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 [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – talking Clifford, Kings plans

Over the weekend I joined host Nick Alberga for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed MayorsManor breaking the news of Kyle Clifford’s new two-year contract with the Kings, Willie Mitchell’s [...]

LA Kings Media Roundtable Part 5 – Does Lombardi’s style work?

This is it, the final edition of this summer’s LA Kings Media Roundtable – aka the annual KingsCast summer forum.
Along with a handful of other people who cover the team, we recently spent time debating key issues currently surrounding your favorite hockey team. In the initial video we argued about free agency, Dustin Brown’s contract [...]

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 [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: LA Kings 2013 DevCamp Scrimmage

The Kings wrapped up their 2013 Development Camp on Friday with a scrimmage at Toyota Sports Center. We had live coverage throughout the game at this link here. Click over if you want to see who scored, which prospects were on each team and our three starts of the event.
Now, how about a little visual [...]

LIVE COVERAGE – Kings DevCamp scrimmage

We’ll have live coverage of the scrimmage scheduled for Friday at 10:30am between the Kings prospects at Development Camp.
This article will be updated throughout the game.
To get things started, here are the rosters for each side:
TEAM BLACK
Forwards:
#63 – Jonny Brodzinski
#72 – Nic Dowd
#48 – Maxim Kitsyn
#78 – Cam Maclise
#55 – Michael Mersch
#76 – Nicholas Shore
#73 [...]

Dean Lombardi responds to Tyler Toffoli’s comments

Throughout the week at Development Camp, Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been a highly visible presence. LA’s hockey mastermind has been like a shepherd watching over his flock – usually pacing around the rink or standing on the bench intently watching drills.
It’s an exciting time for a guy who places so much emphasis on player [...]

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 [...]

LA Kings Media Roundtable Pt1 – Dustin Brown and Tyler Toffoli

If you follow along on twitter, you know that over this past weekend the KingsCast team held their annual summer forum – aka the LA Kings Media Roundtable. Along with a handful of other people who cover the team, we spent just over an hour debating key issues surrounding the franchise at the moment.
Here is part [...]

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 [...]