With the semifinals now set at the World Junior Championship, we check in with Kings Director of Player Personnel Nelson Emerson to get his thoughts on all nine of the team’s prospects playing in the tournament. Then, in the third period, we look at which players will make the Kings 2021 Opening Night roster – as well as what to expect from a handful of players likely targeted for the taxi squad and/or AHL.
The conversation with Emerson includes a deep dive into Alex Turcotte, Arthur Kaliyev, Brock Faber, Tobias Bjornfot, Jordan Spence, Martin Chromiak, Kasper Simontaival, Lukas Parik… and he addresses criticism some people have shared regarding Quinton Byfield over the past two weeks.
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If you missed it the first time around, here’s a quick link to Emerson’s last appearance on the show – where he told some great stories about his time in the organization and some of his former teammates: