2019 NHL Draft Preview: Peyton Krebs, WHL Forward

Flying well below the Hughes-Kakko discussions in recent months is the fact the first round of this year’s NHL Draft is so heavily populated with WHL and U.S. National Development players. Where are all the OHL players, some people must be asking? Well, after spending significant time looking at prospects on Team USA over the […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Trevor Zegras, USA Forward

Look no further than the two teams currently fighting for the Stanley Cup to get a sense of how valuable first round selections can be – Boston has six playing on their team, and St. Louis has nine. Those numbers equate to nearly 40% of the players suiting up each night. This makes it not […]

UPDATED: Potential Blueline Help for LA Kings via Trade

Building on Thursday’s Draft Preview article, where John Hoven detailed the Kings plans heading into the weekend, let’s now dig a little deeper into the team’s potential search for a young defenseman with NHL experience. While some onlookers will be quick to point out that Los Angeles already has Derek Forbort and Kevin Gravel in […]

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 […]

From tombstones to milestones – the travels of Jordan Weal

Life’s lessons often come when you least expect it.
For Kings prospect Jordan Weal, one such moment arrived a few years ago while driving down the highway with his father. “He asked me a weird question,” began the 19-year old center when we spoke recently by phone. “He asked me ‘What would you want on your […]

2012 AHL All-Star Game – notes on Zatkoff, Hickey, Stevens

The 2012 edition of the AHL All-Star game concluded tonight, with the Western squad defeating the guys from the East 8-7 in a shootout. Kings prospects Jeff Zatkoff and Thomas Hickey represented the Manchester Monarchs on the East team.
Zatkoff played the second period in net, facing 20 shots and surrendering there goals.
Hickey, who leads the […]

VIDEO: Kings prospect JF Berube goes Goalie v Goalie

We probably should have known it was bound to happen, as Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube used to have UFC champion Georges St-Pierre prominently featured on one of his masks. And while it wasn’t quite MMA, it did look like a preview for tonight’s WWE Royal Rumble, during last night’s Bakersfield Condors and Ontario Reign […]

Kings prospect Kevin Gravel emerging from the shadows

Kevin Gravel (photo: B Hemmelgarn)

When you’re taken in the fifth round of the NHL Draft, not many hockey fans know you’re name. Even the most diehard puckheads have only a cursory knowledge of guys selected outside of the first – maybe second – round. For every Brayden Schenn, there’s at least a dozen more like […]

VIDEO: Jonathan Quick interview at All-Star Game Draft

Below is a short video with goalie Jonathan Quick after being selected with the third pick by Team Alfredsson at the NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft. After watching him answer some questions from the media, be sure to click the link under the player to see a special message he taped just for LA Kings […]

ASG 2012: Johnson, Westgarth, Penner take on The Mayor

Later tonight, Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara will draft their All-Star teams from a group of 38 NHL players, live on TV. After watching the inaugural event last season, it definitely put a unique twist on things. No other sport does such a thing. And for a change, that’s a good thing for the NHL.
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