Berube leaning on Bernier, bringing his working shoes to Rookie Camp

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Kings prospect Martin Jones, the top goaltender in Manchester the past two seasons, hasn’t signed a new contract yet. In early July GM Dean Lombardi made qualifying offers to Jones and seven other Restricted Free Agents – including Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Jake Muzzin. Since then, everybody excluding Jones has inked a new deal.
On the […]

Sheriff Bobby riding into town for Kings Rookie Camp

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As dozens of the Kings’ top prospects begin descending upon LA in advance of the team’s 2013 Rookie Camp, it sure feels like it’s been a long time coming. After all, two years have passed since the organization has been able to hold their annual Training Camp prequel.
Sure, there’s been a pair of Development Camps (2012 and earlier this summer), […]

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 […]

DevCamp: Thoughts from the blueline – Nick Ebert and Derek Forbort

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Just clearing out the notebook here with a collection of thoughts from two opposite ends of the blueline being patrolled by Kings prospects – Derek Forbort was the team’s first round pick in 2010, while Nick Ebert was the overall last player selected at the 2012 NHL Draft.
Here’s a few nuggets from each guy…
– Ebert on […]

LIVE COVERAGE – Kings DevCamp scrimmage

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We’ll have live coverage of the scrimmage scheduled for Friday at 10:30am between the Kings prospects at Development Camp.
This article will be updated throughout the game.
To get things started, here are the rosters for each side:
TEAM BLACK
Forwards:
#63 – Jonny Brodzinski
#72 – Nic Dowd
#48 – Maxim Kitsyn
#78 – Cam Maclise
#55 – Michael Mersch
#76 – Nicholas Shore
#73 […]

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 […]

Kings 2013 DevCamp: Seven questions with Joel Lowry

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In the world of real estate, it’s all about location, location, location.
For Kings prospect Joel Lowry that could be why you rarely hear about him.
It has nothing to do with his skill or his size, but simply a matter of where he plays.
He’s not in one of the three major Canadian junior leagues, nor does he […]

Kings 2013 DevCamp: Seven questions with Kurtis MacDermid

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If you’re into long-shot and underdog stories, then Kurtis MacDermid is your guy.
The 6-foot-4 defenseman went from playing all of nine games his rookie year in the OHL to being passed over by every NHL team at the 2012 Draft. And why not, nobody knew he was and had hardly see him play.
However, that didn’t stop […]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Nick Ebert

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Nick Ebert is a prospect on the rise. Mark it down and take note.
As mentioned when we kicked off this year’s Development Camp Preview series, there will be at least two spots up for grabs in our next edition of the Kings Top Ten Prospect Rankings. Tyler Toffoli and Jake Muzzin both made the jump […]