The L.A. Kings defenseman now has only two years remaining on his current eight-year, $56 million deal and he will be eligible for unrestricted free agency at the conclusion of this contract in 2019. Doughty has been the centerpiece of the Kings’ blue line since joining the organization as the second overall pick in 2008, […]
There’s already a lot of pressure on the Los Angeles Kings to improve upon their disappointing finish to last season, and there might be even more after Drew Doughty told The Hockey News he’s open to leaving the franchise as a free agent in 2019 if it’s not “going in the right direction.” Doughty has […]
Brooks Laich has previously maintained that he wants another shot at making an NHL lineup. According to Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider, Laich is expected to attend L.A. Kings training camp on a professional tryout. After spending most of his career with the Washington Capitals, Laich was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during […]
It looked as if Brooks Laich's career may be coming to an end last season. Stuck in the AHL, Laich expressed his desire to "pursue a Stanley Cup somewhere else." The Toronto Maple Leafs placed him on waivers allowing other teams to claim him, but there were no takers.
It appears Chris Lee, at the age of 36, will get a shot to crack an NHL roster for the upcoming season. According to John Hoven of MayorsManor.com on Sunday, Lee will join the L.A. Kings at training camp on a professional tryout. Defying his age, Lee enjoyed an impressive 2016-17 campaign with 14 goals […]
The Norris Trophy winner and elite defenseman has been a rock for the Los Angeles Kings, and his significance might only become more pronounced as the franchise deals with big changes (and losses on the blueline) in 2017-18. Now, $7 million is undoubtedly a lot of money, but Doughty would command a (flinches) king’s ransom […]
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With two Stanley Cup rings in tow – the only Stanley Cup rings this franchise has ever won – it must have felt unfair to Dean Lombardi and especially Darryl Sutter when they were catapulted from their posts with the Los Angeles Kings. Honestly, it felt like Sutter squeezed as much as you could expect out […]
Coming into the 2016-17 season, Anze Kopitar had led the Los Angeles Kings in scoring in nine consecutive seasons. The Kings finished the season ranked 25th in goals scored (201). Rob Blake replaced Dean Lombardi as GM and John Stevens took over behind the bench for Darryl Sutter, who isn’t exactly known for being a […]
The Los Angeles Kings are in need of offense, and Jaromir Jagr, the No. 2 scorer in NHL history, is still in need of a new team for the 2017-18 season. Despite that potential match the Kings have no interest in adding the 45-year-old future Hall of Famer to their roster for this upcoming season. […]
After spending seven seasons in the NHL and being a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams veteran forward Dwight King is headed to Russia to continue his career in the KHL. The league announced on Monday that the 28-year-old King has signed a two-year contract with Avtomobilist. King has spent most of his career with […]
Recalling one of the biggest trades in the history of pro sports, 29 years after Wayne Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings.