Kings Set to Add Two Depth Players via Free Agency

While the rest of the league was focused on what would happen with bigger names — guys like Taylor Hall and Torey Krug — the Kings were looking for some depth additions when the Free Agency window opened on Friday. As noted in our recent report, LA has a pretty full NHL roster at the […]

REPORT: What to Expect From the LA Kings in Free Agency

After the longest Draft in NHL history (or at least it felt like it), teams around the league will not get their usual break before the Free Agent market opens. This time around, things kick off less than 48 hours later, with the Free Agent window opening on Friday.
In Los Angeles, GM Rob Blake […]

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 […]

If the LA Kings Dip Into 2020 College Free Agent Market

While drafting and development remain core priorities of the LA Kings at the moment, adding top young talent via free agency will also come into play when the opportunity arrises. Over the past few seasons, GM Rob Blake and staff have used the college UFA route to add guys like Blake Lizote and Alex Iafallo […]

LA Kings 2019 Development Camp – Official Schedule and Roster

Hockey returns to Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 25.
Well, in a somewhat limited form.
After a travel day on Monday, the Kings will kick off their annual summer Development Camp with on-ice sessions beginning Tuesday. It’s roughly a week long event, allowing prospects an opportunity to train at the team’s facility in El Segundo, as […]

10 Tidbits on Nikolai Prokhorkin – Finally Coming to America

We truly never thought we’d be typing these words… Welcome to Los Angeles, old friend.
Even casual hockey observers could likely note that nearly every NHL prospect has a fascinating backstory if you take the time to dig in a little. Yet, how many of those players have a tale including legal action regarding their […]

If the Kings Dip Back Into College Free Agency This Season

Over the past year, we’ve noted on several occasions the Los Angeles Kings renewed commitment to the college free agent market. After several seasons of not adding any big names to their prospect pool via this sometimes tough-to-crack avenue, they appear to have quite a few solid additions in recent years. For example, Alex Iafallo […]

REPLAY: Hoven on TSN Radio – Talking NHL Free Agency, Kings, VGK, and More

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to take a look at NHL Free Agency, the Kings signing forward Iyla Kovalchuk, what Drew Doughty’s new contract means, other moves LA GM Rob Blake might look to make, what happens next with the Vegas Golden Knights, […]

LA Kings 2018 Midseason Top 10 Prospect Rankings: Number 8

After giving readers a few days to digest the first two players ranked on our LA Kings Top 10 Prospects list, it’s now time to reveal No. 8.
For those catching up, this is article four in our multi-part series. Part I included a deep dive on a trio of players labeled as having bright […]

The Mayor on TSN Radio – NHL Free Agency Preview

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Enjoy the free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN Radio in Montreal with Matthew Ross – where they looked ahead to the official kick off of NHL Free Agency. Some of the teams discussed include the LA Kings, San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, and Vancouver Canucks… and […]