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Los Angeles Kings Have a Lot of Work To Do Before the Stretch Drive

February 1st, 2011
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA—With the 2011 National Hockey League All-Star festivities in Raleigh, North Carolina now just a fading memory, players are returning to their teams facing the uphill climb that is otherwise known as the stretch drive to the playoffs. But after a dismal 3-8-0 performance in January, which was ...

Los Angeles Kings: Do Their Problems Run Deeper Than First Thought?

January 13th, 2011
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 standingsbefore playing ten ...

Best Players Are Starting To Come Through For The Los Angeles Kings

December 10th, 2010
LOS ANGELES — After a smoking hot 12-3-0 start followed by a 2-6-0 nose dive, one thing has been a constant for the Los Angeles Kings this season……that they have a gaping hole on their top line at left wing, as evidenced by the fact that so many players have played that ...

Los Angeles Kings: Problems Start In Front Of Their Net, Not In It

November 25th, 2010
LOS ANGELES — On Thanksgiving Day 2010 in the United States, the Los Angeles Kings are thankful that they played so well early in the season that their current slump—losing five of their last six games—has not moved them to the lower echelon of the National Hockey League’s Western Conference standings. Their latest debacle, ...

Physical Play Showing That LA Kings Are A Team, Perhaps Now More Than Ever

November 14th, 2010
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — To this point in the 2010-11 season, if anything is clear about the Los Angeles Kings, it is that other teams view them as one of the best teams in the NHL, and that is showing up in terms of physical play, as many ...

LA Kings Winger Justin Williams Has A Lot To Prove In 2010-11

October 14th, 2010
LOS ANGELES — Three games into the 2010-11 National Hockey League regular season and going back to the start of their 2010 training camp, perhaps the biggest concern for the Los Angeles Kings has been who is going to score goals besides the usual suspects, including Anze Kopitar, Ryan Smyth andDustin Brown.Perhaps the biggest question mark in ...

2010 NHL Draft: First Picks in Entry Draft Won’t Be a Surprise

June 17th, 2010
LOS ANGELES — With the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft in Los Angeles about eight days away, either Taylor Hall of the Memorial Cup Champion Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) or Tyler Seguin of the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL are certain to be the first ...

NHL’s Norris Trophy Should Go To Los Angeles Kings’ Drew Doughty

June 11th, 2010
LOS ANGELES — With the Chicago Blackhawks winning the 2010 Stanley Cup on June 9, the 2009-10 National Hockey League season is over and attention now turns to the league’s annual awards, which will be presented at the Palms in Las Vegas on June 23. Perhaps the most interesting race for ...

Los Angeles Kings: Alexander Frolov Destined for KHL?

May 27th, 2010
COMMENTARY/ANALYSIS: Winger Alexander Frolov likely has a little over five weeks left with the Los Angeles Kings before heading elsewhere to continue his playing career...this should come as a surprise to no one. LOS ANGELES — For all of you Alexander Frolov fans out there, I regret to inform you that ...

Kings: Doughty, Johnson Prove To Be Vancouver Canucks’ Biggest Problems

April 21st, 2010
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — With Game 4 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks coming up tonight (April 21, 7:00 PM PDT at Staples Center), much of the focus has been on the Canucks’ inept penalty-killing, which has allowed seven power play goals ...