Bernier to play for Team Canada, no word on Doughty

Team Canada added four more players to their roster for for the World Championships, including goaltender Jonathan Bernier.
The tournament begins today in Slovakia.
He’ll join fellow goalies Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto’s James Reimer (who was already named the starter for game one). None of the trio have been promised the number one role and [...]

Dustin Brown says ‘It’s on the players that are playing’

Last season didn’t end the way the Los Angeles Kings had wanted or envisioned.
Returning to the post season for the first time in eight years – with a new General Manager, new coach and entirely new roster – they faced off with the Vancouver Canucks, a team they last saw in the playoffs following the [...]

Interview w/ Kings Prospect Nic Deslauriers (QMJHL dman)

Timing is everything in life. How many times have you heard that saying?
For Kings prospect Nic Deslauriers it rang true earlier this season.
A year after being taken by the Kings in the third round of the NHL draft he found himself traded by his junior team over the summer. He was off to join the [...]

Coach Murray on Kyle Clifford’s Promotion

The Kings drafted Kyle Clifford in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft. A few months later after rookie camp in LA, then-assistant coach Mark Hardy called the young left wing his MVP of a two-game series with Phoenix – saying he played hard every shift, showed tons of grit and looked like a [...]

Prospect Report: Tyler Toffoli Terrorizing OHL

Prior the 2010 NHL Draft in Los Angeles the Kings knew all about Tyler Toffoli.
The same guy who turned them on to Wayne Simmonds was Toffoli’s junior hockey coach with the Ottawa 67′s.
Thought to be a possible late first round pick, when he was still on the board midway through the second round they gladly [...]

New Video Interview with Brayden Schenn

In the video below LA Kings prospect Brayden Schenn talks about his recent shoulder injury, trade rumors, the gold medal game vs. Russia, breaking Team Canada’s points record at the World Junior Championships and more…

Video courtesy of Global Saskatoon.
For updated trade rumors and likely scenarios involving Schenn’s WHL status, click here.
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WJC Recap and Look Ahead to 2012

Below are some post game notes on last night’s gold medal contest, as well as updates on two of the key stories coming out of this year’s World Junior Championship…
* Don’t make plans for New Year’s Eve this year. Now that Russia has jammed Canada for the gold medal this year, the pairings for the [...]

Another Deadline for Brayden Schenn

Brayden Schenn will be leaving the World Junior Championship later today with another medal to add to his collection.
It could be gold.
However, if the Russian team can somehow wrestle that away from Canada, it will be silver for the second year in a row.
Schenn’s only other remaining item of business at the WJC is to [...]

WJC2011: Three Kings Prospects Eyeing Gold

As noted in our World Junior Preview last week, three of the leading contenders for medals this year were the U.S., Canada and Russia.
With only four teams remaining in medal contention, all three are still alive in the tournament (along with Sweden).
Thus, each of the the Kings prospects participating in this year’s WJC – [...]

WJC Memories with Captain Canada

Ryan Smyth is a hockey legend north of the border.
You could probably argue he’s nearly as symbolic of Canadian puck play as their red and white maple leaf – having played in eight IIHF World Championships, two Olympics, the 2004 World Cup of hockey, served as captain six times and won five gold medals. It’s [...]