LA 3, TB 1: Post-game audio from Kings’ Kyle Clifford

Kyle Clifford has been on a little bit of a roll the past few weeks and he kept things moving right along tonight in Tampa Bay – picking up his third goal in the last 12 games. It stood as the game winner in a 3-1 defeat of the Lightning. Back in the locker [...]

Saturday cuts – LA Kings send three more to Manchester

The pruning of the Los Angeles Kings 2011 training cam roster continues.
Three players are on their way back to Manchester (AHL) – defensemen Andrew Campbell and Thomas Hickey, along with left wing Dwight King.
This has to be good news for Russian defeseman Slava Voynov, who is hoping to join the team on their season opening [...]

Exclusive: Michael Mersch on Team USA camp experience

Michael Mersch at camp (photo by Cikiri)

Playing for your country is something every hockey player takes very seriously. It’s a true honor.
To play on an international stage is a process also. And for the top under-20 year old Americans, the first step towards wearing that jersey at the upcoming World Junior Championships is [...]

World Juniors 2011 – What You Need To Know

If you’re like most hockey fans south of Canada, you probably don’t pay too much attention to future NHL prospects. Junior hockey isn’t a big deal in the States and big time college hockey is limited to a handful of markets. So, it’s understandable.
However, if you were going to make an exception to your normal [...]

Manchester Mondays with Muzzin

Saturday night Jake Muzzin played over 16 minutes against the Islanders, the most ice time he’s seen so far in his brief 10-game career in the NHL.
He’s expected to have some increased responsibilities on the blue line over the next few weeks while the Kings wait for Willie Mitchell to heal up. Yet, that’s didn’t [...]

Rob Blake joining the NHL Front Office?

Following up on our Season Preview article that posted earlier today, Pierre LeBrun (of ESPN) had some additional news to share…
It looks like former Kings defenseman, Rob Blake, may soon be joining the NHL’s front office.
All indications were pointing to him possibly taking a job with the San Jose Sharks now that he’s retired. However, [...]

Camping Guide 2010 – thoughts from Greene

Day by day, Matt Greene looks to be getting a little better.
That’s good news for the LA Kings.
However, for fellow defenseman Alec Martinez and Andrew Campbell, it probably means it will be that much tougher to crack the NHL line-up this season. Both were sent to Manchester earlier this week, leaving Thomas Hickey and Jake [...]

OHL season kickoff w/ Windsor GM Warren Rychel

Several of his former teammates will tell you, ‘Warren Rychel’ wasn’t exactly the first name that came to mind when thinking of which players would turn into coaches or general managers after their days on the ice were over.
Yet, there’s no arguing with the results.
The former Kings tough guy is coming off back-to-back championships at [...]

OHL GM speaks out on Kings prospects

If you like GMs that aren’t afraid to speak their mind, leaders like Dean Lombardi and Brian Burke, then you’ll probably love Dave Torrie.
For the last seven years he’s been at the helm of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL.  Although he could be described as an Ontario, Canadian hockey lifer, his ties to Los [...]

Welcome to LA – 10 Tidbits on Willie Mitchell

It’s been an interesting summer for the LA Kings in terms of roster moves.
While the July headlines were dominated with news on various left wingers, August will certainly be remembered as the month of D.
Just weeks after word surfaced that Matt Greene could possibly be out until November recovering from a shoulder injury, the Kings once-deep prospect pool suddenly thinned [...]