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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick picked up another victory Tuesday against the Panthers. | 11/19/2014 10:20 AM
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick picked up another victory Tuesday against the Panthers.
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Impact
He made 30 saves on 32 shots, and raised his record to 9-3-4. Quick also owns a 2.06 GAA and a .938 save percentage.
Kings center Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist during Tuesday's win over the Panthers. | 11/19/2014 10:17 AM
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Kings center Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist during Tuesday's win over the Panthers.
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Impact
Carter has been great this season, with 17 points and a +14 rating overall. Owners should be extremely pleased with his numbers.
Kings center Anze Kopitar scored his fifth goal of the season on the power play to tie the game agaisnt the Ducks on Saturday. | 11/15/2014 7:03 PM
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Kings center Anze Kopitar scored his fifth goal of the season on the power play to tie the game agaisnt the Ducks on Saturday.
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Impact
Center Jarret Stoll then scored on the power play in overtime to give the Kings the come-from-behind victory. Kopitar has eight points this season.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made 27 saves in the, 3-2, overtime victory over the crosstown rival Saturday. | 11/15/2014 6:59 PM
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made 27 saves in the, 3-2, overtime victory over the crosstown rival Saturday.
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Impact
Quick stopped 27-of-29 shots to beat the Ducks in overtime. Quick has eight victories this season.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick earned an easy victory Saturday against the Canucks. | 11/09/2014 10:08 AM
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick earned an easy victory Saturday against the Canucks.
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Impact
Quick made 18 saves on 19 shots faced, and after he was staked to a 5-0 lead, he was able to coast his way to a win. He is now 7-3-3 with a 1.86 GAA and .943 save percentage.
Kings forward Tyler Toffoli had another strong game Saturday versus Vancouver. | 11/09/2014 10:04 AM
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Kings forward Tyler Toffoli had another strong game Saturday versus Vancouver.
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Impact
He had a goal and two assists, along with four shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a +3 rating. Toffoli now has 17 points overall and is +14 on the season. He has been one of the biggest surprises early on.
Kings left winger Marian Gaborik had his best game of the season, Saturday against the Canucks. | 11/09/2014 10:02 AM
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Kings left winger Marian Gaborik had his best game of the season, Saturday against the Canucks.
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Impact
It was only his seventh game of the season, but Gaborik recorded a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a +2 rating on the night. He now has three points overall. Owners should be prepared for Gaborik to break loose.
Kings center Jeff Carter scored recorded two points in Saturday's win over Vancouver. | 11/09/2014 10:00 AM
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Kings center Jeff Carter scored recorded two points in Saturday's win over Vancouver.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, and was +3 on the night as well. Carter has been fantastic early this season, and now has six goals, 14 points, and is +13 overall.
Kings winger Justin Williams will miss Thursday's game after taking a stick near the eye in Tuesday's game. | 11/06/2014 3:40 PM
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Kings winger Justin Williams will miss Thursday's game after taking a stick near the eye in Tuesday's game.
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Impact
Williams played like an elite winger in the playoffs last season(9 goals, 16 assists), but is off to a slow start in the first 13 game posting just three points (1 G, 2 A).
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick played well in Tuesday's win over the Stars. | 11/05/2014 10:08 AM
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick played well in Tuesday's win over the Stars.
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Impact
He made 33 saves on 34 shots, and is now 6-3-2 with a 2.03 GAA and .942 save percentage. Quick continues to be one of the best goalies in the NHL.
Kings right wing Dustin Brown scored just his second goal of the season, in Tuesday's win over the Stars. | 11/05/2014 9:52 AM
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Kings right wing Dustin Brown scored just his second goal of the season, in Tuesday's win over the Stars.
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Impact
Brown has had a rough start to the season, as he is still searching for his first assist. Owners need to leave him out of all lineups, for now.
Kings center Jordan Nolan served his first of a two--game suspension Sunday. | 11/03/2014 11:00 AM
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Kings center Jordan Nolan served his first of a two--game suspension Sunday.
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Impact
Nolan has yet to post a goal or an assist this season and after 10 points in 64 games last season has proven time and again he has no fantasy value.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick suffered his secong regulation loss on Friday, to Detroit. | 10/31/2014 10:24 PM
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick suffered his secong regulation loss on Friday, to Detroit.
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Impact
He made 30 saves on 34 shots on goal, and was not particulary sharp. However, owners should expect this to be a minor setback, as Quick still boasts a record of 5-2-2.
Kings forward Tyler Toffoli continued his strong start to the season. | 10/31/2014 10:22 PM
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Kings forward Tyler Toffoli continued his strong start to the season.
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Impact
He scored his sixth goal, and now has 14 points on the season. Toffoli also managed four shots on goal, and is proving to be a steal for fantasy owners.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made 40 saves, but lost to the Flyers on Tuesday. | 10/28/2014 9:57 PM
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made 40 saves, but lost to the Flyers on Tuesday.
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Impact
Quick stopped 40-of-43 shots and lost 3-2. Quick is still having a stellar start at 5-1-2 with a 1.75 GAA and .950 save percentage.
Kings center Jeff Carter scored six points in two games to earn the NHL first star of the week. | 10/27/2014 7:18 PM
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Kings center Jeff Carter scored six points in two games to earn the NHL first star of the week.
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Impact
He scored two goals and four assists last week. Carter has 12 points and a plus-12 rating in eight games to start the season.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 40-of-41 shots Sunday night en route to a 2-1 victory. | 10/20/2014 12:25 PM
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 40-of-41 shots Sunday night en route to a 2-1 victory.
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Impact
Quick has now won three in a row and stopped 114 of 116 shots after starting the season slowly. He back where he belongs and is a must start whenever he's between the pipes.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick won his first game of the season on Tuesday. | 10/15/2014 10:51 AM
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick won his first game of the season on Tuesday.
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Impact
Quick stopped 31-of-32 shots, including all four power-play shots he faced. Quick nearly recorded the shutout against the Oilers, but Edmonton scored in the final minute. The Kings goalie is 1-1-1 to start the season.
Kings left winger Tanner Pearson had two goals and an assist against the Oilers. | 10/15/2014 10:49 AM
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Kings left winger Tanner Pearson had two goals and an assist against the Oilers.
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Impact
Los Angeles scored the first six goals of the game on Tuesday with the final two coming from Pearson. Pearson's second goal was on the power play. He was plus-two with two shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Pearson has four goals on the season.
Kings left winger Marian Gaborik is out for Tuesday's game against the Oilers according to LAKingsInsider.com. | 10/14/2014 4:53 PM
