Elliotte Friedman spoke on why there have been no conversations with John Stevens or Davis Payne from the Los Angeles Kings because the team’s general manager Dean Lombardi isn’t allowing it. Friedman said that eventually Stevens or Payne will be in line to take over Darryl Sutter’s role, so Lombardi wants them to stay.
The legendary Sutter brothers will be honored with the WHL Milestone Award at a WHL Reception Sunday evening. The WHL Milestone Award pays tribute to extraordinary achievements by players, coaches, trainers, officials and teams over the 50 year history of the WHL.
The California Sports Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2016 members featuring seven California sports legends, Ronnie Lott, Ralph Lawler, Christian Okoye, Dr Frank Jobe, Lindsay Davenport, Jim Fox and Fernando Valenzuela. The 10th annual Induction Ceremony is scheduled on Sunday, June 26th.
The Los Angeles Kings and Head Coach Darryl Sutter have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract. The contract begins in the upcoming 2016-17 campaign.
Darryl Sutter and the Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a new contract, and an official announcement could be made by the end of the week. The contract is reported to be for two years plus an option for more than $3 million per season.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez underwent surgery and forward Dustin Brown underwent what was described as a “minor procedure” at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. Jordan Nolan was back amongst his teammates and continuing to recover from his surgery that took place in March to fix a herniated disc in his back.
"Darryl certainly has an offer on the table," Kings general manager Dean Lombardi said to reporters earlier this week. Sutter said he is undecided about returning to coach the Kings.
Milan Lucic wants to remain a Los Angeles King, and the team is working on it. The team will also have five unrestricted free agents on July 1 and three restricted.
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar was today nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. The other finalists this year are Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers and Loui Eriksson of the Boston Bruins.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was today nominated for the James Norris Memorial Trophy. The other finalists this year are Erik Karlsson (Senators) and Brent Burns (Sharks).