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Future Captain Logan Couture
Future Captain Logan Couture
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More torture for the San Jose Sharks as they visit the LA Kings on Wednesday and relive painful moments from last April. Nice troll job, NHL. But that's still two days away.

Kings News

LA Kings Insider

KINGS SIGN LESLIE, AUGER TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACTS The two former Guelph Storm teammates have shown major improvements over the past season and impressed at rookie camp, enough to earn Entry Level Contracts as was announced in the midst of a pre-season game with the Manchester Monarchs.

MCNABB, ANDREOFF SWITCH NUMBERS The two latest additions to the roster decided to change their numbers and Rosen provided a history of who wore those numbers.

Mayors Manor

PHOTO GALLERY: Avalanche v Kings – Frozen Fury 2014 Some high quality pictures from Las Vegas.

LA Kings 2014-15 Preseason Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mention The Mayor has released the honorable mentions of his top 10 prospect rankings.

Yahoo! Finance

Hollywood Stuntman and Hockey Legend Build World's First Sports Stock Market You can buy and sell teams like stock with Bernie Nicholls's new app.

OC Register

Lombardi discusses Kings' final cuts Rich Hammond chatted with the GM about the decision to keep the young kids and waive the veterans. It's not 10,000 words for once so it's actually readable for those of you with ADD.

In Other News

TSN

The real story of how Corsi got its name A wonderful story from Bob McKenzie about where the stat really got its name. A must-read for stat nerds and stat-haters alike.

The Globe and Mail

Maple Leafs cut enforcers, reassign Nylander The Toronto Maple Leafs have decided to go with a more skilled team to start the year. Included in this story is former King Brandon Kozun making the roster and having a way better preseason than some other players.

Canes Country

Jeff Skinner Has A Concussion Terrible news for the rising young star and the Carolina Hurricanes, especially in light of Jordan Staal missing significant time with a broken leg.

Habs Eyes on the Prize

Micro stats: The value of loose puck recoveries Everyone talks about corsi but what's the value of loose pucks and how does it affect the game?

Washington Post

Alex Ovechkin’s awesome dinner with a 10-year-old This is super cute and Alex Ovechkin was so nice to his young fan.

The Score

Blue Jackets GM Kekalainen on Johansen deal: 'I said 'get your butt over here and let's get to work' Tired of the back-and-forth, the Blue Jackets GM demanded his young star to come back and get back to work.

Twitter

Congrats to the former King on being named captain. He was always considered a great leader in LA's locker room from what I heard.

An interesting take from Jen LC on twitter. She may have a point.

It won't be long until the banner is raised and we see our friends from up north again and mock them for 2 hours until they inevitably (and hilariously) whoop LA's butt in the home opener.