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Anze Kopitar Knows He Needs To Be Better This Season

from Lisa Dillman of NHL.com,

An uneasy fall turned into an unsettled winter, a spring without the Stanley Cup Playoffs and a management and coaching change for the LA Kings.

Their captain, center Anze Kopitar, had never experienced such a prolonged personal struggle on the ice, at any age. It stung when the Kings missed the playoffs for the second time in the past three seasons.

"I had periods, at a time, where it didn't go [right]," said Kopitar, who turned 30 on Aug. 24. "It's not even close to having a full season like that. It's different and you get to know yourself and you see what you've got to do. I definitely learned from it.

"Once you go in the wrong direction, it's really tough to stop it first and then get going again. I don't think my start was all that poor. It wasn't great but it wasn't a complete disaster. After a while the pucks weren't going where I wanted them to go, and you start thinking about it."

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Your Chance To Be An Emergency Goalie For The LA Kings

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will hold open goaltending tryouts on September 27 at the Toyota Sports Center as the club seeks qualified amateur goaltending candidates to provide emergency goaltending duties at all of its 2017-18 home games at STAPLES Center.  Qualified candidates will have played a high level of amateur hockey, but must not have signed a contract to play in a professional league.

“The NHL requires each home team to have an emergency goalie in the stands for every game and we thought this would be a good opportunity to see who in our area is best qualified for the job,” said Kings President Luc Robitaille.  “It will be interesting, that is for sure.”

The event, which is open to the media, takes place on Wednesday, September 27, from 1:15 – 3:45 p.m. in El Segundo.  A member of Kings hockey operations department will be at the event to evaluate the candidates.

For additional details visit: https://lakings.formstack.com/forms/emergency_goalie_tryout

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Drew Doughty Wants To Stay With The Los Angeles Kings

from Lisa Dillman of NHL.com,

"I don't want to go anywhere else," Doughty said Tuesday on the eve of training camp.

The comments come four days after Doughty told The Hockey News he would consider playing elsewhere for a chance to win the Stanley Cup again.

"I'd love to re-sign in L.A. But if our team isn't going in the right direction …," Doughty, who won the Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2012 and 2014, told the magazine. "I want to win Cups. I don't give a [darn] where I play. I just want to win Cups, and that's the bottom line."

He tried to clarify those comments Tuesday.

"My one comment, 'I don't care where I play. I just want to win [Stanley] Cups.' That is true. I just want to win Cups," said Doughty, who can become an unrestricted free agent after the 2018-19 season. "When I said that, it didn't mean I didn't want to do it in L.A. The bottom line is all I care about is Cups. I don't want to win a Cup anywhere else but L.A. That's the bottom line."

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Tickets Available For The NHL China Games

Tickets are priced from $24 to $192.

NEW YORK (Aug. 25, 2017) –Tickets to the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging in Shanghai and Beijing between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks are available to the public for purchase today, August 25. 

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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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