LA Kings Prospect Report – Game one and Game Seven

Each game over a seven-game playoff series brings a different feeling, a unique flavor. In the middle, you have the ‘who can push the momentum?’ scenario – i.e. can a team take a 3-1 lead or will the other side tie up the series 2-2.
And while each contest is usually filled with pre-game excitement, nerves […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – for some, the playoffs continue

The herd is starting to thin.
When the junior hockey playoffs began a few weeks ago the Los Angeles Kings were well represented. They had the WHL scoring champion (Linden Vey), a player on the top team the WHL (Brayden Schenn), the OHL scoring champion (Tyler Toffoli), a player on the top team in the OHL […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – Sweeping Through the Playoffs

Things are moving right along in the junior hockey playoffs.
And if there is a theme so far, this may be the year of the sweep.
Among the Kings prospects participating in post-season play either in the WHL, OHL or QMJHL, there were three series that ended in sweeps during the first round – followed by three […]

Blades Eliminated – What’s next for Brayden Schenn?

When Anze Kopitar went down with an injury a few weeks ago, Kings fans everywhere went into full blown doom and gloom mode.
Over the last few days though, the news just keeps getting better for the Kings. First came word that Scott Parse is near returning. Earlier today, Justin Williams proclaimed himself ready to go […]

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 […]

Forget Schenn, Could Toffoli be Joining Kings Soon?

Truth be told, you can’t forget about Brayden Schenn – he’s omnipresent.
Prior to the WHL Playoffs staring this past weekend, Schenn stopped by MayorsManor and shared his biggest fear heading into his opening round series with the Price Albert Raiders. Forget the fact that the Saskatoon Blades finished the regular season as the best team […]

One-on-One Interview with Gasper Kopitar

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 […]

Interview with Hockey’s #1 Prospect – Brayden Schenn

Schenn (photo by Steve Hiscock)

If there was a Justin Bieber of hockey, it most certainly would be Brayden Schenn.
Rarely does a pro prospect garner as much interest as Schenn has over the last year.
Like Bieber, he’s everywhere. Schenn’s world tour this season has seen him make stops in Los Angeles, Manchester, Buffalo, Brandon and now […]

Interview with WHL Scoring Champion Linden Vey

If you’ve been following along all season – of even half way paying attention – you know that many of the Kings prospects are having exceptional years.
Linden Vey, a fourth round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, would have to rank right up at the top of the list, having just won the WHL scoring […]

…And Now You’re Caught Up – March 21, 2011

It’s been another busy week in the sports world, so you may have missed a few odds and ends out there.
Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
Here are the ten Kings related (or at least hockey related) items you should definitely know about heading into the week ahead…
* Call it the junior hockey version of […]