Drew Doughty Is Odd Man Out in LA

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings each have one. So, we can’t be talking about Stanley Cups.
The Chicago Blackhawks have a pair. No, this has nothing to do with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews.
In San Jose, they have a trio. While the Penguins have four.
Yet in L.A., the […]

Forbort def. Gravel via Round Two Knockout

For all the talk surrounding the importance of drafting junior hockey players, outside of Drew Doughty, every other defenseman currently on the Kings roster is a former college hockey player – Jack Johnson (Michigan), Peter Harrold and Rob Scuderi (Boston College), Davis Drewiske (Wisconsin), Willie Mitchell (Clarkson University), Alec Martinez (Miami-Ohio) and Matt Greene (North […]

Forbort vs Gravel – Round One Results

While it isn’t uncommon for two Kings prospects to play each other in junior hockey, it doesn’t happen nearly as often at the NCAA level.
Yet, with the Kings loading up on former college hockey players right now, especially on defense – Matt Greene, Rob Scuderi, Jack Johnson, Peter Harrold, Davis Drewiske, etc. – it could […]

Future Fridays – Interview w/ Derek Forbort

When you’re drafting an 18-year old kid it’s a gamble, regardless of the round.
However, when he’s 6-foot-5, plays defense, has an off the charts hockey IQ, has already won a gold medal with Team USA and was recruited to a college hockey program that’s won seven national titles …well, the odds are slightly in your […]

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 NHL.com – 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 […]