Kings season preview: Fiala added to mix of savvy veterans, youthful core

Kings season preview: Fiala added to mix of savvy veterans, youthful core

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Los Angeles Kings. Coach: Todd McLellan (fourth season) Last season: 44-27-11, third in Pacific Division; lost … Read more

Three Players Sign PTOs

Three Players Sign PTOs

As reported by CapFriendly on Tuesday afternoon, three players have signed PTOs today: goaltender Christopher Gibson with the Arizona Coyotes, center Nate Thompson with the Los Angeles Kings, and winger Daniel Sprong with the Seattle Kraken. Given the tumultuous goaltending situation in Arizona, the 29-year-old Gibson could vie for a spot as a full-time backup … Read more

Los Angeles Kings fantasy projections for 2022-23

Los Angeles Kings fantasy projections for 2022-23

As part of NHL.com’s 32 in 32 series, the fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from the Los Angeles Kings. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the “NHL Fantasy on Ice” podcast. MORE FANTASY COVERAGE: Top 250 rankings NOTES: These fantasy projections (for 82-game season), a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen, … Read more

Inside look at Los Angeles Kings

Inside look at Los Angeles Kings

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 32 teams from Aug. 8-Sept. 8. Today, the Los Angeles Kings. The Los Angeles Kings enter the 2022-23 season intend to evolve from unexpected Stanley Cup Playoff participant to perennial contender to eventual NHL champions for the first time since 2014. They … Read more

Who in the Pacific Division has improved this summer? Who’s gotten worse?

Who in the Pacific Division has improved this summer?  Who’s gotten worse?

We’re into the Dog Days of Summer now that the 2022 NHL Draft and Free Agent Frenzy have passed. Though there are still a handful of big names and quality players left on the open market, many dominoes have fallen and we have a pretty good idea of ​​what teams are going to look like … Read more

Burns, Gaudreau, Lemieux, PHF, Struble

Burns, Gaudreau, Lemieux, PHF, Struble

As the San Jose Sharks look to turn a corner with the franchise, not necessarily declaring a rebuild, rumors surrounding superstar defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson have turned up in recent months, with some speculating the Sharks could try to deal one of them. That speculation didn’t seem too off-base, but with the Sharks … Read more

Kings shift focus to re-signing Kempe, Anderson after trade for Fiala

Kings shift focus to re-signing Kempe, Anderson after trade for Fiala

The Los Angeles Kings have made it a priority to re-sign Adrian Kempe after acquiring Kevin Fiala in a trade last week, general manager Rob Blake said Tuesday. The 25-year-old forward can become a restricted free agent July 13 after completing a three-year, $6 million contract ($2 million average annual value) he signed Sept. 4, … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: Pacific Division needs

2022 NHL Draft: Pacific Division needs

The 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft will be held July 7-8 at Bell Center in Montreal. The first round will be July 7 (7 pm ET; ESPN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS) and rounds 2-7 are July 8 (11 am ET; NHLN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top … Read more

Los Angeles Kings Acquire, Extend Kevin Fiala

Los Angeles Kings Acquire, Extend Kevin Fiala

3:55 p.m.: Per CapFriendly, Fiala’s extension is for seven years at $7.875MM per season. The contract includes a no-movement clause in years 2-4 and a limited no-trade clause in years 5-7. 3:11 p.m.: The Los Angeles Kings have acquired acquired the restricted free agent rights to winger Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild in exchange … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more