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Kings left winger Marian Gaborik is out for Tuesday's game against the Oilers according to LAKingsInsider.com.
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Impact
Gaborik has an upper body injury related to a muscle problem he was experiencing during the preseason. He is listed as day-to-day.
Kings forward Mike Richards is set to play on the top line Tuesday with Marian Gaborik sidelined bu injury, | 10/14/2014 4:19 PM
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Kings forward Mike Richards is set to play on the top line Tuesday with Marian Gaborik sidelined bu injury,
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Impact
Playing with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams could make him a nice value Tuesday, though this is obviously a short-term assignment.
Kings left winger Marian Gaborik is dealing with an injury and has been downgraded to out for Tuesday's game with Edmonton. | 10/14/2014 4:17 PM
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Kings left winger Marian Gaborik is dealing with an injury and has been downgraded to out for Tuesday's game with Edmonton.
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Impact
Gaborik showed what he could do for LA in the postseason posting 14 goals and 22 points in 26 games, but injuries are the hurdle he must get past to have a fantasy-worthy season. Mike Richards is set to play in his spot on the top line.
Kings left winger Marian Gaborik is dealing with an injury and is questionable for Tuesday's game with Edmonton. | 10/14/2014 1:51 PM
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Kings left winger Marian Gaborik is dealing with an injury and is questionable for Tuesday's game with Edmonton.
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Impact
Gaborik showed what he could do for LA in the postseason posting 14 goals and 22 points in 26 games, but injuries are the hurdle he must get past to have a fantasy-worthy season.
The Kings second line came to play Sunday led by Tyler Toffoli with a goal and assist. | 10/13/2014 9:45 AM
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The Kings second line came to play Sunday led by Tyler Toffoli with a goal and assist.
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Impact
The 22-year-old along with Jeff Carter and Tanner Pearson combined for three goals and three assists and grabbed all three stars.
Kings backup goalie Martin Jones turned away 29 of 30 shot en route to a solid 4-1 victory over Winnipeg Sunday. | 10/13/2014 9:40 AM
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Kings backup goalie Martin Jones turned away 29 of 30 shot en route to a solid 4-1 victory over Winnipeg Sunday.
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Impact
Jones did extremely well last season (12-6, 1.81 GAA, .934 SV%), but he'll have limited opportunities behind starter Jonathan Quick.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is still in search of his first win of the season. | 10/12/2014 10:06 AM
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is still in search of his first win of the season.
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Impact
After giving up four goals in the opener, Quick gave up another three Saturday night, in an overtime loss to the Coyotes. He was much better in his second game however, stopping 37-of-40 shots. He is now 0-1-1, but owners should not worry, as Quick is one of the elite goalies in the NHL.
Kings center Jeff Carter notched his first goal of the 2014-15 season on Saturday night. | 10/12/2014 10:01 AM
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Kings center Jeff Carter notched his first goal of the 2014-15 season on Saturday night.
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Impact
It was his first point of the season as well. Carter was +2 on the night, with four shots on goal, in Los Angeles' overtime loss to Arizona. He should end up around the 50-to-60 point mark by season's end.
Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin will not be available on Saturday according to LAKingsInsider.com. | 10/10/2014 8:07 PM
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Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin will not be available on Saturday according to LAKingsInsider.com.
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Impact
Muzzin missed the Kings' season opener on Wednesday and is listed as day-to-day with the undisclosed injury.
Kings defensman Drew Doughty is a solid two-way player who can also add decent scoring to your fantasy lineup. | 09/26/2014 1:44 PM
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Kings defensman Drew Doughty is a solid two-way player who can also add decent scoring to your fantasy lineup.
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Impact
The 24-year-old posted just 37 points in 2013-14, but we see improvement in 2014-15. And you have to love his big plus/minus numbers. He's only posted 40 or more points one time, but we think he cracks it this season.
Kings center Jeff Carter knows how to put the pick in the next and that won't change in 2014-15. | 09/26/2014 1:40 PM
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Kings center Jeff Carter knows how to put the pick in the next and that won't change in 2014-15.
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Impact
He lit the lamp 27 times last season and we are predicting 28 goals in 2014-15 playing on the second line with youngsters Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli. He's not back to his Philadelphia days, but he's still a rock-solid fantasy option.
Kings winger Justin Williams should get the cushy spot on the first line with left winger Marian Gaborik and center Anze Kopitar. | 09/26/2014 1:35 PM
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Kings winger Justin Williams should get the cushy spot on the first line with left winger Marian Gaborik and center Anze Kopitar.
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Impact
Williams played like an elite winger in the playoffs (9 goals, 16 assists), now fantasy owners want to see that same level of production in the regular season. He posted 19 goals, 24 assists and 239 shots on goal in 2013-14. Nice, but we need more and our projection have him reaching the 60-point mark for the first time with Los Angeles.
Kings center Anze Kopitar will play between Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams this season which could help him break into the next level. | 09/26/2014 1:28 PM
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Kings center Anze Kopitar will play between Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams this season which could help him break into the next level.
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Impact
Kopitar scored 29 goals and 70 points in 82 games last season and has scored at least 61 points in every full season. But he's only cracked 80 points one time. The addition of Gaborik might change that.
Kings left winger Marian Gaborik could be in for a very good season on a line with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams. | 09/26/2014 1:24 PM
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Kings left winger Marian Gaborik could be in for a very good season on a line with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams.
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Impact
Gaborik showed what he could do for LA in the postseason posting 14 goals and 22 points in 26 games. Now if he can just stay healthy and play a full season, he played 41 last year, the sky's the limit. TSN's projection have him scoring 32 times for 54 points.
Kings center Anze Kopitar will play between Marion Gaborik and Justin Williams this season which could help him break into the next level. | 09/26/2014 1:20 PM
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Kings center Anze Kopitar will play between Marion Gaborik and Justin Williams this season which could help him break into the next level.
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Impact
Kopitar scored 29 goals and 70 points in 82 games last season and has scored at least 61 points in every full season. But he's only cracked 80 points one time. The addition of Gaborik might change that.
Kings head coach Darryl Sutter believes that center Anze Kopitar does not get the recognition for his offensive game according to the Orange County Register. | 09/19/2014 9:50 PM
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Kings head coach Darryl Sutter believes that center Anze Kopitar does not get the recognition for his offensive game according to the Orange County Register.
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Impact
Kopitar scored 29 goals and 70 points in 82 games last season. He also led the Stanley Cup playoffs in points. The center will certainly draw attention in standard fantasy leagues as he should go pretty early.
Jean-Francois Berube re-signs with the Kings | 07/15/2014 9:09 PM
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The Los Angeles Kings have signed Jean-Francois Berube to a two-year contract.
Kings.nhl.com

