Frozen Fury 2010 – preview w/ Kevin Westgarth

It’s not uncommon for a Kings prospect to end up as a major part of the game summary at Frozen Fury.
For example – Olli Jokinen, Anze Kopitar and Wayne Simmonds all posted points in their Las Vegas debuts.
Other youngsters you may not remember at this point, who have also performed well in the series for [...]

Frozen Fury Trivia

For over a decade now Kings fans have been making the pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the spectacle that is Frozen Fury weekend.
Any Kings fan that has made the trip surely returned home with numerous stories. And yes, we all know What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
However, for those that are Frozen Fury regulars, [...]

10 Tidbits on Frozen Fury 2010

The Kings travel to Las Vegas this weekend for their annual Frozen Fury extravaganza. 
This isn’t just any ol’ preseason game though.  In fact, it’s probably unlike any other exhibition played by two NHL teams.
As such, we’re kicking off five days of Frozen Fury coverage.  Yes, five!  Several Kings players will be stopping by to [...]

2010 Eddie Joyal Award – game4 leaderboard update

Anze Kopitar has spoken.
The winner of last year’s inaugural Eddie Joyal Award had gone silent last Thursday in his first official appearance since summer ended.
After posting eight points in five exhibition games last season (5 goals, 3 assists), he was showing a goose-egg this time around. Worse yet, with the Kings shortened schedule this year [...]

Camping Guide 2010 – thoughts from Greene

Day by day, Matt Greene looks to be getting a little better.
That’s good news for the LA Kings.
However, for fellow defenseman Alec Martinez and Andrew Campbell, it probably means it will be that much tougher to crack the NHL line-up this season. Both were sent to Manchester earlier this week, leaving Thomas Hickey and Jake [...]

Camping Guide 2010 – thoughts from Stoll

Coverage from training camp continues today with two short articles, one each with Matt Greene and Jarrett Stoll.
After the players suiting up to face the Ducks tonight went through their morning skate, a second group took to the ice at TSC. Greene, Stoll, Rob Scuderi, Peter Harrold, Trevor Lewis, John Zeiler and a few [...]

Camping Guide 2010 – Interview w/ Michal Handzus

The Zeus is loose. Just look at the hair.
When Dean Lombardi signed Michal Handzus to a four-year free agent contract in the summer of 2007, he hoped Zeus would return to the player he was out east (where he posted back-to back 20 goal seasons for the Flyers) – not the player he was the [...]

Camping Guide 2010 – Interview with Nic Deslauriers

Defenseman Nic Deslauriers is a kid I’ve been greatly impressed with from the moment I first saw him on the ice live (see last year’s training camp articles). The Kings originally selected him in the third round of the 2009 draft and he appears to have a solid NHL future in front of him.
He was [...]

BREAKING NEWS – first training camp cuts (updated)

The first of two cuts from this year’s training camp are forward Tyler Toffoli and defenseman Nic Deslauriers.
Toffoli is actually expected to play tonight for the Ottawa 67s in their OHL season opener, when they take on the Soo Greyhounds.
Deslauriers, who was recently traded from the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to Gatineau Olympiques, is on his way back [...]

OHL Season Kickoff w/ Ottawa GM Brian Kilrea

Yesterday’s look at the Windsor Spitfires featured a glimpse into the man running the reigning and defending champion (that’s a Bruce Buffer-ism for all you MMA fans), Warren Rychel.
Later tonight, the OHL season gets underway for two franchises at different points in their development. Neither the Ottawa 67s, nor the Soo Greyhounds enter action ranked in [...]