The Los Angeles Kings are a professional hockey team in the National Hockey League (the NHL). The Los Angeles Kings play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference with four other teams: the San Jose Sharks, the Anaheim Ducks, the Dallas Stars and the Phoenix Coyotes. Kings tickets will be a hot item during the 2009-2010 NHL hockey schedule.
Los Angeles Kings 2009-2010 Outlook
The Los Angeles Kings have realistic hopes for the 2009-2010 NHL season. The Kings have won 40 games only once since the 2004-2005 NHL lockout and they have not qualified for post-season play during that 4-year span. That being said, the Kings brass and fans feel like the club is on the brink of reaching some pretty amazing potential. Drew Doughty leads a solid defensive unit and also has the ability to create scoring chances for the front lines ahead of him on a consistent basis. The Kings signed veteran defenseman Rob Scuderi in the offensive to complement Doughty's style of play in their own end. The combination could turn out to be one of the best in the league.
On offense, young players Alexander Frolov and Anze Kopitar are showing signs of being two of the most talented stars in hockey today. The Kings also brought in veteran winger Ryan Smith to help mentor the 2 and being some consistent punch to the offensive unit each and every night. Smyth still has 30-goal potential even at the age of 33, so the team should be able to stay in most games night in and night out. Centers Jarret Stoll and Michal Handzus, and wingers Dustin Brown, Wayne Simmonds and Justin Williams should also benefit from a more consistent offensive style of play. Goalie Jonathan Quick is as steady as they come in front of the net and he will also benefit from more consistent play from all lines during the long NHL season. If Head Coach Terry Murray can get his team to gel early in the season with the 2 new veterans and if he can get the team to play focused, consistent hockey, the Kings could make a surprise run at qualifying for post-season play following the 2009-2010 NHL season. Get your Kings hockey tickets at the Staples Center before it's too late.
The Los Angeles Kings franchise was originally founded in 1967 in Los Angeles, California as part of the NHL’s 6-team expansion.
The Los Angeles Kings have retired the following players’ jersey numbers: Marcel Dionne’s #16; Dave Taylor’s #18; Luc Robitaille’s #20; Rogatien “Rogie” Vachon’s #30; and Wayne Gretzky's #99 (retired league-wide by the NHL on February 6, 2000).
Los Angeles Kings TV/Radio
All Los Angeles Kings hockey games can be seen on either the FSN West television network or the FSN Prime Ticket television network in the greater Los Angeles / Anaheim area. ESPN has television rights to Los Angeles Kings hockey games based on the popularity of the game. Tune into the Los Angeles Kings flagship station KTLK 1150 on your AM dial to catch each Los Angeles Kings hockey game on the radio.