Impact
Berube had a 2.37 GAA and .913 save percentage in 48 AHL games last season. The 23-year-old netminder is expected to start the 2014-15 campaign in the minors.
Andy Andreoff agrees to one-year contract | 07/15/2014 9:19 AM
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Andy Andreoff has inked a one-year extension with Los Angeles.
Kings.nhl.com

Impact
Andreoff had 35 points and 133 penalty minutes in 76 AHL games in 2013-14. He's not likely to make the Kings' opening game roster.
Brayden McNabb signs two-year deal | 07/15/2014 9:18 AM
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Brayden McNabb has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings.
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Impact
McNabb will come with a $650,000 annual cap hit, according to cap geek. With Willie Mitchell gone, it looks like McNabb has a fair shot at taking his roster spot.
Dwight King receives arbitration date | 07/09/2014 4:22 PM
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Dwight King's arbitration date in scheduled for August 1.
TSN.ca

Impact
That gives the Kings and King some breathing room as his arbitration date is one of the latest possible. He became a restricted free agent after completing a two-year, $1.5 million contract.
Kings happy with Valentin Zykov's development | 07/09/2014 9:47 AM
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The Los Angeles Kings are pleased with the progress Valentin Zykov has made over the last season.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Zykov went from scoring 40 goals and 75 points in 67 games as a QMJHL rookie to 23 goals and 63 points in 53 contests in 2013-14. That might not seem like a step in the right direction, but Zykov has been improving defensively. He signed an entry-level contract with the Kings in May, but he's not expected to make their opening game roster in 2014.
Kyle Clifford is recovering from wrist injury | 07/07/2014 7:45 PM
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Kyle Clifford underwent wrist surgery.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
The procedure was advised because of a small fracture in Clifford's wrist. This is just an FYI as Clifford is expected to make a full recovery by mid-August at the latest.
RFA Dwight King files for arbitration | 07/05/2014 5:51 PM
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Dwight King could be heading for salary arbitration with the Los Angeles Kings if the two sides cannot reach an agreement before his hearing.
NHLPA.com

Impact
Hearings will take place in Toronto from July 20 to August 4. King played for $750,000 over the past two seasons. He had 15 goals and 30 points in 77 games last year. He chipped in another 11 points in 26 playoff contests.
Kings sign grinder Adam Cracknell | 07/01/2014 4:33 PM
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Adam Cracknell has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings.
Kings.nhl.com

Impact
He plays a "heavy" game which will fit in nicely with the Kings if he can earn a spot on their roster. He skated in 19 games with the Blues last season, while recording 33 hits and two assists.
Los Angeles signs David Van der Gulik | 07/01/2014 4:26 PM
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David Van der Gulik has inked a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings.
Kings.nhl.com

Impact
Van der Gulik had two goals and 13 points in 48 career NHL games. The 31-year-old is likely to spend the vast majority of the 2014-15 campaign in the minors.
Jeff Schultz's new deal is worth $1.7 million | 07/01/2014 10:13 AM
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Jeff Schultz's two-year deal with the Kings is worth $1.7 million.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
It's a one-way deal, although so was Schultz's last contract and that didn't stop Los Angeles from burying him in the minors for most of the 2013-14 campaign. At best, Schultz will be a seventh defenseman with the Kings at the start of the season.
Mitchell officially ending tenure with Kings | 07/01/2014 10:09 AM
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Willie Mitchell will officially end his tenure with the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
Mitchell is becoming an unrestricted free agent because the Kings determined that they didn't have enough room left in their budget for him. "It was a little tough to take," Mitchell said. "It's like one of those girlfriends you had before you got married who just kind of rejected you." Mitchell did want to stay to try and win a third championship in four years and further the talk of the Kings becoming a modern dynasty. Instead he'll take his experience to another team.
Jeff Schultz re-signs with Los Angeles | 06/30/2014 9:27 PM
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The Kings have re-signed defenseman Jeff Schultz to a two-year contract.
Jon Rosen on Twitter

