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The LA Kings Sweater For The Stadium Series

Portland, Ore. / New York (January 17, 2020) — adidas, the NHL® and the Los Angeles Kings® today introduced the special-edition ADIZERO Authentic Pro NHL® jersey specifically designed for the 2020 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ outdoor game. adidas journeys ahead of time with a sleek, futuristic design, which pulls inspiration from the Air Force Academy’s angular architecture and aircraft.

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Video- Kurtis MacDermid Suspended Two Games

Kurtis MacDermid suspended two games for an illegal check.

 

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Video- Kurtis MacDermid Will Have A Hearing On Friday

 

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Bad Month Continues For The San Jose Sharks

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Jeff Carter scored with 3:29 left in overtime, as the Los Angeles Kings handed the Sharks a devastating 3-2 loss at SAP Center in their first game after the Christmas break.

The Sharks couldn’t hold a two-goal lead entering the final 20 minutes of regulation time, as Martin Frk scored at the 1:30 and 18:36 mark of the third period to help send the game into overtime....

The biggest thing for the Sharks, though, was the missing the two points, as they lost their fourth straight game and fell to 1-8-2 this month.

The Sharks host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, their last home game in December before they begin a five-game road trip on New Year’s Eve against the Detroit Red Wings.

“We’ve got to take something out of this,” said Bob Boughner, now 1-5-0 as the Sharks’ interim coach. “We put ourselves in a position to win again and I thought we did some good things. Again, we’re still looking for that game where we can score three or four.”

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LA Kings Place Ilya Kovalchuk On Unconditional Waivers

via the PR department of the LA Kings,

Please see the following statement from the LA Kings regarding Ilya Kovalchuk:

Ilya Kovalchuk has left the team and been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract with the club.


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The Latest On Ilya Kovalchuk

 

Anyone seeing another NHL team having interest in him?

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The LA Kings Are Trusting Todd McLellan’s Plan

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

Progress is relative and it can be fluid, sometimes difficult to quantify but unmistakable when it pierces the gloom of a dismal rebuilding process.

The Kings are a long ways from turning the corner, but they’re inching forward. That’s not based on them scoring a lot of goals or winning a lot of games, because that’s not happening. The scoring part won’t happen until they upgrade their finishing skills, whether this season or next.

“Two goals a game in this league anymore, I know we did it in the past but it was a 2-1, 3-2 league back then. Now it seems more like a 4-3 league, so we need to score more goals,” defenseman Drew Doughty said of the Kings’ solid defensive play and low-scoring wins during their 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup seasons.

Where they’ve moved forward recently is in playing with a cohesiveness they lacked in the early weeks this season and a competitiveness that was far from consistent during their first 20 games. They trust their structure and their coaching, and with good reason.

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Video- Zac Rinaldo Hit On Nikolai Prokhorkin

via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

McLellan, on whether he saw the Zac Rinaldo hit:
Well, of course I did. You guys all looked at it too. I’m always asked this question after. What usually happens is one coach says, ‘I haven’t looked at it yet,’ and the other coach says, ‘you know what, I think the player was in a vulnerable position, I think that the head was targeted, I think that the weight went up and I think the feet came off the ice,’ so figure out which coach was which. [Reporter: What about the heart from Kyle Clifford standing up for Pro and the moments that followed?] It’s a team move and that’s what Cliffy does for his teammates. [Reporter: Did they get tossed because it happened during a TV timeout?] Yeah.

Watch the hit below. and then the fight...

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News On Ilya Kovalchuk

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Look At Them Now

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Dean Lombardi is no longer general manager. Darryl Sutter is no longer the coach, nor is John Stevens, who replaced Sutter after his amazing run of Stanley Cups. Both were let go for not keeping up with the times, for not finding a way to keep the Kings fresh and relevant when they managed what almost no one in hockey has managed in recent times....

The championship window opened quickly and closed just as fast for the Kings, one of the worst teams now in all of hockey. In a three-year period, winning two titles, they played in 63 playoff games. That kicks the whatever out of you. That turns great to good over time. The body isn’t built for that kind of punishment  year after year.

It happened in Los Angeles. The same happened in Chicago, where the amazing Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups in a short time. They were Western Conference-tough, built to last the way teams have been built to last, distinct of style and rather impossible to beat over seven games.

It’s the toll that winning takes on champions.

Joel Quenneville did such a great job winning three Cups in Chicago that he’s now coaching in Florida. The Blackhawks won with Jonathan Toews as the perfect leader, Patrick Kane as the breakaway scoring threat, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook on defence, Corey Crawford sharp in goal.

Keith is now old, Seabrook slow and old, Crawford no longer sharp, Toews and Kane signed long-term for $21 million and not living up to their current contracts. Since winning the third Cup, the Blackhawks haven’t won a playoff round.

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