Kings Rookie Camp starts Sept 4 – look at probable roster

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Earlier today we posted comments from Mike O’Connell, one of the LA Kings key management members responsible for developing the organization’s prospects. He shared thoughts on guys like Andy Andreoff, Derek Forbort and Michael Mersch.  Be sure to check it out if you missed it.
Now, like we did with Development Camp in July, below is a first [...]

Two weeks to go, time to start talking hockey again

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In just two short weeks the Kings’ top prospects will be back on the ice for Rookie Camp, kicking off the 2013-14 NHL season. While most of the players attending will eventually end up in the AHL (Manchester), ECHL (Ontario) or their respective junior clubs, there are at least a few guys expected to fight [...]

PHOTO GALLERY – SET 2: LA Kings 2013 DevCamp

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Last Friday featured a scrimmage between the more than two dozen prospects attending Kings Development Camp. For a full recap of the game – which featured a hat trick, a shootout and several standout performances – click here.
If you’d rather check out some photos from the event, Kasey Spatz (who’s work has been featured on [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: LA Kings 2013 DevCamp Scrimmage

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The Kings wrapped up their 2013 Development Camp on Friday with a scrimmage at Toyota Sports Center. We had live coverage throughout the game at this link here. Click over if you want to see who scored, which prospects were on each team and our three starts of the event.
Now, how about a little visual [...]

Kings 2013 DevCamp: Seven questions with Tyler Toffoli

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He’s arrived.  Maybe that’s the headline that should follow him around for a while.
This season, Tyler Toffoli went from top ranked prospect in the Kings organization to seeing time on the team’s second line in the NHL playoffs.
It’s been a somewhat linear development, with a consistent upward trajectory, compared to most other players though.  He scored 57 [...]

What to expect from the LA Kings at the 2013 NHL Draft

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After sitting through a very boring fall, where the NHL didn’t play any games in October, November or December – things have been moving along at a fairly break-neck pace ever since.
First came 48 games in 99 days, then the post-season, the NHL Awards (well, sort of), the crowning of a new champion…and now, this [...]

10 Tidbits from the Black Aces

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With more than a dozen of the Kings’ top prospects in town for the playoffs, it’s time to check in with some of the guys and see what’s going on. Here, we talked with defenseman Nick Deslauriers, plus forwards Andy Andreoff, Linden Vey and Jordan Weal…
- Vey on learning the importance of playing sound defensively: [...]

Tyler Toffoli and his NSFW nickname

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We’ve covered this whole ‘hockey player nickname’ thing in the past. As noted, many guys simply get a Y or IE tacked on the end of their name – giving us such classics as Brownie, Quickie, Lewey, etc.
Coming into the season though, perhaps the best nickname on the LA Kings belonged to Kyle Clifford. Contrary [...]

The prospects are coming, the prospects are coming!

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Just like last year, the Kings will once again have a group of prospects in town for the remainder of the playoffs. More commonly known as the Black Aces, the unit started to take shape over the weekend with goaltenders Martin Jones and JF Berube. Now, MayorsManor has learned that approximately 11 players will be [...]

Highlights and notes from Manch – Andreoff helps secure playoff spot

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With their 3-1 win on Saturday night the Manchester Monarchs have secured a spot in the 2013 AHL playoffs. And after the game, Kings’ prospect Brandon Kozun probably had the best reaction on twitter…
Playoffs, you’re talking about playoffs #werein
— brandon kozun (@kozy15) April 21, 2013

Now on to the game…

Monarchs clinch a playoff spot Manchester at [...]