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Sports columnist for the LA Times. 2005 Elmer Ferguson Hockey Hall of Fame honoree.

Kings say they support NHL's immediate suspension of Slava Voynov

latimes.com — From the outset, when Commissioner Gary Bettman called Kings owner Philip Anschutz early Monday to say he had suspended Slava Voynov because of the defenseman's alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident, it was clear the league was taking the matter seriously.

Kings say closeness will get them through Slava Voynov's absence

latimes.com — Members of the Kings said they expect the team’s closeness - one of its signature strengths during two Stanley Cup championship runs in the past three seasons - to continue to be a source of support during the absence of defenseman Slava Voynov , who was arrested Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and suspended indefinitely by the NHL with pay.

NHL pluses and minuses: Kings, Ducks benefit from great goaltending

latimes.com — Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week: + There's some terrific goaltending going on in Southern California. Jonathan Quick of the Kings stopped 114 of 116 shots in defeating Edmonton, St.

Western Conference teams prepare to beat the Kings with new players

latimes.com — Many of the major off-season moves made by Western Conference teams were motivated by one factor - to match up better against the Stanley Cup champions and beat the big, deep Kings at their own game. With that in mind, a number of quality centers landed in new cities.

Suspension of Kings' Slava Voynov shows NHL has priorities in order

latimes.com — There is so much we don't know, starting with exactly what happened between Kings defenseman Slava Voynov and a woman who sought treatment at a Torrance hospital's emergency room late Sunday night for injuries that were serious enough to prompt medical personnel to summon police.

Ducks, a 2-1 winner over Wild, hoping to raise game

latimes.com — If you didn't think to look for it or didn't happen to glance up at the green-girdered roof Friday while the Ducks were opening their home schedule with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Wild , it would have been easy to miss the new banner hanging at the east end of Honda Center .

Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense

latimes.com — From his first news conference, Lakers Coach Byron Scott made it clear that defense would be his priority the moment sneakers hit the practice floor. Every player would have to understand that defense won't be optional, evoking lessons he learned as an NBA rookie from Magic Johnson that "we win championships by defending every single night."

As oldest King, Robyn Regehr happy to be playing instead of cheering

latimes.com — Robyn Regehr was glad to serve as an unofficial cheerleader after he injured his knee during the opener of the Kings' second-round playoff series against the Ducks last spring and couldn't crack the lineup once he healed. "It was difficult at times, but I knew I had a certain role to play at that point," he said.

Too many conflicts in NHL's hiring of Chris Pronger

latimes.com — Maybe relying on the old playground taunt that it takes one to know one, the NHL on Friday announced it had hired Chris Pronger to work in its Department of Player Safety, which punishes rule breakers beyond the in-game penalties they might have been assessed by the on-ice officials.

Staples Center lighting draws complaints from Kings

latimes.com — The new lighting scheme at Staples Center, which focuses the arena's newly installed LED lights on the ice surface and leaves the stands darkened, has drawn some criticism from the Kings. To be clear: At no point did they say, suggest or hint that the new lighting pattern was to blame for their flat effort Wednesday in a 4-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks in their season opener.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @LAKingsPR: First look at engraved 2014 Champ @LAKings on #StanleyCup – “Engraving almost done” - thanks @KeeperoftheCup pic.twitter.com/CF4lqBzqt7

Oct 24, 2014

RT @LAKingsPR: Engraved 2014 Champion @LAKings on #StanleyCup – “All done, but the ring not on the cup” - thanks @HockeyHallFame ... pic.twitter.com/yCsimJ2AHx

Oct 24, 2014

RT @efischermann: Quick surpasses Vachon (#33), ties most wins (5) through 7 games in franchise history, ties most points (11) through 7 in franchise history.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @PR_NHL: With his 27-save shutout, @JonathanQuick32 has passed Rogie Vachon for first on the @LAKings' all-time list (33). pic.twitter.com/w25rWwTdnc

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BDCBruins: Blog: Report: Chara to Miss 4-6 Weeks With Ligament Damage In Knee bo.st/1D4q65L #bruins

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