Two Kings prospects set to battle on TV tonight

When two players are part of the same draft class it’s common for them to be linked or compared to throughout their careers. In fact, it’s something Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan spoke about this week when he arrived in Sweden, while talking about the Kings Anze Kopitar (both were selected at the 2005 NHL Draft). The [...]

Photo Gallery: Kyle Clifford’s home debut for Ontario Reign

Following a 6-2 win on home ice over the Orlando Solar Bears, the Ontario Reign have now gone 9-1 in their last 10 games. While much of the focus recently has been on the addition of Kings forward Kyle Clifford, the real star of the night was dynamic left wing Colton Yellow Horn. He had [...]

Ducks’ Bobby Ryan gives himself a 7 out of 10

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Many Kings fans have often daydreamed of what it be like to have the Ducks’ Bobby Ryan lined up along side Anze Kopitar in Los Angeles. Wednesday in Sweden – thanks to the NHL lockout – fans were given a small taste of what the duo might be able to produce together. Playing on the same [...]

Remembering LA Kings’ announcer David Courtney

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Sadly, David Courtney passed away earlier today at the age of 56.
Best known as the Public Address Announcer for the Kings – a post he held for nearly 25 seasons – Courtney’s voice was also heard at just about every sporting event in Los Angeles at one time or another. He had worked for the Rams [...]

Exclusive video and comments – Kyle Clifford’s first ECHL goal

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Saturday night, playing in his second game since signing with the Ontario Reign, Kyle Clifford scored his first professional goal outside the NHL. Earlier today we obtained exclusive video of the play and had a chance to speak with Clifford about how it all went down.
“(Kyle) Kraemer was in on the forecheck and caused [...]

Kevin Westgarth on NHL’s toughest, best and most underrated players

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Yesterday, NHLPA executive and former player Mathieu Schneider joined Kings forward Kevin Westgarth and St. Louis Blues captain David Backes for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit. Fans were invited to submit their questions on any topic and the trio would take turns answering. You can see all the entries here [...]

Simon Gagne scores two goals in his return to action

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Simon Gagne, pictured above with Justin Williams Saturday night, scored two goals in his return to action for the first time since hoisting the Stanley Cup in June.
It was a charity game though. So, no – he hasn’t agreed to a deal somewhere in Europe or the ECHL.
Instead, it was Team Philly vs Team New [...]

AUDIO: TFP Live guest spot with update on Kopitar’s health

On Saturday afternoon I joined David Pagnotta and Dennis Bernstein for another guest spot on The Fourth Period Live – a weekly show on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment I provide a health update on [...]

Highlights and post-game notes: Toffoli shines in Monarchs in OT loss

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Hockey players are supposed to experience a bit of an adjustment period when they step-up to the next level. Don’t tell that to Tyler Toffoli though. The Kings top-rated offensive prospect capped off a trying week with another goal earlier today, part of a 3-2 Monarchs defeat on home ice.
Toffoli, originally selected in the [...]

Kyle Clifford scores in his second game with Ontario Reign

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Playing in just his second game for the Ontario Reign, LA Kings forward Kyle Clifford scored his first ECHL goal Saturday night vs. the Bakersfield Condors.
Clifford finished the night with a goal, two assists, a plus-five rating (!) and three shots on goal.
While his stats line may have been the focus of the [...]