Kings Appear Closer to Putting ECHL Team in Manchester

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Expect the AHL West stories to ramp up in the coming days. While our sources indicate a formal announcement is not likely before next week, both the ECHL and AHL have Board of Governors meetings during their respective All Star Game festivities this week. How the plan impacts both leagues will be discussed, thus small […]

Five Things You May Not Know: Jets at Kings Edition

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For the second (and final) time this season, the Winnipeg Jets arrive in Los Angeles without a healthy Evander Kane. In their initial meeting back in October, the Kings rolled to a 4-1 victory on the strength of Martin Jones in goal and at a time when the Pearson-Carter-Toffoli line was running roughshod over the competition.
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Gasper Kopitar drawing rave reviews with ECHL’s Ontario Reign

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While Team Slovenia and older brother Anze continue to gather big headlines over at the Sochi Olympics, Gasper Kopitar is grinding his way through the ECHL. Once thought to be a likely member of the squad his native country would send to Russia, the younger Kopitar took a few months off earlier this year, preventing […]

Gasper and Anze still setting people straight on the Kopitar Bros

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It’s easy for some to watch the above video clip and begin wondering if there’s another Slovenian Sniper on his way up through the LA Kings system. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
First off, Gasper Kopitar is signed to an ECHL-only deal with the Ontario Reign, so he’s not even Kings property. […]

ECHL: Ontario Reign to wear special jerseys for Sunday game

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Last season, the Ontario Reign helped contribute over $500,000 to the community – the most in team history. And this weekend they’ll be back at it again.
Through their charitable branch, the Hope Reigns Foundation, the team raises money via a variety of different methods, including live jersey auctions.
For Sunday’s game against the visiting Florida Everblades, […]

Berube leaning on Bernier, bringing his working shoes to Rookie Camp

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Kings prospect Martin Jones, the top goaltender in Manchester the past two seasons, hasn’t signed a new contract yet. In early July GM Dean Lombardi made qualifying offers to Jones and seven other Restricted Free Agents – including Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Jake Muzzin. Since then, everybody excluding Jones has inked a new deal.
On the […]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Nick Ebert

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Nick Ebert is a prospect on the rise. Mark it down and take note.
As mentioned when we kicked off this year’s Development Camp Preview series, there will be at least two spots up for grabs in our next edition of the Kings Top Ten Prospect Rankings. Tyler Toffoli and Jake Muzzin both made the jump […]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with JF Berube

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We’ve already heard from several defensemen and forwards who are attending this week’s Kings Development Camp in Los Angeles. But, let’s not forget the goalies.
Along with center Nic Dowd, both products of the 2009 NHL Draft, JF Berube is returning for his fifth camp.
However, two years ago he wasn’t able to participate in full drills because […]

Mark Hardy links Doughty and a Kings prospect, plus talks future plans

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Monday afternoon at Moorpark Country Club, about an hour northwest of Staples Center, former Kings Jim Fox and Dave Taylor held their 25th annual charity golf tournament. Even though the two public faces of the event have long since been retired, both are still as popular as ever judging by the excited group of fans […]

Kings preparing for return of Bud Holloway?

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Wise people often remind others to never say never. And if the case of Bud Holloway plays out as expected over the next few days, it may provide case-in-point #489.
For those unfamiliar, here’s the crib note version of the story:
– June 2006, just a few months after Dean Lombardi was hired as Kings GM, the […]