Development Camp – Day One Recap & Photo

While the draft of this past weekend is only days old, most of the Kings newly acquired assets were on display in El Segundo bright and early Wednesday morning.
Four of the five newbies were on the ice for a scrimmage game, with second round pick Tyler Toffoli the lone absentee.  He was scheduled to play on [...]

Tuesday’s 10 Tidbits – Draft Wrap Up

As you probably already know, this is a busy week in Kings Nation…the draft has just finished, prospect camp is now underway and in one week from today the Kings roster should look quite different than it did just two months ago when the season ended.
There will be plenty of time to dissect and over-analyze [...]

Interview w/ Scott Norton – Dustin Brown’s Agent

The “buddy movie” has long been a popular theme for television and movie scripts here in Hollywood.  From the large-group format, like Seinfeld…to the dynamic duo of the Blues Brothers.
So,when I hear the name Norton, I think of Ed Norton from The Honeymooners.  He was so good at playing the buddy, Entertainment Weekly voted him one of [...]

Tyler Toffoli Profile – Draft Video

Tyler Toffoli – LA Kings 2010 second round pick (47th overall)
PROFILE VIDEO via NHL

NHL Draft – Day One – Kings Derek Forbort Notes

I’ll have a full post-draft recap up later.  For now, here are a couple of quick notes on the Kings first round selection – Derek Forbort.
* From NHL.com – His childhood hockey idol was Wendel Clark because of the way he could score goals and fight.
* NHL Central Scouting’s Jack Barzee added “Derek Forbort has good [...]

Interview w/ Scott Norton – an agent’s perspective

Continuing with the draft coverage, in this article we’re going to turn our attention away from the individual players and take a deeper look at the process of drafting a player – including the scouting, the draft combine and working with the teams in advance of the draft.
For some insight into these areas The Mayor sat [...]

Draft 2010 – Interview with Calle Jarnkrok

History is important.  That’s why they make you take it from grade school through college.  It’s a critical building block of knowledge.
Things aren’t much different in sports.  Hockey fans need to know their history.
When it comes to the LA Kings and players from Sweden, there are three names you need to know – Mattias Norstrom, [...]

Draft 2010 – Interview with Cam Fowler

He’ll be the first American player taken at the draft tomorrow night at Staples Center.  He’s expected to go very early in the first round, perhaps even third overall.
If you guessed Cam Fowler, the 6’1″ defenseman from Northville, MI, you’re correct.
Although he was born in Canada (Windsor, Ontario), he moved to Michigan before his second birthday and has [...]

Details on LA Kings HockeyFest 2010

Earlier today while at Health South…err, TSC…I had a chance to catch up with Kings executive and VP of Marketing Chris McGowan (who, if you read stuff here regularly, we  like to call McChris).
After such a phenomenal inaugural event last summer, we wanted to know what was being planned for HockeyFest v2.  As you’ve probably read, it’s scheduled [...]

Draft 2010 – Interview with Stephen Silas

For their 18th birthday most kids like to have a party, spend it with some friends, maybe some family…or go to a local establishment, wink-wink.
Not many spend it sitting in a half-empty NHL arena waiting to hear their name called.
That’s exactly what Stephen Silas will be doing this Saturday though. The 6’1″ defenseman is ranked #60 [...]