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

TSN RADIO: Hoven on Kings, Jets, Oilers, and Trade Deadline

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined hosts Rick Ralph and Andrew “Hustler” Paterson to chat about several topics, including: the upcoming NHL Trade Deadline, LA Kings, Winnipeg Jets, Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez, Tyler Toffoli, Nick Shore on waivers, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jonathan Quick, Jack Campbell, prospect Cal Petersen, […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 14 – with Hammer from Violent Gentlemen

For Episode 14 we took the show deep behind the Orange Curtain for a live recording at the Honda Center. What did we cover? Here’s a brief look at some of the topics covered:
– First Kings-Ducks meeting of the season
– An interview with Mike Hammer, who explains the backstory on Violent Gentlemen
– […]

LA Kings Weekly Prospect Tracker, Plus Three Stars of November 2019

Another month has passed, and entering into December, we’d like to give a summary of November’s events before reviewing the overall numbers and the three stars:
• Lukáš Pařík returned from injury at the beginning of the month and didn’t look like he missed a beat. LA’s 2019 draft selection went 5-1-2, stopping 230/252 shots. The […]

Major News Items

Kopitar Out, Can Watch His Son Against Arizona

Per recent tradition, it will be the Kings and Coyotes in a pair of split-squad games to open up preseason on Tuesday night. LA captain Anze Kopitar will not suit up, but he will get a chance to watch his son … [Read More...]

More Prospect News