Since Dean Lombardi took over as General Manager of the Kings in the spring of 2006, several of his first round draft picks have received a lot of hype and attention. The current recipient of copious amounts of press is probably goaltender Jonathan Bernier, especially now that he’s openly talking about requesting a a trade out of LA. Defenseman Thomas Hickey, [...]
Stand up and take a bow if you’ve even heard of Bled, Slovenia.
According to several travel sites, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – perhaps the world.
The small town is nestled in the Julian Alps, with a castle high atop one of the mountains and a lake below, which features a small [...]
Martinez, Parse, Lewis at Dodger game
Just about everything Kings forward Trevor Lewis does, he does quietly.
Despite begin taken 17th overall at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, you rarely hear about him as a ‘former first rounder’ like you do with Jonathan Bernier or Thomas Hickey.
At the time, he was playing in the USHL – not [...]
Yesterday we brought you a one-on-one chat with the other Kopitar, Gasper.
Five years younger than Kings’ star center Anze, Gasper is currently playing in the USHL and living the dream, as they say.
He’s biding his time and honing his skills, just waiting for the possible chance to someday play in the NHL. However, at times, [...]
Gasper Kopitar (Bryce Loshman photo)
Anze Kopitar had scored five goals this month. Gasper Kopitar just one.
Last Saturday, Anze went on the shelf. Thousands of miles away, younger Gasper was skating in a junior game with the Des Moines Buccaneers, probably trying to go top shelf (and adding to his nine goals on the season).
While it [...]
Alec Martinez won’t subtly return to the NHL tonight. He’ll be joining a Kings team that’s lost four of their last five games.
He’ll also be facing some small little club you may have heard of, the Montreal Canadiens. Outside of Toronto, it may just be the most hockey crazed market in North America.
Fortunately for him, [...]
Matt Nieto grew up in Long Beach, CA as a huge LA Kings fan.
So, it was a little ironic for him when his teammate (Derek Forbort) was selected by the Kings in the first round of the draft this past June.
Perhaps it’s something he’ll get to experience himself though in the not too [...]
After a long summer, we’re just a few days away from something huge.
Since Dean Lombardi’s arrival in Los Angeles in April 2006 he has been on a mission to stock the organization with high-end prospects.
This Saturday, 3,000 fans are expected to descend upon the Kings training facility in El Segundo, CA for the second [...]
While hockey may still be Canada’s game, U.S. born players were the media darlings of the recent NHL Draft in Los Angeles. In fact, there were a record number (11) of Americans taken in the first round, including the Kings’ Derek Forbort.
A few picks later, two Southern California players were taken – Gardena’s Beau Bennett [...]
Seth Ambroz is a name you’ll want to remember.
Like the frosty winds of a Minnesota winter, his story was swirling towards a perfect storm. Now things are starting to look more like a coulda, shoulda, woulda situation.
He was scheduled to start at the University of Minnesota in a few months, where he coulda been in [...]