Impact
Schultz got some action with the Kings due to injuries in the postseason, but he spent the better part of the year with Manchester of the AHL. He carries no fantasy value and is nothing more than a depth player for Los Angeles.
Kings won't bring Adrian Kempe over this year | 06/30/2014 8:12 AM
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The Los Angeles Kings will not bring their first round pick Adrian Kempe over from Sweden this season.
LAKings.com

Impact
We are talking about during the regular season as Kempe will likely be over for training camp. Kempe played in the Swedish Elite League last season and he will gain a lot of experience doing the same in 2014-15. He is more of a two-way player than a scorer so his fantasy value may never be high in the NHL.
Kings move Vey to choose Roland McKeown | 06/28/2014 12:16 PM
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Roland McKeown was chosen by the Los Angeles Kings with the 50th overall pick in the 2014 draft.
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Impact
The Kings traded Linden Vey to Vancouver to acquire the selection. McKeown is considered the best pure skater among blueliners, and he is blessed with an exceptional hockey IQ. He has an NHL-ready body with the hockey smarts and anticipation to allow him to be effective in all areas of the game, including the power play and penalty kill. He understands his responsibilities and makes the simple play. While he is athletic with great tools, he hasn't yet asserted himself as an offensive force. His speed enables him to break up plays on the defensive side, an area he's improved in. Although McKeown isn't overly physical, he isn't afraid to push guys away. He does need to work on his pinching reads, which should come with experience. He is among the safer bets to become a steady NHL defenseman, which probably contributed to the Kings' willingness to move up to get him.
Adrian Kempe goes to Kings with 29th pick | 06/27/2014 10:07 PM
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The Los Angeles Kings have taken Adrian Kempe with the 29th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Kempe is an aggressive power forward who fiercely forechecks, engages in puck battles and plays a strong defensive game. The 6'1", 178 pound Swede is an excellent skater who plays a physical, north-south game and handles the puck well under pressure. Kempe has a heavy shot and well-rounded skillset, making him an impact player at all ends of the ice. Kempe plays a similar style to Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky, and once he fills his big frame he can become a solid depth player with offensive upside in the NHL. The Kings weren't expected to get a gem with the late first rounder and they didn't, but that's what comes with winning the Stanley Cup.
Report: Kings won't re-sign Willie Mitchell | 06/26/2014 6:44 PM
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Willie Mitchell won't be back with the Los Angeles Kings next season.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
The 37-year-old rearguard will test the market as an unrestricted free agent next week. The Kings have six defensemen who are signed for at least the 2014-15 campaign, with Jake Muzzin, Drew Doughty, Robyn Regehr, Slava Voynov, Alec Martinez and Matt Greene patrolling the back end. Mitchell is also seeking a two-year deal, which Los Angeles couldn't accommodate.
Teammates knew about Quick's injury | 06/25/2014 5:14 PM
News
Kings captain Dustin Brown said that Jonathan Quick's teammates were aware that he was playing through a wrist injury during the second half of the playoffs.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Quick had surgery and will need 10-12 weeks to recover as a result. That will eat into his summer training program, but he should be fine by the start of the season.
Marian Gaborik has re-signed with the Kings for seven years. | 06/25/2014 3:06 PM
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Marian Gaborik has re-signed with the Kings for seven years.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Los Angeles hit the jackpot in its deadline acquisition of Gaborik for Matt Frattin and two draft picks. He had five goals and 11 assists in 19 regular season games and led the NHL with 14 goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs to help the Kings win their second title in three years. This is still a risky signing, however, because Gaborik is 32 years old and missed 41 games last season.
Report: Gaborik comes with $4.9 mil cap hit | 06/25/2014 1:59 PM
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Marian Gaborik's new contract is reportedly worth about $34.3 million over seven years.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

Impact
In other words, Gaborik will come with a $4.9 million annual cap hit. Although the length of his contract has to be concerning from the Kings' perspective, they did a good job keeping his cap hit down. Gaborik could have likely gotten a meaningfully higher annual salary on the open market, but he likely settle for less for a longer contract and the knowledge that he'll be playing for a competitive squad.
Marian Gaborik has signed a seven-year deal | 06/25/2014 1:37 PM
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The Los Angeles Kings have inked Marian Gaborik to a seven-year extension.
Jon Rosen on Twitter

Impact
The financial terms weren't immediately available. Gaborik has a lengthy injury history, so signing him to a seven-year deal is a huge risk for the Kings. Still, he sparked the Kings' offense after they acquired him from Columbus at the trade deadline and is one of the main reasons they won the Stanley Cup. They might end up regretting this move in a few years, but there's no question that they're a better team going into the 2014-15 campaign with him on board.
Kings value M. Richards' clutch performances | 06/25/2014 12:37 PM
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Mike Richards' ability to perform in the clutch is one of the reasons they decided to pass on the opportunity to use a compliance buyout on him.
ESPN.com

Impact
"No question," said Kings GM Dean Lombardi. "That's what you'd rather have, if you have a choice you'll always take the playoff big-game player over the regular-season guy. But you still need to get both particularly when you have a financial commitment under the cap; you can't just write it off." Lombardi also took into account that Richards played a key role in them winning the Cup in 2011 and liked what he heard from Richards during his exit meeting. Richards is coming off a down season where he recorded just 41 points in 82 games. He comes with a $5.75 million cap hit annually through 2019-20.
Matt Greene officially signs a four-year deal | 06/25/2014 10:01 AM
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Matt Greene's four-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings is official.
Kings.nhl.com

