Former LA Kings Insider blasts New Jersey Devils…

Nice shutout for Scrivens. Hope he didn’t want to keep the puck. Those things tend to disappear against NJ . — Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) November 16, 2013 As you may recall, Rich Hammond covered the puck theft incident where video showed Devils forward Patrik Elias taking the Kings game winning puck off the ice at […] Read more

A (belated) introduction of the new LA Kings Insider…

By Paul Armbruster • • It was mid-afternoon on a game day in Los Angeles that word came of a new Captain appointed to helm of the ever-popular blog. The press release appeared on the Kings main site but not on the blog itself. The blog, which had been managed by various Kings […] Read more

Kings get rings, then dinged by Chicago

By Rich Hammond | The Kings raised their banner to the sky, then fell back to Earth. A championship celebration 45 years in the making took place Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, where the Kings received their rings and took turns lifting the Stanley Cup over their heads in a pregame ceremony. The Chicago […] Read more

Quick to play “90 to 100 percent of the games”

By Rich Hammond | It’s good that Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has a healthy back. It’s going to be carrying a lot of weight. The Kings begin the defense of their Stanley Cup championship Saturday against Chicago, and after the team’s first full practice Sunday morning in El Segundo, Coach Darryl Sutter hinted that […] Read more

The Survey Says! Rich Hammond’s Player Evaluations Revealed…

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Rich Hammond ‘chastises’ media, fans for talking about Kings record-setting run…

By Rich Hammond | Unfortunately, this will sound like chastising — and, even worse, chastising with hindsight — but perhaps now fans and media types can take a deep breath and stop talking about the Kings’ “record-setting’’ run, about championship parade routes and whose name will be on the Stanley Cup. The NHL didn’t […] Read more

Hammond’s 3 Keys to the Game…Vote for Yours!

By Rich Hammond | Three key aspects of the Kings’ 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils… 1. MOMENTUM-TURNING PENALTY KILL The Kings looked to be in big trouble when Jeff Carter took a double-minor high-sticking penalty with 4:24 remaining in the first period. New Jersey would have four more minutes of power-play time, […] Read more