Kings' Slava Voynov Pleads No Contest, Sentenced To 90 Days In Jail

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was in Los Angeles Superior Court today to take a plea deal for his felony count of corporal injury to spouse with great bodily injury from the Oct. 19 alleged assault on his wife. Voynov pleaded no contest in order to reduce jail time, though he still could be deported. » 7/02/15 3:41pm Thursday 3:41pm

Report: Mike Richards Stopped At Canadian Border With Oxycodone 

According to TMZ, former Kings center Mike Richards was stopped at the Canadian border two weeks ago and “questioned about oxycodone pills,” but has not been charged with any crime. (Update: According to the Winnipeg Sun, Richards was arrested at the border.) Rumors and allegations of substance abuse have dogged… » 6/30/15 7:53pm Tuesday 7:53pm

Kings Terminate Mike Richards's Contract Under Mysterious Circumstances

The offseason hits are piling up for the Los Angeles Kings. Four days after center Jarret Stoll pleaded out his case after being arrested in Vegas for possession of ecstasy and coke, the Kings have terminated center Mike Richards’s contract for a “material breach.” Here’s the full, terse, statement:… » 6/29/15 7:54pm 6/29/15 7:54pm

Kings GM Confirms Players Locked Darryl Sutter Out Of The Dressing Room

The prevailing analysis of why the Kings missed out on the playoffs is that they were simply physically exhausted, that so many deep postseason runs and shortened summers finally caught up to the team’s core. It’s a satisfying, unfalsifiable explanation, but the notion that this was a long, unhappy season is backed up… » 4/13/15 8:59am 4/13/15 8:59am

The Weirdness Of The NHL's First Modern Outdoor Game

On September 27, 1991, the Rangers and Kings played a preseason game on a rink built in a Las Vegas parking lot. Despite the novelty of the outdoor game being dulled somewhat by the various Winter Classics and Heritage Classics and Stadium Series, and despite the '91 game occasionally feeling like a big ad for… » 1/02/15 3:48pm 1/02/15 3:48pm

Darryl Sutter Uses Every Trick In The (Rule)book To Gain An Edge

It was, depending on your philosophies on hockey and on life, either a low-down attempt to rattle a goalie's concentration with a ticky-tack stoppage, or a completely valid demand that everyone play within the rules. But there's no question that Darryl Sutter pointing out the technically illegal orange tape on Ben… » 12/31/14 10:00am 12/31/14 10:00am

NHL Fines Kings $100,000 For Trying To Sneak Slava Voynov Into Practice

Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended by the NHL from taking part in team activities since his domestic-violence arrest on Oct. 19. (He was charged with a felony count of "corporal injury to spouse with great bodily injury" one month later.) Today, Voynov practiced with the Kings. That wasn't part of the… » 12/02/14 3:57pm 12/02/14 3:57pm

Jonathan Quick Slips A Fan An Autograph From The Bench

This is from a Kings' preseason game in Las Vegas on Oct. 4, with the video only posted online this weekend. It shows L.A. goalie Jonathan Quick surreptitiously passing an autograph to a fan through the glass during pregame introductions, which is a pretty cool thing for a guy seconds from taking the ice to do. » 10/13/14 12:29pm 10/13/14 12:29pm