Impact
The Kings are hoping that Greene's injury woes are behind him after he was limited to just 43 regular season games over the past two seasons. From a fantasy perspective, the 31-year-old defenseman's value is limited even when he is healthy. He will average about a penalty minute per game, but he's never recorded more than 15 points in a single season.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will need 10-to-12 weeks to recover after undergoing wrist surgery. SOURCE: Brandon Sun, Canadien Press | 06/24/2014 8:07 PM
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will need 10-to-12 weeks to recover after undergoing wrist surgery. SOURCE: Brandon Sun, Canadien Press
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
If Quick was injured during the playoffs, he sure didn't play like it (16-10, 2.58 GAA in 26 games). The two-time Stanley Cup champion should be ready for the start of the season.
Jonathan Quick (wrist) to miss 10-12 weeks | 06/24/2014 6:05 PM
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Los Angeles has confirmed that Jonathan Quick has undergone wrist surgery.
Brandon Sun via The Canadian Press

Impact
He's expected to be out of action for 10 to 12 weeks. According to a team spokesman, Quick was initially injured against the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the playoffs.
Source: Gaborik, Kings close to a new deal | 06/24/2014 5:06 PM
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Marian Gaborik is reportedly close to agreeing to a new contract with the Los Angeles Kings.
ESPN.com

Impact
A source told ESPN.com on Tuesday, that the two sides have made good strides in the the past three to four days, but the deal isn't finished yet. Other teams can start talking with Gaborik on Wednesday, but it looks like he'll be staying in Los Angeles.
Jonathan Quick undergoes wrist surgery | 06/24/2014 4:38 PM
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Jonathan Quick apparently required wrist surgery on Tuesday after getting hurt during the playoffs.
Yahoo.com

Impact
He wasn't able to attend a goalie camp at Stamford Twin Rinks in Connecticut, which is owned by his father-in-law, and an email was sent to parents discussing the netminder's wrist issue. The Kings made a correction to the statement, saying it wasn't an "emergency surgery." It was originally something that wasn't believed to be serious, but required a procedure after further examination. He's expected to miss at least eight weeks to recover.
Rob Blake part of the 2014 Hall of Fame class | 06/23/2014 3:24 PM
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Rob Blake will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Blake was a tremendous offensive defenseman that stayed effective until his retirement following the 2009-10 campaign. He had 240 goals and 777 points in 1,270 games with the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, and San Jose Sharks. After losing in the 1993 Stanley Cup Final, he won the championship with Colorado in 2001. He also claimed the Norris Trophy in 1998.
Matt Greene, Kings close to a four-year deal | 06/23/2014 2:43 PM
News
Matt Greene has tentatively agreed to a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
The contract isn't finalized yet, but it sounds like Greene won't end up testing the free agent market. The fact that it's a four-year extension is surprising given that a variety of injuries have limited him to 43 regular season games over the last two years. He was healthy for the Kings' Stanley Cup run, but his role in that was limited, as evidenced by the fact that he averaged just 15:53 minutes per game.
Report: Kings extend 3-year offer to Gaborik | 06/23/2014 12:00 PM
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The Los Angeles Kings have reportedly offered Marian Gaborik a three-year deal.
CBC

