NHL TV REPLAY: Hoven Talks Next Moves for Kings and Ducks

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network TV, where he joined host Tony Luftman to breakdown a plethora of Kings and Ducks stories – including which players might be moving at the Trade Deadline, Bob Murray taking over as coach in Anaheim, and Willie Desjardins’ future in Los Angeles.

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LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Nos. 5 and 6

Buckle up, we’re moving into the Top 5.
As we move through the 2019 edition of the LA Kings Prospect Rankings, it’s always helpful to quickly update anybody stopping by for the first time. If you’re unfamiliar with our rankings, for nearly a decade this content has become a vital source of player information. Nobody outside […]

TSN RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on Thompson Trade, Kings Rumors, and Playoffs

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to look at today’s Nate Thompson trade to Montreal, several trade rumors surrounding the LA Kings — including names that include Jonathan Quick, Jeff Carter, and Ilya Kovalchuk — as well as notes on Dion Phaneuf, coach Willie […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: No. 7

Over the past two weeks, we’ve given you updates on nearly 20 of the Kings prospects, first moving through the list of Honorable Mentions – which included Mikey Eyssimont, Nikolai Prokhorkin, and Johan Sodergran — before we moved into the Top 10 (featuring Daniel Brickely, Markus Phillips, and Akil Thomas here).
As we get […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Nos. 8 and 9

With the train loaded and already moving down the tracks, we better get on with releasing our next set of prospect notes. Over the past two weeks, we’ve already published info on more than a dozen Honorable Mentions – including Aiden Dudas, Mikey Eyssimont, Cole Hults, Nikolai Prokhorkin, and Bulat Shafigullin – here. Then, our […]

10 Tidbits: Updated Notes on Upcoming LA Kings Trade Scenarios

Following the Trade of Jake Muzzin to Toronto last week, the most common question we’ve received is, ‘Who is next and when will it happen?’
Answering the latter part of that is much easier than the former – sometime between now and February 25th, the NHL Trade Deadline. While some Kings fans are clamoring for deals […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Starting at No. 10

Things they are a-changin’ in Los Angeles, and our 2019 Midseason Rankings are a perfect reflection of the current environment.
Much of what will unfold in the slotting of players requires a deep explanation and understanding. From a 30,000 ft. level, there are two primary factors that go into our rankings – asset value and NHL […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Honorable Mentions

Last year, along with our Honorable Mentions in the 2018 Midseason Rankings, we also passed along scouting reports on a handful of players who were in precarious positions. Each of them, for somewhat unique reasons, were in a sort of now-or-never position. That article, titled ‘Wildcards and Closing Windows’ took a look at guys like […]

How Seattle Expansion Draft Plays into Upcoming Kings Trades

As the dust settles on the Kings big trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs, some fans have suggested they would have liked the trade better if GM Rob Blake acquired some more NHL ready / proven players. Let’s address this in two ways.
First, go back to early December, when we laid out the expected return […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Preamble

After what can easily be described as the most successful decade in franchise history, the Los Angeles Kings organization now stands at the ultimate crossroads. Do they hold on to popular players who were part of the Stanley Cup winning era, which would likely lead to further diminishing returns and perennial bottom-feeder status in the […]