Los Angeles Times scribe covering 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup champion Kings.

Kings keep their core players, but there are issues too

latimes.com — The core is intact. After a year to forget - better yet, the Kings' annus horribilis, the horrible year - it's important to remember the core pieces remain unscathed. Goalie Jonathan Quick, a former Jennings Trophy winner - for his service with the team with fewest goals allowed - won't be coming off wrist surgery, as he did last summer.

A push from a coach and a son got former King Justin Williams to Capitals

baltimoresun.com — You've got to have help around you while making a crucial career decision. So who got Justin Williams, who won the Stanley Cup twice with the Kings, to the finish line - to the Washington Capitals? In no particular order: 1. Barry Trotz. Trotz happens to be the well-respected coach of the Capitals.

A push from a coach and a son got former King Justin Williams to Capitals

latimes.com — You've got to have help around you while making a crucial career decision. So who got Justin Williams, who won the Stanley Cup twice with the Kings, to the finish line - to the Washington Capitals? In no particular order: 1. Barry Trotz. Trotz happens to be the well-respected coach of the Capitals.
Jul 02, 2015

RT @latimessports: A push from a coach and a son got former King Justin Williams to Capitals lat.ms/1CeYwZm

L.A. Kings sign Jhonas Enroth to take over backup goalie duties

latimes.com — The L.A. Kings' search for a backup goalie ended before lunch on the opening day of free agency as they signed Jhonas Enroth to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million. They had been looking to fill the spot since trading Martin Jones, who has been the backup to Kings starter Jonathan Quick, to the Boston Bruins on Friday.

Former Kings defenseman Andrej Sekera signs with Edmonton Oilers

latimes.com — The relationship between the Kings and defenseman Andrej Sekera lasted 16 games. Sekera not only is leaving the Kings but the unrestricted free agent landed in the same division, reaching a six-year deal worth $33 million with the fast-rebuilding Edmonton Oilers. The news was first reported by TSN.
Jul 01, 2015

RT @latimessports: Former Kings defenseman Andrej Sekera signs with Edmonton Oilers lat.ms/1Ca3vuk

Ex-King Mike Richards reportedly was held at Canada border with OxyContin

chicagotribune.com — Mike Richards was held at a Manitoba, Canada, border crossing for at least four hours last month after he was allegedly found to be carrying OxyContin pills, and the former Kings center remains under investigation in connection with the alleged possession of a restricted substance, according to sources cited Tuesday by the Winnipeg Sun.

Ex-King Mike Richards reportedly was held at Canada border with OxyContin

latimes.com — Mike Richards was held at a Manitoba, Canada, border crossing for at least four hours last month after allegedly trying to bring OxyContin pills into the United States, and the former Kings center remains under investigation for allegedly possessing a restricted substance, according to sources cited Tuesday by the Winnipeg Sun.

On eve of free-agency period, NHL teams taking care of business

latimes.com — The NHL free-agent season opens Wednesday with two Kings, winger Justin Williams and defenseman Andrej Sekera, plus two Ducks, defenseman Francois Beauchemin and forward Matt Beleskey, leading the list of available players. It is, by most measures, an average free-agent crop this summer, which is likely why teams were rushing to get some business done Tuesday, before the market officially opens.
Jul 01, 2015

RT @latimessports: On eve of free-agency period, NHL teams taking care of business lat.ms/1C7yneW

Kings terminate Mike Richards' contract, could face battle with NHLPA

latimes.com — The Kings moved to sever their relationship with center Mike Richards by terminating his contract, citing "a material breach" by the player. This could unleash a fierce and protracted battle with the NHL Players Assn., which has 60 days to file a grievance but is expected to do so sooner.
Jun 30, 2015

RT @latimessports: Kings terminate Mike Richards' contract, could face battle with NHLPA lat.ms/1JmdWKS

Jun 30, 2015

RT @McCannSportsLaw: LA Kings terminating Mike Richards' contract may lead to legal fight I tell @reallisa & @helenenothelen: http://t.co/x…

Kings terminate Mike Richards' contract, cite 'material breach' by player

chicagotribune.com — The Kings announced Monday they have terminated the contract of center Mike Richards, one day after placing him on unconditional waivers. Their three-paragraph release was short on specifics. "The Los Angeles Kings today have exercised the team's right to terminate the contract of Mike Richards for a material breach of the requirements of his Standard Player's Contract," the team said in a statement.
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Jul 30, 2015

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Jul 30, 2015

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Jul 30, 2015

@dufresnelatimes Very impressed you quoting Leonard Cohen this fine morning. #EverybodyKnows

Jul 30, 2015

RT @DufresneLATimes: Commish Scott hopeful Pac 12 AT&T purchase of DTV will lead to deal with Pac-12 network. To quote Leonard Cohen. Halle…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @nathanfenno: Document: Slava Voynov's wife sought help from attendees at #LAKings party after alleged assault; none materialized. latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Jul 29, 2015

@unlvhockeyzee @helenenothelen RE MR, been checking w the relevent authorities ... and no, no update(s).

Jul 29, 2015

Kings' Slava Voynov serving jail time in Seal Beach (From LAT colleague Nathan Fenno) latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @calgarylibrary: “With opportunity the world is very interesting.” Happy 149th Birthday to Beatrix Potter! ow.ly/Q9hyd

Jul 23, 2015

@thnkencampbell Just remember another one. Jack McKeon, took over as interim manager in FLA in 2011. He is now 84!

Jul 23, 2015

RT @simmonssteve: I guess this means my water skiing coverage for today is cancelled. #PanAmGames

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