TSN RADIO REPLAY: Hoven Reviews Kings Draft, Prospects, and Free Agency Plans

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to review what the Kings did at the recent NHL Draft, their salary cap situation, notes on some top prospects, and the team’s plans for free agency.
NOTE: These two articles were referenced during the conversation:
Anatomy of a […]

LA Kings Select Aatu Jämsen No. 190 – What You Need to Know

If you stayed focused on the entirety of the second day of the draft, which was about eight hours, you’ll have witnessed the Kings final pick of Aatu Jämsen.
We’ll have more on this pick as the day develops (adding to this article). For now, this is what you need to know.
Early Notes

IMO – Kings waited […]

LA Kings Select Ben Meehan No. 140 – What You Need to Know

LA Kings moved up from No. 159 to snag Ben Meehan at No. 140 at the 2020 NHL Draft.
For now, this is what you need to know…
Early Notes

How about this comment on new LA Kings draft pick Ben Meehan – Think of a more physical version of Alec Martinez. Good puck mover / offensively […]

LA Kings Select Juho Markkanen No. 112 – What You Need to Know

There are never enough goalies in the system and the Kings added one more in Finnish goalkeeper Juho Markkanen
We’ll have more on this pick as the day develops (adding to this article). For now, this is what you need to know.
Early Notes

Quick notes on LA Kings pick at No. 112 – goalie Juho Markkanen
Son of […]

LA Kings Select Alex Laferriere No. 83 – What You Need to Know

The Kings look to add a bit more grit into their prospect pool with the addition of third round pick Alex Laferriere.  Alex will be playing this season at Harvard in the NCAA.
Fun fact, he was accepted to West Point, but will be joining the Crimson instead.
For now, this is what you need to […]

LA Kings Select Kasper Simontaival No. 66 – What You Need to Know

With their first pick of the third round the Kings selected Finnish forward Kasper Simontaival.
We’ll have more on this pick as the day develops (adding to this article). For now, this is what you need to know.
Early Notes

First text on Kasper Simontaival, Kings selection at No. 66 – Stocky. Scores. Puck follows him.
— John Hoven […]

LA Kings Select Brock Faber No. 45 – What You Need to Know

LA Kings traded up from No. 51 to 45 to take defenseman Brock Faber.
For now, this is what you need to know…
Early Notes
Our quick notes on Faber before the Draft:
Brock Faber (RHD, USA) – Don’t see him as Kings pick at 35. Now, will he still be there for pick Nos. 51 or 60? […]

LA Kings Select Helge Grans No. 35 – What You Need to Know

Kings went off the board a little at pick No. 35, selecting European defenseman Helge Grans.
We’ll have more on this pick as the day develops (adding to this article). For now, this is what you need to know.
Early Notes

Notes from NHL scout on Grans – Was a fwd, converted to D at 15yrs old. Tall […]

Anatomy of a Draft Pick – How the Kings Decided on Byfield

It seems that nearly every year there is a debate among two players either at or near the top of the NHL Draft board. This year was no exception, with Quinton Byfield vs. Tim Stutzle being a common theme among prognosticators and fans alike.
Less than 18 hours after the Draft Lottery, where the Kings were […]

LA Kings Predictions for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft

More than three months after it was originally supposed to happen, the 2020 NHL Draft is finally upon us. Since the event was trimmed to just seven rounds back in 2005, the most picks the Kings have made in a single season over the past 15 years is ten (having done so in 2007, 2009, […]