Through the Professional Hockey Writers Association, I was honored to be part of the voting body responsible for most of the major NHL Awards a few years ago. However, once I started writing prospect profiles for the LAKings website, there was a conflict of interest, and I no longer have the opportunity to vote in any official […]
Kings GM Dean Lombardi has already provided local media with his thoughts (and there were lots of them) regarding his club missing the playoffs. Same for Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, who met with the media following exit interviews on Monday at Toyota Sports Center. Their thoughts are posted here – including what it might […]
Among the Kings myriad of roster issues needing to be addressed over the next two months is what to do with pending unrestricted free agent forwards Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams. Both were critical pieces to the team’s two Stanley Cups. However, given the salary cap issues facing GM Dean Lombardi, there likely won’t be […]
Kings center Anze Kopitar met with the media at the team’s training center today following his exit interview with management. Early on in the discussion, Kopitar revealed he will soon join Team Slovenia at the IIHF World Championships because, after all, “It’s kinda hard to say no to your Dad.”
Below are additional highlights from the […]
There is still a tremendous amount of content to come following yesterday’s meeting with LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi. Two articles have already been published (see here). Now, here is the architect of the Kings’ two Stanley Cups talking more about the future…
On if he will continue to show such loyalty to players after the […]
Following today’s Kings season finale at Staples Center, the team will hand out a host of awards to various players. Some of the categories are voted on by the players themselves, others are selected by members of the media. Our ballot was submitted to the Kings’ PR staff last week, as follows:
Most Valuable Player – […]
Enjoy a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN radio in Winnipeg, where he joined host Rick Ralph to discuss what happened in Edmonton last night, the decision to start Martin Jones, the L.A. Kings playoff scenarios, and a few other topics.
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This is a big week coming up for several of the Kings’ prospects playing junior hockey, as quite a few could begin play in the second round of the OHL and QMJHL playoffs. Additionally, this coming Saturday could be a memorable one for a second-year defenseman at the University of North Dakota, provided his team […]
Enjoy a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN Radio, as he joined the Oilers pregame show with host Dean Millard. Among the L.A. Kings players discussed were Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, Jarret Stoll, Drew Doughty, Andrej Sekera, Jonathan Quick, and Brayden McNabb.
You can give today’s segment a listen using the […]