3:58 PM EDT, Tue October 21, 2014
LA Kings Insider 2 hours ago

Options in wake of Voynov situation

With the news yesterday surrounding Slava Voynov’s domestic violence arrest, it should be reiterated that the primary concern at this point is the well-being of the alleged victim, given the details released yesterday by the Redondo Beach Police Department. Though Voynov has not been charged at this point, and there is well established principle of the presumption of innocence, this is obviously a serious matter that takes importance over any Kings personnel options. Again, this has nothing to do with guilt or innocence, but rather providing information to those who may need them: there are...
LA Kings Insider 19 hours ago

October 20: Monday afternoon links

Obviously, we all know the big news of the day. There’s more coverage here, here, here, here and here. Mark Whicker of the LA News Group has a well articulated piece here, as well. As I noted in the comments section of an earlier post, there are plenty of questions that will ultimately follow about how this affects the Kings’ roster, the salary cap, and other tertiary concerns. It’s not the appropriate time to answer those questions right now. Maybe tomorrow will be the appropriate time, maybe Wednesday will be. But that time isn’t right now. Elsewhere, in Kings news [...]

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Los Angeles Times 20 hours ago

Lakers' Julius Randle can take hard knocks, wants to dish some out

The rookie had reasons to fall further into an exhibition-season abyss.
Los Angeles Times 20 hours ago

Doug O'Neill's suspension shows why little makes sense in horse racing

Horse racing is the only sport where its customers are best served by putting on blinders.
LA Kings Insider Oct 20, 2014

Kings statement on Voynov

From the Kings: These developments are of great concern to our organization. We support the NHL’s decision to suspend Slava Voynov indefinitely during this process, and we will continue to take appropriate action as the legal proceedings and the investigation by the NHL take their course.

Kings’ Slava Voynov suspended indefinitely after morning arrest on domestic violence charges

The NHL has reacted swiftly with Stanley Cup champion Slava Voynov being arrested this morning on domestic violence charges, suspending the Kings defenseman indefinitely pending a further investigation. This is in contrast to last season, when Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov played the next night in a similar situation, though all charges against Varlamov were eventually dropped. Here’s the NHL release on the Voynov situation: “Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely from all club activities pending a formal investigation by the National Hockey League...
Los Angeles Times Oct 20, 2014

Five takeaways from Lakers' victory over Utah Jazz

The Lakers trailed the Utah Jazz by 22 points and another exhibition embarrassment was on the way. Or so it appeared. Instead, the Lakers started playing defense and took a 98-91 victory Sunday at Staples Center.

Highlights: Kings defeat Wild

The Los Angeles Kings edged the Minnesota Wild for their fourth straight win. Jonathan Quick made 40 saves in goal for the Kings. Tyler Toffoli added a goal and an assist.
Los Angeles Times Oct 19, 2014

Peyton Manning breaks NFL record with 509th touchdown pass

The Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning has made NFL history -- again.
Los Angeles Times Oct 19, 2014

The Times' high school football rankings

A look at the top 25 high school football teams in the Southland.
LA Kings Insider Oct 19, 2014

October 19 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 23-15-3 all-time against Minnesota, a record that includes a 12-8-6 home record. Seven of the last eight games by the teams have been decided by one goal. -The Kings improved to 4-0-0 in their six-game homestand (10/12 LAK 4, WPG 1; 10/14 LAK 6, EDM 1; 10/16 LAK 1 STL 0 (SO); 10/19 LAK 2, MIN 1; 10/23 BUF; 10/26 CBJ). After today, they will play six consecutive games against the Eastern Conference. -Los Angeles has won four straight games and is on a five-game point streak. -The Kings have killed 15 penalties [...]
Los Angeles Times Oct 19, 2014

Chiefs beat Chargers on late field goal; Raiders lose 12th in a row

Cairo Santos kicked a 48-yard field goal with 21 seconds left and the Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego, 23-20, on Sunday to snap the Chargers' five-game winning streak.
LA Kings Insider Oct 19, 2014

October 19 postgame quotes: Jarret Stoll

On the continuation of the penalty kill’s identity: I think it’s the way our team is, the type of players we have, I think we have a lot of guys who can penalty kill – not only defensively, but in front, too, so we can stay fresh. We should have a lot of line changes on the penalty kill for doing what we’re supposed to be doing. It takes a lot. Number one, it takes good goaltending and making big saves, faceoffs good clears, blocking shots, just a willingness to do it, and we definitely have the guys to do [...]
LA Kings Insider Oct 19, 2014

October 19 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On the Kings being “bailed out” by Jonathan Quick: I think our special teams won us the game. On the importance of the two third period penalty kills: Obviously big. I mean, as I said, it’s the penalty kill and the power play that’s the difference in the hockey game. On how concerned he is over the shot on goal disparity over the last two game: Oh, I wish our guys who keep shots would give us a few more. [Reporter: How much of that is missing Gaborik and Muzzin, do you think?] And Lewis. On whether the Kings benefited [...]
LA Kings Insider Oct 19, 2014

Game 6 Preview: Los Angeles vs Minnesota

Los Angeles Kings (3-1-1) vs Minnesota Wild (2-1-0) Sunday, October 19, 2014, 12:00 p.m. PT Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA Referees: #34 Brad Meier, #27 Eric Furlatt Linesmen: #91 Don Henderson, #50 Scott Cherrey FOX Sports West, KABC 790 AM Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick 2014-15: 4 GP (4 GS) / 2-1-1 record / 2.09 GAA / .944 Sv% / 1 SHO Career vs Minnesota: 15 (15) / 8-4-3 / 2.48 / .895 / 0 Last Game vs Minnesota: 3/31/14 / 59 MP / 17-20 shots / 2-3 L 2014-15, Home: 3 (3) / 2-1-0 / 1.82 [...]

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