Prospect Analysis March 1, 2019 and Quotes from Clague, Rempal

The division rival San Jose Barracuda were in town for a Friday night faceoff with the Ontario Reign. Both teams were coming off a win and looking to start a streak, but for largely different reasons. San Jose has it eyes on the top seed in the Pacific Division while Ontario was looking to play […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top Two Players

After nearly a month-long journey through the LA Kings prospect pool, we’ve reached the end of the road. It’s time to officially reveal the top two players in this year’s Midseason Rankings – including the highly coveted No. 1 spot.
Before we get to the unveiling, though… If you’re unfamiliar with our rankings, for nearly a […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Player No. 3, Plus Notes on Grundstrom and Durzi

With each passing article, we inch closer to announcing the LA Kings No. 1 prospect. In addition to recapping the No. 3 player today, we’ll also be sharing some bonus notes many have asked for over the past few weeks.
This is usually a good time help new readers catch up on what they’ve missed […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Nos. 5 and 6

Buckle up, we’re moving into the Top 5.
As we move through the 2019 edition of the LA Kings Prospect Rankings, it’s always helpful to quickly update anybody stopping by for the first time. If you’re unfamiliar with our rankings, for nearly a decade this content has become a vital source of player information. Nobody outside […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Player No. 7

Over the past two weeks, we’ve given you updates on nearly 20 of the Kings prospects, first moving through the list of Honorable Mentions – which included Mikey Eyssimont, Nikolai Prokhorkin, and Johan Sodergran — before we moved into the Top 10 (featuring Daniel Brickely, Markus Phillips, and Akil Thomas here).
As we get […]

10 Tidbits: Updated Notes on Upcoming LA Kings Trade Scenarios

Following the Trade of Jake Muzzin to Toronto last week, the most common question we’ve received is, ‘Who is next and when will it happen?’
Answering the latter part of that is much easier than the former – sometime between now and February 25th, the NHL Trade Deadline. While some Kings fans are clamoring for deals […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Starting at No. 10

Things they are a-changin’ in Los Angeles, and our 2019 Midseason Rankings are a perfect reflection of the current environment.
Much of what will unfold in the slotting of players requires a deep explanation and understanding. From a 30,000 ft. level, there are two primary factors that go into our rankings – asset value and NHL […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Preamble

After what can easily be described as the most successful decade in franchise history, the Los Angeles Kings organization now stands at the ultimate crossroads. Do they hold on to popular players who were part of the Stanley Cup winning era, which would likely lead to further diminishing returns and perennial bottom-feeder status in the […]

Gabe Vilardi Notebook: Pro Debut Thoughts, And Not Expected in LA Until 2019

Nobody needs to overreact. Gabe Vilardi has now played one professional hockey game.
Even so, ‘encouraging’ would be a vast understatement when describing the importance of seeing a 19-year-old forward make his AHL debut on Thursday.
Originally selected in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft by Los Angeles, Vilardi has been one of the most […]

UPDATE: Gabe Vilardi Headed to Ontario for Conditioning Assignment

Regardless of the season, there is almost always that one player that everybody asks about on social media and during radio interviews. The one guy who we get inundated with questions about, either regarding why he’s playing so poorly or why he’s not being properly recognized across the league for his outstanding contributions on the […]