Los Angeles Kings Prospect Report – October 10, 2011

When training camp began back in early September, we ranked the top ten prospects in the Los Angeles Kings organization…and it’s that list that we’re using today as the template for the first Prospect Report of the new season.
– Goalie Martin Jones:  While many expect him to battle Jeff Zatkoff for playing time in Manchester (AHL) [...]

Saturday cuts – LA Kings send three more to Manchester

The pruning of the Los Angeles Kings 2011 training cam roster continues.
Three players are on their way back to Manchester (AHL) – defensemen Andrew Campbell and Thomas Hickey, along with left wing Dwight King.
This has to be good news for Russian defeseman Slava Voynov, who is hoping to join the team on their season opening [...]

POLL: Which rookie helped his cause the most?

Some will say, ‘oh, it was only an exhibition game!’
Well, first off, you should reply and say, ‘actually it was two exhibition games.’ Then, follow it up with, ‘they mean a lot to the rookies trying to earn a spot in the NHL.’
Coming into camp, it looked like the only real roster competition would [...]

Post-game notes (2 of 2): Coyotes at Kings 9/21/2011

Earlier we posted the recap from game one of the Kings – Coyotes split-squad game over in Arizona.
Here are ten post-game notes from the second contest, this one was in downtown Los Angeles…
* Slava Voynov looked strong throughout the game. He scored the Kings only goal in regulation (a power play marker at 5:53 [...]

Preparing for life without Doughty, Kings coach Murray talks Voynov vs Hickey

Voynov, LA Kings rookie (photo: K. Spatz)

Hey, have you heard the news?
Drew Doughty hasn’t resigned with the LA Kings yet.
After being bombarded with questions about his former Norris trophy candidate during the opening day of camp, coach Terry Murray is now starting to prepare for the possibility of having to fill his spot on the roster [...]

LA Kings Training Camp 2011: the ‘all Drew Doughty’ article

Drew Doughty is one of the best defensemen in the National Hockey League – even though, technically, he may not be part of the Los Angeles Kings at the moment.
So, it wasn’t totally surprising that Doughty not being signed (officially, he’s not a hold out, he’s an unsigned RFA), was one of the primary topics [...]

Ranking the LA Kings top 10 prospects – who’s #1 now?

By now you know, Brayden Schenn has been traded.
The most talked about Kings prospect in years, perhaps ever, is no longer part of the organization – having been shipped to Philadelphia for Mike Richards.
Essentially, GM Dean Lombardi swapped Schenn for the guy many people hoped he would become, Richards – who already is himself!
You still [...]

Trevor Lewis ready to make some noise at center or wing

Martinez, Parse, Lewis at Dodger game

Just about everything Kings forward Trevor Lewis does, he does quietly.
Despite begin taken 17th overall at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, you rarely hear about him as a ‘former first rounder’ like you do with Jonathan Bernier or Thomas Hickey.
At the time, he was playing in the USHL – not [...]

LA Kings Prospects: Toffoli Rising, Hickey Dropping

Earlier this week I posted a recap of last Sunday’s meeting with Kings GM Dean Lombardi and Assistant GM Ron Hextall.
Among the notes there were comments on several Kings prospects, including recent first round draft picks Derek Forbort and Thomas Hickey.
Now, for views from an independent source, HockeysFuture.com has released their latest rankings of the [...]

Camping Guide 2010 – thoughts from Greene

Day by day, Matt Greene looks to be getting a little better.
That’s good news for the LA Kings.
However, for fellow defenseman Alec Martinez and Andrew Campbell, it probably means it will be that much tougher to crack the NHL line-up this season. Both were sent to Manchester earlier this week, leaving Thomas Hickey and Jake [...]