Line combos and notes for Monday’s Kings v Ducks Rookie Game

Tonight’s second and final game between prospects from the Kings and Ducks is scheduled to start at 6pm. If you missed our full recap of Game 1 – including a photo gallery, fight videos and post-game quotes – click here to check it out now.
As for the re-match, the Kings are making several roster changes, [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Ducks Rookie Game 1 in Anaheim

Game 1 of the special two-game series between prospects from the Kings and Ducks took place in Anaheim on Saturday night, ending in a 6-1 victory for Los Angeles. Manchester Monarchs forwards Andy Andreoff and Tanner Pearson led the way offensively, each posting a pair of goals. In net, JF Berube was outstanding during his [...]

Line combos and expectations for Saturday’s Kings v Ducks Rookie Game

No rest for the wicked. Rookie Camp opened on Wednesday with the dreaded Wingate test, then a few dozen Kings prospects hit the ice for two-a-day practices on Thursday and Friday…and now it’s game time!
Tonight in Anaheim, the Kings will face off with the Ducks in Game 1 of a series that will also involve a re-match Monday [...]

Rookie Camp Day 2 – Tyler Toffoli raw quotes

Raw quotes from Tyler Toffoli…
On if Rookie Camp is different this year, as he’s being looked at as one of the leaders:
“Yeah, I think obviously you have to be a leader. If you watch the practices, our line is going first in all the drills and just trying to be crisp and make sure everyone is being [...]

Rookie Camp Day 2 – Tanner Pearson raw quotes

Raw quotes from Tanner Pearson…
On if coming back to camp is easier knowing the routine:
“Yeah, this past year has been a lot similar to Development Camp. Stuff will change, as it’s more playing games and getting back into that kind of groove. It’s been nice to be out here finally and get the season back [...]

Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 pre-season rankings, numbers 1-5

Now that you’ve had a chance to hopefully digest the first part of these rankings (posted here), where we looked at the lower half of the top 10, it’s time to get into the high rent district. This edition of our Kings pre-season prospect rankings features a new number one overall, another player who climbed six [...]

Kings Rookie Camp starts Sept 4 – look at probable roster

Earlier today we posted comments from Mike O’Connell, one of the LA Kings key management members responsible for developing the organization’s prospects. He shared thoughts on guys like Andy Andreoff, Derek Forbort and Michael Mersch.  Be sure to check it out if you missed it.
Now, like we did with Development Camp in July, below is a first [...]

PHOTO GALLERY – SET 2: LA Kings 2013 DevCamp

Last Friday featured a scrimmage between the more than two dozen prospects attending Kings Development Camp. For a full recap of the game – which featured a hat trick, a shootout and several standout performances – click here.
If you’d rather check out some photos from the event, Kasey Spatz (who’s work has been featured on [...]

Kings 2013 DevCamp: Seven questions with Tyler Toffoli

He’s arrived.  Maybe that’s the headline that should follow him around for a while.
This season, Tyler Toffoli went from top ranked prospect in the Kings organization to seeing time on the team’s second line in the NHL playoffs.
It’s been a somewhat linear development, with a consistent upward trajectory, compared to most other players though.  He scored 57 [...]

What to expect from the LA Kings at the 2013 NHL Draft

After sitting through a very boring fall, where the NHL didn’t play any games in October, November or December – things have been moving along at a fairly break-neck pace ever since.
First came 48 games in 99 days, then the post-season, the NHL Awards (well, sort of), the crowning of a new champion…and now, this [...]