Camping Guide 2010 – Interview w/ Jordan Weal

On June 27, 2009 the experiment ended. Six years earlier, the Kings had used the second of two first round picks they received in a deal with Colorado (for Rob Blake) to select 6’7″ Brian Boyle.
On that day he was jettisoned to the New York Rangers for a third round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft.
Then, […]

10 Tidbits on HockeyFest 2010

Over the weekend, the Kings held their second annual HockeyFest. While the new end-of-summer tradition was scaled back from last year’s grand event, a sold-out crowd of 2,000 fans seemed to enjoy it just as much.
Like last year, by far, the most popular activities at the event were the speaker sessions. Fans were treated to current […]

Live Updates from HockeyFest

The Mayor will have live updates throughout the day from HockeyFest. If you can’t attend or want the inside scoop on what’s going down at the Kings training facility, follow along at www.twitter.com/Mayor119 (note: you don’t have to have a twitter account, simply read the updates on the page…it’s that easy).
The basic schedule of events […]

IN DEAN WE TRUST…50% off, four hours only!

[UPDATED]  The big blowout sale on t-shirts has ended. Thank you to all who ordered – we set a single day record!  If you missed it, yet still want to show you’re support… IN DEAN WE TRUST shirts are available, simply click here to access the store.

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Let’s kick off the return of hockey season in style.
For the first time […]

High / Low with Corey Elkins

Next weekend the Kings will be hosting HockeyFest at their training facility in El Segundo, CA. Things should get off to a raucous start when General Manager Dean Lombardi opens the second annual event as the featured speaker.
In recent years his ‘State of the Franchise’ sessions have been can’t miss events. While much of the […]

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 […]

Future Fridays – Interview with NHL prospect Nick Bjugstad

On a Saturday afternoon earlier this summer, things were lining up perfectly. Almost too perfectly.
Twenty one summers prior, Scott Bjugstad signed with the Kings after spending one season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  While he scored only five goals over the next three years in Los Angeles, it still allowed him entry into a very small club – players […]

Warming up for the World Jrs with Kyle Clifford

Kings GM Dean Lombardi has often talked about needing more ‘character guys’ in the Kings’ system, players willing to put team first at all cost. He’s probably found one in Kyle Clifford.
If the small things, the intangibles, are what separates players at the pro level, Clifford stands on the proper side of the line. Having […]

Future Fridays – Interview w/ Brock Beukeboom

Call it the Jeff Halpern pick.
Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been known to wheel and deal his draft picks – trading up, trading down and often bundling them with an ‘asset’ when trading for another team’s player.
At the 2009 NHL Draft, Lombardi did a two-for-one deal, sending the Kings fourth and fifth round selections (#107 […]

Tuesday’s 10 Tidbits… on the deal with the Devil(s)

Yes, it’s true…as of 7am this morning, Wayne Simmonds is still listed as #17 on the Kings roster.
One of the many fascinating rumors surrounding the last few weeks of the Kings’ negotiations with Ilya Kovalchuk was that Simmonds had been asked to change his number, should the Kings sign Kovy.  It’s now a moot point.  The Russian superstar signed a bazillion dollar contract yesterday […]