Los Angeles Kings Prospect Report – October 24, 2011

It wasn’t a good week for the slew of goaltending prospects throughout the Kings organization.
First off, in LA, Jonathan Quick kept Jonathan Bernier from getting any playing time – especially after posting three straight shutouts.
In the AHL, things went south for the Kings’ top two prospects in Manchester. After giving up a total of [...]

Los Angeles Kings Prospect Report – October 17, 2011

This weekend looked to be a rough one for the Manchester Monarchs – the Kings top farm team. Their schedule saw them playing three road games, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Fortunately, they came out of it with a 2-1 record and scored a total of 15 goals. Martin Jones was in net for the [...]

High / Low with Terry Murray… on players cut from roster

Schumacher in rookie game (photo: CIKIRI)

Just before game time last night, the Kings released the names of 11 players who had been cut from their list of 60+ players in camp.
Eight of them were camp invitees and the other three were former LA draft picks – Christopher Gibson, Michael Schumacher and Jordan Weal.
Interestingly, the latter group will [...]

POLL: Most impressive King in Rookie Camp game two?

After the Kings-Coyotes first rookie game on Wednesday night, readers of MayorsManor voted Brandon Kozun as the most impressive LA prospect in the game.
He captured 40% of the votes, just enough to beat out Andy Andreoff’s 38%.
Yesterday afternoon, the Kings beat the Coyotes 4-3 (game recap here).
If you were at the game or watched it [...]

LA Kings coach knows exactly what he wants tonight

The time has finally arrived.
Tonight there will be something more meaningful than an intrasquad scrimmage taking place on the ice at the Kings practice facility.
Sure, it’s not an NHL regular season game – we’ll slowly build back up to that over the next few weeks.
However, a division rival is sending over their best prospects and [...]

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 [...]