10 Tidbits on new Kings defenseman Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell AHL Kings MayorsManor

Yesterday, the Kings swapped Andrews – sending Bodnarchuk back to Manchester and calling up Campbell.
Although he’s not expected to play in Nashville tonight, Campbell will likely see game action on the team’s current road trip. So, we¬†thought we’d help introduce you to the 6-foot-3 defenseman using our popular 10 Tidbits format…
– Kings GM Dean Lomabrdi […]

Michael Schumacher looking to buck the odds with the LA Kings

Schumacher Kings MayorsManor

In the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Draft the Kings selected 17-year old Michael Schumacher out of a junior league in Sweden. When you’re taken that late and from another continent, the reality is most people don’t know who are you.
Yet, only a few weeks later when he arrived in Los Angeles for the […]

Soo Greyhounds GM says Kings getting Richard Clune II?

Michael Kantor of Soo Greyhounds

With the Los Angeles Kings annual summer Development Camp about to get underway we’ve been posting pre-camp comments from the players, their coaches and/or their general managers.
Among the group of 35 players who will take the ice at TSC are 14 invited guests – essentially, undrafted players, mostly from Canadian junior […]

Two Minutes in the Box… with Wayne Simmonds

Whenever trade rumors involving the LA Kings come up lately, one of the first names mentioned is Wayne Simmonds.
And why not? Teams love players like Wayne. He’s young, physical, very coachable and continues to improve each season.
Two years ago he burst onto the scene – forcing his way onto the Kings according to coach Terry […]

Camping Guide 2010 – Interview with Jordan Nolan

Some players have a very linear path to the NHL. They play for one junior team, get drafted, make a brief stop with that team’s AHL affiliate and then eventually make their NHL debut.
Jordan Nolan isn’t one of those players.
His story reads more like the tough luck, work extremely hard for everything he’s earned path.
At […]

Interview with Dave Torrie, GM of the Soo Greyhounds (OHL)

Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver…are all names that come to mind when thinking of places in Canada.
Sault St. Marie isn’t one of them. Located about six hours from the hockey hotbed of London, Ontario, the OHL Arena Guide notes “For a city as isolated as Sault Ste. Marie, visiting fans are a seldom-seen rarity.”
However, it hasn’t stopped […]

OHL GM speaks out on Kings prospects

If you like GMs that aren’t afraid to speak their mind, leaders like Dean Lombardi and Brian Burke, then you’ll probably love Dave Torrie.
For the last seven years he’s been at the helm of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL.  Although he could be described as an Ontario, Canadian hockey lifer, his ties to Los […]

Future Fridays – Interview w/ Brock Beukeboom

Call it the Jeff Halpern pick.
Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been known to wheel and deal his draft picks – trading up, trading down and often bundling them with an ‘asset’ when trading for another team’s player.
At the 2009 NHL Draft, Lombardi did a two-for-one deal, sending the Kings fourth and fifth round selections (#107 […]

Draft 2010 – Interview with Brandon Archibald

Defense wins championships…and you can’t teach size.
Two truisms in sports that are rarely proven wrong.
In this prospect profile we introduce you to a Brandon Archibald – a 6’4″ American born defenseman who plays junior hockey with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.  Currently ranked 64th by NHL Central Scouting, he hopes to someday parlay his size and skill into helping an NHL […]