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Why Drew Doughty Deserves to Win the Norris Trophy

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It “is an annual award given to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.” Said definition belongs to the James Norris Memorial Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s top defenseman — and this year, in the risk of sounding bias, it should go ...

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Landeskog, Avs Fight Back to Edge LA Kings

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Game 49; 30-16-3 LOS ANGELES — They started out strong but in the end, they couldn’t get the job done as the Colorado Avalanche crawled back from two deficits to overtake the Los Angeles Kings, entering the All-Star break with a 4-3 victory. The Kings opened the scoring nearing the ...

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Kardiac Kings Score Late Before Edging Sharks in OT

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Game 48; 30-15-3 SAN JOSE — They were looking to avoid their first three-game losing streak since the opening week of the season and in the end, the Los Angeles Kings narrowly avoided that by edging the San Jose Sharks in overtime. The win evens the season series between the ...

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The Importance of Being Anze Kopitar

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You could hear a pin drop at STAPLES Center that afternoon. It is a moment that the Los Angeles Kings and their fans will never forget: their star forward lying helpless on the ice. It was a sight, a feeling that still leaves this writer — in addition to many ...

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LA Kings’ Drew Doughty, Jonathan Quick Named All-Stars

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The rosters for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game were announced on Wednesday and among them, two Los Angeles Kings were chosen: Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick. In 39 games this season, Doughty has seven goals and 17 assists to go in hand with a plus-16 rating. In fact, of his ...

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Doughty All-Around Dominant as LA Kings Beat Flyers for Fifth-Straight Win

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Game 38; 24-11-2 LOS ANGELES — When they last hosted them 13 months ago, the Los Angeles Kings had played a boring, uninspired game en route to a 2-1 defeat. A lot, though, has changed since then as in recent weeks, the Kings have found their stride — their swagger, ...

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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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Excitement Palpable as NHL Prepares for Return of World Cup of Hockey

World Cup of Hockey press conference stage, Air Canada Centre, Toronto; Sep. 9, 2015 (Photo credit: Ryan Cowley)

TORONTO — To suggest that the National Hockey League has come a long way since 2004 would be an understatement. It may have suffered through two lockouts but all things considered, the National Hockey League is in great shape. From the advent of the Winter Classic and later the Stadium ...

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LA Kings Regular-Season Preview: Game 27 @ Columbus

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Los Angeles Kings 2015-16 Regular Season: Game 27 @ Columbus, December 8, 2015, 4pm PST They could not have played any better on their recent four-game homestand as they won all four, but the Los Angeles Kings are hoping to take that success on the road with them as they ...

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Toffoli Hot Streak, Seven-Straight Wins Highlight Solid October for LA Kings

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It did not get off to an auspicious start for the Los Angeles Kings. After a much-needed rest this summer, the Kings kicked off the 2015-16 regular season with three-straight losses. Worse, they were outscored 12-2 over that stretch. After their third loss of the season — to the Vancouver ...

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