Impact
The Toronto Sun is reporting that the deal is worth $5 million annually, but CBC's Elliotte Friedman thinks it's in the ballpark of $5.5 million to $5.6 million per. Either way, Gaborik would likely have to accept less money than he'd get as a free agent if he wants to stay in Los Angeles.
Gaborik's agent looking at the Kings | 06/23/2014 7:24 AM
News
The Los Angeles Kings and the agent for Marian Gaborik continue to negotiate towards a new contract before the start of free agency on July 1.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
Ron Salcer is the agent for Gaborik who is entitled to become an unrestricted free agent next week but acknowledges that Gaborik wants to return. "I think Marian enjoyed, not just the time here, but everything about the experience," Salcer said on Sunday. "I think to continue that is something he would like and the team would like. So I would hope we could come to a meeting of the minds and get that done." Stay tuned.
Kings raise Cup banner vs. Sharks on Oct. 8 | 06/21/2014 5:30 PM
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The Los Angeles Kings will open the 2014-15 regular season against the San Jose Sharks.
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The Kings will raise their Stanley Cup banner on Oct. 8 versus a Sharks' team that blew a 3-0 series lead against them in the first round of the playoffs. The other opening night contests will feature the Philadelphia Flyers visiting the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosting the Montreal Canadiens and the Vancouver Canucks on the road against the Calgary Flames. Check the link at the bottom to see the opening night contests for all 30 clubs.
Kings don't plan on buying out Mike Richards | 06/20/2014 3:38 PM
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The Los Angeles Kings have confirmed that they won't buy out Mike Richards.
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Richards' role has diminished to the point where his $5.75 million cap hit through 2019-20 looks bad, but we can understand why the Kings wouldn't want to rock the boat after winning the Stanley Cup in two of the last three years. He had 11 goals and 41 points in 82 games during the 2013-14 regular season.
Getting Gaborik took the pressure of Kopitar | 06/20/2014 1:48 PM
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Kings captain Dustin Brown naturally thinks very highly of what Marian Gaborik brought to the table during the Kings' Stanley Cup-winning run.
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Los Angeles struggled offensively until they acquired Gaborik at the trade deadline. "It took pressure off of Kopi and slotted Stolly at the three spot at center and it evened things out," Brown said. "That was two years ago, and now Carts has moved to center. It's all about slotting guys in the right position. When we brought in Carts, it took the pressure off of Kopi and Justin and me and all the guys who were expected to score goals, because now we had Carts to score goals. It was just another addition of that." Gaborik is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer though and the Kings will have a tough time signing him given their cap situation.
Robyn Regehr helped Kings even while hurt | 06/20/2014 1:30 PM
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Kings captain Dustin Brown recently talked about why he chose to let the injured Robyn Regehr be the second player to lift the Cup in 2014.
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Brown said it came down to Regehr or Gaborik given that they were the two veterans on the team that hadn't previously won the Stanley Cup with Los Angeles in 2012. "With Reg, again, he got hurt in Round 2, but no one saw other than us what he did in the locker room," Brown said. "He dressed, warm-ups, he was very vocal and a big part of our team inside that locker room that none of you guys got to see. At the end of the day, he's been a part of this team, and he's a big reason why we won." Regehr had three goals and 14 points in 79 games during the regular season.
Kings take care of their coaches | 06/19/2014 12:51 PM
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Los Angeles has re-signed assistant coach Davis Payne and goaltending coach Bill Ranford.
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The Kings also promoted John Stevens to associated head coach. "Our coaching staff has been an integral part of the success of our team the last three years," said GM Dean Lombardi in a statement. "We are extremely pleased that they will remain part of our team and continue together as we strive for excellence."
Tanner Pearson on fantasy radar for 2014-15 | 06/18/2014 9:59 PM
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Tanner Pearson showed he could elevate his game to the highest level during his first playoff run with the Kings this spring, and the 22 year old is one to watch regarding his future fantasy potential.
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Pearson went undrafted in 2011, but exploded for 91 points in 60 games during the 2011-12 OHL season and was selected at the end of the first round in 2012. The late bloomer had a productive season in the AHL this season with Manchester, amassing 32 points in 41 games, and clicked with fellow youngster Tyler Toffoli and veteran Jeff Carter on a superb second line during the playoffs. Pearson notched 12 points in 24 games during the post-season, and has the skills, speed, soft hands and drive to be a productive forward down the road.
John Stevens will stay with Los Angeles | 06/18/2014 4:56 PM
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Assistant coach John Stevens will not be leaving the Los Angeles Kings to become another team's head coach.
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Instead Stevens will get a promotion from the Kings. He might eventually serve as Darryl Sutter's successor as the Los Angeles' head coach.
Kings interested in bringing back Gaborik | 06/18/2014 2:32 PM
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The Los Angeles Kings have reached out to Marian Gaborik about a possible contract extension.
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Gaborik helped revitalize the Kings' offense and helped them win the Stanley Cup, so it would be surprising if they didn't want him back. That being said, the Kings don't have a lot of wiggle room with the salary cap, so signing him might be a challenge. There's been some speculation that the Kings might use a compliance buyout on Mike Richards and if they did that, it would certainly free up enough money for them to ink Richards.
Willie Mitchell isn't ready to retire | 06/18/2014 10:33 AM
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Willie Mitchell, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, wants to extend his career.
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Mitchell missed the 2013 campaign, so he's won the Stanley Cup in each of the last two seasons he's participated in. It might be tempted to retire at the age of 37 on that note, but that's not what he's interested in doing. Mitchell isn't sure if he'll end up re-signing with the Kings though as the team might decide to go in a different direction.
Report: Pens, Canes interested in Stevens | 06/17/2014 4:09 PM
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes both reportedly have interest in Los Angeles Kings assistant coach John Stevens.
NHL.com

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Now that the Kings have won the Stanley Cup, Stevens is free to interview about potential head coaching positions. In addition to his involvement with the Kings' two recent championships, Stevens previously served as the Philadelphia Flyers' head coach for parts of four seasons, posting a 120-109-34 record.
Drew Doughty has quite the resume at age 24 | 06/16/2014 7:37 AM
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Drew Doughty has been quite successful thus far in hockey at the tender age of 24.
Los Angeles Times

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Doughty has already won two Olympic Gold Medals for Canada in addition to winning his second Stanley Cup for the Los Angeles Kings. The blueliner led all defensemen in scoring with 18 points and is one of the top five rearguards in the NHL at this time.
Deal for Marian Gaborik huge factor for Kings | 06/16/2014 7:34 AM
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Acquiring Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets at the trade deadline was a major factor in the Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup victory.
Los Angeles Times

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Gaborik started off a bit slow with the Kings during the regular season but more than made up for it during the playoffs with a league-leading 14 goals, including the game-tying goal in the third period of Game 5 to send the game into overtime. He is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and his performance in the Cup playoffs should earn him a nice contract.
Kings score 3.38 goals per game in playoffs | 06/15/2014 2:28 PM
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The Los Angeles Kings' offense really exploded in the 2014 playoffs, as the Stanley Cup champions generated a postseason-best 3.38 goal-per-game average.
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Compare that to their 2.42 gpg average, which ranked 26th in the NHL. Only Detroit averaged less than two goals per playoff contest, as the Boston Bruins limited them to six tallies in five contests. The Anaheim Ducks led the regular season with 3.21 goals per contest.
Tyler Toffoli assists on Stanley Cup winner | 06/15/2014 8:14 AM
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Tyler Toffoli drew an assist on the Stanley Cup winner by Alec Martinez.
Los Angeles Times

