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Jon Rosen / LA Kings Insider 21 hours ago

Audio: LAKI, Josh Cooper join Kings Men Podcast

A good morning to you, Kings fans. I’ll have some news up on Swedish defenseman Oscar Fantenberg shortly – it is expected to be announced that the puckmoving defenseman has signed an ELC with the club, and I spoke yesterday with Mark Yannetti about him – but first, here’s some reflection of this week’s Kings […] The post Audio: LAKI, Josh Cooper join Kings Men Podcast appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

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How might the use of analytics evolve under Blake and Stevens?

Darryl Sutter’s gruff exterior, his English pocked by uneven grammar, and even his unique agricultural background led many to place labels on him that weren’t necessarily accurate. While there may have been the outside assumption that he was resistant to change in hockey, he still understood the importance and means of interpreting advanced stats, and […] The post How might the use of analytics evolve under Blake and Stevens? appeared first on LA Kings Insider.
LA Kings Insider Apr 26, 2017

Reign know a better start is a must in pivotal Game 3

There’s no surprise element. The Reign know they need a better start in Friday’s pivotal Game 3 to gain an edge in this tied first-round best-of-5 with San Diego. Ontario took Game 1 of the first-round series in a thrilling 3-2 fashion last Friday in San Diego on Jonny Brodzinski’s goal with just 11.7 seconds […] The post Reign know a better start is a must in pivotal Game 3 appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

Audio, video: Stevens interviews

John Stevens joined The Power Play on SiriusXM NHL earlier today and shared several interesting notes on coaching philosophies and what he’ll expect from his team. He expressed confidence that Anze Kopitar will have a bounce-back season, and for the second straight day, cited analytics (more on that tomorrow) and referenced zone entries and higher-percentage […] The post Audio, video: Stevens interviews appeared first on LA Kings Insider.
FOX Sports Apr 25, 2017

LA Kings' Gaborik has knee procedure, questionable for camp

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik is questionable for the start of training camp after undergoing an unspecified medical procedure on a chronic left knee injury.

Toffoli, Martinez, Forbort, Gaborik undergo medical procedures; financials?

After it was hinted yesterday that Marian Gaborik had undergone a medical procedure and that it would be announced that others had also undergone some repair work, the Kings announced the following medical updates on Tuesday: Tyler Toffoli – Minor surgical procedure on his left knee. Toffoli is expected to be ready for the start […] The post Toffoli, Martinez, Forbort, Gaborik undergo medical procedures; financials? appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

Notebook: Stevens’ relationships; Lombardi, Sutter respect; Blake on RFA, UFA

COACHING. While Rob Blake was speaking with John Stevens for the better part of the last two weeks, the conversations didn’t really take the form of a job interview, according to the Los Angeles Kings’ new general manager. “I’ve heard the word ‘search’ for a long time. There was literally no search,” Blake said. “It […] The post Notebook: Stevens’ relationships; Lombardi, Sutter respect; Blake on RFA, UFA appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

No rush to hire assistants; Stevens, Sutter have “gotten together lots of times”

With John Stevens’ services locked up, one of the ongoing considerations Rob Blake and company will shift their focus to will be the hiring of assistant coaches. That is, of course, on top of planning for the expansion draft, the NHL draft, meeting with pro and amateur scouts, working towards contracts for Tanner Pearson and […] The post No rush to hire assistants; Stevens, Sutter have “gotten together lots of times” appeared first on LA Kings Insider.
Los Angeles Times Apr 24, 2017

John Stevens brings a softer voice and small changes to Kings' head-coaching job

The Kings needed a different voice behind their bench after five-plus seasons of Darryl Sutter’s gruff and relentless demands and they got one in soft-spoken John Stevens, who was introduced at a news conference Monday as the 27th coach in club history. Stevens ends many of his sentences with his...

With a focus down the middle, Blake and Stevens talk Kopitar, evolved conditioning

One clear factor in any evaluation of the Los Angeles Kings is that they’re going to have to score more. That was certainly a “topic of conversation,” as Head Coach John Stevens put it during his conversations with General Manager Rob Blake about how the team would function following the transition of the reins of […] The post With a focus down the middle, Blake and Stevens talk Kopitar, evolved conditioning appeared first on LA Kings Insider.
FOX Sports Apr 24, 2017
John Stevens believes small changes will be big for LA Kings

John Stevens believes small changes will be big for LA Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) John Stevens spent the past seven seasons as Darryl Sutters assistant coach while the Los Angeles Kings rose to two Stanley Cup titles and then slipped to three straight disappointing seasons.

Transition, pace, going hard to the net all emphasized by Stevens

John Stevens was introduced at Staples Center on Monday as the 27th head coach of the Los Angeles Kings. Shortly after the news broke about the decision to part ways with Dean Lombardi and Darryl Sutter two weeks ago, it was clear that Stevens would be the earliest central focus of the coaching search, if […] The post Transition, pace, going hard to the net all emphasized by Stevens appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

Gaborik undergoes a “procedure,” as do several others

Before getting to the nuts and bolts of today’s press conference with John Stevens and Rob Blake, there was one important piece of information to pass along. Blake said Kings wont buy Gaborik out, had a procedure and wont be ready for camp — Helene Elliott (@helenenothelen) April 24, 2017 Blake said Gaborik played hurt […] The post Gaborik undergoes a “procedure,” as do several others appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

Watch: John Stevens press conference

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LA Kings Insider Apr 24, 2017

April 24 practice notes: LaDue skates in red, hopes to be back Friday

Some notes from today’s Reign practice from the cold confines of Center Ice Arena in Ontario. –The team skated for a bit longer than usual, roughly and hour and a half, which was a good amount of time on the ice for defenseman Paul LaDue, who has missed the first two games of the series […] The post April 24 practice notes: LaDue skates in red, hopes to be back Friday appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

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