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Dear Fans Of The LA Kings

from Luc Robitaille at LAKings.com,

As we look ahead to the start of training camp in September, we are anxious and excited to build a dynamic roster, committed to returning to the top of the NHL.

As President of the LA Kings, I will make every effort to ensure our team is contending each and every year for the Stanley Cup.

Our hockey operations team, led by Rob Blake and John Stevens, believe in the collective make-up of this group. Since taking over back in April, they have already made improvements highlighted by significant changes to our coaching staff that will emphasize creativity, while focusing on implementing an effective offensive approach, as well as maintaining our stalwart defensive game.

Our culture remains strong and our belief that we belong at the top of the NHL has only been strengthened by these changes and our attention and focus on the following:

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Lindy Ruff Joins the New York Rangers As An Assistant Coach And The Same For Pierre Turgeon In LA

NEW YORK, July 10, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has named Lindy Ruff as an Assistant Coach.

Ruff, 57, has served as a Head Coach in the National Hockey League for the last 19 seasons (1997-98 – 2016-17). In 1,493 career regular season games as an NHL Head Coach, Ruff has posted a 736-554-78-125 record (.561 points percentage). He ranks fourth among head coaches in NHL history in regular season games coached, only trailing Scotty Bowman, Al Arbour, and Joel Quenneville. Ruff also ranks fifth among head coaches in NHL history in regular season wins, only trailing Bowman, Quenneville, Arbour, and Ken Hitchcock. Ruff has also coached 120 career Stanley Cup Playoff games in the NHL, and his teams have posted a 66-54 record in the playoffs (.550 winning percentage).


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have named Pierre Turgeon as an Assistant Coach, it was announced today by Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake and Kings Head Coach John Stevens.

Turgeon joins a staff that includes Assistant Coach Dave Lowry (hired on May 30), Assistant Coach Don Nachbaur (hired on June 22) and Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford (entering his 12th season with the Kings), completing the staff under Stevens, who was named the Kings Head Coach on April 24.

“Pierre had great success as a player and has a tremendous hockey background on the whole.  He is a person who brings a lot of energy, passion and insight to the job along with a great deal of enthusiasm about the game,” said Stevens.  “We look forward to him adding to our team, and to our staff, a real team perspective from a person who was a high-end player, especially in the offensive zone.  We have talked a lot during the process of building a coaching staff regarding the qualities of the people we wanted to bring aboard.  We feel strongly that Pierre will help compliment myself, Dave Lowry, Don Nachbaur and Bill Ranford and we are together looking forward to the start of the season.”

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Mike Cammalleri Deal With The Kings

Bought out by the Devils earlier this week.

 

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LA Kings Extend Tyler Toffoli

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms with forward Tyler Toffoli on a three-year contract extension, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Toffoli’s contract will have an Annual Average Value (AAV) of $4.6 million.

The 25-year-old Toffoli (born on April 24, 1992) is a 6-0, 201-pound native of Scarborough, Ontario, who appeared in 63 games last season with the Kings, posting 34 points (16-18=34), a plus-6 rating (third on the team) and 22 penalty minutes.

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Los Angeles Kings Extend Tanner Pearson

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Tanner Pearson to a four-year contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Pearson’s contract will have an Annual Average Value (AAV) of $3.75 million.

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UFA-To-Be Ben Bishop Traded To The Dallas Stars

 

added 5:37pm, Dallas press release is below....

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Is John Stevens Really The New Head Coach Of The Los Angeles Kings? Now Official

I found this link that goes to the story from LaKings.com but if you go to their home page, no mention of it.

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings and John Stevens have agreed to contract terms for Stevens to serve as the club's new Head Coach, it was announced today by Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.

Stevens has most recently served as the club's Associate Head Coach. He has been part of the Kings coaching staff the past seven seasons.

The Kings are scheduled to host a news conference on Monday beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Chick Hearn Press Room at STAPLES Center to formally introduce Stevens. It will be streamed live at LAKings.com. Kings season credentials will allow access into STAPLES Center for tomorrow's press event. Lunch will be provided to the media beginning at 12:45 p.m.

"John and I had very productive dialogue this last week in relation to his head coaching philosophy and specifically how he would implement a strategy to activate our players offensively while maintaining the defensive philosophies we have come to be known for," said Blake.

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And I have not received a press release which is usually the norm.  

added 11:13am,

 

added 11:16am, Headline updated and...

 

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Why The Shake-Up For The Los Angeles Kings?

from Mark Whicker of the LA Daily News,

What Lombardi and Sutter never found was a replacement for Slava Voynov, who left on domestic violence charges in the fall of 2014, a Norris candidate in partial bloom.

Lombardi rewarded Dustin Brown, Marian Gaborik and Matt Greene for meritorious service. The contracts reeked of gratitude, but not realism. Chicago has won three Stanley Cups by protecting the core and profusely thanking Troy Brouwer, Patrick Sharp, Andrew Shaw, Dustin Byfuglien, Brian Campbell and Andrew Ladd as they show them the door

The Blackhawks beat the salary cap to the point that they have 14 players who make less than $1 million this season. And, even then, Chicago has not won back-to-back Cups. This stuff is hard.

Now the Kings see Justin Williams, Wayne Simmonds, Milan Lucic, Brayden Schenn and Jordan Weal thriving throughout the league. They wouldn’t have gotten Mike Richards without giving up Simmonds and Schenn, and probably wouldn’t have won that 2012 Cup. But at least when they missed the 2015 playoffs, they had the same regular-season record they did in 2012. The 2017 team was far more ineffectual. It cried for change.

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Dean Lombardi And Darryl Sutter Out In LA

LOS ANGELES (April 10) - AEG, the world's leading sports and live entertainment company, has announced the following changes to the front office of the LA Kings hockey club. Luc Robitaille has been named club President and will now oversee all hockey and business operations, and Rob Blake has been named Vice President and General Manager, and will direct all day to day hockey operations for the organization.

The announcement of both promotions was made by Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of AEG, the parent company of the LA Kings.

In addition, Beckerman today announced Dean Lombardi, who has served as Kings President and General Manager since 2006, and Darryl Sutter, who has served as the club's Head Coach since 2011, have been relieved of their current duties.

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Video- A Tribute To ‘To The Voice Of The Kings’

Congrats to Bob Miller.

 

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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