Doughty Had Plenty to Say When Kings Camp Opened

Hockey returned to Los Angeles, with the opening of training camp on Friday.
And Drew Doughty had plenty to say. Take a look…
Doughty on this coming season – “We just have to rebuild. That’s what we’re going through, obviously. We still think we can compete and earn a playoff spot. It’s going to be a lot […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 3 – Anze Kopitar, Kings Camp Opens

You want more hockey talk? We’re here for you!
Kings of the Podcast, Episode 3 includes all the usually fun you’ve come to expect – plus, Anze Kopitar stopped by for a guest appearance.
As an added bonus, the folks at Upper Deck Sports have partnered with us to hook up a few lucky listeners with some […]

Training Camp Preview: Five Questions with Cal Petersen

Fresh off of signing a three-year contract extension this summer, the cat is sort of out of the bag at this point – Cal Petersen is the LA Kings goaltender of the future. This doesn’t come as any major revelation to longtime readers here, as we’ve been making similar comments since he first signed with […]

Defensemen: Odds of Kings Prospects Making 2019-20 Roster

If you’ve been listening to our Kings of the Podcast episodes over the past week, you already know – the defense in Ontario should be stacked this season. What about in LA, though? Do any of the Kings young blueliners have a chance to make the NHL roster on Opening Night?
As we did with the […]

Forwards: Odds of Kings Prospects Making 2019-20 Roster

Do any of the Kings prospects have a legitimate chance at making LA’s Opening Night roster this season? If so, which ones?
Before entertaining such questions, one must first evaluate how many spots might actually be open for such a competition in training camp.
As reported earlier this summer, MayorsManor projects the opening night roster to be:
Dustin […]

Rookie Camp MVP Blake Lizotte – “I bring my work boots every day”

When the Kings brought top draft picks Tobias Bjornfot, Arthur Kaliyev, Rasmus Kupari, and Akil Thomas to Rookie Camp this year, it was a safe bet to assume one of them would be the standout star for the club at this year’s NHL Rookie Faceoff. Not so fast, though. It was college free agent Blake […]

Rookie Faceoff: Notes, Quotes, and Pics from Kings-Sharks

Fast starts had become the calling card of the LA Kings prospects over the first two games of the NHL Rookie Faceoff. That wasn’t the case, though, in their third and final contest of the tournament – where they went down big early, before ultimately losing 7-3 to the Sharks.
There weren’t very many lineup changes […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Avs, 2019 Rookie Tournament

We have a full recap — with notes and quotes — from each game played by the Kings at the 2019 NHL Rookie Faceoff up here:
Game 1 – Kings vs. Ducks
Game 2 – Kings vs. Avalanche
Thanks to MM photog Mike Zitek we also have a gallery with over 50 photos from the Kings-Avs game. These […]

Rookie Faceoff: Notes, Quotes, and Pics from Kings-Avs

A win is a win. And that’s exactly what the Kings walked away with on Sunday night, downing the Colorado Avalanche 6-1, even though it’s more of a symbolic victory than anything else.
“It’s good to get a win, now we’re no longer 0-for-the tournament,” coach Mike Stothers quipped after the game. “It took us two […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 2 – NHL Contracts, Prospects, Rookie Tournament

We’re back!
Kings of the Podcast, Episode 2 covers a plethora of topics, including…
– When is the Rookie Tournament coming to LA?
– Carter in Ontario?!
– The Briefcase, Part 2
– Darryl Sutter texts!
– More on Clifford & Carter
– Answers on the rules / Clague
– Notes on Thomas and Kaliyev
– D-1 college hockey in SoCal
– Pronunciations and hashtags
– […]