Yet another d-man invited to Kings Development Camp

Adding to the roster notes posted earlier today for the Kings upcoming Development Camp, word is that another defenseman has been invited.
The annual sessions, held at the team’s training facility in El Segundo, usually features all of the top signed and unsigned prospects in the organization, along with a few key free agent invitees.
Already listed [...]

DevCamp 2011: Pre-camp comments from Tyler Toffoli

Photo: V. Wutti, Blitzen Photography

Mark it down now. My pick for a Kings rookie to make the opening night roster is Tyler Toffoli.
Drafted by Los Angeles in the second round of last summer’s NHL Draft, he exploded into the junior hockey headlines this season when he put up 57 goals and 108 points for [...]

DevCamp 2011: Pre-camp comments from Jordan Weal

Jordan Weal posted 102 points (35g, 67a) for the Regina Pats during the 2009-10 season. Even though that was only four points fewer than the more highly touted Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin, cynics wondered if he’d be able to post such large numbers again this season without Jordan Eberle.
Guess they were right.
He could [...]

DevCamp 2011: Pre-camp comments from JF Berube

Hollywood is headed to Los Angeles.
Goaltender JF Berube – nicknamed Hollywood – finished his junior season as one of the top goaltenders in the Quebec league (QMJHL). After playing in 50 regular season games he had a 2.60 goals-against-average (fourth best in the league), a .902 save percentage (sixth best), 32 wins (second best) [...]

Los Angeles Kings 2011 Development Camp Roster Notes

As previously announced, the Kings are getting ready to hold their annual summer development camp at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, CA – with sessions open to the public on July 11 and 12. Most of the players are scheduled to arrive on the 8th.
Last year 40 players were in camp, including five [...]

No June Gloom from Los Angeles Kings LW Dustin Penner

If you follow the Los Angeles Kings, you know the story all too well. Needing scoring help, the team makes a trade at the deadline to help give them some extra punch down the stretch. After much excitement from the fan base, the player doesn’t produce as expected.
We’re not just talking about Dustin Penner. This [...]

More from Laperriere – talking Luc, health, life after hockey

A few days ago Ian Laperriere joined us to talk about the Mike Richards trade. Did the Kings get good value in the blockbuster swap with the Flyers? Lappy thinks so. If you missed the full interview, you can read his thoughts here.
Because everybody loves Lappy, he’s back today for more. This time around we [...]

Wisconsin coach on LA Prospects Forbort, Gravel and Shore

Earlier this week, Wisconsin assistant coach – and former LA King grinder – Gary Shuchuk joined us to talk about the Kings fourth round selection in this year’s draft, Michael Mersch.
Shuchuk, now an assistant coach at Wisconsin (NCAA), helped oversee Mersch’s development during his just completed freshman season. Among the comments he shared was his [...]

Quick Recap – LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi on NHL Live

Los Angeles Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi was on NHL Live this afternoon. Below are the key highlights. As with all recaps of this nature, please note these are not exact quotes. The comments are close, yet some areas have been paraphrased for brevity.
* GMs are always surveying the market and throwing around options without [...]

Flyers Ian Laperriere on Mike Richards vs. Chris Pronger

Certain things in hockey are just the way they are.
For example, if Bob McKenzie says it’s true, it pretty much is.
If Marcel Dionne shares what a player needs to do to become a more prolific scorer – and Marcel will tell you more than that! – it must be fact.
And if Ian Laperriere gives you [...]