2019 NHL Draft Preview: Victor Söderström, Swedish Defenseman

With this profile, we are bringing a conclusion to our series of 2019 NHL Draft Previews. As noted from the very beginning, they did not publish in any sort of ranked order, they were merely served up over a several week period to familiarize readers with some of the key names — and a few […]

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 […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Philip Broberg, Swedish Defenseman

After spending much of the past month publishing various Draft preview articles, we’re down to the final two.
We began by looking at some of the names under consideration for the LA Kings selection at No. 5 – Bowen Byrum, Trevor Zegras, and Dylan Cozens; just to name a few. More recently, we’ve been profiling some […]

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 […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Cam York, USA Defenseman

That light at the end of the tunnel is getting ever so bright, as we draw closer and closer to the big event. In advance of next week’s NHL Draft, the Kings scouting staff is said to have completed nearly 100 different profiles, interviews, and reports on a full plethora players. For example, they spoke […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Spencer Knight, USA Goaltender

With the LA Kings organization going through a necessary transition after paying the price of two Stanley Cups, there is an obvious need to refill the cupboard in all positions — after trying to maintain the team’s playoff contender status for so many years.

Enter the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

We’ve taken quite a bit of time […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: John Farinacci, High School Forward

Though true that NHL clubs use the league’s annual Draft to handpick their next batch of essentially high school-aged players, it isn’t very often they are called to the stage representing their actual high school – but more often junior leagues in Canada or Europe. In fact, you’d have to go back to 2005 for […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview – Moritz Seider, German Defenseman

Throughout the early part of our 2019 NHL Draft Preview series we’ve focused more heavily on players likely to be selected among the first 10 names called in Vancouver later this month. Now, with most of the bigger names already covered, we turn our attention to some key prospects hoping to find an NHL home […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Peyton Krebs, WHL Forward

Flying well below the Hughes-Kakko discussions in recent months is the fact the first round of this year’s NHL Draft is so heavily populated with WHL and U.S. National Development players. Where are all the OHL players, some people must be asking? Well, after spending significant time looking at prospects on Team USA over the […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Cole Caufield, USA Forward

With the NHL Draft Combine underway in Buffalo, perhaps it only appropriate we continue our 2019 Draft preview series by looking at another player from the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP). After recently profiling a few of his teammates — like Matthew Boldy and Trevor Zegras — now, we turn our attention to […]