Kings do right in standing pat

Updated: February 5, 2010, 12:01 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The stack of papers announcing the news sat in the media room among the game notes, stat sheets and news releases as a reminder that the Kings didn't need to do anything hasty or drastic to their roster.

"Devils Acquire Kovalchuk."

The news story of the New Jersey Devils' acquisition of Ilya Kovalchuk, the superstar winger from the Atlanta Thrashers, was being disseminated by the Kings because Los Angeles was one of four teams in the running for the player but in the end decided Atlanta's ...

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