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LA Kings Cover Banner Due To Taylor Swift 'Curse'

Oct 14, 2019 1:48 PM

The Los Angeles Kings aren't taking any chances with the Taylor Swift "curse."

After winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014, the Kings haven't gotten out of the first round of the playoffs since a banner commemorating Swift's sellout streak at Staples Center was raised in August 2015. Swift might sing "Don't Blame Me," but Kings fans do.

The team is trying to shake it off by covering the banner with black cloth, leaving a blank space in the rafters.

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Kings, Adrian Kempe Agree To Three-Year, $6M Deal

Sep 4, 2019 5:03 PM

Forward Adrian Kempe has agreed to a three-year, $6 million deal to stay with the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings announced the deal Wednesday with Kempe, a restricted free agent who turns 23 next week.

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Ducks Hire Darryl Sutter As Adviser

Jul 3, 2019 2:12 AM

Longtime Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter joined the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday as an adviser to new coach Dallas Eakins' staff, enlivening an otherwise quiet free-agent signing period for Southern California's two rebuilding NHL clubs.

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Kings Buyout Final Two Years Of Dion Phaneuf's Contract

Jun 16, 2019 4:21 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have bought out the final two years of defenseman Dion Phaneuf's contract.

The Kings made the move Saturday.

The 34-year-old veteran spent 93 games with the Kings, who acquired him in February 2018.

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Kings Name Todd McLellan Head Coach

Apr 16, 2019 11:35 PM

The Kings have agreed to terms with Todd McLellan on a multiyear contract to be the team's new coach, it was announced Tuesday.

He replaces Willie Desjardins, who served as the interim coach last season and was not retained after the two-time Stanley Cup-winning franchise slumped to the NHL's second-worst record this season.

McLellan, 51, will receive a five-year contract worth around $5 million annually, the Athletic reported. He also was a candidate for the coaching vacancy in Buffalo.

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NHL Suspends Slava Voynov For The Entire 2019-20 Season

Apr 9, 2019 5:04 PM

The NHL has suspended defenseman Slava Voynov for the 2019-20 season as well as the 2020 playoffs for "unacceptable off-ice conduct."

Voynov, then with the Los Angeles Kings, was suspended indefinitely by the NHL following an arrest on Oct. 20, 2014. He was eventually convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

In July, Voynov's conviction was dismissed by a judge in Los Angeles County, paving the way for his return to the NHL.

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Kings Announce That Interim Coach Willie Desjardins Won't Return

Apr 7, 2019 2:54 PM

The Los Angeles Kings announced Sunday that interim coach Willie Desjardins will not return next season.

"Today we thanked Willie Desjardins for his effort and dedication while serving as our interim head coach," Kings vice president and general manager Rob Blake said in a statement. "We wish Willie and his family nothing but the best going forward. The process for hiring our next head coach is underway and we look forward to conducting a thorough and expansive search for the right person to lead our team."

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Capitals Trade Picks To Kings For Carl Hangelin

Feb 21, 2019 8:00 PM

The Washington Capitals acquired forward Carl Hangelin from the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday for draft picks.

The Kings, who got Hagelin for Tanner Pearson in November, receive a 2019 third-round pick and a 2020 conditional sixth-round selection from Washington.

Hagelin, who has struggled with two goals and eight points this season, is in the final year of a four-year, $16 million contract.

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Kings Send Nate Thompson To Habs For Fourth-Round Draft Pick

Feb 11, 2019 2:30 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have traded forward Nate Thompson and a fifth-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for a fourth-round pick.

Each pick is in the 2019 draft.

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Maple Leafs Acquire Jake Muzzin From Kings

Jan 30, 2019 9:46 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenseman Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a first-round pick and two prospects.

The Kings get forward Carl Grundstrom and the rights to unsigned defenseman Sean Durzi in the deal.

Muzzin is signed through next season at a salary cap hit of $4 million.

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Kings Claim Nikita Scherbak Off Waivers From Canadiens
Nikita Scherbak has played in 29 career NHL games, all with the Canadiens.

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Pens Trade Carl Hagelin To Kings
The Penguins have acquired LW Tanner Pearson in the trade with the Kings.

Kings Fire Coach John Stevens
The Kings have replaced John Stevens with former Canucks coach Willie Desjardins.

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Kings' Jonathan Quick Out Indefinitely
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

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Kings, Drew Doughty Agree To Extension
Defenseman Drew Doughty has agreed to an eight-year, $88M deal with the Kings.

Ilya Kovalchuk To Play For Kings
Ilya Kovalchuk has agreed to a three-year deal with the Kings, with an average annual salary of $6.25M.

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Kings Acquire Peter Budaj From Lightning For Andy Andreoff
Peter Budaj played in eight games for the Lightning last season, posting a 3-3-1 record as goaltender.

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Kings Acquire Dion Phaneuf From Senators
The Kings are sending Marian Goborik and Nick Shore to the Senators.

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Kings Trade Zac Leslie To Golden Knights For Future Considerations
Zac Leslie has played in 121 games over three seasons with the Ontario Reign of the AHL.

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Kings Trade Jeff Zatkoff To Jackets For Future Considerations
Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff posted a 2-7-1 in 13 games with the Kings last season.

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Jackets Claim Jussi Jokinen Off Waivers From Kings
Veteran forward Jussi Jokinen has scored 187 goals in 932 career NHL games.

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Kings Place Brooks Laich On Unconditional Waivers
The waiver move by the Kings was with the intent of mutually terminating Brooks Laich's contract.

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Kings Trade Michael Cammalleri To Oilers For Jussi Jokinen
Jussi Jokinen had played in 14 games with the Oilers this season.

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Kings Name Pierre Turgeon Assistant Coach
Pierre Turgeon has been hired to focus on improving the Kings' offense.

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Michael Cammalleri Returns To Kings
Forward Michael Cammalleri began his NHL career in Los Angeles during the 2002-03 season.

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Kings Buy Out Matt Greene
Matt Greene helped the Kings win two Stanley Cups over the past nine seasons.

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Kings Trade Ben Bishop To Stars For Draft Pick
The Kings now have a total of eight picks in this year's NHL Draft on June 23-24.

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Kings Name Assistant John Stevens New Head Coach
New Kings GM Rob Blake feels John Stevens is the best person to lead the hockey club forward.

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Kings Focus On John Stevens As Next Coach
New Kings GM Rob Blake wants to see if associate coach John Stevens is the right fit.

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Kings Fire GM Dean Lombardi, Coach Darryl Sutter
The Kings have promoted assistant general manager Rob Blake to GM.

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