Los Angeles Kings Defensive Improvement A Surprise So Far

LOS ANGELES — Eighteen games into the 2008-09 National Hockey League season, the Los Angeles Kings are a surprising 8-8-2, good for eighteen points in the standings. As of this writing, the Kings are third in the Pacific Division, eleventh in the Western Conference and twentieth in the overall NHL standings, all significant improvements. Although... Continue Reading →

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LA Kings’ Improvements May Not Be Easy To See

LOS ANGELES — One month of the 2008-09 National Hockey League season is in the books and the Los Angeles Kings have been pretty much what was expected in terms of wins and losses. As of this writing, the Kings have a 3-6-1 record, good for seven points. They are ranked last in the Pacific... Continue Reading →

Kings Take Advantage of Undisciplined Ducks

LOS ANGELES — Southern California’s National Hockey League teams are both off to slow starts this season. The two teams met at Staples Center on Tuesday night and obviously, something had to give. The Stanley Cup-contending but underachieving Anaheim Ducks have looked like anything but a contender in the very young 2008-09 season, while the... Continue Reading →

Sharks Spoil Kings Home Opener

LOS ANGELES — In their home-and-home series this weekend, the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings made a lot of people see why the two teams are at opposite ends of the hockey spectrum. On Saturday night in San Jose, the Sharks totally dominated the youthful Kings in a 3-1 win that was not... Continue Reading →

Qualifying Offers and Other News

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On June 25, the Los Angeles Kings made qualifying offers to the following restricted free agents: Erik Ersberg, goaltender Gabe Gauthier, forward Peter Harrold, defenseman Matt Moulson, forward Patrick O’Sullivan, forward Joe Piskula, defenseman Brad Richardson, forward Players not receiving qualifying offers were forwards Petr Kanko and Dany Roussin Restricted free... Continue Reading →

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