Oscar Moller and Bud Holloway getting tricky on the ice

Oscar Moller and Bud Holloway – remember those two?

Well, before we get to the crazy video and picture below, first let’s set the table…

Moller was selected by the Kings in the second round of the 2007 NHL Draft and the 5-foot-10 forward has played 87 games with the big club. Holloway, a left wing, was taken the year before in the third round. He’s yet to get a sniff in the NHL, even though he led Manchester (AHL) in points each of the last two seasons.

The offensive minded duo took their talents to Sweden this season, a move that irked Kings GM Dean Lombardi – just read his full comments on the matter here.

Holloway is a few weeks away from his 24th birthday. Yet, how close we are to his NHL debut may be something still up for discussion. He’s currently leading Skelleftea with 37 points through 45 games and is fifth in league scoring.

In a recent interview, Holloway described his situation in Europe as “A high-paced league with more puck possession and speed. And playing against that speed and skill every night helps a player develop.”  Still disappointed the Kings never called him up last year, while performing so well in Manchester, he later added – “You’d think that deserves a shot, but you never know what the parent club is thinking or what their plans are.”

Moller has 24 points in 44 games played there this season. Both would be eligible to return to the U.S. once their current season is over. Note: the regular season ends on March 6, with the playoffs beginning a few days later. Skelleftea sits in second place, just two points out of first.

If nothing else, the pair could return stateside to perform some entertaining tricks during intermission. Check out this nice catch made by Moller (#45) on a flip-up from Holloway…

Or, ask yourself – just how did Moller do this recently… that’s his stick and glove, but where’s the rest of him?

For more on Holloway and Moller, check out the links below.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

RELATED ARTICLES:

Interview with Manchester’s ‘Man of the Year’ – Bud Holloway

Lombardi on Holloway and Moller’s European Vacation

Oscar Moller on mini-golf, Manchester and LA struggles

Rich Clune on Bud Holloway leaving the Monarchs for Europe

Recent Articles

Robitaille Luc LA Kings NHL

TBT: Luc’s First Hat Trick, Kings Memories at Nassau Coliseum

Tonight’s game will mark the Kings final visit to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the stadium where the Islanders have played their home games for the last 43 years.  It’s also a perfect opportunity for the subject of this week’s Throw Back Thursday article. Not only is it a building very reminiscent of the Kings former […]

Richards Mike LA Kings NY Rangers

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Richards, Kings, Ducks Problems

Follow @mayorNHL Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to touch on all the latest happenings in the Western Conference. Among the highlights were observations on Mike Richards’ return to the NHL, Jarret Stoll’s progress, a surging Anze Kopitar, what might be […]

Amadio

LA Kings Prospect Tracker, Plus Playoff Matchups Set

All Canadian major junior leagues have now completed their regular seasons and playoff matchups have been set. Every Kings prospect playing in the OHL and QMJHL qualified for post-season action, with two of them even set to square off in the opening round as Spencer Watson (Kingston) will face Mike Amadio (North Bay). The Kings […]

Major News Items

Kings Top 10 Prospects MayorsManor

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

Finally, the wait is over. With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we are now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top … [Read More...]

More Prospect News