Earth moved. Indeed, Los Angeles area hockey fans had great reason to celebrate on April 4 because with the Chicago Blackhawks handing... Continue Reading →
Los Angeles Kings Show Improvement On Road Trip-NHL Video
Going into their recent, quick two-game road trip, the Los Angeles Kings were in free fall mode, losing games due to poor, uninspired efforts. They put in a better effort against at Minnesota on March 29, but their poor special teams play helped lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win. But the real improvement... Continue Reading →
LA Kings Running Out Of Time To Right Ship
LOS ANGELES — With thirteen games remaining in their 2009-10 regular season, the Los Angeles Kings find themselves headed in the wrong direction at the worst possible time. The reason? Poor starts and shoddy, lazy play have been glaring problems for the Kings, who are just 3-4-1 since the Olympic break. But even before that,... Continue Reading →