Kings forward Michal Handzus to join Team Slovakia

Fresh on the heels of announcements that Team Canada will include goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Team USA will feature Jack Johnson on defense, now comes word that Kings forward Michal Handzus will play for Slovakia, the host country for this year’s IIHF World Championships.
Although the tournament is set to begin today, reports from Europe say […]

World Juniors 2011 – What You Need To Know

If you’re like most hockey fans south of Canada, you probably don’t pay too much attention to future NHL prospects. Junior hockey isn’t a big deal in the States and big time college hockey is limited to a handful of markets. So, it’s understandable.
However, if you were going to make an exception to your normal […]

Recap of Brayden Schenn on NHL Radio

There’s finally a plan in place for Brayden Schenn‘s next few weeks.
He’s been living day-to-day for the last three months. Not anymore. Currently, he’s with Team Canada and preparing to start the World Junior Championships on Boxing Day (12/26).
Here’s a quick recap of his interview on NHL Radio…
* This year’s team (Canada) is “big and […]

NHL Draft – Day One – Kings Derek Forbort Notes

I’ll have a full post-draft recap up later.  For now, here are a couple of quick notes on the Kings first round selection – Derek Forbort.
* From – His childhood hockey idol was Wendel Clark because of the way he could score goals and fight.
* NHL Central Scouting’s Jack Barzee added “Derek Forbort has good […]