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Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Los Angeles Kings

Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Los Angeles Kings

yahoo.com Updated Sep 25 (3 days ago)
Yahoo Last Season: 48-28-6 (102 points), 2nd in the Pacific, 5th in the West The Kings started out their season with three straight losses, being outscored 12-2, which made some wonder if 2015-16 would be a further fall from their 2014 Stanley Cup. They…
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  • Five players with unique storylines heading into World Cup

    Five players with unique storylines heading into World Cup

    The upcoming World Cup of Hockey will be unlike any best-on-best hockey tournament we’ve seen before, thanks in large part to the additions of Team North America – comprised of the best 23-and-under players from Canada and the United States – and Team E…
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  • Jeff Carter injured days before Canadian World Cup camp, replac…

    Jeff Carter injured days before Canadian World Cup camp, replaced by Corey Perry

    Team Canada has already been forced to make two changes to their World Cup roster due to injury, and another injury resulted in a third swap Friday. The first move saw them replace injured winger Jamie Benn with Logan Couture, which was followed by defe…
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  • Bernie Nicholls on concussions, NHL lawsuit (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    Bernie Nicholls on concussions, NHL lawsuit (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    yahoo.com Aug 31
    Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Bernie Nicholls still has his Stanley Cup memories. The former Los Angeles Kings forward, who joined the team’s coaching staff as part of the 2012 championship run can recall the games and what it was like the hoist t…
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  • Jonathan Quick pays tribute to Special Forces with World Cup ma…

    Jonathan Quick pays tribute to Special Forces with World Cup mask

    Jonathan Quick’s mask design has been pretty standard over the past several seasons. When he’s played for the Los Angeles Kings, Quick’s mask has been painted to look like a knight’s helmet. And when he’s gone off to play for Team USA, the helmet has be…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five teams that have had a quiet offseason, an…

    Down Goes Brown: Five teams that have had a quiet offseason, and what it means for 2016-17

    An NHL offseason can be a funny thing. For some teams, it represents an opportunity to blow everything up real good, hitting the reset button entirely or at the very least radically changing direction. For others, it’s a chance to double down on what’s …
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  • Anze Kopitar on playing in Slovenia's Olympic qualifiers, Kings…

    Anze Kopitar on playing in Slovenia's Olympic qualifiers, Kings captaincy

    yahoo.com Aug 20
    Getty Images Slovenia’s hockey bandwagon picked up a ton of passengers during the 2014 Sochi Olympics with their play while in a group with the United States and Russia. The star of that team was Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar, who is hoping to …
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  • Who will be 2016-17’s breakout NHL stars?

    Who will be 2016-17’s breakout NHL stars?

    Martin Jones was a revelation in the San Jose Sharks’ crease last season. He appeared n more games than all but four goalies. He finished second in the NHL in shutouts, third in wins and seventh in goals-against average. His sample size entering 2015-16…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Los Angeles Kings

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Los Angeles Kings

    yahoo.com Aug 14
    [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…
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  • Watch Drew Doughty destroy mannequins with slap shots to showca…

    Watch Drew Doughty destroy mannequins with slap shots to showcase new stick

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has 24 power play points last season, and one reason why he’s been able to rack up so many points with the man advantage is because of his ability to get the puck through traffic. But when it comes to showcasing…
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  • Kelly McCrimmon on leaving the Wheat Kings to create Las Vegas'…

    Kelly McCrimmon on leaving the Wheat Kings to create Las Vegas' NHL culture (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    yahoo.com Aug 4
    (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) When the Las Vegas NHL team looked for an assistant general manager, it didn’t opt for a rising young star in the business. It didn’t look for someone in the analytics mold either. Instead the team wanted someone…
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  • So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    August marks hockey’s “silly season.” Very little happens. And idle hands are the devils’ playthings, right? Countless blog commenters and Twitter trolls dust off the “Slow news day?” insult whenever we find something to talk about. During the month bef…
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  • Las Vegas NHL team to hire Kelly McCrimmon as assistant GM: Rep…

    Las Vegas NHL team to hire Kelly McCrimmon as assistant GM: Report

    yahoo.com Jul 30
    (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) The Las Vegas NHL team will reportedly hire Kelly McCrimmon as assistant general manager to help GM George McPhee mold the expansion franchise. McCrimmon, 55, is the head coach, general manager and part owner of t…
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  • Detroit's salary cap struggle; Gaudreau, Monahan update (Puck H…

    Detroit's salary cap struggle; Gaudreau, Monahan update (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jul 28
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . Photo via LA Kings PR on Twitter •…
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  • Could Kelly McCrimmon be joining George McPhee in Las Vegas?

    Could Kelly McCrimmon be joining George McPhee in Las Vegas?

    Kelly McCrimmon knows hockey. Las Vegas is getting an NHL team next season and according to Guy Flaming from The Pipeline Show, McCrimmon may be George McPhee’s assistant GM next season. McCrimmon is the owner, GM and coach of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Ki…
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  • Five NHL jerseys players should have refused to wear

    Five NHL jerseys players should have refused to wear

    On Saturday, Chicago White Sox all-star pitcher Chris Sale was scratched from his start and sent home because he refused to wear the team’s throwback uniform. It went beyond that, of course. Sale reportedly went into the clubhouse and cut up his own jer…
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  • Coyotes add depth to blue line, sign Luke Schenn

    Coyotes add depth to blue line, sign Luke Schenn

    The Arizona Coyotes added depth to the right side of their blue line on Saturday afternoon inking veteran defenseman Luke Schenn to a two-year deal worth a reported $2.5 million. Schenn split last season between the Philadelphia Flyers and L.A. Kings sc…
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  • Kris Versteeg leaving NHL for Switzerland: Report

    Kris Versteeg leaving NHL for Switzerland: Report

    yahoo.com Jul 22
    NHL Kris Versteeg was one of those names still floating in the unrestricted free-agent pool that surprised you. He split last season with the Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings, amassing 15 goals and 23 assists in 77 games, playing an average of …
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  • Russia accepts Voynov can’t play at World Cup, Nesterov named a…

    Russia accepts Voynov can’t play at World Cup, Nesterov named as replacement

    Defenseman Slava Voynov won’t be suiting up for Russia at the World Cup of Hockey. The Russian Hockey Federation released a statement Monday acknowledging that Voynov will not participate in the tournament, and named Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikit…
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  • Why fast-tracking might not be the best idea for Las Vegas

    Why fast-tracking might not be the best idea for Las Vegas

    It certainly doesn’t look as though either Bill Foley or George McPhee has the patience to slowly build their expansion team into a contender. Everything both of them said when McPhee was named GM of the team pointed to transforming this franchise into …
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  • Video - Ducks Edge Kings In Overtime 01:11

    Ducks Edge Kings In Overtime

    Mar 18
    Ryan Kesler's overtime goal lifted the Ducks past the Kings 3-2.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Kings Blank Coyotes 00:34

    Kings Blank Coyotes

    Mar 16
    Jonathan Quick had 25 saves in the Kings' 1-0 win over the Coyotes.
  • Video - Predators Claw Past Kings 00:48

    Predators Claw Past Kings

    Mar 14
    Viktor Stalberg's first goal of the season lifted the Predators past the Kings 2-1.