Kings Of The Podcast: Ep. Q25 with Alex Turcotte

Despite most people being deep in quarantine at this point, Kings of the Podcast continues to roll along. Fresh on the heels of Alex Iafallo last week, we’re back with one of LA’s top-rated prospects – Alex Turcotte.

Among the topics discussed:

– Comparables to building a successful baseball vs. hockey team
– Turcotte coming home from Germany
– Playing for Tony Granato at the University of Wisconsin
– His knowledge of fellow prospects Tyler Madden, Arty Kaliyev, and Cole Hults
– Preparing for Team USA and the World Junior Championship
– Kings players currently in LA training
– Coach John Wroblewski
– Jordan Spence continuing to build a name for himself
– OHL and AHL plans for 2020-21 season
– A few thoughts on Joey Moss

We also referenced this article about the Reign possibly moving buildings.

And this article about next season’s LA Kings roster.

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  1. Great Turcotte interview!

    I really feel I have a better sense of the man after hearing the interview
    than I did before. I was previously nervous about his attitude and feared he
    might be a bit of a prima donna, being perhaps reluctant to move
    to LW if necessary, etc.

    But now I realize Alex just pushes himself very very hard, and won’t
    be happy until HE feels he is performing up to an appropriate level.
    He clearly expects big things from himself.

    Someday, I would really love to see a line of Turcotte (LW) with Vilardi (C) and
    Akil Thomas at RW.
    IMO, that line could be a real spectacle of skill and puck-movement, as well
    as versatility and speed (on the wings).

    The Kings’ future looks so promising, it’s scary!