LA Kings 2011 Draft Notes – rounds four, five, six and seven

I’ll have full notes on the players listed below up later. For now, here’s a quick recap on some more of the Los Angeles Kings draft picks today…
Fourth Round – LW Michael Mersch from the University of Wisconsin (pictured). Yes, another college player. During his just completed freshman year as […]

LA Kings Draft Update: Round Three – center Nick Shore

Finally some love for Team USA.
In recent years, Team Canada camps for the World Junior Championships have been like mini-Kings camps. Los Angeles has had more prospects there than any other NHL franchise – with names like Thomas Hickey, Brayden Schenn, Kyle Clifford, etc.
On the flip side, Derek Forbort – the Kings first round […]

Players Rep Their Schools on LA Kings All-College Teams

Later tonight, Kings prospect Derek Forbort and the North Dakota Fighting Sioux will continue their quest for an eighth NCAA National Championship.
It’s a game that several of the current Kings will be watching, namely Matt Greene and Jack Johnson. Greene went to UND and of course, Johnson went to Michigan.
Other former college players on the […]

Is Matt Greene Coming to Twitter Soon?

After ‘When is Brayden Schenn going to play for the Kings again?’ and “Who’s starting in goal tomorrow night?’ – perhaps the question I get asked most often is ‘When is Matt Greene going to join twitter?’
So, I took the question to the man himself…
MM: Dustin Brown is on twitter, Dustin Penner says he’s thinking […]

…And Now You’re Caught Up – March 21, 2011

It’s been another busy week in the sports world, so you may have missed a few odds and ends out there.
Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
Here are the ten Kings related (or at least hockey related) items you should definitely know about heading into the week ahead…
* Call it the junior hockey version of […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – Close to The End

The college hockey season is over, junior hockey wraps up this weekend and the AHL isn’t far behind.
That’s right – the playoffs are almost here.
Most junior teams have a pair of games left this weekend and nearly all of the Kings top prospects in the CHL are poised for great playoff runs, as detailed below.
Also making the […]

Prospect Report – Kozun, Toffoli, Forbort, etc.

Being able to acquire Dustin Penner on Monday for a prospect and two draft picks just goes to show how deep the Kings development pool is these days under GM Dean Lombardi.
In part, LA could afford to trade defenseman Colten Teubert (a former first round pick) because of the wealth of young talent on the […]

Welcome to LA – 10 Tidbits on Dustin Penner

Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi paid a steep price today to acquire the player he needed.
Or did he?
In Dustin Penner he got a 29-year old left wing who’s under contract for one more year and brings plenty of size, at 6’4″ 250 lbs.
The deal was Penner for Colten Teubert (a former first round pick), the Kings […]

RECAP: LA Kings dman Rob Scuderi on NHL Live

Veteran Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi joined the guys on NHL Live radio earlier this morning.
Among the topics were trade rumors and the play of Jack Johnson. Below are the key highlights…
[as always, these are near quotes – some information has been paraphrased]
Q: Being from the greater New York area, how many tickets did you […]

Reminiscing with Westgarth’s Princeton Teammate

Daryl Marcoux is a 5’10” defenseman who played his college hockey at one of the finest learning institutions on the planet, Princeton University.
These days, he finds himself patrolling the blueline for the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder.
With no disrespect to Nick Diaz and his 209 pride, that’s not exactly a step up in the world.
Still, he’s ‘living […]