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  1. Kings and Blue Jackets excited about their blockbuster trades with Flyers

    Jun 24, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers' Richards celebrates his game-winning goal against Ottawa Senators with teammate Carter during their NHL hockey game in Philadelphia

    Both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings are excited about their respective acquisitions from the Philadelphia Flyers.

  2. Flyers blockbusters: Trade Jeff Carter to Columbus and Mike Richards to Los Angeles

    Jun 23, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

    Jeff Carter, Mike Richards

    A pair of blockbuster trades both come out of Philadelphia this afternoon as former 2003 first round picks Jeff Carter and Mike Richards are headed out of town as the Flyers clear the decks for Ilya Bryzgalov.

  3. Despite conflicting reports, Kings and Oilers have talked about deal centering around Ryan Smyth

    Jun 21, 2011, 12:52 AM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Six

    Multiple outlets are reporting that LA Kings left winger Ryan Smyth has asked management for a trade… to Edmonton.

  4. Kings make “major offer” to restricted free agent-to-be Drew Doughty

    Jun 19, 2011, 10:01 AM EDT

    Drew Doughty

    While other teams have taken the steps to lock down their franchise restricted free agents, the Kings are apparently going for the gusto with their own in Drew Doughty.

  5. Just where could Brad Richards end up next season?

    Jun 2, 2011, 11:16 PM EDT

    Brad Richards

    Now that the Dallas Stars are going to part ways with upcoming unrestricted free agent Brad Richards, our minds drift off wondering about where he’ll land next season and beyond.

  6. Five Thoughts: Chicago’s heart of a champion giving Vancouver deja vu

    Apr 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Alain Vigneault

    Today’s Five Thoughts focuses in on Chicago’s heart of a champion and Vancouver’s ability to look oddly like Canucks teams from the last two years.

  7. Jarret Stoll suspended one game by NHL for hit on Ian White

    Apr 15, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

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    Jarret Stoll

    The Kings will be without Jarret Stoll for Game 2 of their series with San Jose as the NHL suspended him for one game for his hit on Sharks defenseman Ian White. Is it finally Brayden Schenn time in L.A.?

  8. Could Brayden Schenn be the Kings secret weapon against San Jose?

    Apr 13, 2011, 2:53 AM EDT

    Brayden Schenn

    Kings prospect Brayden Schenn just might end up being their secret weapon in the playoffs. As with most things dealing with rookies, there’s a big catch to the possibility.

  9. Penner makes Kings debut tonight

    Mar 3, 2011, 8:51 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Columbus Blue Jackets

    Dustin Penner is set to make his Los Angeles Kings debut tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes. On paper, he’s a perfect fit; but only time will tell if the Kings thrive with the power forward in the line-up.

  10. Finally a blockbuster: Kings nab Dustin Penner for Colten Teubert, two quality draft picks

    Feb 28, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT

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    Blackhawks Oilers Hockey

    This time around, the Kings got the biggest name in a trade with the Oilers. Dustin Penner isn’t a superstar, but he’s a huge addition … who came at a big price. Check out this post for the details.

  11. Kings make big move … internally, by signing Justin Williams to four-year, $16.6M extension

    Feb 28, 2011, 10:21 AM EDT

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    Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll

    So far, the Kings’ biggest move hasn’t been a trade, but rather signing Justin Williams to a four-year, $14.6 million extension. Williams is a great player … when he’s healthy, but is this is a good gamble for the Kings?

  12. Is it time for Kings GM Dean Lombardi to make an aggressive move?

    Feb 22, 2011, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Blackhawks Oilers Hockey

    The Kings have come a long way by taking a slow and steady approach, but is it time for GM Dean Lombardi to be bold?

  13. NHL fines Kings GM Dean Lombardi $50,000 for his comments about Mike Murphy

    Jan 21, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

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    Gary Bettman

    Dean Lombardi’s apologized for what he said about Mike Murphy and now he’ll pay for it to the tune of $50,000.

  14. Kings GM Dean Lombardi apologizes for his outburst, still upset over call

    Jan 21, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

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    After sleeping off the hangover of the Kings 2-0 loss to Phoenix, Kings GM Dean Lombardi feels bad about what he said after the game.

  15. Photo: Kings GM Dean Lombardi has a good reason to complain

    Jan 21, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Martin Hanzal, Matt Greene, Sami Lepisto

    The magic of photography captures something that neither the referees on the ice nor replay officials were able to see: Martin Hanzal’s high-sticking goal.

  16. Kings GM Dean Lombardi furious after goal review goes against L.A. in 2-0 loss to Phoenix

    Jan 21, 2011, 6:13 AM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Columbus Blue Jackets

    Martin Hanzal’s controversial second period goal has Kings GM Dean Lombardi steaming mad about the Toronto war room reviewing the call.

  17. Jack Johnson signs seven-year, $30.5 million extension with Kings

    Jan 9, 2011, 3:18 AM EDT

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    The Los Angeles Kings took care of one potential off-season headache tonight by locking up defenseman Jack Johnson to a seven-year extension. Next up: Drew Doughty.

  18. Marco Sturm traded to Los Angeles for future considerations

    Dec 11, 2010, 7:27 PM EDT

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    The long awaited deal sending Marco Sturm to Los Angeles has finally happened.

  19. Tales of what could have been: Ilya Kovalchuk plays in Los Angeles… Against the Kings

    Oct 30, 2010, 9:10 PM EDT

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    Tonight’s game between the Devils and Kings could’ve seen Ilya Kovalchuk playing against the team that traded for him last year. Alas, for the Kings, it’s a match up against the biggest star to spurn them this summer.

  20. It might be early, but so far the Kings look OK without Ilya Kovalchuk

    Oct 20, 2010, 11:31 PM EDT

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    ilyanotinla

    On paper, adding Ilya Kovalchuk to the Los Angeles Kings seemed like a no-brainer. I still remember the general consensus: sure, it might make it tougher to retain the team’s second-tier young players (Drew Doughty wasn’t – and isn’t – going anywhere) but sometimes you have to break a few prospect eggs to make a…

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