DevCamp 2011: Pre-camp comments from JF Berube

Hollywood is headed to Los Angeles.
Goaltender JF Berube – nicknamed Hollywood – finished his junior season as one of the top goaltenders in the Quebec league (QMJHL). After playing in 50 regular season games he had a 2.60 goals-against-average (fourth best in the league), a .902 save percentage (sixth best), 32 wins (second best) […]

More from Laperriere – talking Luc, health, life after hockey

A few days ago Ian Laperriere joined us to talk about the Mike Richards trade. Did the Kings get good value in the blockbuster swap with the Flyers? Lappy thinks so. If you missed the full interview, you can read his thoughts here.
Because everybody loves Lappy, he’s back today for more. This time around we […]

LA Kings Draft Update: Round two – goalie Chris Gibson

In a little bit of a surprise move – or what some might call a Dean Lombardi draft day special – the Kings selected a goaltender with their first pick (#49 overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft.
LA traded away their first round selection in the Dustin Penner deal earlier this year. So, the team […]

Kitsyn and the Majors are on the board

After dropping their opening game on Friday night to the Saint John Sea Dogs 4-3, Maxim Kitsyn and the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors picked up their first win of the Memorial Cup tournament yesterday.
Sunday’s game pitted them against the Kootenay Ice, champions of the WHL. Cody Eakin (Capitals draft pick) put the Ice up […]

Kings’ Junior Prospects Come Up Empty

Unlike the Kings, who limped into the playoffs (winning only one of their final six games in regulation), the team’s prospects were riding high as the post-season arrived.
They had the WHL scoring champion (Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers), a player on the top team in the WHL (Brayden Schenn, Saskatoon Blades), the OHL scoring champion […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – Game one and Game Seven

Each game over a seven-game playoff series brings a different feeling, a unique flavor. In the middle, you have the ‘who can push the momentum?’ scenario – i.e. can a team take a 3-1 lead or will the other side tie up the series 2-2.
And while each contest is usually filled with pre-game excitement, nerves […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – for some, the playoffs continue

The herd is starting to thin.
When the junior hockey playoffs began a few weeks ago the Los Angeles Kings were well represented. They had the WHL scoring champion (Linden Vey), a player on the top team the WHL (Brayden Schenn), the OHL scoring champion (Tyler Toffoli), a player on the top team in the OHL […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – Sweeping Through the Playoffs

Things are moving right along in the junior hockey playoffs.
And if there is a theme so far, this may be the year of the sweep.
Among the Kings prospects participating in post-season play either in the WHL, OHL or QMJHL, there were three series that ended in sweeps during the first round – followed by three […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – 2011 Playoffs, Round 2 Updates

While the Kings get ready for their opening round showdown with the San Jose Sharks later this week, their junior prospects are already two games into the second round of the CHL playoffs.
Below is a brief overview of how each of LA’s top prospects have fared so far, plus a look ahead to the Manchester […]

Interview w/ Kings Prospect Nic Deslauriers (QMJHL dman)

Timing is everything in life. How many times have you heard that saying?
For Kings prospect Nic Deslauriers it rang true earlier this season.
A year after being taken by the Kings in the third round of the NHL draft he found himself traded by his junior team over the summer. He was off to join the […]