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Anze Kopitar, LA Kings Extension Talks Becoming Irritating

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Last month, the two sides were “very close” to a new extension. Today, a new contract between the Los Angeles Kings and Anze Kopitar is reportedly “far from done”. This according to TSN‘s Darren Dreger via TheScore.ca. To go backwards from one extreme to another seems almost impossible to justify, but ...

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Quick & Enroth: The LA Kings Tandem with New Year’s Cheer

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Quite a few aspects could be attributed to the Los Angeles Kings‘ success thus far but perhaps the most glaring is their goaltending. While it may not be altogether rare, Jonathan Quick‘s strong play in goal as of late has certainly been refreshing considering he already looks to be in ...

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Bleak Start But Promising Finish as LA Kings Close Out 2015 with Plenty of Optimism

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“Adversity introduces a man to himself.” Albert Einstein’s famous quote could not be more relevant to the Los Angeles Kings than it was in 2015. The last time the Kings missed the playoffs, the collective attitude was different; much more optimistic. When the players cleaned out their lockers in the ...

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Mike Richards Saga Turns to (Potentially) Ugly Chapter

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On Sunday, the Los Angeles Kings placed Mike Richards on waivers with the intention of buying him out. While this news did come as relief to many Kings fans, it did leave them wondering why this didn’t happen sooner. But then, Monday came along. Kings fans were welcomed with a ...

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Under-the-Radar Signing of Christian Ehrhoff to Pay Immediate Dividends for LA Kings

Christian Ehrhoff #10 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up prior to playing the Colorado Avalanche at Consol Energy Center on December 18, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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When the summer of 2010 began, the Los Angeles Kings were making a serious push to sign Ilya Kovalchuk. After weeks of wondering will he or won’t he, the Russian sniper decided to re-sign with the New Jersey Devils. It appeared as if the Kings were down on their luck, ...

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Despite Richards, Williams Situations, Kings Should Not Be Deterred

May 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Darryl Sutter talks with right wing Justin Williams (14) and center Mike Richards (10) during game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

While neither story should come as much of a surprise to anyone, the Los Angeles Kings and their fans are only reminded of what unpleasantness lies ahead over the course of the next few weeks. On Saturday, theScore reported that there are “no viable suitors” for Mike Richards while on ...

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Manchester to LA: The Case for Calder Cup MVP Jordan Weal

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With the belief that Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll will not be returning next season, the Los Angeles Kings will likely be dipping into their future to kick off the 2015-16 campaign. But while there are a few candidates on the verge of making the jump to the NHL, none ...

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The Curious Case of Kings Captain Dustin Brown

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Few have been more integral to the Los Angeles Kings and their vast success than their captain, Dustin Brown. However, while the Kings were able to give themselves an abundance of cap relief from terminating Mike Richards’s contract and, albeit begrudgingly, watching Andrej Sekera leave for greener – or, in ...

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