Understanding NHL Prospect Rules is a Sport in Itself

At times, hockey can feel like a riddle wrapped up in an enigma – especially when it comes to understanding rules related to where a team’s prospects can play and why.
Generally speaking, football is the easiest of pro sports to understand when it comes to roster eligibility. Nearly all players come up through the college […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Tobias Bjornfot

Stop reading this.
No, seriously. Stop reading this right now.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath. Even do yourself a favor – take one more deep breath just for good measure.
We know the struggle is real, but hockey is almost here. It’s nearly that time again.
With the NHL Rookie Faceoff event in Irvine just a few […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on Toffoli, McLellan, Expectations for Next Season

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Steve Kouleas and Scott Laughlin on the Power Play to look at many of the key issues currently facing the LA Kings and GM Rob Blake – including: Tyler Toffoli, coach Todd McLellan, Jonathan Quick, Jeff Carter, trade scenarios, […]

Kings 2019 Dev Camp Preview: Five Questions with Akil Thomas

For the three players we chose to profile in this year’s Dev Camp Preview series, we tried to be as diverse as possible. Things began with goaltender Jacob Ingham, a late round draft pick by the Kings. Then, we chatted with defenseman Sean Durzi, who was coming off of winning the OHL Championship a few […]

Kings 2019 Dev Camp Preview: Five Questions with Sean Durzi

For the second article in our 2019 Development Camp Preview series we turn to a player who is fairly new to the Kings organization.
After previously being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs, defenseman Sean Durzi was traded to Los Angeles in a package of assets for Jake Muzzin. As if that isn’t enough for a […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on Kings Draft, Caufield, Carter, Quick, and Karrlson

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Enjoy a free replay of Off The Rush form NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined hosts Nick Alberga and Dave McCarthy to discuss several topics, including: Draft ideas for the LA Kings, Cole Caufield, Jeff Carter’s future in Los Angeles, Jonathan Quick, Ilya Kovalchuk, Dion Phaneuf, Erik Karlsson in San Jose, and much […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on Phaneuf Buyout, Kings Draft, Ducks Coach

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a full range of topics, ranging from the 2012 Stanley Cup Final in Los Angeles to the Anaheim Ducks current coaching search.
One of the key items covered was the future of […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on LA Kings Summer Plans

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss some summer time plans for the LA Kings – including who they might be targeting early in the first round of the NHL draft, where the Toronto/Muzzin pick will likely land, […]

Anderson Fully Committed to Future with LA Kings

At the moment, you’d be hard pressed to find a recent LA Kings draft pick with more momentum than Mikey Anderson. Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the organization just a few months ago, the 19-year-old defenseman recently signed his three-year Entry Level Contract and is now officially a pro hockey player. This comes […]

‘Perfect Storm’ Stirs Up Bad Memories For O’Donnell

History has a strange way of repeating itself.
Today marks the anniversary of one of the most infamous moments in LA Kings playoff history. From a disappointment standpoint, it likely only rivals what went down in Game 2 of the 1993 Stanley Cup Final. Thus, this article could have simply been a fun look back at […]