Jarret Stoll will have a different view of tonight’s game

Things are coming into focus for Jarret Stoll

A few weeks after the Kings acquired 26-year old center Mike Richards, Jarret Stoll stopped by MayorsManor and let it be known – he’s not feeling like a guy who’s been kicked to the curb by his apparent move to the third line this season.
“I’d be very, […]

Brett Hextall ready to play his first game at Staples Center

Brett Hextall vs. the Kings (photo: CIKIRI)

During the Kings and Coyotes two-game Rookie Camp tournament last week, Brandon Kozun made the biggest impression on the management group and fans in Los Angeles.
Over on the other side, it was pretty hard not to notice Phoenix center Brett Hextall.
Sure, he’s the son of Kings executive Ron Hextall. […]

Tyler Toffoli – ‘my emotions will be going’ for game tonight

Toffoli at Kings camp (photo: CIKIRI)

When hockey players meet out on the ice for the first time, they never know where that brief encounter may someday take them.
For Tyler Toffoli, running into Ethan Moreau this summer has eventually brought the two to an unexpected place – not only teammates, but now linemates.
“When I was here […]

Tuesday’s 10 Tidbits from LA Kings Training Camp

Today the Kings put the final touches on plans for their split squad games against the Phoenix Coyotes tomorrow night – with each team hosting the other to kick off the 2011 pre-season.
LA’s ‘travel’ team left for Arizona following the morning skate. Then, the ‘hone’ roster participated in their set of drills. You […]

Terry Murray’s convinced about Loktionov, unsure of Lewis

Back in July, Trevor Lewis stopped by MayorsManor and shared that he’s open to just about anything this season. Even though he primarily played center during his rookie season last year, he’ll happily move to the wing if that’s where coach Terry Murray wants him.
For him, it’s all about wanting quality minutes.
That’s comforting to head […]

Kings’ Ray Kaunisto calls Anaheim Ducks fan ‘a lost cause’

Kaunisto during Rookie Camp (photo: CIKIRI)

It’s time for the return of the Yooper.
Ray Kaunisto, a 6-foot-4 left wing, played 57 games for Manchester last season, the Kings’ AHL affiliate. He had 14 points (8 goals, 6 assists) and finished with a minus-6 rating. Not exactly numbers that will shoot him past Brandon Kozun […]

Willie Mitchell and Mike Richards developing a bromance at camp

It may not be spring, but love is in the air.
Like the first day of school every fall, the opening of training camp for the LA Kings each September brings similar feelings and events with it.
You have the young kids, who are intimidated by the older guys – even though they’ll never admit it. You […]

Jack Johnson not worried about much, including his plus-minus

Jack Johnson of LA Kings (photo: K. Spatz)

Kings defenseman Jack Johnson has few worries away from the rink, especially after signing a seven-year, $30.5-million contract extension back in January.
So, he was free to spend his summer on things other than stressing about a the trials and tribulations that can come with negotiating a new deal […]

Preparing for life without Doughty, Kings coach Murray talks Voynov vs Hickey

Voynov, LA Kings rookie (photo: K. Spatz)

Hey, have you heard the news?
Drew Doughty hasn’t resigned with the LA Kings yet.
After being bombarded with questions about his former Norris trophy candidate during the opening day of camp, coach Terry Murray is now starting to prepare for the possibility of having to fill his spot on the roster […]

Rosters for split-squad games – Kings vs Coyotes

A day earlier than expected, here are the Los Angeles Kings rosters for the split squad games vs. the Phoenix Coytoes on Wednesday.
At Phoenix
Goalies – Jeff Zatkoff, Jonathan Bernier
Defensemen – Matt Greene, Alec Martinez, Willie Mitchell, Andrew Campbell, David Kolomatis, Patrick Mullen
Forwards – Anze Kopitar, Justin Williams, Brad Richardson, Ethan Moreau, Kevin Westgarth, Trevor Lewis, […]