LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Nos. 8 and 9

With the train loaded and already moving down the tracks, we better get on with releasing our next set of prospect notes. Over the past two weeks, we’ve already published info on more than a dozen Honorable Mentions – including Aiden Dudas, Mikey Eyssimont, Cole Hults, Nikolai Prokhorkin, and Bulat Shafigullin – here. Then, our […]

LA Kings Trade Notes: Muzzin, Durzi, and Grundstrom

By now, word is out – Jake Muzzin was traded by the Los Angeles Kings to Toronto for a first round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and a pair of Maple Leafs prospects. In the immediate aftermath, we shared opinions, analysis, and insight via twitter. However, in light of the fact that not […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings Practice at 2018 Rookie Tournament

Coming off an off-day for the six NHL teams participating in the 2018 Vegas Rookie Faceoff, things will wrap up today with a full slate of games:
Anaheim Ducks v Arizona Coyotes
San Jose Sharks v Colorado Avalanche
LA Kings v Vegas Golden Knights
Although there won’t be an actual tournament champion crowned, here are the current standings:
Ducks 2-0
Sharks […]

Mike Futa on LA Kings Prospects and 2018 Rookie Tournament

We have notes, quotes, and photos from the Kings first two games of the 2018 Vegas Rookie Faceoff tournament already posted on the site – see here.
Now we turn our attention to a chat we had with Kings Assistant GM Mike Futa following the opening two days of action. With the Kings dropping both of […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Ducks, 2018 Rookie Tournament in Las Vegas

Game 1 of the 2018 Vegas Rookie Faceoff – a tournament featuring top prospects and draft picks from six different NHL clubs – didn’t exactly go as planned for the Los Angeles Kings. An opening goal, scored by Jaret Anderson-Dolan, started them out on the right foot. However, after a fairly even game through about […]

Akil Thomas: Moving From Kings Fan to Kings Prospect

“After they won those two Cups, I became a Kings fan,” Akil Thomas told us recently.
Selected in the second round of this year’s NHL Entry Draft, Thomas is among a group of prospects arriving in Los Angeles for Rookie Camp this week, all sharing at least one thing in common – they grew up only […]

PHOTO GALLERY: LA Kings 2018 Draft Picks at Dev Camp

As the annual tradition goes, dozens of the Kings top prospects descended upon SoCal last week for an up close look at the team’s training facility, as well some hands on tutoring and evaluation with their extended coaching staff. It’s all part of Development Camp, which sets the tone for summer workouts and early expectations […]

Tidbits and Clips on Kings Other Picks at 2018 NHL Draft

We already posted an article with notes and quotes regarding forward Rasmus Kupari, the Kings top pick at the 2018 NHL Draft. Below are some additional thoughts and tidbits regarding the remaining six players they drafted this weekend. We will have even more coverage and insight posted early in the week, as we continue to […]

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas after his first victory vs the Kings

Boston goalie Tim Thomas may have a Stanley Cup ring, a Vezina Trophy and a Conn Smythe Trophy, but entering the weekend there were at least three things he hadn’t done in the NHL – beaten the Columbus Blue Jackets, Los Angeles Kings or Minnesota Wild. You can now scratch one of those teams off the […]

NHL All Star Game Mock Draft with Anze Kopitar

In a little less than an hour, hockey fans everywhere will be treated to something truly unique.  This year’s NHL All Star teams will be selected by Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit Red Wings) and Eric Staal (Carolina Hurricanes) in a live television draft.
The pre-event storylines are abundant – will the Sedin twins be slit up? Will teammates, […]