EL SEGUNDO, CA — With less than two weeks left in the 2013-14 National Hockey League season, Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar is finally getting some well-deserved consideration for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s best defensive forward. Indeed, such consideration is overdue by two or three years. In fact,... Continue Reading →
Is Forgotten Right Wing Prospect Bud Holloway On His Way Back To The LA Kings?
PROSPECT WATCH: Also featured is Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi’s and Manchester Monarchs head coach Mark Morris’ thoughts on the development of goaltender prospect Martin Jones. LOS ANGELES — If the name “Bud Holloway” doesn’t ring a bell, don’t worry, you’re not alone. After all, he became a forgotten member of the Los... Continue Reading →
Los Angeles Kings Broadcasters: Anze Kopitar Is Now An Elite Player
FROZEN ROYALTY EXCLUSIVE: As this series featuring the long-time broadcasters of the Los Angeles Kings continues, like everyone else, they marveled at how forwards Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty, and Anze Kopitar raised their level of play during the Kings’ 2012 run to the Stanley Cup. Part nine of a series. LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO,... Continue Reading →
2011-12 Year-In-Review: Can LA Kings Forwards Reach The Next Level After Stanley Cup Win?
LOS ANGELES — Although it certainly ended with a huge bang, the 2011-12 season was one of struggle for the Los Angeles Kings, given the fact that they qualified for the playoffs by the skins of their teeth. Indeed, the Kings’ inability to score goals, a problem that plagued them until the trade deadline in... Continue Reading →
2011-12 Year-In Review: Coaching Change, Three Rookies, Big Trade Help LA Kings Reach For The Stars
2011-12 YEAR-IN-REVIEW: The Los Angeles Kings were struggling mightily, even after Darryl Sutter took over as head coach just before Christmas. Although things improved marginally, it took the recall of three rookies from the minor leagues, and a big trade, to allow the Kings to play the brand of hockey that would allow them to... Continue Reading →
2011-12 Year-In-Review: Doughty Holdout, Failure To Execute In Offensive Zone Almost Sunk LA Kings Early
2011-12 YEAR-IN-REVIEW: A turnaround of sorts in the Los Angeles Kings front office set the stage for them to win the first Stanley Cup Championship in the 45-year history of the franchise. But there was a big, black cloud floating over their heads all summer long. Second installment in a series... LOS ANGELES — After... Continue Reading →
2011-12 Los Angeles Kings Year-In-Review: Front Office Turnaround Set Stanley Cup Run In Motion
2011-12 YEAR-IN-REVIEW: The Los Angeles Kings won the 2012 Stanley Cup. What is there to review or evaluate? Plenty. To start things off, here’s a look at how a “front office turnaround” set their run to the Stanley Cup in motion. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings blew right through the Vancouver Canucks, the... Continue Reading →
From Murray To Sutter: What’s Changed For The Los Angeles Kings?
EL SEGUNDO, CA — With the Los Angeles Kings set to face their Pacific Division rival, the Phoenix Coyotes, in the 2012 Western Conference Finals—just the second time in the Kings’ 44-year history that they have reached the conference finals—many are still shaking their heads, blown away at the dominance the Kings have displayed in... Continue Reading →
Credit Goes To Dean Lombardi, Darryl Sutter For Los Angeles Kings Coming From Behind To Make Playoffs
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — As the National Hockey League enters its final day of the 2011-12 regular season, the playoff teams in the Western and Eastern Conferences have been determined. But even on the last day, there is still something to play for in both conferences, as the winners of the Southeast... Continue Reading →
No Time To Waste For Los Angeles Kings To Solve Offensive Zone Problems
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — With 18 games remaining in the Los Angeles Kings’ 2011-12 season, the numbers are certainly not their friend. Last season, the eighth place Chicago Blackhawks earned the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 97 points, and if you look at that as a benchmark of sorts... Continue Reading →
It’s Time For LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi To Address His Team’s Futility
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — Through 58 games of the 2011-12 season, one thing is now irrefutable. When it comes to scoring goals, the Los Angeles Kings are an embarrassing lesson in futility. There are many opinions and theories out there, attempting to explain the Kings’ woeful inability to score goals. Many point... Continue Reading →
2011 Holiday Season Has Los Angeles Kings Looking To Darryl Sutter As Their Savior
EL SEGUNDO AND LOS ANGELES, CA — On this Christmas Day 2011, families around the world are celebrating the holiday season, while young children, who have been dreaming for weeks about what Santa Claus might bring them, are, hopefully, waking to find that their dreams have come true. For the Los Angeles Kings, they are... Continue Reading →