Forget Schenn, Could Toffoli be Joining Kings Soon?

Truth be told, you can’t forget about Brayden Schenn – he’s omnipresent.
Prior to the WHL Playoffs staring this past weekend, Schenn stopped by MayorsManor and shared his biggest fear heading into his opening round series with the Price Albert Raiders. Forget the fact that the Saskatoon Blades finished the regular season as the best team […]

Kings Prospect Report – Round 1 Playoff Updates

While the Kings and nearly all of the Western Conference teams are still fighting for their playoff lives in the NHL, this weekend marked the beginning of post season play for the Canadian (Junior) Hockey League and the NCAA.
As noted last week, all of the Kings top prospects – with one exception, Jordan Weal (who […]

Interview with Hockey’s #1 Prospect – Brayden Schenn

Schenn (photo by Steve Hiscock)

If there was a Justin Bieber of hockey, it most certainly would be Brayden Schenn.
Rarely does a pro prospect garner as much interest as Schenn has over the last year.
Like Bieber, he’s everywhere. Schenn’s world tour this season has seen him make stops in Los Angeles, Manchester, Buffalo, Brandon and now […]

Interview with WHL Scoring Champion Linden Vey

If you’ve been following along all season – of even half way paying attention – you know that many of the Kings prospects are having exceptional years.
Linden Vey, a fourth round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, would have to rank right up at the top of the list, having just won the WHL scoring […]

…And Now You’re Caught Up – March 21, 2011

It’s been another busy week in the sports world, so you may have missed a few odds and ends out there.
Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
Here are the ten Kings related (or at least hockey related) items you should definitely know about heading into the week ahead…
* Call it the junior hockey version of […]

More Notes on Yesterday’s Prospect Report

The Hockey News ‘Future Watch’ list has created several questions for some people, so here are a few follow-up notes on yesterday’s article…
* Why Oscar Moller wasn’t ranked is a multi-part answer. First, the list is pretty much for 21-and-under prospects. Moller turned 22 in January. However, he wasn’t ranked last year either. So, what’s […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – Close to The End

The college hockey season is over, junior hockey wraps up this weekend and the AHL isn’t far behind.
That’s right – the playoffs are almost here.
Most junior teams have a pair of games left this weekend and nearly all of the Kings top prospects in the CHL are poised for great playoff runs, as detailed below.
Also making the […]

Prospect Report – Kozun, Toffoli, Forbort, etc.

Being able to acquire Dustin Penner on Monday for a prospect and two draft picks just goes to show how deep the Kings development pool is these days under GM Dean Lombardi.
In part, LA could afford to trade defenseman Colten Teubert (a former first round pick) because of the wealth of young talent on the […]

LA Kings: The Kids Are All Right – Or Are They?

The big question in Los Angeles on Trade Deadline Day 2011 is do the Kings have the right mix of players to make a legitimate run at the Stanley Cup this season?
In net, they’re set. Jonathan Quick is proving to be an elite goalie. So, check that off your list.
On defense, their top-four defensemen are […]

Dean Lombardi in The King’s Speech

Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi probably isn’t getting much sleep these days.
With the NHL Trade Deadline looming tomorrow afternoon tough decisions must be made. He has to worry about his current players, future players and even how some players on other teams might fight in with the club he’s assembled this season.
During intermission yesterday […]