LA Kings Opening Night Roster: Take Two – Down to Just a Few Decisions

Life can come at you pretty quickly. Just when it looked like Kings GM Rob Blake had one primary decision heading into the second part of training camp – whether to keep 13 or 14 forwards on the Opening Night roster – everything changed last Thursday.
During a split-squad game in Vancouver, the skates of Canucks […]

LA Kings Opening Night Roster: Take One – Early Camp Cuts Coming

Training Camp is officially in full swing, with two games down and another pair of split-squad matchups coming tomorrow, against the Golden Knights in Los Angeles and against the Canucks in Vancouver.
Look for GM Rob Blake and staff to start whittling down the roster real soon, as they push through the process of getting a […]

Preseason or Not, Etem May Have Revenge on His Mind in Arizona

For Emerson Etem, his road to possibly becoming an official member of the LA Kings will start in one of the most ironic places – Arizona.
Word is, Etem will be playing for the Kings road-unit in tonight’s split-squad series against the Coyotes, which is certainly an interesting one given the 26-year-old forward’s recent past.
Let’s reset […]

Stevens on Kings Catapulting into Analytics Pool

Analytics has been the uber-hot buzzword in hockey circles over the past few years. It’s practically become an all-encompassing term referring to any numbers and data sharing even a tangential relationship to what happens on the ice.
However, some of the data being captured by teams extends Beyond just what happens during a game. In […]

Stevens on Dimming Doughty’s Fire and Pairing Him With Brickley

Coming off of signing a big contract extension this summer, defenseman Drew Doughty continues to take on a greater role within the LA Kings organization. As training camp rolls along in preparation for the 2018-19 season, Coach John Stevens shared the following related to his perennial Norris Trophy candidate…
On if he would like to see […]

Kings Prospect Aidan Dudas, Perhaps Another Hidden Gem

Much has been made about the Kings retaining their first round draft picks in both 2017 and 2018 after going several years without one due to various trades. And while GM Rob Blake has been given ample credit for placing a heavy emphasis on re-stocking a thinning prospect pool, let’s not forget one other item. […]

Sheldon Rempal ‘Frustrated’ Through Early Part of Rookie Camp

Following two productive seasons with Clarkson University, Sheldon Rempal signed a two-year Entry Level Contract with the Kings back in March after being courted by several NHL teams. After a summer of workouts and preparation, he now stands on the doorstep of possibly reaching his dream.
At 23-years-old, he’s one of the older prospects participating in […]

Mike Futa on LA Kings Prospects and 2018 Rookie Tournament

We have notes, quotes, and photos from the Kings first two games of the 2018 Vegas Rookie Faceoff tournament already posted on the site – see here.
Now we turn our attention to a chat we had with Kings Assistant GM Mike Futa following the opening two days of action. With the Kings dropping both of […]

Anderson-Dolan and Eyssimont, Communication Over Chemistry

You just never know when two hockey players will fit well together on a line.
“Sometimes you just click with a guy – even when it’s just one game, you can feel it,” Jaret Anderson-Dolan said, when asked about playing with fellow LA Kings prospect Mikey Eyssimont in Game 1 of the 2018 Rookie Tournament. “Any […]

Akil Thomas: Moving From Kings Fan to Kings Prospect

“After they won those two Cups, I became a Kings fan,” Akil Thomas told us recently.
Selected in the second round of this year’s NHL Entry Draft, Thomas is among a group of prospects arriving in Los Angeles for Rookie Camp this week, all sharing at least one thing in common – they grew up only […]