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The Kings second round pick, 47th overall in 2010, had seven goals and 14 points in 26 games during the playoffs and clicked amazingly well with Jeff Carter and Tanner Pearson on the Kings third line. Do not forget about Toffoli and Pearson next season as they could be on the verge of breakout seasons.
Gretzky says Kopitar 3rd best player in world | 06/15/2014 8:05 AM
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The great Wayne Gretzky said that Anze Kopitar is the third best player in the world.
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Gretzky rated Kopitar behind only Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews, and that is quite heady territory for the Slovenian star. Kopitar led the playoffs in scoring with 26 and has been terrific for the Kings since they drafted him 11th overall in the 2005 draft, the same draft in which Crosby went first overall. Kopitar is a stud and deserves to be selected in the second or third round in traditional hockey pools.
Martinez first d-man since 1996 with winner | 06/15/2014 7:59 AM
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Alec Martinez became the first defenseman since 1996 to score the Stanley Cup Final winner.
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The previous rearguard was Uwe Krupp of the Colorado Avalanche as he sent the Avs to their first Stanley Cup win.
Kings set record for Stanley Cup Champions | 06/15/2014 7:56 AM
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The Los Angeles Kings set the record for the most playoff games played by a Stanley Cup winner with 26.
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The old record was 25, jointly held by the 2006 Carolina Hurricanes and the 2011 Boston Bruins. They tied the record for most playoff games in a season with the 1987 Philadelphia Flyers and the 2004 Calgary Flames.
Kings benefited greatly from Doughty's play | 06/14/2014 1:01 PM
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Drew Doughty registered an assist in Game 5's series clincher to capture the Stanley Cup.
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He earned a helper on Marian Gaborik's game-tying score in the third period. Fellow Kings blueliner Alec Martinez scored the winner in double overtime. Doughty led all NHL defensemen with 18 points in 26 games during the postseason. He also posted a plus-1 rating while averaging a whopping 28:45 of ice time per contest.
Marian Gaborik led the NHL in playoff goals | 06/14/2014 12:57 PM
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Marian Gaborik tallied his 14th goal of the playoffs in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.
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Gaborik's score tied the game at 2-2 on a third-period power play. He finished first among all players in the postseason in goals after scoring 11 markers in 41 matches during the regular season. The Kings made him the third carrier of the Stanley Cup during their celebration and the team's management group should be expected to do everything they can to re-sign him in the off-season. Gaborik can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
D Alec Martinez makes history with OT goals | 06/14/2014 11:41 AM
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With his goal 14:43 into double overtime against the Rangers to win the Stanley Cup Friday night, Kings defenseman Alec Martinez became the first player in NHL playoff history to score a pair of series-clinching goals in overtime.
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He reacted by throwing his gloves and stick in their air, but will need to watch the replays to know for sure. "I blacked out," Martinez told reporters. "I don't really remember. I think I threw my gear. I don't know. I just remember everyone coming at me and I couldn't breathe."
Canucks looking at Kings' assistant coach | 06/14/2014 11:25 AM
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John Stevens, an assistant coach to head coach Darryl Sutter with the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, is a candidate to fill the vacant head-coaching job with the Vancouver Canucks.
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It is being speculated that new Canucks general manager Jim Benning will interview Stevens for the job in the coming week. Also in the running is Mike Johnston, who has spent the past five seasons as general manager and head coach of the WHL's Portland Winterhawks. John Tortorella recently was fired after one season as the Canucks' head coach.
Robyn Regehr may retire after Kings win Cup | 06/14/2014 10:35 AM
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Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr sounded like a man who is considering retirement after his team won the Stanley Cup Friday night.
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"It's a huge part of it because that's what it's all about," Regehr said. "It's about being involved with a championship-winning team. Now I can check that box. Talking to the guys that had done it before, it's something they'll remember and cherish forever. Now I'll have the feelings and memories forever." Regehr is a 15-year NHL veteran who recovered from a knee injury and sat out the last three rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Dustin Brown says this Cup was harder to win | 06/14/2014 9:58 AM
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The Stanley Cup won by the Los Angles Kings on Friday night was tougher to win than the one they won two years ago, their captain says.
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"This one is a lot different, it was harder, we had it easy last time," said Dustin Brown, one of 14 Kings who have won both Cups. "This one was harder. It gives you perspective. This is how I always envisioned it would be." The Kings became the first team in NHL history to win three Game 7s on the road, and they eventually required 26 games to win the Stanley Cup, six games longer than in 2012 and equal to the longest postseason work schedule in NHL history.
Cup-winning scorer once in coach's doghouse | 06/14/2014 9:51 AM
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Alec Martinez, who scored the double-overtime goal Friday night to give the Kings a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers as well as the Stanley Cup championship, was not a favorite of Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter earlier in the season.
Los Angeles Times

