Forget Schenn, Could Toffoli be Joining Kings Soon?

Truth be told, you can’t forget about Brayden Schenn – he’s omnipresent.

Prior to the WHL Playoffs staring this past weekend, Schenn stopped by MayorsManor and shared his biggest fear heading into his opening round series with the Price Albert Raiders. Forget the fact that the Saskatoon Blades finished the regular season as the best team in the ‘Dub. He was concerned with the Raiders barn – saying “when it’s small and it’s not a very big rink size, that could be a scary part.”

Adding fuel to his worries, the Blades lost last night – game three of the series, but the first in Price Albert’s tiny building.

With the recent injuries to Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams, Kings fans everywhere have began asking about the possibility of Schenn’s return to LA.  However, as reported, he (basically) can’t come back until the Blades are eliminated from the playoffs.

It remains to be seen exactly when that will be. Game four of that series is later tonight. [updated at the end of this article]

But, but, but…

Forget about Schenn for now. What about Tyler Toffoli of the Ottawa 67’s?

LA’s second round draft pick from last June had an outstanding season in junior hockey, netting more than 50 goals and winning the OHL scoring title.

He also stopped by MayorsManor last week to preview the playoffs.

And his compliments towards the lower seeded Sudbury Wolves – calling them “a hard working team” with “a lot of skill” and somebody the 67’s needed to be “disciplined” against – have proven true.

Entering tonight, the 67’s trailed 0-3 in the series.

They entered the third period with a 3-2 lead…and lost – swept out of the first round.

Now what happens?

[Update from the ‘Dub – Schenn’s Blades lost game four by a final score of 5-2.  The series is now tied 2-2 and heads back to Saskatoon for game five on Saturday night.  Things just became VERY interesting.  Also, fellow Kings prospect Linden Vey – the 2011 WHL scoring champion – and his Medicine Hat Tigers won their game, tying their series up 2-2 as well.]

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

RELATED ARTICLES:

Interview with 2011 OHL Scoring Champion Tyler Toffoli

Interview with 2011 WHL Scoring Champ Linden Vey

Interview with Hockey’s #1 Prospect – Brayden Schenn

Recent Articles

REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Talking Vilardi, Brown, and Possible Trades To Make

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Steve Kouleas to look at next season’s LA Kings line combinations, Tanner Pearson’s future, rookie Gabe Vilardi, forward Iyla Kovalchuk, Dustin Brown;s resurgence, a possible trade for Max Pacioretty, the Pacific Division favorite, and much more.
NOTE: […]

PHOTO GALLERY: LA Kings 2018 Draft Picks at Dev Camp

As the annual tradition goes, dozens of the Kings top prospects descended upon SoCal last week for an up close look at the team’s training facility, as well some hands on tutoring and evaluation with their extended coaching staff. It’s all part of Development Camp, which sets the tone for summer workouts and early expectations […]

REPLAY: Hoven on TSN Radio – Talking NHL Free Agency, Kings, VGK, and More

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to take a look at NHL Free Agency, the Kings signing forward Iyla Kovalchuk, what Drew Doughty’s new contract means, other moves LA GM Rob Blake might look to make, what happens next with the Vegas Golden Knights, […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2018 Mid-Season Top 10 Prospect Rankings: The Top Two

It all comes down to this. After an extensive journey through the LA Kings current prospect pool, we've finally arrived at the top two players in the rankings - including this year's highly coveted No. 1 spot. … [Read More...]

More Prospect News