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Kings' goal is back-to-back titles as camp starts Friday

Wed Sep 17, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – They’ll work, yes, but toward a goal that can’t be achieved until the end of the season. Training camp figures to be a drama-free environment for the Kings, who take the ice Friday morning in preparation for their Oct. 8 season opener and the defense of their second Stanley Cup in three years.

Kings' five key questions entering camp

Wed Sep 17, 2014

The Kings have won the Stanley Cup in two of the past three seasons, but every team has some questions to answer during training camp, right? Well, maybe the champs have fewer to answer than most, but here are five they should address: 1. WILL QUICK BE READY TO GO? Or perhaps the better question is, how patient wil

Kings to retire Rob Blake's No. 4 jersey

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Rob Blake, whose complicated tenure with the Kings included the loudest of cheers and the most vociferous of boos, will have his No. 4 retired by the team before the Jan. 17 game against the Ducks. Blake, a former defenseman who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November, will become the sixth player to have his number ret

Kings, Sharks to play outdoor game in 49ers' new stadium

Wed Aug 06, 2014

It's time for the Kings and San Jose Sharks, increasingly fierce rivals, to take things outside. The teams will play a regular-season outdoor NHL game at Levi's Stadium, new home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., the NHL announced Wednesday morning. After a 2013-14 regular season that included six outdoor ga

Kings sign winger King to three-year contract

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Kings likely completed their 2014-15 roster puzzle when they signed restricted free agent Dwight King to a three-year, $5.85-million contract on Wednesday. King, 25, had been set for a Friday arbitration hearing, through which he could only have received a one- or two-year contract. The big-bodied, third-line winger has totaled 24 go

Stanley Cup takes journey of royal revelry

Sun Jul 20, 2014

It’s already been filled with beer, wine, cereal, meatballs, chicken wings and the rear ends of infants, and the parties are just getting started. The Stanley Cup is arguably the most popular inanimate object in sports, and for the second time in the last three years it belongs to the champion Kings, who are taking it on a worldwid

Miller: Kings' Cup triumph was bittersweet for Ducks coach

Wed Jul 02, 2014

ANAHEIM – Here it is, almost the Fourth of July, and we could be purchasing fireworks from one of those TNT stands, fireworks like the “Pyropalooza,” which promises 10-foot bursts of scorching sparks complemented by crackling sounds. Could there possibly be a better way to celebrate this country’s independence whi

Ducks, Kings expect relatively quiet free agency opening

Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Ducks made their big move on draft day. The Kings tidied up business shortly after their Stanley Cup parades. It should be a quiet July 1 for the local NHL teams, amid the continent-wide free-agency frenzy. Starting Tuesda

Kings select 17-year-old Swede with their first pick

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Every team goes young in the NHL draft, but the Kings practically robbed the cradle Friday night. Adrian Kempe, the Kings’ first-round draft pick, was born on Sept. 13, 1996. Had he taken his first breath just three days later, he wouldn’t have been eligible to be drafted until 2015, per league rules. That gave the Ki

Kings keeping their distance for NHL draft

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The cool kids sit at the back of the classroom, and the back of the NHL draft-room floor. Each organization gets a table on the floor. The teams with the early picks in the first round get stage-front seats, but those aren’t the desirable ones. The Kings, again, are in the last row shooting spitballs. It’s becoming fa

Kings sign Gaborik to seven-year deal

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Marian Gaborik, the Kings’ leading goal scorer during their playoff run to the Stanley Cup, will get a chance to defend that championship. Gaborik signed a new seven-year contract with the Kings on Wednesday. The deal, worth an average of $4.875 million per season, got completed before Gaborik, 32, would have become an unrestricted

NHL draft: Drive separates La Mirada's De Leo

Wed Jun 25, 2014

He’s slow, he’s chunky, he’s – worst of all – short. He’s heard that over and over throughout his hockey career. So La Mirada’s Chase De Leo did something about the first two, and the 5-foot-10 center has positioned himself to be selected in this week’s NHL Entry Draft at Philadelphia.

Kings sign Gaborik to seven-year deal

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Marian Gaborik, the Kings’ leading goal scorer during their run to the Stanley Cup, will get a chance to defend that championship. Gaborik signed a new seven-year contract with the Kings on Wednesday. The deal, worth an average of $4.9 million per season, got completed less than a week before Gaborik, 32, would have become an unres

Kings' Quick has surgery on wrist

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick underwent wrist surgery Tuesday, and his availability for the start of training camp in September might be in question. A Kings spokesperson confirmed that Quick had surgery and estimated the goalie’s recovery time at 10-12 weeks. Training camp is scheduled to open in mid-September, approximately 11 week

Former Kings captain Blake elected to hall of fame

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Rob Blake, who had a successful but complicated stint as a Kings defenseman and team captain in the 1990s, was one of six selections to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s 2014 class on Monday. Blake, now the Kings’ assistant general manager, got the Hall call, as did players Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek and Mike Modano, referee Bill

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