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Audio, video: Stevens interviews

John Stevens joined The Power Play on SiriusXM NHL earlier today and shared several interesting notes on coaching philosophies and what he'll expect from his team. He expressed confidence that Anze Kopitar will have a bounce-back season, and for the second straight day, cited analytics (more on that tomorrow) and referenced zone entries and higher-percentage …

Toffoli, Martinez, Forbort, Gaborik undergo medical procedures; financials?

After it was hinted yesterday that Marian Gaborik had undergone a medical procedure and that it would be announced that others had also undergone some repair work, the Kings announced the following medical updates on Tuesday: Tyler Toffoli - Minor surgical procedure on his left knee. Toffoli is expected to be ready for the start …

Notebook: Stevens’ relationships; Lombardi/Sutter respect; Blake on RFA, UFA

COACHING. While Rob Blake was speaking with John Stevens for the better part of the last two weeks, the conversations didn't really take the form of a job interview, according to the Los Angeles Kings' new general manager. "I've heard the word 'search' for a long time.

LA Kings’ New Head Coach Gets Analytical About His Team’s Offensive Woes

LOS ANGELES — As it was when the Los Angeles Kings introduced Rob Blake as their new general manager, offense, or more accurately, the lack thereof, was the most discussed topic when the team introduced their new head coach, John Stevens, who had been an assistant coach under Terry Murray and associate head coach under…

No rush with assistants; Stevens, Sutter have “gotten together lots of times”

With John Stevens' services locked up, one of the ongoing considerations Rob Blake and company will shift their focus to will be the hiring of assistant coaches. That is, of course, on top of planning for the expansion draft, the NHL draft, meeting with pro and amateur scouts, working towards contracts for Tanner Pearson and …

John Stevens brings a softer voice and small changes to Kings’ head-coaching job

Kings introduce new head coach John Stevens

Focusing down the middle, Blake, Stevens talk Kopitar, evolved conditioning

One clear factor in any evaluation of the Los Angeles Kings is that they're going to have to score more. That was certainly a "topic of conversation," as Head Coach John Stevens put it during his conversations with General Manager Rob Blake about how the team would function following the transition of the reins of …

Transition, pace, going hard to the net all emphasized by Stevens

John Stevens was introduced at Staples Center on Monday as the 27th head coach of the Los Angeles Kings. Shortly after the news broke about the decision to part ways with Dean Lombardi and Darryl Sutter two weeks ago, it was clear that Stevens would be the earliest central focus of the coaching search, if …

Gaborik undergoes a “procedure,” as do several others

Before getting to the nuts and bolts of today's press conference with John Stevens and Rob Blake, there was one important piece of information to pass along. Blake said Kings won't buy Gaborik out, had a procedure and won't be ready for camp — Helene Elliott (@helenenothelen) April 24, 2017 Blake said Gaborik played hurt …

April 24 practice notes: LaDue skates in red, hopes to be back for Game 3

Some notes from today's Reign practice from the cold confines of Center Ice Arena in Ontario. -The team skated for a bit longer than usual, roughly and hour and a half, which was a good amount of time on the ice for defenseman Paul LaDue, who has missed the first two games of the series …

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