Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 7 – The Five Game Report Card

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Kings of the Podcast, Episode 7 includes…
– Goals For / Against: Our Three Hot Takes
– Analytics on Doughty, Bjornfot, Toffoli, Quick
– Thoughts after the first five games of the season
– Ontario Reign, notes from the farm
– What’s the plan with Prokhorkin?
– Will Bjornfot stay or go back to Sweden?
– Which AHL defenseman to pay […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on Doughty, Kempe, Bjornfot

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss several key topics surrounding the LA Kings, including: Drew Doughty, Tobias Bjornfot, Adrian Kempe, Blake Lizotte, Anze Kopitar, and a few rookies to keep an eye on during the early going […]

UPDATED: Kings Opening Night Roster Set – Notes on Key Decisions

With one preseason game remaining on the LA Kings schedule, here is where things stand with the team’s opening night roster:
Current Lineup
Iafallo-Kopitar-Brown
Kovalchuk-A.Kempe-Carter
Wagner-Lizotte-Toffoli
Clifford-Amadio-Lewis
Grundstrom-Prokhorkin-M. Kempe
Bjornfot-Doughty
Hutton-Martinez
Ryan-LaDue
MacDermid-Walker
Roy
Forbort
Quick
Campbell
This leaves 27 players on the current camp roster. They need to get to 23 by 5pm on Tuesday, October 1.
The first and easiest name to remove from the list is Forbort. […]

Defensemen: Odds of Kings Prospects Making 2019-20 Roster

If you’ve been listening to our Kings of the Podcast episodes over the past week, you already know – the defense in Ontario should be stacked this season. What about in LA, though? Do any of the Kings young blueliners have a chance to make the NHL roster on Opening Night?
As we did with the […]

Rookie Faceoff: Notes, Quotes, and Pics from Kings-Avs

A win is a win. And that’s exactly what the Kings walked away with on Sunday night, downing the Colorado Avalanche 6-1, even though it’s more of a symbolic victory than anything else.
“It’s good to get a win, now we’re no longer 0-for-the tournament,” coach Mike Stothers quipped after the game. “It took us two […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Tobias Bjornfot

Stop reading this.
No, seriously. Stop reading this right now.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath. Even do yourself a favor – take one more deep breath just for good measure.
We know the struggle is real, but hockey is almost here. It’s nearly that time again.
With the NHL Rookie Faceoff event in Irvine just a few […]

UPDATED: Kings 2019 Rookie Camp Roster; Kempe and Vilardi Notes

If you can hear the tick-tock of a clock nearby, that’s just time moving along at the slowest possible pace. Hockey will return — eventually — even though it still seems so far away.
Things will really start to get going just after Labor Day Weekend, with Rookie Camp opening a few days later, and then […]

Kings in Top Prospects Tournament, Turcotte Can’t Play, Vilardi Note

Despite it being the dog days of summer around the hockey world, a key event was officially announced this week. For the second year in a row, the NHL Rookie Faceoff – a tournament comprised of top prospects from six NHL teams – will be contested, this time in Irvine and hosted by the Anaheim […]

Dev Camp: Chatting Up Turcotte, Kaliyev, Other Kings Prospects

Below are some quick highlights from conversations with various LA Kings prospects at Day 1 of the team’s annual Development Camp”
Alex Turcotte
Selected No. 5 (RD1) of 2019 NHL Draft – scouting notes here
Expected to play next season at the University of Wisconsin
On Tony Granato and the college recruiting process – “He made me feel really […]

LA Kings Select Tobias Bjornfot No. 22 – What You Need to Know

With the No. 22 selection in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft the Los Angeles Kings selected Swedish defenseman Tobias Bjornfot.
Here’s what you need to know about the player named Best Defenseman in Sweden’s Junior League this past season…
Early quote:

Few notes on why Kings liked Tobias Bjornfot at 22
– Have to address some […]