Kings Already Planning for 2021 Seattle Expansion Draft

Several factors have changed since we first previewed the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft back in early 2019. Now, as the Seattle Kraken inch closer to the summer 2021 event — where they will select their initial batch of players — we thought it would be a worthwhile exercise to take another look at things from […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Kings Season Status, Prospects, and Draft Lottery

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Hot Stove, where John Hoven joined hosts David Pagnotta, Dennis Bernstein, and Ryan Paton to evaluate what’s next for the LA Kings, including: a possible return to the ice, 2020 Draft Lottery, top prospects coming to AHL Ontario, Todd McLellan, roster changes over the summer, compliance buyouts, […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on Carter, Toffoli, Walker

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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 a plethora of LA Kings topics, including: Jeff Carter’s legacy in Los Angeles, what’s next with Ilya Kovalchuk, coach Todd McLellan, Tyler Toffoli, Blake Lizotte, Sean Walker, and a few other […]

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

We’re back!
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 […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 2 – NHL Contracts, Prospects, Rookie Tournament

We’re back!
Kings of the Podcast, Episode 2 covers a plethora of topics, including…
– When is the Rookie Tournament coming to LA?
– Carter in Ontario?!
– The Briefcase, Part 2
– Darryl Sutter texts!
– More on Clifford & Carter
– Answers on the rules / Clague
– Notes on Thomas and Kaliyev
– D-1 college hockey in SoCal
– Pronunciations and hashtags
– […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on Toffoli, McLellan, Expectations for Next Season

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Steve Kouleas and Scott Laughlin on the Power Play to look at many of the key issues currently facing the LA Kings and GM Rob Blake – including: Tyler Toffoli, coach Todd McLellan, Jonathan Quick, Jeff Carter, trade scenarios, […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on Kings Draft, Caufield, Carter, Quick, and Karrlson

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Enjoy a free replay of Off The Rush form NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined hosts Nick Alberga and Dave McCarthy to discuss several topics, including: Draft ideas for the LA Kings, Cole Caufield, Jeff Carter’s future in Los Angeles, Jonathan Quick, Ilya Kovalchuk, Dion Phaneuf, Erik Karlsson in San Jose, and much […]

TO DO LIST: Kings Have Way Too Many Forwards

It’s no secret that Los Angeles GM Rob Blake has his work cut out over the next three months. He’ll need to hire a coach, make some trades, and carefully navigate around a series of potential landmines while the rest of Southern California is barbecuing and off at the beach enjoying the summer months.
To […]

Answering the Two Most Important Jeff Carter Questions

Will Jeff Carter be back with the LA Kings? What’s the deal with those previous reports of him allegedly saying he may retire if traded?
While guys like Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown, and Rob Blake spoke at length during Monday’s exit interviews, Jeff Carter opted for the quality over quantity option.
After taking a few questions regarding […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on LA Kings Trade Deadline Outlook

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined Off the Rush hosts Nick Alberga and Dennis Bernstein to discuss what might happen in advance of Monday’s Trade Deadline. Among the LA Kings players mentioned in the spot were: Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford, Ilya Kovalchuk, Trevor Lewis, Jonathan Quick […]