1:38 AM EDT, Sat August 19, 2017
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State of the Franchise multimedia, bullet points

The Los Angeles Kings held a State of the Franchise event for season ticket members on Thursday evening at the Microsoft Theatre, a panel hosted by broadcasters Alex Faust and Patrick O’Neal that also featured Luc Robitaille, Rob Blake, John Stevens and Nelson Emerson. Because this was a special STM event that contained an entrance […] The post State of the Franchise multimedia, bullet points appeared first on LA Kings Insider.
Los Angeles Times Aug 18, 2017

Kings executives tell season-ticket holders there are ways to improve scoring

The Kings’ executive brass started out their “state of the franchise” meeting with season-ticket holders with an intricate presentation on how they will improve their offense. Then general manager Rob Blake unveiled Plan B when he nodded toward Kings President Luc Robitaille. “We just need him...

Job openings: Ontario Reign Insider, LAKI Associate

A good afternoon to you, Insiders, and safe travels through Thursday traffic to get to tonight’s State of the Franchise event. There are a pair of openings at LAKI HQ as Lindsay Czarnecki and Bo Hamby have moved on. Lindsay continues to get prime assignments at FOX Sports 1, which requires more travel than in […] The post Job openings: Ontario Reign Insider, LAKI Associate appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

Player evaluations: The goalies

PETER BUDAJ This season: 3,030 minutes, 27-20-3 record, 2.12 goals-against average, .917 save percentage, .925 even strength save percentage, 7 shutouts (with Los Angeles), 3,309 minutes, 30-21-3 record, 2.18 goals-against average, .915 save percentage, .924 even strength save percentage, 7 shutouts (total) The good: Peter Budaj entered the year as the third string goalie, cleared […] The post Player evaluations: The goalies appeared first on LA Kings Insider.
Los Angeles Times Aug 16, 2017

Galaxy, Angels keep their fans the happiest, survey says

The Galaxy and the Angels do the best job of local professional teams in satisfying their fans, according to a survey released Wednesday.The Lakers ranked third, followed in order by the Ducks, Kings, Clippers, Dodgers and Rams.The survey, conducted by J.D. Power and Associates, asked more than...

NHL.com 31-for-31 series profiles Kings

Good news, everyone! NHL.com is profiling all 31 NHL teams, and Monday, August 14 is L.A. Kings day. Huzzah! “I wouldn’t have taken the job here if I didn’t think we could win,” John Stevens told Lisa Dillman. “This is not the same team that won two Cups. But there are an awful lot of […] The post NHL.com 31-for-31 series profiles Kings appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

Greene officially re-joins Kings as Pro Scout

Matt Greene has officially re-joined the Los Angeles Kings as a Pro Scout, the team officially announced on Monday. Greene, who had his contract bought out in late June, was expected to serve as the club’s Pacific Division AHL scout as a part of his job description, according to team sources at the NHL Draft. […] The post Greene officially re-joins Kings as Pro Scout appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

Photos, videos: Kings at Long Beach All-City Beach Day; On the Bench

More excellent August #content, courtesy of Olli Postanin and Jacob Ardown, the On the Bench Boys. Extended stick taps go to LA Kings Production for unearthing these sick fundie videos. First, Kyle Clifford learns how he can “muck it up a little better.” On this eppie, the @onthebenchcrew teaches @13KCliffy a thing or two about […] The post Photos, videos: Kings at Long Beach All-City Beach Day; On the Bench appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

Videos: Gretzky, Robitaille, On the Bench; ESPN.com Kings story

VIDEOS. Jeff Carter eschews brash, explosive celebrations for a more satisfied restraint when he scores. There’s a familiar fist pump, which is often saved for overtime or the shootout, but so many of his celebrations are like this one: Stick in the air, arm around a teammate, bench fly by, prepare for the next shift. […] The post Videos: Gretzky, Robitaille, On the Bench; ESPN.com Kings story appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

Photos: 2011 NHL Premiere, Hamburg and Stockholm

With the Kings heading across the Pacific for the NHL China Series next month, I got to thinking about the 2011 NHL Premiere and dove into my archives from an old computer to dig up some photos and memories of when I covered the European trip for FOX Sports West. After concluding the exhibition schedule […] The post Photos: 2011 NHL Premiere, Hamburg and Stockholm appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

Player evaluation: Pearson

TANNER PEARSON This season: 80 games, 24 goals, 20 assists, 44 points, 13 penalty minutes, +5 rating, +2.1% CF%Rel, 16:19 time on ice The good: There were really only three primary developments on which the 2016-17 season could hang its hat. There was Peter Budaj’s season-saving relief, a whole lotta questions answered by Derek Forbort […] The post Player evaluation: Pearson appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

“On the Bench” preview; the nuances of being a “beauty”

There’s something so beautifully juvenile about the hockey vernacular, a regional syntax encouraged by the adolescent groupthink of a young, close-knit locker room that naturally begins to fade between junior and professional hockey, and then again between as players graduate to the uppermost reaches of the sport. So when Olly Postanin, who along with Jacob […] The post “On the Bench” preview; the nuances of being a “beauty” appeared first on LA Kings Insider.
LA Kings Insider Aug 7, 2017

My farewell to Ontario Reign Insider

The first time I met Stutts we sat and chatted about hockey the Kings’ affiliate’s move to Ontario and the warmer weather. In the stands just outside the Reign locker room was where “Bus Texts with Stothers” became a thing. I knew I wouldn’t be traveling to away games and Stutts said he hated talking […] The post My farewell to Ontario Reign Insider appeared first on LA Kings Insider.
The Hockey Writers Aug 7, 2017

Remembering the Los Angeles Kings’ Triple Crown Line

This post was originally written in November 2012. Growing up in the 1970’s as a hockey fan in Los Angeles, I was intimately familiar with three things very few Angelenos had even a remote grasp upon: 1) Los Angeles had an NHL hockey team, 2) said hockey team was named the Kings, and 3) the […]

Kings-Golden Knights rookie games officially announced

On Friday the Kings officially released the dates and times of their rookie games against the Vegas Golden Knights, announcing that they will take place on Tuesday, September 12 at 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. Tickets for each game will be available for purchase […] The post Kings-Golden Knights rookie games officially announced appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

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