Category: Los Angeles Kings

Can L. A. Kings win third Stanley Cup title in four year span?

Jeff Carter, L.A. Kings

Winning the Stanley Cup once is difficult business. Some NHL franchises are still without their name etched into the legendary trophy. It is even said that the Stanley Cup playoffs — the tournament that must be won in order to…

Drew Doughty’s name belongs on the Conn Smythe

Whenever a Cup champion is crowned, there is invariably more than one name worthy of the Conn Smythe. In 2012, the Los Angeles Kings won the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup thanks largely to the elite two-way game of defenceman…

Los Angeles Kings seek second Cup in three years

One year ago, the Boston Bruins had earned themselves the opportunity to win two Stanley Cup titles within a three year window, but they failed to complete their mission in the Final against the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s the Kings’ turn…

Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings: Western Conference Final Preview and Prediction

The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings will meet in the Western Conference Final for the second straight year. The Hawks won in five a year ago, but the Kings were without centres Mike Richards and Jarret Stoll up the…

Ducks vs Kings: Stanley Cup playoffs Round 2 preview and prediction

The Anaheim Ducks were the best team in the Pacific Division this past season. Their opponent in the second-round, the Los Angeles Kings, won the Stanley Cup two years ago. Ducks vs Kings: Who’s the favourite? It’s hard to bet…

Los Angeles Kings won’t go down easy; may not lose series against Sharks

A few days ago I wrote about how nearly impossible it is for an NHL team to win a series in which they trail by three games to none. I also noted in the article that despite such a comeback…

Off-year for L. A. Kings or aging club on decline?

The Los Angeles Kings aren’t an old team per say, but many of their top players are on the downswing and it’s hurting them in their first-round series against the San Jose Sharks, or so it seems. Otherwise, the Kings’ problem could…

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

It’s a shame one of California’s two best clubs will be eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the first-round, but unfortunately, that is the luck of the draw. The Sharks and Kings meet again in the postseason, one year…