Interview with Kings Prospect JF Berube (QMJHL Goalie)

The future has never…NEVER, EVER!…looked brighter in net for the Los Angeles Kings.
Already blessed with two solid aces at the NHL level (Jonathan’s Quick and Bernier), plus two gems in the making at Manchester (Martin Jones and Jeff Zatkoff), it’s easy for some to forget about JF Berube.
After all, he plays in the Quebec Major [...]

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 [...]

…And Now You’re Caught Up (2/14/2011)

Love is in the air today.
For those who are equally as passionate about freshly cut ice, hits in the corner, going five hole, penalty shots and hip checks – here are the ten stories to help catch you up on what’s been going on in the world of hockey.
This week’s notes include items on the [...]

Prospect Update and DVR Alert

Let’s take a quick trip around the North American rinks and see what’s going on with some of the Kings prospects…
NCAA / College Hockey
- Derek Forbort (D, 2010 first round pick), fresh off winning the bronze medal with Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Buffalo on Wednesday, returns to the line-up tonight for the [...]

Super Series Game 2 Preview w/ JF Berube

The Subway Super Series is part international spectacle – highlighted by the play of All-Star teams from the CHL and Russian junior leagues – and part evaluation tournament for Team Canada’s World Junior Championship roster.
Game one of the six-game series took place Tuesday night, with Russia winning 5-4. Things will resume later today with the [...]

Super Series Game 1 Report w/ Nic Deslauriers

The road to this winter’s World Junior Championships continues, as the Subway Super Series is now underway.
For the past seven years Russia has sent over a team of junior level all-stars to play a six-game series against the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). It’s a pretty straight forward tournament, with two games each against the QMJHL, [...]

Kings Prospects – the new Subway Five

When the rosters were announced this week for the upcoming Subway Super Series, you could say the Kings went a perfect 5-0 with their top junior prospects (sorry Robbie Czarnik fans).
For those unfamiliar with the format, over the past seven years Russia has sent over an All-Star team to play two games each against similar teams [...]

Camping Guide 2010 – Interview with Nic Deslauriers

Defenseman Nic Deslauriers is a kid I’ve been greatly impressed with from the moment I first saw him on the ice live (see last year’s training camp articles). The Kings originally selected him in the third round of the 2009 draft and he appears to have a solid NHL future in front of him.
He was [...]

BREAKING NEWS – first training camp cuts (updated)

The first of two cuts from this year’s training camp are forward Tyler Toffoli and defenseman Nic Deslauriers.
Toffoli is actually expected to play tonight for the Ottawa 67s in their OHL season opener, when they take on the Soo Greyhounds.
Deslauriers, who was recently traded from the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to Gatineau Olympiques, is on his way back [...]

Interview with JF Berube – Team Canada report

Earlier this week we checked in with Kings prospect Kyle Clifford, getting his take on the just completed evaluation camp for Team Canada’s World Jr. team.
Today, we move to the other end of the ice. Fellow Kings prospect JF Berube steps away from the goaltending crease and shares his thoughts on the camp…plus, a few [...]