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Sutter wanted a defensive-minded group that allowed the fewest goals in the NHL, but he didn't display complete trust in Martinez, subjecting the third-year player to a competition for playing time and a diet of healthy scratches that left his games played 21 shy of the 82-game regular-season total. Martinez was too mistake-prone on the defensive end for Sutter's liking. But he shored things up to finish plus-17 in goal differential. With that, he found himself in the postseason rotation, playing in all of the Kings' 26 playoff games. After scoring 11 goals in the regular season, he added five more in the playoffs. "He did whatever it took, he just wanted to play," teammate Tyler Toffoli said of Martinez.
Cup MVP, Kings' GM have mutual admiration | 06/14/2014 9:30 AM
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The man who brought Justin Williams to Los Angeles in a 2009 trade, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi, was almost speechless Friday night when he considered what the forward had done in the team's long and sometimes bumpy playoff run.
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"Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous," GM Dean Lombardi said of Williams. "How special is that? You always see those guys that don't get a lot of fanfare but rise to the occasion. Probably one of the best ever in all of sports. It's awesome. He's a special, special player." Williams had two goals and seven points in the Stanley Cup Final, the top scorer in the five games, and he finished with nine goals and 25 points in the Kings' 26-game playoff odyssey. During that trek, he improved his record in Game 7s to 7-0 over his career, with seven goals and 14 points. When Williams joined the Kings in 2009, his arm was in a sling and the deal didn't appear to be good for L.A. On Friday, that arm was fine as he lifted first the Conn Smythe Trophy and then the Cup. "Dean Lombardi has given me a great opportunity here," Williams said. "He saw somebody, a player that not a lot of people saw. He gave me a chance, another opportunity, where my career wasn't going th
Jonathan Quick backstops Kings to Stanley Cup | 06/14/2014 12:57 AM
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Jonathan Quick is now a two-time Stanley Cup Champion after making 28 saves on 30 shots in Game 5 to guide the Kings to a 3-2 double overtime victory over the Rangers.
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Game 5 was absolutely nuts, as the teams traded numerous scoring chances in over 34 minutes of sudden-death hockey. The Kings had the upper hand through most of the game, outshooting New York 51-30 and eventually earning their second Stanley Cup in franchise history. Quick was forced to make some unbelievable saves with the game on the line, as the goaltender earned his second championship for Los Angeles.
Justin Williams awarded Conn Smythe Trophy | 06/14/2014 12:44 AM
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Justin Williams captured the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP on Friday night and the Kings hoisted the Stanley Cup on home ice, beating the Rangers 3-2 in double overtime.
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Justin Williams, also known as Mr. Game 7, had a marvellous playoffs for Los Angeles. The 32 year-old veteran sniped nine goals and 25 points in as many games to help the Kings capture the title for the second time in three seasons. L.A. persevered through three seven game series' and a five game Cup final to win the ultimate prize in hockey.
All hail the Champs! Kings win the Cup in 2OT | 06/14/2014 12:37 AM
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Alec Martinez clinched the Stanley Cup for the L.A. Kings with a dramatic game winning goal in double overtime on Friday night to lift the Kings to a 3-2 victory in Game 5 over the Rangers, placing a bookmark on the 2013-14 NHL season.
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Tyler Toffoli's initial shot was turned aside by Henrik Lundqvist 14:43 into the second overtime, but the rebound which came right to Martinez on the doorstep and the 26 year-old Michigan native made no mistake. Martinez's fifth goal of the playoffs gave L.A. their second Cup in three seasons, and allowed the Kings to lift hockey's holy grail on home ice.
Drew Doughty treating Game 5 as a must win | 06/13/2014 6:45 PM
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Drew Doughty wants to look at Game 5 on Friday as a must win for the Kings.
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"There's no way we're going to play a bad game tonight, that's for sure," added Doughty. "We are fully prepared for this game. We want it so bad. We want to win this game more than them, there's no doubt about that." Matching the Rangers' urgency will be a challenge for the Kings, as New York obviously has to win this game to avoid elimination. That being said, the Kings realize that if they lose tonight, they'll have to go back to Madison Square Garden and given the Rangers' success at home, the Kings will want to avoid that if at all possible.
Jake Muzzin recalls time as Black Ace in 2012 | 06/13/2014 6:33 PM
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Jake Muzzin has played a significant role in the Kings' 2014 playoff run after serving as a Black Ace during the 2012 championship.
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With the Kings on the brink of winning the Cup again, Muzzin took some time to recall his 2012 experience. "You just try to help out as much as you can off the ice and a positive attitude, positive around the guys," Muzzin said. "But when it comes down to it, there is really not much you can do when you're sitting there watching on a TV screen except cheer. You have to stay with that. You have to be positive no matter what the situation is whether you're injured, healthy scratch, whatever it may be. If you're not playing, you're a part of the team still and you have to be professional about it." This time around, Muzzin has scored six goals and 12 points in 25 games. He's also second only to Drew Doughty in ice time with an average of 22:50 minutes per playoff contest.
Kings will set another record tonight | 06/13/2014 5:30 PM
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The Los Angeles Kings will play in their 64th playoff game over the span of just three years on Friday.
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That sets a new NHL record for the most postseason contests played over a three year span. The Kings have made it to at least the Western Conference Final for three straight campaigns and this is their second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in that span. Los Angeles is also just one victory away from their franchise's second championship.
Anze Kopitar sees positives in Game 4 loss | 06/13/2014 3:19 PM
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Anze Kopitar felt the Kings had a strong performance in Game 4 despite the result.
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"I mean we can obviously still play better and we'll have to play better tonight to close it out," Kopitar added. "I think there were some positives, yes, but there was also some stuff we can improve on and we're going to look to do that tonight." The big thing for the Kings will be getting off to a strong start, given that the Rangers have now taken a 2-0 lead in three of four contests. Obviously, the Kings rallied back twice and still have a commanding 3-1 series lead, but the Rangers are feeling good about finally winning a contest and the Kings want to stop their run before it becomes problematic for them.
Justin Williams: 'puck luck is for cop-outs' | 06/13/2014 8:46 AM
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Justin Williams doesn't believe the Kings lost Game 4 because of "puck luck" or bad bounces.
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"Puck luck is for cop-outs," Williams said. "I don't believe in that at all. I'm a true believer that you get what you put into it. [Wednesday night] we simply weren't good enough and we didn't get paid off. In the grand scheme of things, we need to be better in Game 5 than we were in Game 4." He registered four shots in Wednesday's loss and saw his five-game point streak (two goals, seven assists) come to an end.
Report: Kings don't plan to buy out Richards | 06/12/2014 3:53 PM
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TSN's Darren Dreger reports that the Kings aren't planning to use a buyout on Mike Richards, but that doesn't mean that he's guaranteed to be on the roster next year.
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It shouldn't come as a surprise that he doesn't want to be a fourth-line center next season, but the Kings don't want to be faced the proposition of trying to replace him. Dreger reports: "The Kings are expected to push Richards in the off-season to improve his conditions and get a little bit stronger. But we also know that Richards is a strong and confident young man and he may not want to follow the path that the Kings want him to follow. So this could get very interesting."
Tanner Pearson registers 8 shots in Game 4 | 06/12/2014 10:29 AM
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Tanner Pearson amassed a game-high eight shots in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers.
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He wasn't able to pick up a point in the contest, but he was buzzing around the Rangers' zone. Pearson was also credited with four hits in the game during his 13:15 of ice time. He doesn't have a point in his last six playoff outings.

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