POLL: Ryan Smyth – what’s he worth to the LA Kings?

You always have to preface these type of things, so here goes – Ryan Smyth is a class act and was the perfect player at the perfect time when the Kings acquired him a few summers ago.
That said, according to a TSN report earlier today, Smyth has notified the Kings he would like to play […]

Tyler Toffoli – Team Canada’s only Kings prospect?

The times they are a-changin’. Or are they?
For the last few years, the Kings have had more prospects invited to Team Canada’s World Junior evaluation camps than just about any other NHL club. Last year alone, they had Brayden Schenn, Linden Vey, JF Berube, Kyle Clifford and several others on the list.
The Kings […]

Matt Greene tattoos his Los Angeles Kings teammates

Tired of hearing about the Bruins and/or the Canucks? Fear not, that will die down in the next week of so. Plus, you have the NHL Awards coming up next week. Then, the NHL Draft next weekend. Before you know it, free agency will be here.
For now though, how about a Kings related story to […]

Which Team Won’t Be Back?

The NHL’s 2010-11 season is now over, with the Boston Bruins crowned as Stanley Cup Champions.
For those ready to turn the page and look ahead, let’s talk about the Western Conference standings.
Every year there is a certain amount of turnover within the eight teams qualifying for the post-season. For example, last season, four ‘new’ teams […]

LA Kings Roundtable – Stanley Cup Conteners in 2012?

On the eve of the NHL’s post-season coming to end, there are still two open questions – who will win the Stanley Cup this year, Boston or Vancouver?
And what about the Kings?
For more on that second one, the guys over at KingsCast pulled together a panel, consisting of people like Dennis Bernstein of The […]

LA Kings Roundtable on player contracts, roster changes

Just in time for the weekend – part five of the recent roundtable discussion on the Los Angeles Kings is now available!
Joining me on the panel were Dennis Bernstein of The 4th Period, Jon Moncrief of the Examiner, Dave Joseph of ESPN and several others.
The group was pulled together by the guys over at KingsCast […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – notes on Forbort, Gravel

The Kings top pick from last summer’s draft, defenseman Derek Forbort, has been invited to this summer’s Team USA evaluation camp.
The sessions, held each August by Canada, the U.S. and other countries are the first step to assembling rosters for next winter’s World Junior Championship – which will be played in Western Canada, starting the […]

LA Kings Roundtable on Coaching, Johnson vs. Doughty

Part four of the recent roundtable discussion on the Los Angeles Kings is now available.
The conversation continues with Dennis Bernstein of The 4th Period, Jon Moncrief of the Examiner, Dave Joseph of ESPN and several others.
The group was pulled together by the guys over at KingsCast and in this segment we talk in-depth about coaching, […]