Kings Already Planning for 2021 Seattle Expansion Draft

Several factors have changed since we first previewed the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft back in early 2019. Now, as the Seattle Kraken inch closer to the summer 2021 event — where they will select their initial batch of players — we thought it would be a worthwhile exercise to take another look at things from […]

Kings Of the Podcast: Ep. Q18 with Quinton Byfield

Kings of the Podcast returns for another all-new episode, featuring Quinton Byfield.
Topics discussed:
– Being selected by the LA Kings
– Thoughts on the team’s other OHL draft picks
– Playing with Akil Thomas
– Training, areas of improvement moving forward
– Baseball teams and Dodger hats (with a special comment for Drew Doughty)
– World Junior Championships
– Magic Johnson and […]

TSN RADIO REPLAY: Hoven Reviews Kings Draft, Prospects, and Free Agency Plans

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to review what the Kings did at the recent NHL Draft, their salary cap situation, notes on some top prospects, and the team’s plans for free agency.
NOTE: These two articles were referenced during the conversation:
Anatomy of a […]

LA Kings Select Aatu Jämsen No. 190 – What You Need to Know

If you stayed focused on the entirety of the second day of the draft, which was about eight hours, you’ll have witnessed the Kings final pick of Aatu Jämsen.
We’ll have more on this pick as the day develops (adding to this article). For now, this is what you need to know.
Early Notes

IMO – Kings waited […]

LA Kings Select Ben Meehan No. 140 – What You Need to Know

LA Kings moved up from No. 159 to snag Ben Meehan at No. 140 at the 2020 NHL Draft.
For now, this is what you need to know…
Early Notes

How about this comment on new LA Kings draft pick Ben Meehan – Think of a more physical version of Alec Martinez. Good puck mover / offensively […]

LA Kings Select Martin Chromiak No. 128 – What You Need to Know

With the No. 128 pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Kings selected Martin Chromiak.
For now, this is what you need to know…

Chromiak has a high level hockey sense. Came over to North America last season, midyear, and was good for more than a point-per-gane. Slightly above average skater. — Yannetti
— John Hoven […]

LA Kings Select Juho Markkanen No. 112 – What You Need to Know

There are never enough goalies in the system and the Kings added one more in Finnish goalkeeper Juho Markkanen
We’ll have more on this pick as the day develops (adding to this article). For now, this is what you need to know.
Early Notes

Quick notes on LA Kings pick at No. 112 – goalie Juho Markkanen
Son of […]

LA Kings Select Alex Laferriere No. 83 – What You Need to Know

The Kings look to add a bit more grit into their prospect pool with the addition of third round pick Alex Laferriere.  Alex will be playing this season at Harvard in the NCAA.
Fun fact, he was accepted to West Point, but will be joining the Crimson instead.
For now, this is what you need to […]

LA Kings Select Kasper Simontaival No. 66 – What You Need to Know

With their first pick of the third round the Kings selected Finnish forward Kasper Simontaival.
We’ll have more on this pick as the day develops (adding to this article). For now, this is what you need to know.
Early Notes

First text on Kasper Simontaival, Kings selection at No. 66 – Stocky. Scores. Puck follows him.
— John Hoven […]

LA Kings Select Brock Faber No. 45 – What You Need to Know

LA Kings traded up from No. 51 to 45 to take defenseman Brock Faber.
For now, this is what you need to know…
Early Notes
Our quick notes on Faber before the Draft:
Brock Faber (RHD, USA) – Don’t see him as Kings pick at 35. Now, will he still be there for pick Nos. 51 or 60? […]