Drew Doughty, Davis Drewiske and their link to Kansas City

Inside the Sprint Center, Kansas City

Tonight’s NHL pre-season game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Los Angeles Kings is sold out.
Now, I’m not sure if hockey fans in Kansas City are similar to the ones in California. But, I’m going to assume there is one major difference – when they look over the game rosters, […]

Clarifying the goalie situation – from LA to KC to Europe

It’s true – the same glass of water can be seen as half full or half empty, depending on your perspective.
With the latest round of roster cuts at LA Kings camp, one goaltender is headed to New Hampshire and another one will soon be packing for a trip to Europe.
On the surface, it may not […]

Kings coach Murray – ‘Kozun needs to work on his game’

File this one under the peaks and valleys of life.
Just ten days ago, Brandon Kozun was the talk of training camp in Los Angeles. Today, he’s headed back to Manchester, New Hampshire to play in the AHL.
He was the breakout star of the two-game Rookie Tournament against the Phoenix Coyotes – scoring a pair […]

LA Kings coach Murray evaluates Tyler Toffoli’s 2011 camp

Tyler Toffoli at Kings camp (photo: C. Ikiri)

Coming into Rookie Camp the headline was clear – Tyler Toffoli vs. Brandon Kozun, which prospect would make the biggest impact?
Kozun fired the first shot, being the star of the two-game Rookie Tournament against the visiting Phoenix Coyotes. Days later, Toffoli responded by scoring a goal and […]

Scott Parse thinks it’s all between his ears, Murray unsure

Scott Parse of LA Kings (photo: M. Zampelli)

Against the Ducks last night, Kings coach Terry Murray wasn’t happy with the way Scott Parse was moving – or not moving – out on the ice.
When his post-game press conference included comments like ‘There’s not much happening on either side of the puck for him right now’ […]

Parsing through the Kings-Ducks post-game notes, quotes

Yes, the Kings lost 3-1 to the Ducks – or at least that’s what the box score said, even though Anaheim’s roster read more like an AHL team.
And for a guy who has yet to record a single point in two pre-season games, Scott Parse is quickly becoming one of the key focal points of […]

LA Kings Roster Cuts – details on who was shipped out

Boy how times have changed.
Gone are the days when the Los Angeles Kings were simply looking for warm bodies to round out their roster.
Since April 2006, GM Dean Lombardi and his staff have worked tirelessly to stock the farm system, while simultaneously finding the proper mix of veteran leadership and talented youth at the NHL […]

LIVE STREAM: Anaheim Ducks at LA Kings pre-season

Thanks to KingsVision you can watch a free live stream of tonight’s Kings game, as they host the Anaheim Ducks in LA’s second (and final) preseason game at Staples center.
The stream below will began at 6:30pm PST, featuring Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans calling the action.
To get you ready, be sure to check out a […]

LA Kings will take extra goalie to Europe – Jones or Zatkoff?

Martin Jones vs. Jeff Zatkoff

Which defensive prospect could potentially take Drew Doughty‘s spot in the Kings starting line-up on opening night isn’t the only question coach Terry Murray is wrestling with as he prepares for the team’s departure overseas.
Per NHL rules, teams opening in Europe are allowed to take an extra goaltender with them.
Just what […]

Top prospects talk disappointment of not playing tonight

Yesterday afternoon, Los Angeles Kings coach Terry Murray announced he was going with a more veteran line-up tonight vs. the Anaheim Ducks – with Andrei Loktionov as the lone prospect included in the group of forwards.
After talking a look at prospects Brandon Kozun, Tyler Toffoli and others vs. the Phoenix Coyotes, they’ll sit out tonight’s […]