Terry Murray’s convinced about Loktionov, unsure of Lewis

Back in July, Trevor Lewis stopped by MayorsManor and shared that he’s open to just about anything this season. Even though he primarily played center during his rookie season last year, he’ll happily move to the wing if that’s where coach Terry Murray wants him.
For him, it’s all about wanting quality minutes.
That’s comforting to head [...]

Kings’ Ray Kaunisto calls Anaheim Ducks fan ‘a lost cause’

Kaunisto during Rookie Camp (photo: CIKIRI)

It’s time for the return of the Yooper.
Ray Kaunisto, a 6-foot-4 left wing, played 57 games for Manchester last season, the Kings’ AHL affiliate. He had 14 points (8 goals, 6 assists) and finished with a minus-6 rating. Not exactly numbers that will shoot him past Brandon Kozun [...]

Preparing for life without Doughty, Kings coach Murray talks Voynov vs Hickey

Voynov, LA Kings rookie (photo: K. Spatz)

Hey, have you heard the news?
Drew Doughty hasn’t resigned with the LA Kings yet.
After being bombarded with questions about his former Norris trophy candidate during the opening day of camp, coach Terry Murray is now starting to prepare for the possibility of having to fill his spot on the roster [...]

Prospect Brandon Kozun puts the ball in the Kings court

Sometimes the NHL Draft can be a bit confusing for the casual observer.
Jordan Eberle was drafted in the first round by the Edmonton Oilers back in 2008. The following year, the Kings took Brandon Kozun in the sixth round.
At the end of the 2009-10 season, Kozun had 107 points and beat out Eberle for [...]

Rookie Camp Report: Coach Murray on Andy Andreoff

So far today, we’ve posted comments from Kings coach Terry Murray on prospects Michael Schumacher (forward, 2011 draft) and Nicolas Deslauriers (defenseman, 2009 draft).
Now, he shares a few thoughts on forward Andy Andreoff, selected by the team in the third round of the this past June’s draft.
As you may recall from a recent interview posted [...]

Rookie Camp Report: coach Murray on Nic Deslauriers

After Development Camp in July, Kings coach Terry Murray weighed in with thoughts on several of the team’s top prospects – including Brandon Kozun, Jake Muzzin and Christopher Gibson.
Yesterday I spoke with him about one of the other players recently named to our Top 10 Prospects list, defenseman Nicolas Deslauriers..
Murray – “Off the ice your [...]

Kings no longer using Yellow Pages to find defenseman

Deslauriers – Rookie Camp, day one

During the 2006-07 NHL season, Dean Lombardi‘s first year at the helm in Los Angeles, Kevin Dallman and Mike Weaver combined to play 92 games on the Kings blueline.
While I’m sure that wasn’t what Lombardi was thinking about as he stood and watched part of Rookie Camp today from the [...]

Kings prospect Brandon Kozun goes high, low and yard

After hearing about it all summer, it’s finally here – the Brandon Kozun vs. Tyler Toffoli showdown.
On the eve of this year’s Kings Rookie Camp getting underway, Kozun returns to MayorsManor once again – this time, he’s talking playoffs, the NHL, baseball and a little more.
“There were some highs and lows during my first year [...]

LA Kings prospect Andy Andreoff pushing for Manchester?

Andreoff at Kings DevCamp (photo: K. Spatz)

Kings GM Dean Lombardi had a bit of a reputation for loving guys from the WHL just a few years ago. Yet, the tide has turned.
Most recently, he’s been stocking up on American-born players and more specifically, U.S. college players.
Then there’s the OHL factor. Three of the team’s prospects [...]

POLL: Looking forward to what at LA Kings HockeyFest?

HockeyFest 2011 is this Sunday and it marks the official end of summer…or more importantly, the return of hockey!
Now, I didn’t include ‘the announcement of Drew Doughty signing’ in the poll because I’ll assume that would be the winner – in a landslide.
Instead, selecting from the events actually on the schedule (published earlier today here), [...]