Windsor’s Jeff Brown on the ‘other side’ of dev camp

Jeff Brown and Martin Jones (photo: C. Spatz)

For every Tyler Toffoli at the Kings recent Development camp you had a Rob Mignardi. For every Jake Muzzin there was an Alex Roach. And for every Martin Jones there was some European goalie who had everybody asking ‘How do you spell his name?’
The point being – camp rosters […]

Kings coach Murray discusses next season’s power play

Coach Murray during drills (photo: K. Spatz)

During a recent conversation with Kings coach Terry Murray at their training facility in El Segundo we not only talked about prospects and Dustin Penner’s off-season training, he also shed a little light on his power play plans for next season.
As many Kings fans recall, Murray and his coaching […]

Kings prospect JF Berube probably seeking new nickname

Since being drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft, goaltender JF Berube has seen his stock quietly rise.
This past season he posted some of the best numbers in the entire Quebec junior league – including 32 wins, a 2.60 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage. […]

Summer Vacation with the Los Angeles Kings players

The Los Angeles Kings haven’t played a game since April 14th. And they’re not scheduled to return to their practice facility in El Segundo until mid-September.
Which means we’re past the midpoint of the summer break. So, what have the players been up to? Here’s a brief rundown of some of their activities…
Anze Kopitar […]

POLL: Los Angeles Kings – Which record falls first?

Taking a break from all the Development Camp interviews and notes, let’s look at the Los Angeles Kings record book.
It’s fairly safe to say that Jonathan Quick is well on his way to rewriting the chapters on goaltending. He’s already established new single season marks for games played (72 in 2009-10) and wins (39, 2009-10). […]

LA Kings prospect Linden Vey chirps Toffoli, talks Crosby

Linden Vey at Kings camp (photo: C. Ikiri)

Linden Vey was drafted by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, coming off a season in which he scored 24 goals and 48 assists for the Medicine Hat Tigers in the WHL.
There’s nothing wrong with those numbers. They just don’t scream […]

Muzzin at Kings camp – ‘Hey Jake, what’s up with that hair?’

Jake Muzzin at Kings Camp (photo: C. Ikiri)

On Friday we heard from LA Kings head coach Terry Murray, who shared some of his concerns with prospect Jake Muzzin’s development in Manchester last year – although, overall, he said Muzzin has “definitely come a long way.”
The 22-year old defenseman also stopped by MayorsManor to joke about […]

Video Flashback – LA Kings hire head coach Terry Murray

On this day in 2008 Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi announced the hiring of the team’s 22nd head coach – Terry Murray.
Since then, the parade of former Flyers have continued to head west.
In Murray’s first year behind the bench the team went 34-37-11 and finished 14th in the NHL’s 15 team Western Conference.
Since then, […]

Goalie Chris Gibson – camp quotes and coaches evaluation

Vey shoots on Gibson at camp (photo: C. Ikiri)

When the Los Angeles Kings used their first selection at the recent NHL Draft to take a goaltender – well, it caught some people off guard.
Sure, everybody’s heard the mantra ‘take the best player available.’
However, the team will most likely have five goaltenders under the age of 26 playing […]

LA Kings coaches heaping praise at goalie Martin Jones

Martin Jones (photo: Kasey Spatz)

You never quite know what you’re going to get with a prospect.
Young forwards usually need to learn the defensive side of the game before being NHL ready. Defensemen tend to mature around the age of 24. Goalies, historically, take a little longer.
As is the case with LA’s two Jonathans, Quick and […]