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.

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.

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.

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.

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 03, 2015

Checking out for some vacation time at The Lake. Will tweet pix later. Back in August but suspect a cameo or two if there is big news :-)

Jul 03, 2015

RT @YahooSportsNHL: Los Angeles newspaper columnist calls for Kings to terminate Slava Voynov's contract; jail sentence begins Monday. yhoo.it/1H4HQCv

Jul 03, 2015

Per source, D man Jamie McBain coming back to LAK. One year deal.

Jul 03, 2015

RT @latbbolch: DeAndre Jordan agrees to four-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks fw.to/aDFQYLG

Jul 03, 2015

Covered DeAndre Jordan in his rookie year ...which now feels like 10 yrs ago and total fun. Wish him well ...

Jul 03, 2015

RT @MikeDiGiovanna: As much as I hate to miss Arlington this time of year, am not in Texas with #Angels this weekend. @zhelfand has them covered.

Jul 03, 2015

RT @AndyTonge1: Interesting... left the Monarchs to pursue an NHL gig. Now back behind an AHL bench. twitter.com/CheckersHockey…

Jul 03, 2015

RT @CJOBSports: #NHLJets re-sign Asst Coaches Huddy, Vincent, Goalie Coach Flaherty to 3 yr deals. Hire Rick St. Croix as goalie dev coach

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