Prospect Report: Tyler Toffoli Terrorizing OHL

Prior the 2010 NHL Draft in Los Angeles the Kings knew all about Tyler Toffoli.
The same guy who turned them on to Wayne Simmonds was Toffoli’s junior hockey coach with the Ottawa 67’s.
Thought to be a possible late first round pick, when he was still on the board midway through the second round they gladly [...]

New Video Interview with Brayden Schenn

In the video below LA Kings prospect Brayden Schenn talks about his recent shoulder injury, trade rumors, the gold medal game vs. Russia, breaking Team Canada’s points record at the World Junior Championships and more…

Video courtesy of Global Saskatoon.
For updated trade rumors and likely scenarios involving Schenn’s WHL status, click here.
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WJC Recap and Look Ahead to 2012

Below are some post game notes on last night’s gold medal contest, as well as updates on two of the key stories coming out of this year’s World Junior Championship…
* Don’t make plans for New Year’s Eve this year. Now that Russia has jammed Canada for the gold medal this year, the pairings for the [...]

All Three Kings Earn Medals at WJC (updated)

The gold medal game at last year’s WJC was one of the best hockey games you’ll ever see, at any level. A true classic.
While many hoped for a rematch this year, it wasn’t meant to be – as things didn’t fall into place in the preliminary rounds to set that up. Instead, they met in [...]

Another Deadline for Brayden Schenn

Brayden Schenn will be leaving the World Junior Championship later today with another medal to add to his collection.
It could be gold.
However, if the Russian team can somehow wrestle that away from Canada, it will be silver for the second year in a row.
Schenn’s only other remaining item of business at the WJC is to [...]

30 Second Timeout… with Marco Sturm

It’s been two weeks now since Marco Sturm played his first game with the Kings. Along the way he’s picked up a couple of goals, an assist and is a plus-3.
From the outside looking in, he appears to be getting his strength and speed back – the two things he’ll need to be successful [...]

WJC2011: Three Kings Prospects Eyeing Gold

As noted in our World Junior Preview last week, three of the leading contenders for medals this year were the U.S., Canada and Russia.
With only four teams remaining in medal contention, all three are still alive in the tournament (along with Sweden).
Thus, each of the the Kings prospects participating in this year’s WJC – [...]

WJC Memories with Captain Canada

Ryan Smyth is a hockey legend north of the border.
You could probably argue he’s nearly as symbolic of Canadian puck play as their red and white maple leaf – having played in eight IIHF World Championships, two Olympics, the 2004 World Cup of hockey, served as captain six times and won five gold medals. It’s [...]

WJC 2011: Team USA Report w/ Jack Johnson

The 2011 World Junior Championships are underway in Buffalo, NY and as has become tradition over the last few years, several Kings prospects are participating – Derek Forbort (USA), Brayden Schenn (Canada) and Maxim Kitsyn (Russia).
Earlier today Drew Doughty joined us for a look at Team Canada.  In the article below we’ll take a look at [...]

WJC 2011: Team Canada Report w/ Drew Doughty

The 2011 World Junior Championships are underway in Buffalo, NY and as has become tradition over the last few years, several Kings prospects are participating – Derek Forbort (USA), Brayden Schenn (Canada) and Maxim Kitsyn (Russia).
In this article we’ll take a look at Team Canada and get some thoughts from Drew Doughty on his time [...]