LA Kings Opening Night Roster: Take One – Early Camp Cuts Coming

Training Camp is officially in full swing, with two games down and another pair of split-squad matchups coming tomorrow, against the Golden Knights in Los Angeles and against the Canucks in Vancouver.
Look for GM Rob Blake and staff to start whittling down the roster real soon, as they push through the process of getting a […]

Preseason or Not, Etem May Have Revenge on His Mind in Arizona

For Emerson Etem, his road to possibly becoming an official member of the LA Kings will start in one of the most ironic places – Arizona.
Word is, Etem will be playing for the Kings road-unit in tonight’s split-squad series against the Coyotes, which is certainly an interesting one given the 26-year-old forward’s recent past.
Let’s reset […]

Stevens on Kings Catapulting into Analytics Pool

Analytics has been the uber-hot buzzword in hockey circles over the past few years. It’s practically become an all-encompassing term referring to any numbers and data sharing even a tangential relationship to what happens on the ice.
However, some of the data being captured by teams extends Beyond just what happens during a game. In […]

Stevens on Dimming Doughty’s Fire and Pairing Him With Brickley

Coming off of signing a big contract extension this summer, defenseman Drew Doughty continues to take on a greater role within the LA Kings organization. As training camp rolls along in preparation for the 2018-19 season, Coach John Stevens shared the following related to his perennial Norris Trophy candidate…
On if he would like to see […]

Kings Prospect Aidan Dudas, Perhaps Another Hidden Gem

Much has been made about the Kings retaining their first round draft picks in both 2017 and 2018 after going several years without one due to various trades. And while GM Rob Blake has been given ample credit for placing a heavy emphasis on re-stocking a thinning prospect pool, let’s not forget one other item. […]

Kings of the Roundtable 2018, The Podcast Edition

We’ve had many requests for a podcast edition of the 2018 Kings of the Roundtable. Of course, you can still watch all six episodes in glorious video here. However, for those audiophiles who need a podcast, you can enjoy the MP3 player down below.
This podcast features over an hour of non-stop hockey talk. As mentioned […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Golden Knights, 2018 Rookie Tournament

Well, it’s over. The NHL Rookie Tournament held in Las Vegas was a rousing success for the Golden Knights – and, really, for all six teams that participated. It was a great showcase, with sold out games each day, and competitive action across the board.
Unfortunately for the Kings, the were the only team to not […]

Sheldon Rempal ‘Frustrated’ Through Early Part of Rookie Camp

Following two productive seasons with Clarkson University, Sheldon Rempal signed a two-year Entry Level Contract with the Kings back in March after being courted by several NHL teams. After a summer of workouts and preparation, he now stands on the doorstep of possibly reaching his dream.
At 23-years-old, he’s one of the older prospects participating in […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings Practice at 2018 Rookie Tournament

Coming off an off-day for the six NHL teams participating in the 2018 Vegas Rookie Faceoff, things will wrap up today with a full slate of games:
Anaheim Ducks v Arizona Coyotes
San Jose Sharks v Colorado Avalanche
LA Kings v Vegas Golden Knights
Although there won’t be an actual tournament champion crowned, here are the current standings:
Ducks 2-0
Sharks […]

Mike Futa on LA Kings Prospects and 2018 Rookie Tournament

We have notes, quotes, and photos from the Kings first two games of the 2018 Vegas Rookie Faceoff tournament already posted on the site – see here.
Now we turn our attention to a chat we had with Kings Assistant GM Mike Futa following the opening two days of action. With the Kings dropping both of […]