On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Kings made it official that Todd McLellan has been hired as the team’s new head coach. The former bench boss of the San Jose Sharks, and more recently the Edmonton Oilers, McLellan was let go by the Oilers midway through the 2018-19 NHL regular season but wasn’t out of a
In today’s News & Notes, the NHL Draft Lottery took place Tuesday, Slava Voynov has been suspended for the entirety of the 2019-20 season and Antti Niemi won’t be returning to the Montreal Canadiens according to Marc Bergevin. NHL Draft Lottery Results The New Jersey Devils have won the NHL’s Draft Lottery for the second
McLellan making his way to LA Bob McKenzie: Todd McLellan isn’t a candidate for the Buffalo Sabres head coaching position any more. The sides talked but no offer was never finalized. McLellan is expected to be named the next coach of the Los Angeles Kings. Dennis Bernstein: As reported back on Wednesday, McLellan will be
report this ad In today’s News & Notes, the Boston Bruins had some familiar faces back at practice on Friday, including Sean Kuraly, Todd McLellan is not expected to be the next coach in Buffalo and the Calgary Flames have signed Adam Ruzicka. Kuraly, Moore Skate, DeBrusk Absent Kuraly skated at Bruins’ practice with a
Oilers could be made available Allan Mitchell of The Athletic: The Edmonton Oilers have some depth on the blueline. They may need to make some decisions on which veterans to move this offseason to create room for some younger players. Adam Larsson has two years left on his deal and would get some trade interest.
31 Thoughts rumor roundup Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon will meet again later this month with Roberto Luongo to talk about his future. “We’ll have really good discussions about what’s best for and the Panthers.” Around 70 percent of Joel Quenneville‘s $6 million salary this year will be covered by the
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Drew Doughty is happy that one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles Kings history is over but the frustrations are going to linger for a long time. “I guess a little bit of weight is lifted off my chest,” the defenceman said Monday as players went through end-of-season physicals and
Arizona Coyotes eye more changes in offseason Craig Morgan of The Athletic: Again, Arizona faces uncertainty from a multitude of fronts. One of them will be what they do with John MacLean. Will they keep him or let him go? From a free agent standpoint, Richard Panik and Darcy Kuemper expect to test the market.
Joel Quenneville all but hired in Florida already? Darren Dreger: The Florida Panthers fired Bob Boughner on Sunday and could be naming a new coach as soon as Monday. Reports suggest that Joel Quenneville becomes the next boss. He still has one year and $6 million owed from the Chicago Blackhawks. The expectation is that
LOS ANGELES — Ilya Kovalchuk had two goals, Dustin Brown had two assists and the last-place Los Angeles Kings closed the season with a 5-2 victory over the playoff-bound Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles while Jeff Carter and Matt Roy also had goals.
Will Roberto Luongo play on or retire? George Richards of The Athletic: The goalie remains “up in the air” about next season. It’s difficult to blame the goaltender considering he is 40 but does have three more years on his contract. Roberto Luongo opines below: “I want to make sure everyone is on the same
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Korbinian Holzer scored his first NHL goal in just over two years, Sam Steel added a short-handed goal and the Anaheim Ducks punctuated a miserable hockey season in Southern California with a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night. Daniel Sprong, Carter Rowney and Jakob Silfverberg also scored, and
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jack Campbell made 49 saves, Trevor Lewis scored 3:29 into the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings hurt Arizona’s playoff chances with a 3-1 victory over the Coyotes on Tuesday night. Tyler Clifford had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles (30-41-9), which had dropped three of four. Drew Doughty