Kings Of the Podcast: Ep. Q16 with Mark Yannetti, LA Kings Director of Amateur Scouting

We’re not going to need a big introduction for this episode, on an all new Kings of the Podcast we’re joined by Mark Yannetti.

Topics discussed:

– In-depth look at the process of scouting
– Receipts for Mike Futa’s past appearance
– Being punched in the face at Ducks Training Camp
– Christian Ruutu
– Russian players
– So many laughable moments you’ll need to listen twice

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  1. Douglas Sun says

    I found the bit about Doughty’s draft interview was particularly fascinating, as I’d never heard that before. Three hours of trying to get under a young man’s skin! And Dean Lombardi, Mike Futa and Yannetti triple-teaming you!

    Reminded me a little of a TSN segment from not too long ago (you can find it on YouTube) where Brian Burke said that Niall Yakupov was the worst draft interview he could remember — came in with a real attitude and almost got into a fight with one of the scouts. I think we can presume that Drew made a much more favorable impression on the Kings’ brain trust!