LA Kings 2011 Rookie Camp Primer – the forwards

Business is about to pick up…
Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s official release of the Kings 2011 Rookie Camp roster and schedule, below is some additional information to get you primed and ready to go.
KINGS PROSPECTS
Andy Andreoff – 6-foot-1 center, drafted in 2011, third round – played 66 games for Oshawa (OHL) last season, scoring [...]

LA Kings 2011 Rookie Camp – full roster and schedule

The Los Angeles Kings have announced the official roster and schedule for this year’s Rookie Camp, which is set to begin on Saturday at their training facility in El Segundo, CA.
Camp itself will consist of four-days of on-ice activities and then culminate in the fourth annual Rookie Tournament vs. the Phoenix Coyotes.
SCHEDULE
Sat, September 10: [...]

Putting Kozun aside, now it’s Tyler Toffoli vs Jake Muzzin?

Toffoli and Kozun (photo: Jeremy Cacal)

The seeds are already starting to be planted for a possible September showdown between Brandon Kozun and Tyler Toffoli – with each seeking to secure that RW3 position (right wing, third line) in the Kings line-up.
However, do we have it all wrong?
Is Toffoli’s real battle with defenseman Jake Muzzin?
In the [...]

Kings Dev Camp: Detailed Black v White scrimmage notes

Throughout the day today at Kings Development Camp I tweeted various notes from the scrimmage and quotes from several players.
For those who like a little more detail, below is a semi-thorough recap. Special thanks and a major stick tap to Scott Coffman of The Fourth Period for the assist here:
First Period Highlights
Team Black started [...]

Kings prospect Brandon Kozun says ‘I’m ready for the NHL’

Brandon Kozun, 2009 Kings draft pick

If you’re a prospect in the Kings organization right now, it’s probably best to be a forward.
The goaltending situation in LA is set with Jonathan’s Quick and Bernier. Manchester is even solid there too, with Jeff Zatkoff and Martin Jones.
Defensively, the Kings top-6 are arguably the best [...]

DevCamp 2011: Pre-camp comments from Jordan Weal

Jordan Weal posted 102 points (35g, 67a) for the Regina Pats during the 2009-10 season. Even though that was only four points fewer than the more highly touted Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin, cynics wondered if he’d be able to post such large numbers again this season without Jordan Eberle.
Guess they were right.
He could [...]

Los Angeles Kings 2011 Development Camp Roster Notes

As previously announced, the Kings are getting ready to hold their annual summer development camp at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, CA – with sessions open to the public on July 11 and 12. Most of the players are scheduled to arrive on the 8th.
Last year 40 players were in camp, including five [...]

Manchester Monarchs: Gm1 Notes, Quotes, Schenn Update

Last night the Manchester Monarchs opened their 2011 AHL Playoff run with a 2-1 win over the Binghamton Senators.
They received goals from defenseman David Kolomatis and center Corey Elkins. Justin Azevedo, Jordan Nolan and Viatcheslav Voynov picked up assists. Jordan Weal was a healthy scratch and Tyler Toffoli managed just one shot in the game.
Game [...]

LA Kings Prospect Report – 2011 Playoffs, Round 2 Updates

While the Kings get ready for their opening round showdown with the San Jose Sharks later this week, their junior prospects are already two games into the second round of the CHL playoffs.
Below is a brief overview of how each of LA’s top prospects have fared so far, plus a look ahead to the Manchester [...]

RECAP: Dean Lombardi Meeting with ‘Shareholders’

Kings GM Dean Lombardi met with a group of about 500 season ticket holders – whom he repeatedly referred to as the team’s shareholders – at their training facility in El Segundo, CA Sunday morning.
Backing him up were Chris McGowan (Chief Operating Officer), Jeff Solomon (VP of Hockey Operations) and Ron Hextall (Assistant General Manager).
Among [...]