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LA Kings Trade Oscar Fantenberg To Calgary

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired a conditional 2020 fourth-round pick from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Oscar Fantenberg, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

Fantenberg, signed by the Kings May 3, 2017 has appeared in 73 regular-season games over two seasons with the Kings, posting 12 points (4-8=12) and 21 penalty minutes.

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LAK Trade Carl Hagelin To The Washington Capitals

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired a third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft from Washington in exchange for forward Carl Hagelin, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

The Kings now have 10 draft picks in the 2019 draft, including all of their own picks, Toronto’s first-round pick, Washington’s third-round pick and Calgary’s fourth-round pick.

Hagelin, acquired from Pittsburgh earlier this season, has appeared in 22 games with the Kings this season, posting five points (1-4=5) and eight penalty minutes. Overall this season, Hagelin has eight points (2-6=8) and 20 penalty minutes in 38 games.

added 12:35pm, Washington release is below.

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One Of The Issues With The LA Kings This Season

from Mark Whicher of the LA Daily News,

Speaking of Anze Kopitar, he was on the ice for Alex Iafallo’s third-period goal but remains at 43 points through 58 games. He also has zero power-play goals for the season. There are 333 players in the NHL who came into Monday night with at least one power-play goal. Teammate Matt Luff has a power-play goal. So does the Ducks’ Troy Terry, who has played only 12 games.

Last season Kopitar had 92 points. His previous low for a non-lockout season was 52, two years ago, after which General Manager Rob Blake suggested he pick up speed from somewhere.
The Kings need to pick up playmaking from somewhere. Plus-minus is the most deceptive of numbers, but Drew Doughty is minus-23. Carter has 10 goals. Tyler Toffoli has staged a recent spurt to get to 12.

Rookie Austin Wagner has the type of dynamic game that would perfectly supplement a skillful team. Instead, his appearances, on the fourth line, have been a highlight of the evening. That’s not how it should be.

more, mostly on Alex Ovechkin who faced the Kings last night...

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LA Kings Trade Nate Thompson To The Montreal Canadiens

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft (previously acquired from Calgary) from Montreal in exchange for forward Nate Thompson and a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft (previously acquired from Chicago in exchange for the rights to Dominik Kubalik), Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

Thompson has appeared in 53 games with the Kings this season, posting six points (4-2=6), a plus-3 rating and 17 penalty minutes. Acquired from Ottawa last season along with Dion Phaneuf, the Anchorage, Alaska native has appeared in 79 regular-season games with the Kings, recording 12 points (5-7=12), a plus-2 rating and 27 penalty minutes.

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Dion Phaneuf On Being A Healthy Scratch

from Curtis Zupke of the LA Times,

Unlike most players who learn the pro game in the minors, Phaneuf went straight from the Red Deer Rebels to the Calgary Flames after the 2004-05 lockout and he has been an every-game NHL player since.

He highlighted that fact when asked if he’s ever been a healthy scratch before in his NHL career.

“Never,” Phaneuf said. “Does that answer your question?”

Phaneuf is prideful about that track record. His first public comments about that run ending were stubborn and bordered on defiance, after interim coach Willie Desjardins sat the longtime defenseman Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time in a career that’s spanned more than 1,000 games.

“I talked to Willie,” Phaneuf said. “[It’s] Willie’s decision. I talked to [general manager] Rob [Blake]. For me, I’ve got a job to do. I come to work every day. It’s obviously something that I wasn’t happy about. But I respect the decision. I respect our team. I respect my teammates. It’s all about winning games.”

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LA Kings Send Jake Muzzin To The Toronto Maple Leafs

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings today acquired a first-round draft selection in the 2019 NHL Draft, forward Carl Grundstrom and the reserve rights to defenseman Sean Durzi from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Jake Muzzin.  The announcement was made by Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.

“We feel this trade was necessary for the future of the organization,” said Blake.  “Moving Jake was not easy as he has been a key player for us and a significant part of our most historic and memorable achievements.  We are grateful for his contributions to the Kings and we wish him the best of luck in the future.”

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Dallas, Nashville, Colorado And Los Angeles Will Play In The Outdoor Games Next Season

SAN JOSE (Jan. 25, 2019) – The National Hockey League announced today that the Dallas Stars will face-off against the Nashville Predators in the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. Earlier this month, the NHL announced that the Dallas Stars would host the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas, on Jan. 1, 2020; today the League announced the Predators as the Stars’ opponent for the outdoor game.  

The 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will mark the first NHL regular-season outdoor game for both the Stars and the Predators. The game continues the tradition the League established in 2008 of hosting a regular-season outdoor game at the onset of the new year, with the 2020 edition marking the 12-year anniversary of the first NHL Winter Classic in Buffalo.

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Video- The Colorada Avalanche Scored 6 Goals In The Middle Frame Against The LA Kings

Avs have a comfortable 7-0 lead in the 3rd period.

 

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The Asking Price For Jake Muzzin

from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic,

There’s no guarantee the Kings will move Jake Muzzin but they’re certainly in listening mode. And the asking price I’m told right now for the talented top-four blueliner is a first-round pick plus a prospect.

It’s a high price but it should be. The 29-year-old is a top-notch defenseman and he’s signed for another season next year at a reasonable $4-million cap hit.

I think contending teams are hoping that the price lowers closer to Feb. 25. But keep in mind, the Kings don’t have the move the guy. They like him, too.

more (paid subscription) player movement talk plus the latest on the CBA negotiations...

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The ‘Dead’ Kings

from Curtis Zupke of the LA Times,

The ingredients were there for the Kings to clean up with a victory at home.

They rolled out their fullest lineup in weeks, against a fellow last-place team that was missing key personnel. And they were looking to build off a tightly played divisional game from earlier in the week.

Yet those ingredients went wasted in a 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators at Staples Center. In a contest between teams with a combined minus-66 goal differential going into Thursday, the Kings came up negative again. They suffered defensive breakdowns in the second period in getting swept by a combined 9-2 score in the season series against Ottawa, without second-leading scorer Matt Duchene.

“That’s awful,” Kings forward Kyle Clifford said. “That’s just embarrassing, to be honest. Not much more to say other than that.”

The Kings didn’t really make a formidable challenge in the third. Ottawa got 33 saves from goalie Anders Nilsson and, in a disconcerting reprise of the October meeting, simply had more desire.

“It starts from in here in the dressing room,” defenseman Jake Muzzin said. “We need guys with more energy.... It was kind of dead in here and our play showed.”

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The Kings are 17-25-3 37 points, last in the NHL.

Game highlights are below.

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