Gravel Impressing During AHL Rookie Season

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For a defensive-defenseman, being compared to two-time Stanley Cup winner Rob Scuderi is high praise. Yet, during his first three years at St. Cloud State University, Michigan-native Kevin Gravel did just that and looked destined for a future spot on the Los Angeles Kings blueline.
Then, Gravel was left with a decision – sign a professional contract […]

AHL: Patrik Bartosak’s Guide To Being A Better Driver

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If you have followed Kings prospect Patrik Bartosak on Twitter for any amount of time, you have probably already realized that the Czech native is not a big fan of other drivers (note: If you have a Twitter account, Bartosak is a must follow). After signing an entry level contract with Los Angeles near the […]

Berube Finds Consistency In Net

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As the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race. LA Kings prospect JF Berube hopes to prove this old adage true.
While some prospects fast-track themselves towards a NHL job, Berube has taken a more scenic path. In Jonathan Quick’s first professional season, the goalie saw NHL action, something Berube hasn’t seen as he is […]

Puck Probability: Predictions for Shore vs. Shore, Flames at Kings

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While they may not get the publicity of say the Sutter or Staal families just yet, the Shores are turning into quite a little NHL factory. Older brother Drew was a second round draft pick by the Florida Panthers in 2009 and is now part of the Calgary Flames organization. His younger brother Nick was […]

Jordan Weal on Blocked Call-up to the Kings

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Not every prospect gets their chance to show what they’re made of at the NHL level. Those who are lucky enough to work their way onto a big league roster often hold their fate in their own hands. Play well enough and you stay in the league, living out your dream at the highest level possible. […]

Nick Shore on confidence and upcoming season

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As one of three young centers, along with Jordan Weal and Nic Dowd, who lasted deep into training camp, it isn’t that far off to envision Nick Shore wearing a Kings jersey in the near future. The University of Denver alum excels on the defensive side of the puck, while still being able to produce […]

Kevin Gravel talks contract, message from Kings

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Very few players enjoy a journey filled with smooth sailing on their way to the to the NHL. Once seen on track to be a Rob Scuderi-like defenseman for the Kings, questions have been now raised over Kevin Gravel’s “compete” level.
In what can be interpreted as a challenge to the St. Cloud State alum, the […]

Nick Ebert quotes after Kings def Ducks

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After being the very last player taken at the 2012 NHL Draft, defenseman Nick Ebert had nowhere to go but up. He made a favorable impression during a brief stint with the Ontario Reign the following year, but it was this past season where he really started to capture the attention of most people. Traded […]

Kings Camp 2014: Checking in with Vincent LoVerde

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Every hockey player’s path is different. Some, like Drew Doughty, are early first round picks and step into the league right away. Others have a longer road in pursuit of fulfilling their NHL dreams.
After four seasons at Miami University, Vincent LoVerde’s professional journey began by being cut from an ECHL team. From there, LoVerde landed […]

Kings Camp Preview: 7 Questions with Dman Andrew Bodnarchuk

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Even without suiting up for a single NHL game, one could argue that last season was a career best for Manchester Monarchs defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk. In his sixth professional season, the former Bruins draft pick put up 32 points, 12 more than his previous best of 20. On top of that, his +43 rating left […]