WJC 2011: Team USA Report w/ Jack Johnson

The 2011 World Junior Championships are underway in Buffalo, NY and as has become tradition over the last few years, several Kings prospects are participating – Derek Forbort (USA), Brayden Schenn (Canada) and Maxim Kitsyn (Russia).
Earlier today Drew Doughty joined us for a look at Team Canada.  In the article below we’ll take a look at [...]

WJC 2011: Team Canada Report w/ Drew Doughty

The 2011 World Junior Championships are underway in Buffalo, NY and as has become tradition over the last few years, several Kings prospects are participating – Derek Forbort (USA), Brayden Schenn (Canada) and Maxim Kitsyn (Russia).
In this article we’ll take a look at Team Canada and get some thoughts from Drew Doughty on his time [...]

World Juniors 2011 – What You Need To Know

If you’re like most hockey fans south of Canada, you probably don’t pay too much attention to future NHL prospects. Junior hockey isn’t a big deal in the States and big time college hockey is limited to a handful of markets. So, it’s understandable.
However, if you were going to make an exception to your normal [...]

Recap of Brayden Schenn on NHL Radio

There’s finally a plan in place for Brayden Schenn‘s next few weeks.
He’s been living day-to-day for the last three months. Not anymore. Currently, he’s with Team Canada and preparing to start the World Junior Championships on Boxing Day (12/26).
Here’s a quick recap of his interview on NHL Radio…
* This year’s team (Canada) is “big and [...]

The Complete Story on Brayden Schenn

Everybody has that friend or family member who just always seems to find drama. No matter what they do, every time they seem to turn the corner, there’s another perplexing situation sitting there waiting for them.
Brayden Schenn may be that guy for the LA Kings.
Simply take a stroll through his 18-month relationship with the Kings to [...]

Brayden Schenn on The Road to Nowhere

For the past few months Kings prospect Brayden Schenn must feel like he’s living the life of a Talking Heads song from the mid-80s.
He’s been to Team Canada’s summer camp, the Kings training camp, played a handful of games in the NHL, two weeks in the AHL…all while waiting to find out if he’s going [...]

Would, Could, Should and Schenn

While the topic du jour right now in LA hockey circles is what to do about the Kings recent losing streak, there is still another little matter brewing in the background…what to do with Brayden Schenn.
On Monday he was recalled from a two week conditioning assignment with the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings AHL affiliate. However, [...]

Ryan Smyth on the almost-King, Ray Whitney

For the first time in…well, a really long time…the Kings were buyers at the NHL Trading Deadline last season – instead of the sellers the team had become the last five plus years.
Rather than trading away players for future assets, they acquired two rentals for a playoff push, Freddy Modin and Jeff Halpern. Neither were [...]

Camping Guide 2010 – Interview w/ Thomas Hickey

A little more than four years ago two former NoCal sports executives headed south to take over a pair of struggling Los Angeles franchises.
Ned Colletti has since rebuilt the Dodgers into a team with a strong core and plenty of prospects. Ironically, they’ve been known for decades as a pitching-first franchise – today, it’s one [...]

Interview with JF Berube – Team Canada report

Earlier this week we checked in with Kings prospect Kyle Clifford, getting his take on the just completed evaluation camp for Team Canada’s World Jr. team.
Today, we move to the other end of the ice. Fellow Kings prospect JF Berube steps away from the goaltending crease and shares his thoughts on the camp…plus, a few [...]