Doughty Had Plenty to Say When Kings Camp Opened

Hockey returned to Los Angeles, with the opening of training camp on Friday.
And Drew Doughty had plenty to say. Take a look…
Doughty on this coming season – “We just have to rebuild. That’s what we’re going through, obviously. We still think we can compete and earn a playoff spot. It’s going to be a lot […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 3 – Anze Kopitar, Kings Camp Opens

You want more hockey talk? We’re here for you!
Kings of the Podcast, Episode 3 includes all the usually fun you’ve come to expect – plus, Anze Kopitar stopped by for a guest appearance.
As an added bonus, the folks at Upper Deck Sports have partnered with us to hook up a few lucky listeners with some […]

Training Camp Preview: Five Questions with Cal Petersen

Fresh off of signing a three-year contract extension this summer, the cat is sort of out of the bag at this point – Cal Petersen is the LA Kings goaltender of the future. This doesn’t come as any major revelation to longtime readers here, as we’ve been making similar comments since he first signed with […]

Rookie Camp MVP Blake Lizotte – “I bring my work boots every day”

When the Kings brought top draft picks Tobias Bjornfot, Arthur Kaliyev, Rasmus Kupari, and Akil Thomas to Rookie Camp this year, it was a safe bet to assume one of them would be the standout star for the club at this year’s NHL Rookie Faceoff. Not so fast, though. It was college free agent Blake […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Avs, 2019 Rookie Tournament

We have a full recap — with notes and quotes — from each game played by the Kings at the 2019 NHL Rookie Faceoff up here:
Game 1 – Kings vs. Ducks
Game 2 – Kings vs. Avalanche
Thanks to MM photog Mike Zitek we also have a gallery with over 50 photos from the Kings-Avs game. These […]

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
– […]

Kings Of the Podcast, Ep. 1 – Blake and McLellan

The wait is finally over.
After teasing a new project over the past month or so, John Hoven and Dennis Bernstein — two of the prime sources for hockey coverage in Southern California — have joined forces to debut their new show, Kings of the Podcast.
In Episode 1, you’ll hear from Rob Blake and Todd McLellan, […]

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: King of Kings 32-Player Tournament

To kick off the 2019-20 season, we’re launching the King of Kings tournament. We’re giving LA Kings fans the chance to determine who truly is truly worthy of wearing the crown and owning the title.
With a 32-player bracket, there will be roughly 30 unique faceoffs that take us all the way to the King of […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Billy Constantinou

Training camp brings at least as much optimism as you’ll find in pro sports. It’s that wonderful time of the year when (nearly) every fan is encouraged by moves their team made in the offseason, coupled with unbridled belief victories are just around the corner.
Specific to Los Angeles, when phase one of Kings Training […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Mikey Anderson

Thus far, nearly everything we’ve told you about defenseman Mikey Anderson since he was selected by the LA Kings in 2017 has played out as described.
He played for USA at the 2018 World Junior Championships, despite being one of the youngest guys on the team.
One year later, he returned, this time as captain, and played […]